We were so, so lucky last night to luck in to great tickets on StubHub (another WFMW post!) for the baseball game last night. We were not quite as lucky that somewhere in the middle innings, there was a loooong rain delay. Everyone ran for the bathrooms, of course, and we joined in a little later, with our two preschool kids in tow.
You can just imagine what the bathrooms looked like after the rain and the rush. But never fear--we have introduced to our kids the concept of the no-touch bathroom. Which is just what it sounds like: a bathroom where you shouldn't touch anything--especially the potty. (These often go with "foot-flush potties.") And now my kids know: if you are in a no-touch bathroom, as interesting as that silver thing on the wall is--don't touch it. Usually you flip the seat up, sure, but here--don't touch it. I will grant you this is easier with a boy than a girl. But the overall concept totally works for me, and now when we walk in to a public restroom, the kids will ask: "Is this a no-touch bathroom?" And nine times out of ten, the answer is yes.
That's working for me. What's working for you? Go get great ideas from Erin at We Are That Family!