Teachers, When A Student 'Asks' To Go Bathroom, They're Not Really Asking; It's A Warning

Teachers, When A Student 'Asks' To Go Bathroom, They're Not Really Asking; It's A Warning

This is the story of how I pooped my pants... twice... in one day... within a three hour period.

This is the story of how I pooped my pants… twice… on the first day of school… within a three-hour time frame and all because my teacher refused to let me go. Also, this is incredibly embarrassing to tell, but here goes.

On the first day of school, I had really bad IBS. However, it being the first day, my mother, of course, didn’t believe me. She must have thought I was just nervous, so naturally, I was sent to school. Within minutes of class starting, I felt a tightness in my stomach. I knew I was going to poop. Being the considerate child that I am, I didn’t want to disrupt the class and learning environment, so I did my very best to hold it in. When I couldn’t hold it any longer, I raised my hand and very politely and calmly asked to use the restroom. Now, my teacher did not have the sensitivity to understand the dire need of my bowels. She replied, “Class just started you can hold it.”

Here’s a tip for any teachers reading this. When a child asks to go to the bathroom, they aren’t really asking for permission; they’re basically saying, “Poop will happen, it’s your choice where.”

At this point, I’m bursting at the seams, and so the poop happens. Again, I raise my hand with slight annoyance and repeat, "I really need to go to the bathroom.” Again she says I can hold it. (But at this point I really can't.) So I had to come clean. I had to say in front of everyone in my third-grade class, "I pooped my pants, I really need to go to the bathroom." I was immediately sent to the clinic. As I walked down the aisle, I could feel the judging eyes following my butt as I walked out the door. In the clinic, I cleaned myself off, changed into a new pair of underwear (thank you, Mrs. Morris) and put the soiled undergarments in a bag before walking back to class. I sat down like nothing had happened, and the next three hours went by very smoothly… then lunch happened.

I ate lunch and immediately knew that something had gone very wrong. So, I went back to the teacher and asked to use the bathroom. She hadn't learned her lesson from my first poop session, so again, she says no. I tell her that this is an emergency. She still said no. I had to wait until the bathroom pass was free, and by that point, we already know what happened. Let’s say it together: poop happened. I went to the clinic again, and this time, the clinic lady was slightly concerned. I got another pair of underwear from the clinic and took my soiled underwear back to class in a plastic bag. I just had enough. I start bawling my eyes out. I was completely inconsolable. And again, I was sent to the clinic… and basically stayed there for the whole day. Then, I went home with two bags of poopy underwear. I told you so, Mom. Needless to say, it was not a great first day of school.

The moral of this story is for all teachers and future educators out there. Remember, if a student is asking to go to the bathroom, you should probably let them go, or be prepared to deal with the poop pandemonium.

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An Argument For Relaxation

Please, take a break!

Hey, you! Yes, you! Reading this article right now! I'm guessing that you're procrastinating for some reason right now –– I can relate.

After all, I am procrastinating studying for a test by writing this article. We're all in the same boat, and that's why I feel like I can share something with you. Nothing too deep, nothing too dramatic, just a truth that I discovered recently that I think might help you out. Ready for it?

Ok, here it goes: you can take a break.

That seems obvious at first glance: "Of course I can take a break!" you say. "Why, I take a break every half hour or so to check Instagram!" And I support those kinds of breaks, the mindless ones where you don't need to think as hard. However, the kind of break I'm talking about is the one that takes up more than five minutes. Instead, I want you to find time to take break that is far more substantial, one where you can spend time with friends or nap or read or go for a run or just do something that feels good to you, even if you haven't finished up all of your homework yet.

This sort of break takes a good sense of balancing, of course: you can't just ignore all your work while relaxing. Instead, try to find a good time to set down your calculus equations and history essays so you can recharge and refocus before finally finishing everything up. This sort of practice might take some time to figure out fully, but I promise you, when you finally are able to balance work and play, you'll feel like your life is far more fun (and focused!) than it was before you could both study and spend time with those you love.

This article isn't meant to provide step by step instructions, because taking breaks is a personal experience: instead, try to find your own system, and be sure to keep up the practice until you can finally say that you've mastered the art of the study break.

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