Okay so tonight my sweet family went to our local Dollar Tree. We frequent there for their $1 toys and odds and ends. As we are shopping through the store Johnpaul stops and exclaims “I gotta Pee Mama!” Johnpaul even though has been potty trained for the past good six months is still new and only has about a minute. So we all run to the front where the restrooms are located just past the doors in the back room. Met by an employee my Husband asks for our son to use the bathroom. Johnpaul standing there holding himself jumping up and down. The employee says “No, you’re not allowed back here” My Husband John says “He needs to go real bad, he’s only 4 still potty training he’s going to wet himself.”
She just shrugged her shoulders saying “That’s okay” He said “Well he’s going to go on your floors then” She just turned and walked away.
He narrowly made it to the parking lot, before relieving himself in front of our van. I had to take my child out of their store to the cold windy parking lot, expose him so that he could pee and not have an accident.
For those who have kids. At the age of 4 it is embarrassing for these little guys to have accidents. I do not want my poor guy to feel like that.
Now that the “emergency” is over we walk back into the store where the glaring eyes of the cahiers are following me. Snickering to their customer. Okay… Now I’m mad.
We take or stuff to the check out with a now screaming crying ups set two year old. A now relieved 4 year old and baby who is oblivious to the events. When it was then my Husband and I inquire of their policies. It wasn’t just recent we had used their bathrooms just months before.
She states that some 8 months prior they change their policies because of pipes becoming clogged, drug abuse, vandalism and their purses being robbed.
Okay while I can see looking around some of their patrons are not the most savory crowd.. he is a 4 year old still new to potty training CHILD!!!
He’s not going back there to steal, smoke crack or wreck the place. He just needed to pee!!! It would of taken one moment but instead… This.
So… I am Boycotting this establishment. There is no way I will patron a business that won’t allow a CHILD to use their toilet. So I did something I thought I’d never do… I Got Jesse!!! Left a message and waiting for a call back. I looked up state law and it states that any person unable to wait must be permitted.