Restroom In Peace

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“Our family was on a road trip in the south and while traveling our 3 year old daughter, just potty trained, had to go. This was the nearest place to us to pull over and stop.”

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Submitted by Amanda

15 Responses to “Restroom In Peace”

  1. Crysta says:

    Please people…if you are offended by this, you OBVIOUSLY have no sense of humor and don’t have kids…or you didn’t potty train them yourself AND travel. I thought this was a very funny pic and it definitely got my vote! I have a 3 year old myself and I completely understand. For those who feel the need to whine and complain on “stranger’s” posts, YOU are the ones who are awkward…oh, more like pretty sad.

    • Not offended, but... says:

      Everyone has their own sense of proprieties and thresholds of “respect.” While you are entitled to your own opinion, Crysta, remember that others are ALSO entitled to their opinions. To belittle people for those opinions is hypocritical.

  2. Cheswick says:

    Personally I Lol’d at the picture. I didn’t even realize it could be taken as offensive until I read comments. What would be disrespectful is for the most part subjective. The kid needed privacy, shade, and the lack of fire ants. I mean sure, if she was on top of somebody’s tombstone or something that would seem disrespectful, but she’s not on or really even near anyone’s grave, which seems that they went out of their way to make sure to be as respectable as possible. Kids have to use the restroom. If you have a kid who is potty training and you wouldn’t go out of your way to help make them comfortable, I would say that would be more disrespectful.

    • Kari says:

      I agree! I already voted for the picture and wondered why this doesn’t have more votes. Then I read the comments and realized some people are silly and just don’t get it. :-)
      I guess I’m slow to be offended by things because I know how crazy life can be!
      Great pic. :-)

  3. Itookthepicture says:

    Hi guys. Perhaps I can offer some clarity on why this picture was taken where it was taken. This shot was done outside of elberton georgia in the absolute middle of nowhere. My daughter was going through potty training and she had to go. I wish the camera had a thermometer on it to show it was 95 degrees outside. We could have put her in the grass but I’m pretty sure those georgia fire ants would have hampered the potty training process. This was the only shade we could find. We weren’t visiting the graveyard, we just had to find a place to go and find it quick so as not to ruin our upholstery. For those of you who found this funny and innocent, thanks! And thanks for voting! And tell your friends. The fact that we went on a roadtrip to elberton georgia should show just how badly we need a good vacation!

  4. Heather says:

    I think the picture is cute, personally.

    What I find ironic is that you hid behind the monument to give the girl privacy… Then took a picture, to take it all away. =P

  5. ln says:

    Not offended. I doubt the deceased were, either. If their spirits are hanging around there, the are probably bored and maybe grateful that their big stone crypt could give a lil’ one the shade/privacy she needed to tinkle. When you gotta go, you gotta go. I would’ve taken a picture too.
    BTW I’ve known many to carry around a tiny potty during a potty-training era road trip (and everyday driving). Why not?

  6. nevadamtnbear says:

    I love this picture. Perhaps it hits too close to home, but it’s hysterical. Seriously, if you find this offensive, then I cannot comprehend the inability to see the humor. Is it really disrespectful? Perhaps if she was squatting and not using a portable potty, that would be disrespectful. While potty training my kids, it’s demanded being flexibility when road tripping (which we do regularly) and we’ve had some pretty awkward potty spots.

  7. K says:

    Being offended is one of the least admirable qualities a person can have. What a wonderfully ridiculous situation and photograph this is! I hardly think the folks in the crypts mind all that much. I don’t imagine the parents would have chosen this spot if mourners were present — total privacy was the objective, I dare say.

  8. Kaththee says:

    The “Awkward Family Photos” community is very tolerant and has a good sense of humor but I don’t think this is going to go over well even with them. Even if it were the only spot she would agree on (which I know can be an issue), taking a picture of it shows that it is a joke to you and comes off as disrespectful. How would you feel if you saw this when you went to pay your respects to someone you loved and lost? You see the flowers, the little flag and the little statue of an angel and you know that those left behind care and hurt deeply. This is a sacred place. It is holy ground. I am sure y’all are the nicest people in the world and are probably very blessed not to have lost anyone yet. But this isn’t awkward. It is very wrong even if it is unintentional.

  9. Jim says:

    You carry a port-a-potty around with you while visiting cemetaries? Wow. Is that ever awkward – not. More like pretty sad.

  10. Nope, nothing wrong with defiling the resting place of strangers. Carry on.

  11. courtney says:

    You couldn’t find a single level spot in the huge grassy field? Or in the parking lot by your car?

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