Is your son or daughter going to University for the first-time? Are they going to be living in a dorm? Chances are they will have to use those group bathrooms where there is a line of toilets and showers.
When my second daughter, Rahel Sky, went to SFU, her dorm bathroom was co-ed which was rather shocking for us. When we first brought her to the dorm, I went seeking the women’s bathroom and there was none. All the group bathrooms were co-ed on her floor.
I understand co-ed floors, but co-ed bathrooms also? I think I was more embarrassed than Rahel was.
Either way, it does takes awhile to get used to the group bathroom situation and lack of privacy. One of the many new-fangled getting used to living situations that the new student will have to figure out.
Of course our daughters had their choice of Mountain Sky products. Our first daughter, Malaya Mountain, chose to bring our hard bar soaps first. However, after a week of the dorm bathroom situation, she called us and requested the liquid soaps.
“Mom, can you bring liquid soap next time you come?” she said in her very first call. “Why?” I asked, as she had plenty of the hard bars. “Well, it is kind of gross to use the hard bar in the shower because when you aren’t using it, you have to put it down somewhere, and it is kind of gross in there.”
Malaya also added, “When I go to the sink, it is easier to use liquid soap. Using the bar soaps at the grimy sink is gross, not everyone cleans up after themselves.”
Kind of gross in the dorm bathroom, well that isn’t surprising.