A woman was observed potty training her twin girls at a table in a popular Utah eatery. Another patron took a photo, which later made the social media rounds before being taken down due to policy violations.
All parents go through potty training at some point. Potty training one toddler is rough. Having toddler twins to toilet train, likely simultaneously, is even tougher.
One mother recently brought her twins' potty seats along when she took her daughters to eat at a popular deli in Utah. According to Gawker, the mother seated her daughters on the seats as the trio ate their meals during what was described by witnesses as a busy time of day.
KSL-TV reported one patron saw the family, but initially thought the girls were sitting on booster seats. That is until she realized the mother had undone their clothing and placed them on the seats, stripped down, as they were eating their food.
"I noticed that this lady was having her two — she had two twins, two little girls about 2-and-a-half years old, sitting on what I thought were booster seats," Kimberly Decker, a patron at the Thanksgiving Point Deli, told KSL-TV.
Then she realized the girls were not sitting on booster seats.
"She had to undo the jumpsuits, and take them all the way down so they were completely nude, with the jumpsuits down to their ankles just eating their chicken nuggets, sitting on little toddler potties," said Decker, a mother of three, who noted one of her children was recently potty trained.
Decker took a photo of the shocking incident with her cellphone, which she later posted to Facebook. It wasn't long before the photo went viral on the social network. Due to policy reasons, Facebook took Decker's photo of the twins down. Her blog post has also been removed.
The mother and her daughters in the photo were not identified.
Atlanta Constitution Journal reported some questioned whether or not this was a prank, but it appears to be real.
While the image has been removed on social media, Huffington Post did publish the photo.
Reportedly, the deli received several complaints over the mother's actions, however a spokesperson for the restaurant told the media that staff did not realize what was going on until it was over.
This incident has sparked lots of discussion on the web about potty training in public. What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with the mother's approach to potty training?