We have all been here, right?
You’re driving and heavily pregnant, with a three-year-old toddler in the backseat who “has to wee NOW, Mummy!”
What do you do?
- Please don’t call my kids, “the twins”
- Why child-led play is the most important work your child will do all day
- Why are toddlers so obsessed with cars and trucks
Well, if you’re sensible, you stop the car and let your little one out to wee at the closest (and least gross to other humans) location as possible.
For pregnant mum-of-one, Brooke Johns, this happened to be the parking lot of the local service station in Atlanta, Georgia, that she veered into as she and her son were driving to the shops – and barely had time to pull over before “the deed” was done.
Unfortunately for Brooke, the local police were out in force that day – a Richmond County deputy spotted the incident and not only pulled Brooke over but also charged her for disorderly conduct.
An incredulous Brooke was left reeling:
“I said ‘accidents happen.’ And he was like – take him in the bathroom,” Johns told FOX 5 Atlanta. “What if I would have ran in the bathroom and someone had been in there? What I was going to let him do? Pee on the floor of the gas station?”
But apparently, the deputy was having none of that.
Brooke was charged and given a date to appear in court that falls just days away from her due date!
And if the court rules against her, she could also face a US$1,000 (approx AUD$1,400) fine.
Let’s hope the judge in question has a decent bit of empathy because what mum hasn’t been in this situation before?