As the mother of two young boys, I’ve had my fair share of awkward encounters in the bathroom.
The candid comments from toddlers about overweight strangers in the ladies’ room, the uncomfortable, blind, “anyone in here?” reconnaissance sweep of a men’s room so my older boys can go in by themselves while I stand sentinel outside, wondering if I’m really just a paranoid helicopter mom.
This here, however, is the kind of story that reaffirms my convictions that, when it comes to young children in public restrooms, you really can’t be too careful.
In 2015, the family of two young boys was dining at a Jacksonville, Florida, McDonald’s when the little ones had to use the restroom.
The two boys, aged 6 and 7, employed