On our way back from our fantabulous vacation in California we had to stop for an emergency bathroom break. We were about 20 miles away from Barstow when Carson started yelling, "I have to pee! I can't wait!" He was squirming around like crazy so I knew he was serious.
Aaron insisted that there wasn't enough room to pull over to the side of the road. The U Haul trailor attached to our car did not make it easy for us to pull off anywhere. There was absolutely nothing around us. We were miles away from civilization. Suddenly, I saw a little store about 20 yards ahead on our left. The store was very small and set quite a ways back from the road. It was surrounded by dirt and cactus. As we got closer we saw a sign on the door that read, "No Public Restrooms!" Of course! Just our luck.
I told Aaron to pull a ways off to the side of the store. We were about 50 yards away from the store. He positioned the U Haul so the kids could stand behind it and not be seen from the road. The boys both hopped out to pee. Nyah laughed as she saw the mud they created trickling towards the car. Everyone was in a great mood laughing at the comedians relieving themselves. The boys hopped back in the car, in much better spirits, when Aaron suddenly pulled the car forward towards the road before they were buckled. "Aaron, what are you doing? The boys aren't even sitting down!"
"There's a woman coming!" I looked in my side mirror and saw an angry woman stomping towards our car. I frantically looked both ways on the road. The traffic had picked up and we couldn't escape.
Out of my peripheral vision, I saw the angry woman about 2 inches from me, staring through my window. I slowly rolled down my window. "Yes, Ma'am?"
"Who do you think you are, letting your boys urinate on my property?"
"Oh, ma'am, I am SOOOO sorry. It was an emergency, they couldn't hold it, and we had to stop off by the side of the road." (By the way, I'm not sure why I kept saying ma'am!)
"Well, SHAME, SHAME on you for teaching your children to behave that way."
"Oh, I am SOOO sorry. We just didn't have anywhere else to stop."
"Well, you should've stopped SOMEWHERE ELSE! SHAME ON YOU!!"
Just then, Aaron saw a break in the traffic and peeled away, leaving the angry woman in the dust.
We spent the next 1/2 hour making up a song about our experience. Here it is!