Here we are settling into our little last minute camping expedition at Kampeerbosje Leerdam. You know me, I like quirky and this place has more than it’s fair share of quirky bits so lets take a look at one of them.
I mentioned in yesterdays post that a toilet was added to the kitchen/ veranda part of the Pipo wagon accommodation recently this summer.
What I didn’t mention was the door to it… YES… another “loo with a view! ” to add to my collection.
This is definitely the first time I have ever seen a toilet that sported a stable door entry. In theory you could sit on the throne, open the top half of the door and still carry on your conversation with those still sitting at the table on the veranda whilst you answered the call of nature… (yikes, even with just Himself and the kids you wouldn’t find me brave enough to do that on purpose!)
Like many parents of two children who have passed through the toddler stage I have been rudely interrupted on the toilet often enough in the past… just as you get seated and hope for a full two minutes of peace and quiet, little fists start banging at the door with an ” I’m, busting!” announcement and the voice is insistent and whining in just the right measure that your heart sinks and you try and pee faster, rather than face the prospect of cleaning up their imminent mess.
The little stinkers must have radar, and apparently their bowel movement clocks are set to go off as soon as the noise of the toilet door being clicked shut by an adult reaches their ears. There’s no other way that I can fathom how regularly they “are busting to go” right at the same moment that my bare behind makes contact with the toilet seat.
I’ve spent occasions on the loo too with small child hanging onto the doorknob on the other side of the closed door, because it’s just them and me in the house and they don’t want to “be alone“. (No, you are not alone, I am here through the door, I just want a few minutes peace to at least pee in private please). Said child would have happily sat on my knee during the process had I agreed (ha! No Way!).
That said, a “loo with a view” is a funny talking point… it made us giggle. Not needing the loo, I took the camera inside, sat down and took a photo looking outside.