Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Ancient potty training

ancient potty chair
"Ancient Greek Potty Training Chair," from BillBl on flickr (cc)

ancient potty chair
"Potty training sucked then, too," from LizaP on flickr (cc)

Yeaaahh...I'm going to stick with the BBLP.


Darcel said...

I saw the first pic and wondered how in the world that worked.
It doesn't look very comfy.I think the look on that kids face says it all!

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Wilderness Mama said...

Is the hole even big enough? LOL! I love the Little Potty! We've got two of them right now!

SaRAW said...

Wow, what torture! Someone accused me of doing this the other day actually, it was kind of funny. I didn't really know how to reply to that. This is not EC, lol! :) I just taped our son going potty, and he's 7 months old. I wish everyone did this!

SaRAW said...

Also, we love the BBLP, too! Thanks for all the great posts! :)

Lisa C said...

LOL. That looks awful!

Anonymous said...

It looks like basically PINNING the child to the potty. Eeek!

I'm planning to purchase a BBLP or two. I just ordered a new (better) breastpump, though... that was my higher priority. We're currently using the sinks and a hospital bucket for potties.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, every time I see that pic I just... yow! That looks SO awful!

Anonymous said...

so much for teaching a child to go and sit on his/her own. I'd rather they poo on the floor (which has happened a lot)

Melodie said...

This is halarious! Where do you find these?

Lauren Wayne said...

I find them by too much goofing around on flickr!

The hole looks hilariously tiny.

I'm thinking the truth behind it all is that it's not a potty in the least and someone in a Greek museum was just having a good laugh. Or they put their baby in to take the funny picture, and the interpretation stuck. :)

Ok, not really. But it did surprise me, because I kind of figured everyone back in ancient Greece would do more of an EC, go-outside sorta thing, not this convoluted torture potty. Shows what I know!

Love the kid's expression. Looks like he's actively pooping!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! This pic is great an funny!

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