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“My dad peed in the shower…”

Camping season is coming to an end, and thank goodness because I don’t think I could bare to look into the faces of my fellow-campers until at least after the holidays. Not after what happened.

All I have to say is… Thanks Noah. Your sweet little uncensored mouth has done it again.

A little while back, we were at a group campground, enjoying the great outdoors. Roasting weenies. Fishing. Watching movies in the tent on Dad’s iPad. Getting as smelly and gross as we wanted because, hey, that’s what you do when you’re camping. All hygiene goes out the window, and it’s not only acceptable, it’s expected.

embarrassedThis particular camping trip was to last a week at an established campground, and after day three of no showers and no deodorant, the big cinderblock shower/bathroom building started whispering sweet invitations to us… beckoning to come rid ourselves of our stench… Begging us to stop making the world around it smell worse than an… outhouse. I looked at the building and thought to myself,yeah, it’s time for a shower.

So, a couple days later, Noah and I made our way to the barely known edifice, towels in hand, and nothing but a bar of Dove soap for men. Cause we’re men. And while we need the calming moisturizer of Dove, we don’t need the girly feeling that comes with it.

So, into the shower we go. We both strip buck naked (except for our flip-flops), lock ourselves into the first available stall, and start lathering up.

Half-way through the shower, Noah looks up at me desperate. “Dad, I really gotta go potty!”

>> I wrote this entry and published it on my Babble Voices blog. Read the rest of it on Danoah Unleashed >>

43 comments
MeganTownsend
MeganTownsend

I have issues with peeing in the shower, I just can't bring myself to do it. but I think it is a lot different for men than it is for women. But since we are talking about embrassing things, one time when my daughter was about 2 or 3 we went to the mall because I needed a new bra (ok I probably didn't NEED it) So after leaving victoria secrets my cousin (who came with on this shopping trip) and my daughter and i went to look around the mall and stopped in front of the pretzel place after running into some friends and were catching up for a minute. My daughter liked to give you compliments when she wants something... So as i am talking to there friends, she loudly states "Mommy I like your new BOOBIES!!! Can we get some pretzels" Everyone looked at me and then at my chest probably wondering when I got my boob job. (I didn't, my daughter just calls bras boobies.) No one could stop laughing long enough for me to explain.

Michelle Eowyn Rigby
Michelle Eowyn Rigby

I've never peed in the shower though. I don't want it to land on my feet!

Robin Petrasy Sanchi
Robin Petrasy Sanchi

Told my girls I do it and they were grossed out. Heck, I'm washing anyways and it makes their wait for the shower shorter if I do two things at once. I love the quote on being caught in inconsistencies- it is so true! Our rules and expectations have shifted, softened even, with each of my three girls. The tooth fairy's story changed, because I forgot the first one we told, age for first sleepover changed, the list goes on. I wish I'd made a cheaters notebook to keep track of it all. I was too busy raising them to do that!

Michelle Longley
Michelle Longley

I think it's easy to deny or shame others for things we do ourselves but feel guilty or shameful about...it's too bad they acted the way they did....

Stewart Smyth
Stewart Smyth

- have no idea how I got signed up for this...

Michelle Segade
Michelle Segade

For us ladies it saves a flush AND the paper. Who keers!?

Caroline Herda
Caroline Herda

well learn something new every day! I guess I'v been showering in everyones toylet.

Jami Long
Jami Long

I thought we all peed in the shower! ;-)

Kate Rollins
Kate Rollins

Hell I'm a lady and I pee in the shower. Save a flush!

Mary-Jo Kerish Turner
Mary-Jo Kerish Turner

When I was in the ARMY they told us to pee on our feet every day in the shower, that it would help keep the athletes foot away. Must be some truth to it because I have never had it. I tell my daughter the same thing (being in gymnastics and bare foot most of the time I would like to keep all cooties off of her feet) What is gross about it unless you do it at the end of the shower and don't wash it off. Urine for the most part is sterile.

Shelly Hathaway
Shelly Hathaway

LOL you know all those people who laughed and glared at you have done it before too. They're just glad no one told on them. :P

Justin Iiams
Justin Iiams

LOVE IT! Shared! Dan, how many blogs do you have up and running now?

Les Owens
Les Owens

all Dads pee in the shower...

Jamie Lynn Joslyn Galloway
Jamie Lynn Joslyn Galloway

Meh, urine is sterile, and it was washed down the drain. Now if you'd pooped down the drain, now we're talking serious ick factor, lol.

Heidi Techmom
Heidi Techmom

Eh, the big black pipes are all made of ABS and they all drain to the same place. *shrug*

I didn't particularly approve of the redirect...

Teresa Banner Blalock
Teresa Banner Blalock

Everybody pees in the shower.. girls too.. Even old women. An older woman at the gym came into the dressing room and quickly ran into the shower and let it go. I could hear it splattering on the floor. She said, "Im not going to pull my bathing suit down and fight with it just to pee on the toilet" Hey, I feel ya girl.. nothing wrong with it. The urine goes right down the drain to the same place the toilet water goes. It's funny that Noah shared the info with everyone, but I'm very suprised that everyone was appalled and disgusted.

Liss
Liss

My 12 year old daughter still comes out with the best comments and she has a very loud voice too. When she was about 5, the 3 kids and I were in a shower cubicle at a camp ground together and she felt the need to yell "Mum, why do have fluff down there?"... like she had never seen me naked before!!! Earlier this year she asked "Mum, have you ever been artificially incinerated?"
They just keep coming. She drives me the craziest but makes me laugh the most too.

Tonia
Tonia

Love it! My daughter likes to announce things like that too. I've lucked out and she hasn't said anything horribly embarrassing...yet.

K.
K.

I don't trust a person who doesn't pee in the shower.
Also noteworthy, a person who used to taunt me mercilessly about my shower-peeing habit, because "it's so gross", was also the same person who would use the bathroom at my house, and not wash their hands.
I'm no germaphobe, but, a little consistency, please.

Peter Combs
Peter Combs

Just felt the need to share that this exact same thing happened with me and my nephew when he was five. Except in our situation he said it loud enough for all of the other guys in the locker room to hear. Although nobody said anything to me, I did get a couple of odd looks. Needless to say it was a bit awkward when we stepped out of the shower to get dressed.

Taren
Taren

I feel like a dork, but when I wrote my comment, I didn't realize I hadn't finished your post. I got to the part where Noah said he had to pee and didn't realize I had to click to finish reading. Well I read the rest....your's is MUCH more embarrassing!

Genevieve
Genevieve

My comment over there:
My daughter was 2 and called my breasts “chunkies.” (I have no idea why.) She loved them, however, and sometimes would just grab them and say, “Mama, I love your chunkies.” It was bad enough when she did it at home, but one day she did it at Trader Joe’s – a crowded one at that. I tried to look as nonchalant as possible while we passed other shoppers, but the damage was done. :P

(ps – girls pee in the shower sometimes, too)

Zombies Everywhere
Zombies Everywhere

Better than what my friend said about his dad when we were little
"My daddy takes HUGE poops!! This big!!"

*holds out arms*

Jolene
Jolene

I LOVE uncensored little children's comments. They are truly the best!

Angie
Angie

My older daughters were present at the birth of their baby sister due mainly to a very short labor and an extremely late babysitter. For a couple of weeks my oldest daughter announced to everyone who would listen that "the baby came out of mommy's butt"

Danni
Danni

i found it really annoying that i have to click another link if i want to read the rest....not sure if im going to...

Julie
Julie

This reminds me of the time during a large family dinner at a restaurant that my niece shouted out, "Daddy looks just like Mommy except Daddy has a tail." It took us all a while to figure out what she meant...

Julie
ilikebeerandbabies.com

Jeffster
Jeffster

Ok then don't. Your loss. I find it annoying when people find stupid reasons to complain.

Dan probably isn't allowed by Babble to post the whole thing here. That's how it usually works and I am glad he posted this link cause I otherwise would have missed a great read that had me laughing my head off.

Peter Combs
Peter Combs

That is a silly reason to complain. C'mon people... really? It's a click of the button. It would've taken less time to click onto the link than it did to write the complaint.

Honestly, you'd think he asked you to drive across town or send him cash for the rest of the story...

ChristinaNoel
ChristinaNoel

Ah, and I just realized that I didn't even need to do that! It opened itself in a new tab with a right click!

ChristinaNoel
ChristinaNoel

Ooooh that's a good idea....maybe I want some cash to click on the link? Just kidding, it was definitely worth the "extra work" of left-clicking and opening it in a new tab...