Monday, April 14, 2014

Squat Toilets

James loves them.
I had no problem with them for 2 years in Thailand....but that was before kids.

Do you have any idea how difficult it is to undress a toddler (especially in winter clothes) without letting anything touch the dirty/nasty/wet ground
Trying to hold them over the toilet since their legs aren't long enough to reach across the toilet on their own
Balancing them (and yourself) without getting peed on.
While holding a baby that is trying to wiggle out of your arms
And trying to keep the preschool aged child inside the bathroom.
And carrying toilet paper...such a nuissance since a diaper bag never happens when we're out walking around.
And no soap (or sometimes even running water) to wash the hands.

Yeah...I'm not such a fan of the squat toilets now a days.

Unfortunately the girls love them.  And, if there is ever an option between the squat or regular toilet, it's the squat every time!!


mokusakusensei--woods teacher said...

Yeah! Japan had them too. I did not mind then, but my knees would also work back then.

Anonymous said...

You are very lucky! You should see what the latrines look like in our country. They are usually a hole in the concrete floor. However, our flat has a nice, well equipped toilet.

Cheers. Gramps.