How many bathrooms do you have in your home?...

@aseretdd (13712)
Philippines
May 19, 2008 11:11pm CST
I asked because... when i was young... i lived in a house with 9 people... my parents, my siblings, my two uncles, and one household help... and from time to time... my maternal grandparents would live with us... with all these people under one roof... we only have one bathroom to use... At first... i didn't mind but when we kids started growing up... we needed more time inside the bathroom... and the wait for my turn was so unbearable... just imagine badly wanting to pee... but someone is inside... it was a total nightmare... I now live in a small apartment with only one bathroom... but it is quite okay... because there is only me and my two year old daughter... my husband is already abroad... and i am like in bathroom heaven... with this situation...
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
20 May 08
In our summer home we have just one but in our winter home we have two. Yet another reason I can hardly wait to get back, although it not too bad sharing a bathroom with hubby because he cleans it and is quite considerate as well.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
That is so nice of your hubby... i bet he leaves the toilet seat down everytime he leaves the bathroom... i have a problem with that sort of thing with my husband... i wish i could just tie the cover down... but i can't... thanks for the response...
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
20 May 08
Ffffft, R U kidding. He is an Alpha Male. When I ask him to close the toilet he puts the seat down, yes, most of the time, but he never ever puts the lid down. I ALWAYS put the lid down. So I go around after him and do it myself.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Oh my... men are so alike... even if the come from the other side of the globe...
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@AICIRT81 (848)
• United States
20 May 08
9 people, wow! Growing up there were 5 of us and 1 bathroom. That was bad enough. Right now, we have 1 but its only me, my husband and the baby, who is not potty trained yet.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Well, the first one who responded to this discussion said that 1 of them once shared only one bathroom... and that is quite a challenge for a family... i also have the same situation like you... but right now since my husband is abroad... there is just me and my daughter who is also not potty trained yet... thanks for the response...
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@AICIRT81 (848)
• United States
20 May 08
1 person and 1 bathroom, must be nice. But there are more important things in life then the number of bathrooms you have. If you have to share with loved ones, that means that you have loved ones to share with.
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20 May 08
i have three bathrooms in my house and my bro and dad occupies 2 of them most of the times in the morning as thte time for leaving the house clashes ...so me and mom have to adjust with one bathroom......its quiet funny every morning in my house...
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Morning can be very funny especially when everyone in the house is trying not to be late for school or work... you are very lucky to have three bathrooms in the house... so no one needs to wake up very early just to be the first one to use it... thanks for the response...
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@subha12 (18462)
• India
20 May 08
we have 4 bathrooms/ there are just 3 of us living there,. we have a very big house to live in. there rae 7 rooms, 2 kitchens, 2 drawings and so on. its huge.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
That is such a big place for only three people... i don't think i will be able to see my daughter everyday if we live in a such a house... i hope you always have visitors everyday... so that your house will always look alive... thanks for the response...
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
20 May 08
There is only one at my house also. I live with my mother but we do fine sharing one bathroom. That had to of been very hard sharing one bathroom with 9 other people. I understand needing more time espically with fixing your hair and putting on makeup.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Well, with three teenagers and two single men... i can say that the bathroom was the most overused room in the house... and that drove my mother crazy... so when she had the house renovated... she added one more bathroom... which i was not able to fully enjoy... since i don't live there anymore... thanks for the response...
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@lkbooi (16102)
• Malaysia
20 May 08
We had one bathroom in our old house only. It was really inconvenient as there were seven of us living under the same roof. Sometimes we had to queue up before going in the bathroom. After my husband’s younger sister, her husband and their two kids had shifted to another state for his new post there. Later on we had our old house to rebuild. Now we have two bathrooms in our house. One is in the master room with stool and the other is beside the kitchen. Now it is very convenient for three of us to use the two bathrooms.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
That is what my mother did when she had our old house renovated... she added another bathroom in the master's bedroom... which we can use if the other one is not available... but i don't live there anymore... and only goes there during the weekend to visit... but i still enjoy the comfort of never having to wait for my turn... thanks for the response...
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@kbourgerie (8775)
• United States
20 May 08
We have one very small bathroom and it drives all of us nuts in the morning because everyone is trying to get ready at the same time. I am always the one that ends up being late because I can't get the two men of the house out of the bathroom in time.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
And i thought ladies tend to use the bathroom a lot longer than men... when i was younger... i usually try to wake up earlier than the rest of the family so that i will be the first to use the bathroom... but they tend to knock and knock when they are all up... thanks for the response...
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• India
20 May 08
we have a small family n smally house so we have only some bath room
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
So you only have one bathroom in the house... that is okay if there are only a few of you to use it... but it will be a lot more convinient for everybody if there are two bathrooms... thanks for the response...
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@SViswan (12095)
• India
20 May 08
I live in an apartment with three attached bathrooms for the 3 bedrooms. So, we don't have a problem. But when I was growing up in Kuwait, we lived in apartments with only one bathroom in each flat and we had to share bathrooms. But there were only 4 of us...but it would get a little tight in the mornings...when our father had to leave for work and my sister and I had to go for school at the same time. But our house in India had more bathrooms than the number of people (4)....but it didn't make a difference because we were usually here on vacation and didn't need to rush anywhere.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
It is during the morning when everybody is in a rush that having only one bathroom can be a pain... before... i had to wake up very early (which i hated) just to be the first one to use the bathroom... but it is quite okay... since i am only with my daughter who is not yet toilet trained... thanks for the response...
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@SViswan (12095)
• India
20 May 08
I am toilet training our 17 month old right now and so one bathroom is for him.....I don't like to keep taking off the potty seat everytime someone wants to use it. And one bathroom is bigger than the other two to accomodate the washing machine too...and I find that all of us prefer that bathroom for our shower. Mornings are quite a rush...and it's going to be even more hectic next week when my 2 kids and I will have to leave home by 8.30 am....my husband will use the bathroom only after that.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 May 08
I am also in the process of toilet training my daughter... which i find very difficult since she doesn't want to sit on the toilet trainer... well... she can't use diapers forever...
@williamjisir (22909)
• China
22 May 08
bathroom - we have two bathrooms in our apartment, but we used to have only one in our old house, which is very inconvenient.
Hello dear aseretdd. I can understand you when you say there used to be only bathroom in the old house with nine people because it was the same with us when we used to live in the old house, but now my three-people-family live in a new apartment with two bathrooms, one of which is a small one within our bedroom. It is a private one and another one is next to the kitchen, a public one in our apartment. Thank you for your discussion.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
23 May 08
It must have been also tough for you during the mornings when everybody were in a rush to go to work or school... at least now... we are both enjoying the comfort of using the bathroom when we direly need it... thanks for the response...
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
23 May 08
one bathroom for 9 people is insane in my eyes. I would go nuts when I had to go. I'd be going outside I think. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Father and mother, plus five children, and two nieces... Using one bathroom...
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 May 08
So you are in the same position as me when i was growing up... sharing one bathroom with 8 other people... but how is your experience right now?... do you have a schedule on who will use it first?... thanks for the response...
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
21 May 08
Who works first gotta wake up earlier than the others. I have no problem, with them, they just take a bath or do something else fro a short period of time. Unlike me, my minimum time is 30 minutes in taking a bath.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
24 May 08
We have to bathrooms in our house. One for myself and my fiance and one for his parents. It does not bother me as my fiance and I will often be in the bathroom together. If he needs to use the bathroom and I am taking a bath, as long as his parents are not around, he will come to our bathroom to pee. If I need to brush my teeth and he is in the bathroom, I will go ahead in there. We prefer using our own bathroom so if both of us need to use the toilet at the same time we go in together and wait or we wait in our room or wherever we are until we are done.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
26 May 08
That is so sweet... literally sharing the same bathroom at the same time... this is a sign of a very healthy relationship... i hope that keeps up... if you two can share a bathroom harmoniously... then you can share anything in life... thanks for the response...
@Cyrics (85)
• Philippines
20 May 08
When I was young I lived with my brother and parents and an aunt with only 1 bathroom. Now I live in an apartment with 4 bathrooms and about 7 people including 2 kids.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 May 08
Four bathroom in one house is a good thing... so there is not fighting on who can use one first... there are plenty for everyone to use... you a quite lucky in that aspect... in my case... i have one bathroom in my apartment... but there is only me and my daughter who is not yet toilet trained... thanks for the response...
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
20 May 08
i have 0ne bathroom in my house now... but i have two toilets... and i am only living with my hubby... so i don't have any problems at all with the bathroom... when i am still staying with my parents, i also have my own bathroom in my bedroom... so i think i am just fortunate... take care and have a nice day...
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 May 08
You are indeed very lucky in that aspect... some of those who responded here were not as lucky as you... i grew up in a home with only one bathroom so the mornings are like a fight about who will use it first... thanks for the response...
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
20 May 08
I have 2 bathrooms in my current home and a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children), so it's not too bad...yet. But when I was a teenager living with my mom and older sister we only had the one bathroom. Even though it was just the 3 of us there were some days when it was hard when I'd really have to go to the bathroom and have to painfully wait until one or the other was finished. It's certainly not good on the bladder to have to wait like that.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 May 08
I remember those days well... when i really had to go... but someone is using the bathroom... not good for the bladder... and also not good for one's emotional well being... there where times when i had to do it backyard... since i can not hold it any longer... so embarassing... even if no one saw me... thanks for the response...
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@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
20 May 08
i have the main bathroom upstairs,which we all use.there is a laundry shower and toilet combo downstairs,which is handy if your are outside and need the loo,or you have visitors and have the extra shower.cheers sue
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
I have never encountered a laundry shower and toilet combo... does it mean that you can also do the laudry inside?... if yes... then i think that is a good idea... i might have one in my home someday... thanks for the response...
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@newht351 (74)
• Malaysia
20 May 08
i have only two to shared with 6 members.. and i'm okey with taht ;)
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
20 May 08
That is a good thing the ratio is 3 person per bathroom... that way... sharing is not a problem... you are quite lucky in that aspect... i was not when i was growing up... there was constant fight on who should use the bathroom first... thanks for the response...
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
21 May 08
I have tried that too aseretdd when I was living in a boarding house and we only have 2 bathrooms! One for male and one for female and we were 10 female that time, imagine how hard it was, we tend to dance or do anything just to hold ourselves when someone is inside!LOL!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
22 May 08
I remember watching such movies... where the bathroom become the reason for bickering and fighting in dorms like the one you mentioned... i never want to experience that... so i opted to study in a university near my home... thanks for the response...
• United States
22 May 08
LOL! I was lucky then that all my board mates were good and friendly!LOL! except the boys, we always have argument with them!Since their apartment is very close to ours and they are so noisy! Another thing also, the owner live close to us so when we really can't hold it, we always ask her to use her bath room!LOL!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
23 May 08
Good thing your landlady was considerate enough to let you use her bathroom when it is really needed... and i understand about the male college students... we had such neighbors and they were kicked out of the apartment because of the noise they made almost everyday...
@evansw (43)
• Indonesia
20 May 08
Six, 3 in each floor.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
21 May 08
That is good... but how many of you live in that place?... thanks for the response... but it will be a lot great if you can elaborate more... welcome to mylot... and i hope you enjoy every minute of your stay here...
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
22 May 08
That is a lot of people living in one big house... good thing you have a lot of bathrooms... thanks for elaborating...
@julyteen (13261)
• Davao, Philippines
24 May 08
i have only one bathroom inside my apartment and only me use it because i live alone. before i transfer this new home we share bathrooms with my neighbor, sometimes i felt frustrating specially if i like to use the bathroom and my neighbor's visitor used it, i wanted to shout out loud so that they will know that i want to used the bathroom so they must quickly used it and leave. but know quite different, only me used it so i felt comfortable.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
24 May 08
You still fetch water?... that is quite difficult... i thought people don't do that anymore because of the prevalence of running water... but i guess i am wrong... i hope you don't fetch water anymore... thanks for the response...
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
24 May 08
Sorry... i accidentally put the wrong comment here... this is what happens when too many windows are opened... Good thing you already transferred to an apartment where where it does not get flooded... and you have the comfort of using your own bathroom... i can bear sharing the bathroom with my family because i know them... but i don't really like sharing it with people i don't really know... thanks for the response...