Here's the back story to my question:
I was at the park today with my son and some friends. One of my friends is potty training her 3 year-old boy. The bathrooms at this park were locked because they haven't turned the water back on since winter. In order to get to bathroom where the boy could pee there would have been at least a ten minute drive. He would not have made this. So my friend simply took him behind a few large trees out of sight and let him go on one of them. As she was doing so an older lady walked by with her dog and said, "That's just not right. You shouldn't teach your child that. What if he does it when he's older?" She continued to rant and rave as her dog peed on the leg of one of the picnic tables surrounding the playground.
So the question becomes: should little boys be allowed to pee outside? Or is urinating in public taboo?
Thanks for your opinion.