They Don't Come With A Handbook > Comments on My son is afraid of automatic flush toilets. He says they're too loud...

Go to They Don't Come With A HandbookAdd a commentGo to My son is afraid of automatic flush toilets. He says they're too loud...

You said it, Blanche.

posted by Schatz on October 24, 2006 at 6:51 AM | link to this | reply

I know it's best to have a "suck it up and deal with it" attitude, Schatz
for ourselves as adults, but it still must be hard to watch him go through it. Stomach aches are usually psychological. It's a necessary part of life, expanding the comfort zone, establishing more and more independence, but he's still your baby boy.

posted by Blanche. on October 23, 2006 at 4:45 PM | link to this | reply

Thanks blackcat and Blanche.
I appreciate the support. I spoke to his teacher today and he said he had a stomach ache today, but that he was OK. I nearly started crying when she told me that there wasn't much that could be done about it, and that he would eventually adjust. She said that the first grade toilets are the same way. If she didn't have a first grader of her own, I would be much worse off today. At least I know she has kids this age. :)

posted by Schatz on October 23, 2006 at 11:19 AM | link to this | reply

awww... he'll be okay. He needs stuff like this to become big and strong.

You were there for him... you're the one that brought him home and made him feel better. 

I felt terrible when my niece first went to school... she was so small and sheltered... but somehow she's done fine with it.  It was her mom that cried and cried.  LOL  Kids are resilient.  He'll be okay. 

posted by -blackcat on October 22, 2006 at 6:40 PM | link to this | reply

Aw, that is heart-wrenching, Schatz, it must be to have your 5 year old son

full of fear and you not there to assuage it.  However much anyone says, it has to be that way, it seems so harsh to leave kids to face these fears, which to their little minds must be terrifying, alone.  To a 5 year old, an automatic flush toilet must seem like a monster. 

I don't have kids so  I have no answer to that, but no matter what you do, guilt seems to be a mother's lot, if you have any heart in you at all.

posted by Blanche. on October 22, 2006 at 6:38 PM | link to this | reply

Referrals - About Us - Press - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Conduct Policy
Copyright © 2017 Shaycom Corporation. All rights reserved.