I did the unimaginable. I had to. I had no choice. Sometimes you just have to make certain decisions to do something you thought you could never do as a parent and accept it.
I will preface this with (for those of you who don't know) that I am an ENORMOUS Germ-phobe! Huge!
I went to the Food Store with Julianna on Sunday... and once I was there, I had to pee. And I knew there was no way would I make it through my shopping if I didn't go. I thought about having a stranger or worker hold her while I went into the bathroom- then quickly thought NO way. She'll be kidnapped with my luck.
Since it was just me & Jules... I was forced to bring her in the bathroom with me and pray they had one of those pop-out wall chairs that some bathrooms so graciously have installed. Well not Shoprite. No child seat. No changing table in the stall either. No anything to accommodate your child while Mommy does her thing.
I was forced to do what I could never imagine doing in my wildest dreams. In the stall I went... I had to put Julianna ON THE GROSS DIRTY BATHROOM floor. Ahhh! I waited for the other patron to leave the bathroom so they wouldn't think I was a demented person. I sat her down gently on the floor directly in front of me... I did my thing ... FAST ... while she was sitting there (not touching the ground thank goodness!) and staring up at me with big eyes! She must have read my vibe because she stayed perfectly still like the best little girl in the entire world! I actually thought about whipping out my Blackvberry to take a photo of her, but then decided against it. haha!
I scooped her up, washed my hands, and put her back in the shopping cart. I then popped open my trusty sanitzing wipes, and wiped off every piece of Julianna's skin that was not covered just in case a germ jumped onto her from the floor (Yep, laugh it up - I am one of "Those" people!).
So anyway, maybe some of you have done this already and are laughing with me. Maybe some of you have never done it and are laughing at me in disgust LOL. I don't often run into these situations since my husband and I are usually together and he would of course hang with her while I went into the bathroom.
What things have you done with your child out of extreme desperation when you didn't have a choice??