Pink takes photo of Carey Hart on the loo with their kids around him: TMI or funny?

The Daily Mail points us to this photo of Carey Hart on the toilet surrounded by his kids. He posted it to his Instagram so it’s not like Pink took it and posted it without his permission. Regardless it’s relatable to a lot of parents who just want a moment’s peace and can’t have it. Pink is currently on her Beautiful Trauma tour in Australia, she had to cancel some dates due to illness but is back at it, and her kids and husband Carey are with her. This photo was probably taken in a hotel room (or an amazing rental property, it’s hard to tell) and I doubt they have as much space as they’d like. It also speaks to the fact that dudes take their time in the bathroom.

Also why is it that every guy I’ve lived with takes forever to poop? (I’m sure other dudes do too I just haven’t paid known that about them.) I was talking about it recently with a friend who has two adult sons and she confirmed it. It’s like women are in and out regardless of the complicated business we have and men just chill out in the bathroom. Do they want alone time? Do their digestive systems work differently than ours? I googled this (using incognito browser) and only found one thread in reddit in which men said that they do it for alone time. It’s got to be a combination of that and some physiological differences.

Pink and Carey have daughter Willow, 7, and son Jameson, 19 months. Sometimes I miss that time when my son was little and needed me all the time. Then I see a photo like this or hear a child throwing a fit over some minor thing and breathe an internal sigh of relief.

Also, remember when your kid wouldn’t sleep through the night? I barely do.

Thank you Sydney ❤️

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  1. Tiffany says:

    Funny. This is funny.

  2. billypilgrim says:


    • FrontRowblinde says:

      It’s funny as a mention between friends, but gross as a photo. Guess I’m not punk rock enough….

    • AnnaKist says:

      Well, I AM still punk rock enough, and this is just plain bloody grotty. Not so much that the kids were in the loo with their dad (parents everywhere have copped this), but that the image has been shared so publicly. Eergh. 🇦🇺

  3. Beth says:

    Funny. Kids don’t give parents any privacy

    • Olive says:

      parents should maybe give their kids enough privacy to not share every single funny moment with the entire world though

  4. JeanGrey says:

    They could have kept that to themselves.

    • Astrid says:

      yes they should have kept this out of the social media but it’s a real thing that most parents relate to. I have 4 and tried to hide out in the bathroom and it doesn’t work…kids are relentless

      • I don’t mind it. It’s real, it’s funny… who cares if he’s on the loo? If Dad doesn’t care, it’s his choice… if Mom had posted it without his permission, that would be different.

  5. Hunter says:

    It’s reality. And funny if you want to keep your sanity, but I can see how this could be off-putting to many.

    Additionally, my husband takes his bathroom time very seriously, locking himself away for 40 mins at least. He says it’s his time to think.

    • Cdnkitty says:

      ^ Completely this – it’s reality and it’s infuriating if you don’t let it be funny. (I like that it’s a dude without a minute alone, because in my house I’m the one they walk in on but never my DH)

  6. Shijel says:

    I’d also like to apologise to my own parents for interrupting their sacred moments of quiet in the bathroom.

    Just kidding, I’m not, if they wanted peace and quiet, they should’ve never had a baby who grew into a toddler who grew into a very inquisitive preschooler before she learned manners and the concept of ‘privacy’. Oops.

  7. abbi says:

    Thirsty. So so thirsty.

  8. leskat says:

    This is funny, because it’s true, but not everything needs to be put on the ‘Gram.
    As for men pooping, my husband takes no less than 20 minutes. Even if he claims it’s going to be quick. He’s been there for 45 minutes once, I timed it. But ask him, and he will say he takes about 10 minutes. He seriously doesn’t believe how long he is in there. Me? I’m in and out in less than 2 minutes. Moms don’t have time to hide out and why the hell would I want to hide out in my toilet?

  9. Jane says:


  10. Veronica S. says:

    Gross but relatable. Small children do not give you an ounce of space, lol. My friend’s son is very attached to me, and he’ll literally stand outside the door and sob if I shut him out of the bathroom regardless of what I’m doing.

    (But he also doesn’t want to be in there WITH me, you see. He’s scared of showers. He just wants me to leave the door open so he can stare at my and let everybody know my business whether I’m showering or brushing my teeth.)

  11. NIKKI says:

    LOL about bathroom time. I don’t know how it takes so long, but it does. I’ve asked many times. I’m in and out because…as poster above said, why stay longer if I don’t have to do so.

    And bless my son who seems to have iron nostrils because he’s always going in when Papa is in the loo, no matter how Papa doth protest. LOL.


  12. Elizabeth says:

    I think it’s funny but I can get how some think it’s TMI.
    I always say my husband is the exception that proves the rule, he goes in the bathroom & is out in less than 5 minutes, never reads in there & does NOT want to discuss or announce his bowel habits. I adore this man. ❤️

  13. savu says:

    Yep, it’s a stereotype bc it’s true. Since we were young, it’s been known that you WILL be waiting forever if my brother goes to the bathroom (and out in public, he’ll always wait until right before we leave). And my partner is in his 40s and also takes forever. Are we as women just that much more efficient than men?!

  14. Gutterflower says:

    My husband takes forever as well. He takes his phone with him and sits there playing games. Sometimes I have to yell at him to get out and quit hiding from the kids (10,7 and 1). Mostly cause I want a turn to hide lol.

  15. Chaine says:

    Maybe Corey needs a Squatty Potty (it’s a bathroom footrest that lifts your knees up while you’re doing your business). This is TMI, I’m sure, but I tried out one this past week and it REALLY expedites the process.

  16. S says:

    Well, as a mom of three who probably hasn’t gone to the bathroom without interruption in, well, 10 years (guess the age of my oldest), I laughed. I expected it to be way more explicit by the headline. I mean, you can’t even see the toilet, let alone anything else.

    There have been times in my house where there’s a dog and all 3 kids in there needing something urgently, with my husband asking me a question from the doorway, and I’m like, ‘You want to invite the UPS man in?’ This from a person who, prior to having kids, wouldn’t even go with the door open, even if I was home alone.

    Somewhere in the process of giving birth, your ability to endure what previously would have been gross or humiliating experiences grows by about 300%. It’s a side effect of motherhood, like stretch marks.

  17. koko says:

    I have 2 cats and I never get to potty by “myself”….

    • KaDeHa says:

      Same. If I close the door (eg. because I have (human) visitors), the cats sit in front of the closed door, meowing and scratching until I open the door to let them in. But if I close the door behind them, they want out again.

  18. Laura says:

    My youngest chihuahua never lets me go to the bathroom alone…she follows me and then sits at my feet, staring up at me with what looks like a smile…its actually really sweet because its like she’s letting me know she loves me so much that she won’t ever let me be alone ❤

  19. Jana says:

    I don’t think it’s exclusively “alone time” that they’re seeking. All 3 of my boys have been like this since potty training! And they certainly didn’t need/want “alone time” then…

    I asked my 16-year-old why he and his brothers stay in there so long, and he replied, “I dunno. It’s just comfortable.”


  20. Maraleah says:

    I’m pretty conservative and I think this is an ok image. I like it because it is a slice of real life. The most revealing thing shown is the degree to which we are stretched as parents. Hard to imagine being here before that first child is born…

  21. Bread and Circuses says:

    Remember that wonderful viral video where a man is being interviewed by CNN, and his little girl bounces into the room and struts over to him, and then his baby in its walker comes gliding in too, and then–finally–Mom comes lurching in and tries to drag all the kids out of the room?

    If you look closely, Mom has her pants down. She was just trying to pee…

    • Carrie says:

      What!? I follow him on twitter. Robert Kelley. I’m gonna have to watch that again now…poor woman that’s terrible!

  22. LeiDub says:

    Funny! This is my life right now.