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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Squat-Tay Pott-Tay VS. The Western Toilet!

Here is one of my most favorite parts about China-The squatty potty! Oh the fun this entails. If you can't squat then you would be in trouble. Luckily I only had to use one of these the whole time I was there. I strategically decided when to drink and when not to drink so I wouldn't have to use one. :) ha! Actually it is not that bad if you can squat and hold your breath at the same time. :) The one at the school was pretty brutal, but when nature calls you can't ignore it. :) Also you have to carry your own toilet paper around, because there isn't any in any of the public restrooms. Thank you Lord for the Western Toilet. Actually, I guess it's all in what you are use to. They have trouble keeping the westen toilet from breaking, because all those use to the squatty try to climb up on it and squat. :)

Squatties in the girls bathroom at the schools we taught in.
Closer look at the squatty. There is no flushing mechanism. :) I do believe it has a slant to it though. ha!
This is a squatty in a restaurant. You all eat in one big room, and this is also in the room. With a door of course. :)


Kristy said...

no doors in the school bathrooms??? oh my!

Amber said...

All I can say is Wow!

Good to see you guys last weekend.

Leigh Ann said...

hey, stumbled on your blog, i didn't know you guys had one! I'm glad I found it, A daughter from China, so jealous, I keep praying Doug will give in, but who knows? I'll add your blog to mine! Squaty Potty is fun, can you imagine potty training and having to use one of those! Yikes!

Martha said...

Ah, memories of China. For future reference - the balance is really challenging with a baby strapped in a Snugli on the front of you. You may want to start those leg exercises now ;)

I cannot IMAGINE having to use the facilities with no doors. That's something that just doesn't need to be shared.

Glad you survived it!

Anonymous said...

those little girls are absolutely adorable.
I want one.