Ten years ago My Husband and I went to South Africa, Cape Town. It’s such a beautiful place and we had a wonderful time. One day we chose to visit the Art gallery and I felt inspired and a little more educated about such a lovely place. When we had finished and was about to leave I suddenly had the urge to wee, so of I ran-walked-ran. You know that “I’m in public so don’t look too desperate to use the toilet?”
So of I go in my dignified in my own mind walk-run when I hear my Husband shout out “Tam! Tam!” and I yell back “not now! I’m busting!!!” I push the door open, enter the toilet only to be met with the sight of a man peeing in the trough! He shouted out something in his foreign tongue and I quickly made my exit and found the girls toilets!!
I couldn’t stop laughing and when finally I made it out of the toilets I was met by my husband laughing hysterically. I then told him that we better make a move as I didn’t want to see the bloke who I walked in on and I was highly recognizable as my hair was all in tiny little plaits at the time.
So when out in public and your busting for a wee to avoid embarrassment take the time to notice what’s on the door!!!
When we go to the Doctors, my son just runs around everywhere and likes to talk very loud as he’s doing it. Visiting the Doctors is a fun thing for him. Between Doctor visits we also see a speech therapist and part of that therapy is to try and get Zachy to keep his mouth shut to prevent his dribbling habits. One of the things we came up with was to say that his tongue was a bear and we are going to hide it in the cave, which of course is his mouth.
We’d been implementing this technique and it seemed to have a positive and constructive effect on him. Although with a very cheeky grin on his face there were times where he just wasn’t into it. However on this particular day in a crowded yet quiet Doctor surgery my energetic son decides it’s speech therapy time and on the top of his lungs he declares “Daddy hides the bear in the cave!!!”
I was mortified……it’s bad enough having to constantly run after my son as it immediately puts me on public display and now with the added statement I could easily run away and hid in a cave myself!!!!