August 21, 2003

Let us Spray

I had an hour layover at the Charlotte Airport last week in my trip to B'ham. One of the first stops many travelers make after getting off the plane is to run by the plumbing facilities. And so, as I walk down the concourse looking for the familiar doorways, there, between MEN and WOMEN is FAMILY. A Family restroom? I did a double-take. Now I have heard that 'families that pray together, stay together'. I had to wonder: what happens to families that, well... I'm confused. That's all.

Posted by fred1st at August 21, 2003 08:20 AM | TrackBack

It's probably for moms and dads to clean up babies, children and toddlers. You know how so many places have this stupid arrangement whereby the baby-changing facilities are in the WOMEN'S and any dad's are banned from changing diapers because they cannot go into the women's bathroom?

I think this is a brilliant idea!

Posted by: glovefox at August 21, 2003 11:46 AM

Our Aquatic centre here in Sydney, built for the 2000 Olympics, has family change rooms.
Shalom, Jan

Posted by: Jan at August 21, 2003 04:14 PM

I work with adults (male and female) who have developmental disabilities and some of them need assistance in restrooms. The family restrooms are a GODSEND. Also, they were helpful when our Alzheimeritic (a real word??) grandmother was living.

Posted by: Jessica at August 21, 2003 05:03 PM

Yep, I sort of figured, after thinking about it for a while, that there were not sit-down, stand-up and wallow-on-a-table versions of the potty all in a row. My naivete is only half-genuine (though I have my truly dense moments, granted).

Posted by: fredf at August 21, 2003 05:26 PM

Yeah Fred, you need to let that puppy take you back to those diaper days again. Perhaps you remember one to change and one to restrain. In a family restroom there aren't any stalls to crawl under or lock! WaHooo!

Posted by: punctilious at August 21, 2003 07:43 PM

Your post made me laugh out loud. I've seen these family rooms many times and never wondered about them in quite the way you did! Tee hee!

Posted by: Fran at August 22, 2003 11:41 AM

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