Friday, November 27, 2009

Sweet in Old Town Ellicott City

Today - yes, Black Friday - my wife and her family decided to head down to old Ellicott City for some shopping. We hit a couple of cute stores - one, The Forget-Me-Not Factory, had more fairy stuff that I thought possible and some toy stores. Afterwards we stopped at Sweet, a cafe & bakery, for a bite and some tea. Unfortunately, we didn't make it in time and Adelais had wet her diaper(which is happening less and less these days) so I had to take her to the bathroom to change. To get to the bathroom you had to go out into a side alley, meet an employee who opened up a side door, then climb a set of stairs to a bathroom clearly used by many different business - none of which seemed too concerned with cleanliness. The bathroom certainly did not have a changing table and it had the class of a 1970s roadside gas station - not at all pleasant. I had to change Adelais on the floor (well, on her changing pad) and get out asap. The bake goods we got were pretty good, but the bathroom was not - not even close.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op

Last week I was at TPSS getting some groceries with my daughter and I needed to use the bathroom, which is in the back area where they store stuff. I was pleased to note that not only did they have a changing table, but the also had a great Bemis training toilet seat. We have home at home and it has two seats a bigger one for adults and a smaller one for children - it is really helpful because otherwise kids have to kind of perch on the side of the toilet to go while sitting. And the smaller seat is just built into the seat so you don't have to take it on and off. I guess it is not surprising that a health/natural food store would be child friendly, but it still makes me happy.