Utah Mother Potty Trains at Dinner Table — Inside a Crowded Restaurant
LEHI, Utah (CNN) — Potty training is not a fun process for any parent, but it wasn’t fun for anyone eating at a popular Utah deli.
If anyone understands how stressful potty-training can be, it’s mother of three, Kimberly Decker.
In fact, she just finished potty training her little boy Rowan and couldn’t leave her house for several days during the process.
That’s why she was so shocked at what she witnessed at the Thanksgiving Point Deli. “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.”
But after doing a double take, she realized those weren’t booster seats, they were child porta potties.
“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,” adds Decker.
Kimberly snapped a picture on her cell phone, while she and her friend stared in awe.
“The more you thought about it, the more unappetizing everything looked around me. I was like this is not okay. We’re eating. There was a business meeting with about five or six businessmen going on right next to me. The place was packed.”
Thanksgiving Point received several complaints from patrons. A spokeswoman says their staff didn’t realize what was going on among the crowd until it was already over, but she says they would have asked the mother to leave.
“I think state and local health codes were probably an issue, as well as just social norms,” says Thanksgiving Point Spokeswoman Erica Brown