I have posted on here that I am a nurse. I still work some weekends for the nursing company (I worked there full time before starting my daycare) Well one of my clients passed away and this weekend they are having a memorial service for him. His mother invited me and last night she caught me on facebook. I told her thanks for inviting me to the service she said "of course you were a big part of his and our lives!" Then she said what a difference I had made to thier family and said "you were more than his nurse, you were a good friend and became part of the family" (She posted this on my wall) It made me cry.
My husband said the other day "the daycare parents want reliable and cheap. They do not care if you feed them gummy bears and sit them in front of the tv all day." Which is so sad but true. Which, the daycare parents approval really doesnt mean much to me but what that nursing parent said about me when her son passed away- wow I really feel like I made a difference ya know? All the parents loved me. Many refused any other nurse besides me. Sometimes I wonder why I am doing this daycare at all?
I did it to spend more time with my kids but I work 12 hour days 5 days a week. I cant go anywhere during daycare hours, I am supposed to help my daughter with her school work but I can't because the little ones I have cant be left in the room for 5min without total chaos. I have a couple little ones that I really like. They are super sweet and I also keep my nephew and I love having him. Also, I would feel really bad if I quit since these parents chose and trust me. My babysitter moved away so I dont want to send them somewhere else. But I have considered working weekends/evenings when my husband is home so I wouldnt have to pay a sitter and so that I wouldnt have to find a new one. Im just not sure what to do. Thanks for letting me vent.