Parenthood. It can be beautiful, rewarding, life-affirming – and pretty hard work – but there are times when it can be just plain embarrassing, The Mirror reports.
One dad found this out the hard way and decided to share his cringe-worthy experience with other parents on Reddit . In a post entitled ‘TIFU ( today I f****d up) by taking my three-year-old daughter into the men’s room’, he explains:
“I’m a dad of a beautiful three-year-old girl. Any dad of a daughter will tell you that bathroom stuff is part of the deal. “If mom is not around, or tending to one of the others, I have to take my little girl into the men’s room. “So this happened at a quiet little mom & pop restaurant. It was just the two of us in there. I wipe off and cover the seat so she can do her little tinkle… but then I realize I really have to go.
“No big deal. I just place her in the corner of the stall and say: “Don’t move.” I start to pee.
“I hear the door to the restroom open, meaning we are now no longer the only two occupants. I hear two guys walk in. “As one of the sets of footsteps draw near, my little girl starts to back away from the door and ends up right next to me. “She looks down at what’s going on (with an ‘open door’ policy on the bathroom at home, and her two brothers… it’s nothing she hasn’t seen before) and loudly exclaims:
“Daddy!! Look at your little penis!”
“I hear the other guys in the bathroom kind of snort… and then let loose in laughter.” He continues: “First of all… wow. She’s never said that before… or since. Second…WHAT IS HER FRAME OF REFERENCE!!??
“I didn’t know what I could possibly say to make it any better. I kind of wanted to yell out: “Um… She’s just kidding… it’s normal size,” but I figured that any remark trying to clarify my size would just come off as creepy.
“I just stayed in the stall until the other two guys left. I couldn’t face them. I’m sure they were out there in the restaurant watching to see me come out so they could tell their wives about the guy who has a tiny wiener by three-year-old standards!” Another Reddit user made things a little better by sharing his own anecdote: “I was in a campground shower with my daughter when she was about three. About half way through she screams: ‘Dad, don’t forget to wash your vagina!’
“The guy in the next shower absolutely loses it. I couldn’t do anything but giggle.” One commenter tried to reassure him by saying: “Everything is ‘little’ in little girls’ way of speaking. “Look at that little car”, “look at that little cow”, etc. You’re good.” To which the concerned dad replied: “Can you please track down the guys from the other side of the wall?”
We think that’s probably a lost cause…