I Got My Church To Install A Changing Table In The Men’s Room!

I’m calling this a win! The church I attend didn’t have a changing table in the men’s room. As a father with a young child I really hate when I can’t change my kid. This isn’t to say that I enjoy changing a squirmy poopy toddler. I don’t. No one does. But I dislike placing the full burden of changing every single diaper on my wife even more. This whole parenting gig is a partnership.

But honestly, this happens a lot. Mel and I go somewhere, and there is no changing table in the men’s room, so I am placed with the option of changing her on a nasty bathroom floor, or asking my wife to handle it time and time again. Or I’m out alone with my children, and I am left with no option to change my child outside of taking her to the parking lot. I have serious empathy for those single dads with young children who are doing this without backup.

This isn’t to say that every single ladies room in America has a changing table, because that wouldn’t be true. But in my experience, more often than not, the ladies room has one, and the men’s doesn’t.

And if you are a father reading this, and you refuse to change your child and don’t see this as a problem, cut the crap! You are making us all look bad. And if you are a company with a changing table in both restrooms, you rock!

So I brought all this up with some people at my church. I mentioned my frustration. I was that irritating dad who asked for change.

And boom!

I show up one Sunday to this. So it’s a small change. It’s one men’s room out of a million. But for me, as an active father with a desire to care for my child, it was a serious victory.

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