So here is the story.
I went to the park.
I took all my kids, on a day when I happened to have our car, while Superman was working.
I met my sister there so our kids could play while we visited. It was a lot of fun.
I had just been having a conversation with my sister about how awful it is to have to take our kids to use public bathrooms,
when Bear comes running up to me and announces that he needs to "go".
My sister gives me directions to the closest bathroom
and I head off with Bear holding my hand.
Now in my mind I am thinking,
"Bear needs to go to the bathroom."
I don't need to go to the bathroom. I am not with anybody except Bear who needs to go to the bathroom. Bear is a boy. Boy's go to the bathroom in the mens room. You know, there is a girls bathroom for girls, and a boys bathroom for boys. So since Bear is a boy and he is the one making use of the facility I head to the boys bathroom, the mens room.
I had almost reached the door when
a guy bursts out of the boys bathroom door. The door nearly knocked into Bear and myself. I shouted out to him,
And not thinking anything of the odd look he gave me as he held the door open (oh yeah he held it open!) for Bear and I to enter into the boys/mens bathroom I proceeded inside only to slowly come to the realization that,
Wait a minute.
That was a boy, I am a girl.
There is a boy looking rather surprised at me while he washes his hands at the sink
(good to know that some boys really do wash their hands in the bathroom)
So I belatedly realize my blunder and say aloud,
"Oh this is the boys bathroom, he [Bear] is a boy, I am a girl.
We need to go to the other bathroom.
Now imagine you are watching this take place. You are a young college student having a picnic at the park with a group of fellow college student girls and boys.
Is what you just witnessed funny? Oh yeah, its funny! It's, that lady [meaning me] is crazy!
I am not crazy, no, I just am a Mom.
And you know you're a Mom when you think
almost nothing of taking your child to the restroom.
Boys or girls ;D
PS- I received an award!