Topic of Debate – Peeing in Public Spaces should be allowed

Flower Power

I am not sure if it is just me or the complete air around us which feels extremely heavy. The Delhi smog seems lighter in comparison to the weight bogging our planet, thanks to the new elected President of USA.

Given this context, the last thing I wanted to do was write another blog about Trump. I thought it might be a refreshing change to start a debate, which was completely unrelated to American Politics.

So here goes, “Peeing in Public Spaces should be allowed, says the mother of three year old boy.”

The story behind my stand on the topic.

We have a big school in the adjacent lane of our house. It is a popular school but lacks a large enough parking space. By default, in the afternoon, we have a line of Auto rickshaws, vans and cars lining up our street, waiting to pick up the children.  Come 2:30 PM, school children dressed in grey, white and sometimes yellow uniform flood the street. There is a distinctive pattern between the younger and the older kids. The older ones have the freedom to loiter around street corners catching up on stories of the day. However the younger kids are pushed around by van drivers to huddle inside the waiting, humming machines. From the confines of one gate to another, they have not earned their freedom yet.

The older kids rarely cause trouble on the road, but the younger ones, tend to leave their marks by relieving themselves on the walls of our neighborhood. During the last society meeting of our colony, the colony elders debated the need to stop the pick up vans from using our street. It was not fair for our neighborhood. It was a safety and health hazard for the residents.

Alas, my family consisting of three year old Yog, disagreed. As much as we dislike the fact of someone relieving themselves in the corners of our house, we have come to learn, the hard way, that young children, under the age of five, have limited control. We either have a choice to let them pee in their pants, or guide them to subtly relieve themselves in a little corner on the road. We prefer the road.

I welcome anyone who would like to debate on this topic with me.

Mr. Trump, “Do you have an opinion on this topic?”

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.