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05-23-2018 07:44 AM
DaveA Yesterday was the first day of no pre-k. Tomorrow is early dismissal/ last day of school. I needed the light easy day I'm having today.
05-22-2018 09:46 PM
Unregistered No biting in the Infant room today Therefore, NO incident reports!!!
05-19-2018 02:36 AM
Josiegirl I have a dcm who's normal. I love her. She was telling her dd why she needed to put her socks on; because otherwise her feet stink. Then she looks at me and apologizes. I told her I love a normal mom. She is so down to earth and easy to get along with. I wish she had an easier life. She's handling her 2 rambunctious little girls. She and her dh are estranged and it doesn't look good for getting back together.
She's been bringing her youngest dd in these cute new little shirts. That time of year to go shopping I guess. Yesterday her dd went home in that cute little yellow shirt, all covered in dirt. This dcg is 20 mo, and climbs, lives and breathes the dirt, as her mom knows. Dcg lays down and rolls in the dirt. It's certainly not the first time dcg has gone home looking like this. But her mom only says 'that's why I buy Tide'.
I'm going to buy her a huge thing of Tide. This mom is always bringing us extra bowls of fruit salad she's made too much of. Just stuff like that.

And 1 of my other dcfs is bringing me 10 bags of playsand this next week. And they're paying for it!! And this is the dcm of my 11 mo who would not sleep at all during the day, who now sleeps pretty well. I'm really glad I didn't let this dcf go because of sleep problems. They're really super in all other ways and very thoughtful AND appreciative. That counts for A LOT.
05-10-2018 07:14 AM
Miss A A DCM and DCB presented me with a potted plant and a thank you note at drop-off this morning as an early Childcare Provider Appreciation Day gift. It is so nice to feel appreciated!
05-09-2018 10:06 PM
alyssahenderson The weather is good, so me and the kids had decided to go for a picnic. I enjoyed it as well as my kids.
05-04-2018 11:39 AM
Cat Herder Only 3 more hours and I am done for 9 days. Heading to the bay for seafood, sunsets, live oak lined trails and quiet.

Sidenote: I've also got my super soaker ready for any drone who tries to ruin my rooftop bayou sunset view.
05-03-2018 04:02 PM
Jiminycrickets Both DCF who were supposed to be here tomorrow are keeping their kids home instead. Freebie day off/early weekend for me!
04-25-2018 11:52 AM
Miss A I just scored a Little Tikes Builder's Bay Sand and Water table for $15.00 on a local FB sale page! Definitely a positive for me because this was on my list for spring/summer purchases, and now I am not buying it at full price!
04-24-2018 09:50 AM
Josiegirl Five dcks here and ALL 5 fell asleep by 12:30, even my 11 mo 'never sleeps anywhere except in a nursing hold or stroller' dcb!!! I am so excited! 11 mo fell asleep on his own yesterday too, took 15 min. of crying and he only slept for 20 minutes but hey....I'll take it. Today it took him less than 5 min. to fall asleep. There IS HOPE
04-22-2018 02:54 AM
Josiegirl It was beautiful outside yesterday! Around 50 and sunny. I raked, dragged out some of our summer stuff into the backyard. It's beginning to look more like a yard to play in rather than a bedraggled mud pit.
04-20-2018 08:11 PM
storybookending I started two new kids this month. Their moms are best friends and until recently one was a SAHM that took care of both boys. I knew the moms very casually in college, we were friendly but not the type of friends that ever hung out off campus. The kids are great. One boy has been here 3 weeks now and 1 has his first week this week. Both the moms have thanked me at pick up every single night so far. I am lucky that I do feel loved and appreciated by all of my current families but just hearing the words ďthank youĒ from these moms so frequently has been great.
04-20-2018 01:58 PM
TheMisplacedMidwestMom
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Anytime you want to fly in and do mine, you're more than welcome. One question: where do you find the energy to do that at night after chasing kids all day???
My energy came from a couple places: my thyroid medications are finally on point, the snow is taking FOREVER to melt, and we're waiting on some big news to come in which is also driving me insane. I'm a wreck.
04-19-2018 02:41 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by TheMisplacedMidwestMom View Post
Did a complete rearrange of my room last night and this morning. It's amazing how you can't see how much things aren't working until you fix it. The little guys have MORE range, the older kids have two nice spaces for play with small toys, arts, building, etc... And I can more easily control which toys are "out" and accessible.
Anytime you want to fly in and do mine, you're more than welcome. One question: where do you find the energy to do that at night after chasing kids all day???
04-19-2018 11:11 AM
TheMisplacedMidwestMom Did a complete rearrange of my room last night and this morning. It's amazing how you can't see how much things aren't working until you fix it. The little guys have MORE range, the older kids have two nice spaces for play with small toys, arts, building, etc... And I can more easily control which toys are "out" and accessible.
04-16-2018 01:09 PM
Blackcat31 Started 2 new kids today.

One 4 yrs old the other 2 yrs old.

BOTH ate fantastic and BOTH are sound asleep.

I know it can to other way just as quickly but I've always believed (or told myself anyways) that if a child eats well and sleeps well, I can fix/deal with anything else.

I should mention we eat A LOT differently and rest here A LOT differently than a lot of places so if neither child balked at either activity, I think they'll work out just fine.
04-10-2018 03:18 AM
Play Care The weather is slowly getting warmer, which makes it easier to get outside.

A FULL house for the first time in a year!!

Starting to prepare for our 8 day cruise in June.
03-31-2018 07:31 PM
storybookending
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Where are you in Wisconsin?
Feel free to PM me if you don’t want to post your location openly.. I “might” have a question for you... lol!
Typed my answer but changed my mind on having it out there. I’ll just pm you.
03-31-2018 05:04 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by storybookending View Post
Itís snowing.. not much probably 1-2 inches and expected to stop in about 3 hours but noooo it was almost all gone!!

Bright side maybe drop in care at the center will be dead? I was already hoping it would be as itís the day before Easter and their are no classes this week (connected to a ymca, think swim.. exercise etc..) because of spring break for the local kids so we will see!!
Where are you in Wisconsin?
Feel free to PM me if you donít want to post your location openly.. I ďmightĒ have a question for you... lol!
03-31-2018 08:37 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by storybookending View Post
This was supposed to be a vent (wrong thread) I am NOT okay with winter.
Lol Yeh, I was wondering what was so great about more snow. IT'S almost April!!
03-31-2018 05:35 AM
storybookending
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Originally Posted by storybookending View Post
Itís snowing.. not much probably 1-2 inches and expected to stop in about 3 hours but noooo it was almost all gone!!

Bright side maybe drop in care at the center will be dead? I was already hoping it would be as itís the day before Easter and their are no classes this week (connected to a ymca, think swim.. exercise etc..) because of spring break for the local kids so we will see!!
This was supposed to be a vent (wrong thread) I am NOT okay with winter.
03-31-2018 05:20 AM
storybookending Itís snowing.. not much probably 1-2 inches and expected to stop in about 3 hours but noooo it was almost all gone!!

Bright side maybe drop in care at the center will be dead? I was already hoping it would be as itís the day before Easter and their are no classes this week (connected to a ymca, think swim.. exercise etc..) because of spring break for the local kids so we will see!!
03-30-2018 04:57 PM
finsup Guys I have the best dcm ever. I totally messed up the dates I was closed. She paid the full amount this week and I wasn't charging for this closure so I messaged her and let her know to credit Next Week. She thought the closure was next Monday and I realized that was the date I told her! But it's not Monday, it's this Thursday and it's two appointments an hour away that would be near impossible to reschedule. I felt awful. But guys, she wasn't mad at all! She was just like hey this stuff happens, no big deal, found coverage already and is all set. I am incredibly thankful for her. I still can't believe I messed this up but man, had this happened this time last year I can't begin to tell you the problems and drama this would have caused.
03-29-2018 10:44 AM
Play Care
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Originally Posted by amberrose3dg View Post
We are leaving for a cruise on Sunday. After today I have the next 10 days off, thank god!
Nice, Enjoy!

We are taking a cruise in June so let me know your best tips and tricks when you get back.
03-29-2018 10:19 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by Play Care View Post
I am off tomorrow and all next week. We are going away as a family (overnight) during the break and I'm so happy. We need that time!
I pretty much have my resume, cover letters, applications and certificates ready to go.
We are leaving for a cruise on Sunday. After today I have the next 10 days off, thank god!
03-29-2018 10:01 AM
Play Care I am off tomorrow and all next week. We are going away as a family (overnight) during the break and I'm so happy. We need that time!
I pretty much have my resume, cover letters, applications and certificates ready to go.
03-28-2018 10:20 AM
Josiegirl Ummm, we have more mud? Trying to find the good things. Hey, it's making the dcks happy and I just look the other way.
03-28-2018 09:54 AM
Miss A Last week I informed parents we would be going "back to basics" for the next couple of weeks to get everyone back on the same daily routine. One mom was super skeptical about it, sure their child was not ready for a set schedule.

Today DCM came in so excited that her child slept through the night for the first time in a long time. She conceded that this stricter schedule was what her child needed to fall I to a routine at home too.

It is always so nice when a parent is able to see that I am acting in the best interest of their child when I set rules and routines.
03-13-2018 10:28 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
have fun! I am taking thurs and fri off next week for Spring Break with my sons.
Yay for those little vacations!

We are off to see STYX and REO Speedwagon!

I am sooooo excited!
03-13-2018 08:18 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Took a mid-week vacation.

I'm off at 3:00 today, DH and I are heading out of town for a concert and will be back on Thursday.
have fun! I am taking thurs and fri off next week for Spring Break with my sons.
03-13-2018 05:38 AM
Blackcat31 Took a mid-week vacation.

I'm off at 3:00 today, DH and I are heading out of town for a concert and will be back on Thursday.
03-13-2018 04:36 AM
mamamanda
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Originally Posted by TheMisplacedMidwestMom View Post
Not daycare related, but as I was carrying laundry to the washer this morning my ds3 stopped playing and says "Mommy, thank you for washing my polar bear jammies. You're the best mommy ever."
03-12-2018 01:08 PM
Ac114 Had the day off today. Although Iím losing out on money, it was nice to have lunch with my son and take him to play. We also have Wednesday off and Iím very much looking forward to it already!
03-12-2018 11:10 AM
TheMisplacedMidwestMom Not daycare related, but as I was carrying laundry to the washer this morning my ds3 stopped playing and says "Mommy, thank you for washing my polar bear jammies. You're the best mommy ever."
03-12-2018 08:28 AM
mamamanda Also my kids entertained themselves with art supplies for about 2 hrs today! Happily crafting away!
03-12-2018 08:26 AM
mamamanda I've been working with dcb for about 2 months on not tattling. I often ask "Are you telling me this to keep Susie safe or to get her in trouble?" Or I respond, "Whose job is it to take care of that?" He'll say "your job" & then follow it with a "but" & continue tattling. Today he said, "Susie's not eating her food." I said, "Whose job is it to make sure Susie eats?"
Dcb said, "Susie's." Yes! And whose job is it to make sure dcb eats? He says, "Mine!"

Yes! Great job! You've got it dude, now do your job!" He went back to eating w/o another word & so far hasn't tattled all morning. I think he might finally have made the connection!!!
03-11-2018 08:00 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Ac114 View Post
Iím still relatively new to the childcare business but I have 2 interviews next week that weíre referrals from my families currently in care. Very excited and reassured me that maybe I am doing a good thing. Sometimes I get too hard on myself.
03-10-2018 03:46 PM
Ac114 Iím still relatively new to the childcare business but I have 2 interviews next week that weíre referrals from my families currently in care. Very excited and reassured me that maybe I am doing a good thing. Sometimes I get too hard on myself.
03-09-2018 08:56 AM
Play Care Termed family today. I think it went well. Either way, I'm DONE!!!!
03-01-2018 11:15 AM
Cat Herder I stumbled across this:

Strawberry Short Cake Recipe:
(Serves 2)
To make, melt 2 oz white chocolate chunks into a small mixing bowl and allow to cool. Cut up fresh strawberries. Whisk 3 oz whipped cream with 2 tbsp confectionersí sugar until thick. Stir in 1 oz Baileys Strawberries & Cream. In a separate bowl, beat 3.5 oz cream cheese, 2 tbsp confectionersí sugar, and 1 oz Baileys Strawberries & Cream until smooth. Add in the melted white chocolate and beat again to combine. Add 7 oz fresh cut strawberries and stir with a spoon. Dividing all ingredients into 2 glasses, place 1/4 cup crushed biscuits into the bases of the glasses and sprinkle .5 oz Baileys Strawberries & Cream on top. Add half of whipped cream, sliced strawberries, and half of cream cheese mix. Repeat these layers again using remaining ingredients. Garnish with cut strawberries. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
03-01-2018 09:52 AM
Miss A I hesitantly served rice to 4 kids 2 and under at lunch today, totally expecting to be vacuuming rice off the floor for the rest of the afternoon. I am pleased to report that even the baby didn't throw any rice on the floor, and there was very little mess on the table too. It's the little things that make our days bright.
02-27-2018 01:00 PM
Miss A Is is 55į here today. We spent an hour outside this morning, and as soon as the baby is picked up (in the next 20 minutes), we will be going back out until pick-up!
02-23-2018 02:56 PM
TheMisplacedMidwestMom A successful nap mat transition appears to have happened this week.
02-23-2018 07:19 AM
Ac114 2 kiddos are getting picked up by 3 today instead of 545!! Itís the small things that make me happy!!
02-21-2018 01:01 PM
HappyEverAfter My high needs dcb didnít come today and my stress level has gone way, way down because of it. The kiddos who are here have had so much fun and played so well together. Added bonus that itís a gloomy, rainy day outside so all the kiddos are napping so well and Iím actually getting a real break for a change! Itís amazing what one less child can do for the group atmosphere.
02-13-2018 10:28 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Have a wonderful time, you deserve it!!
I am letting my fussy baby go. Mom was understanding and we will work together until she finds a replacement or her family can help. I feel so much better.
02-07-2018 09:34 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I'm clocking out at noon today! DH and I are heading to a concert (who has a concert on a week night right?!?) and I will be off from noon today until noon tomorrow!!!

Excited to "get away" for a little while.... it's been a rough couple of months.

Counting down the minutes.......
Have a wonderful time, you deserve it!!
02-07-2018 08:41 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I'm clocking out at noon today! DH and I are heading to a concert (who has a concert on a week night right?!?) and I will be off from noon today until noon tomorrow!!!

Excited to "get away" for a little while.... it's been a rough couple of months.

Counting down the minutes.......
Have fun!!!
02-07-2018 06:47 AM
Blackcat31 I'm clocking out at noon today! DH and I are heading to a concert (who has a concert on a week night right?!?) and I will be off from noon today until noon tomorrow!!!

Excited to "get away" for a little while.... it's been a rough couple of months.

Counting down the minutes.......
01-30-2018 01:52 PM
LittleExplorers I was talking to my husband about the lack of good quad strollers for non-paved roads. We live on a gravel road and have a very large yard so I need more of an offroad stroller. My double jogging stroller is great but I am gaining little ones and it's not big enough. He is going to modify a quad for me to add pneumatic wheels. I am so excited!
01-30-2018 02:27 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Mad_Pistachio View Post
I have a kid in the group who is... let's just say, a challenge. he interrupts, yells, throws toys, food, and fits, gets into fights... and yes, he suffers the consequences for his behavior. and no, he doesn't like it. and I'm the bad guy enforcing it all.
today, during the second "class" (it's a pre-K group), he says, out of the blue, "miss MP? I want to buy you flowers. can I buy you flowers?"
<--- my face
yeah, he is probably kissing up. unexpected, nonetheless.
Or has something terribly devious planned. Gotta love 'em. First they drive you crazy, then they say something like that.
01-29-2018 06:01 PM
Mad_Pistachio I have a kid in the group who is... let's just say, a challenge. he interrupts, yells, throws toys, food, and fits, gets into fights... and yes, he suffers the consequences for his behavior. and no, he doesn't like it. and I'm the bad guy enforcing it all.
today, during the second "class" (it's a pre-K group), he says, out of the blue, "miss MP? I want to buy you flowers. can I buy you flowers?"
<--- my face
yeah, he is probably kissing up. unexpected, nonetheless.
01-22-2018 03:38 PM
LostMyMarbles
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Originally Posted by Farmerswife View Post
Not daycare related, but my son was put on an IEP for reading last year. His teacher emailed me earlier that he stayed in the classroom for his math test today and scored a 91% without any modifications or extra help! I'm so proud of him!
01-22-2018 02:50 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Farmerswife View Post
Not daycare related, but my son was put on an IEP for reading last year. His teacher emailed me earlier that he stayed in the classroom for his math test today and scored a 91% without any modifications or extra help! I'm so proud of him!
01-22-2018 09:41 AM
Farmerswife Not daycare related, but my son was put on an IEP for reading last year. His teacher emailed me earlier that he stayed in the classroom for his math test today and scored a 91% without any modifications or extra help! I'm so proud of him!
01-19-2018 04:48 AM
LysesKids My current DC parents are so supportive of my illness policies, but one went so far as to keep little home today because half his office is down with the flu and he doesn't want to expose the rest of us just in case ( not that we may not already be, but it's the thought)... just 2 littles today and I don't even have them until 9
01-16-2018 03:00 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by TheMisplacedMidwestMom View Post
We are having a new stove (for heat not cooking) installed downstairs today which mean DC has been upstairs all day, which we never go upstairs. Has been lots of crazy, especially since there's been a large amount of noise. As nap time started it sounded they were jackhammering inside the chimney.

With all that, all the kids are napping. The baby was fighting it so I put on a movie and am holding him while he sleeps (against every personal nap rule I have). I haven't just sat down and held a sleeping baby and watched a movie in forever. Soooo relaxing.
Re: holding a sleeping baby....I felt guilty every single time I held my 16 mo sleeping dcg when she was a baby because...well, ya just don't do that, right? But she is THE best sleeper now. I did it for a couple months.
01-16-2018 01:40 PM
TheMisplacedMidwestMom We are having a new stove (for heat not cooking) installed downstairs today which mean DC has been upstairs all day, which we never go upstairs. Has been lots of crazy, especially since there's been a large amount of noise. As nap time started it sounded they were jackhammering inside the chimney.

With all that, all the kids are napping. The baby was fighting it so I put on a movie and am holding him while he sleeps (against every personal nap rule I have). I haven't just sat down and held a sleeping baby and watched a movie in forever. Soooo relaxing.
01-15-2018 03:11 PM
Mike
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Someone did a really thoughtful thing for me today, completely out of the blue!
I hope they realize their act of kindness was much appreciated!
That's not very common, but sure is great when it happens.
01-15-2018 03:09 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Someone did a really thoughtful thing for me today, completely out of the blue!
I hope they realize their act of kindness was much appreciated!
That is awesome! You deserve it!
01-15-2018 03:08 PM
Josiegirl Someone did a really thoughtful thing for me today, completely out of the blue!
I hope they realize their act of kindness was much appreciated!
01-15-2018 10:01 AM
storybookending
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I am not a regular football fan but I follow scores etc on a light level....just enough to know what's going on.

But I just have to say that even as a non-regular football fan, yesterday's game was awesome! Absolutely one of the best
game's I've ever seen!

SUPER proud to be a Viking!!! Go Vikings!!

I am a die hard Packer fan but I grew up with a best friend that was a Viking fan. I was cheering for them from the get go yesterday.. no one else in my house was but that game was amazing! What a finish! I also think it would be cool for them to play the super bowl in their home stadium.. thatís never happened before!
01-15-2018 09:37 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I am not a regular football fan but I follow scores etc on a light level....just enough to know what's going on.

But I just have to say that even as a non-regular football fan, yesterday's game was awesome! Absolutely one of the best
game's I've ever seen!

SUPER proud to be a Viking!!! Go Vikings!!

About 40 of us were gathered to watch this and I had went to the kitchen to get a plate of food....and everyone started screaming and yelling and other things There were many saints fans so they were SILENT. I am a college football fan, don't get into the pros much but that was an AWESOME game especially the last play that will go down as one of the all-time best
01-15-2018 09:08 AM
Blackcat31 I am not a regular football fan but I follow scores etc on a light level....just enough to know what's going on.

But I just have to say that even as a non-regular football fan, yesterday's game was awesome! Absolutely one of the best
game's I've ever seen!

SUPER proud to be a Viking!!! Go Vikings!!

01-12-2018 07:34 AM
storybookending
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Originally Posted by HappyEverAfter View Post
Itís a snow day today! I live in the south so anytime thereís any ice or snow everything shuts down. I am officially open but every dck is out because of the weather today! Iíve had a brutal week with a screaming baby and this paid day off is exactly what I needed!
Aw congrats!

Today is the first day this week that all my children scheduled are actually in attendance!! Thereís been so many different illinesses going around town. It is so nice to be back to our normal routine.
01-12-2018 06:19 AM
HappyEverAfter Itís a snow day today! I live in the south so anytime thereís any ice or snow everything shuts down. I am officially open but every dck is out because of the weather today! Iíve had a brutal week with a screaming baby and this paid day off is exactly what I needed!
01-09-2018 11:12 AM
Josiegirl I only had my 1 sweet little 16 mo until noon today. We had the whole morning to just us. I let her do all kinds of things that I usually don't have the time to actually let her do as much as I should. I put a smock on her, sat her at the big kid table, gave her a paint brush, some paint(and paper of course) and let her just go to it. She turned to look at me like she was the biggest cheese ever.

Then I found this 2" high wooden box so she could stand by the window herself and watch the birds, without needing my help(she loves her independence Lol). I love it when they're so little that the simple things make their day.
Sometimes I wish they'd never turn into those 'I'm bored unless my eyes are super-glued to my iphone' kind of kids.
01-09-2018 10:57 AM
Cat Herder I did not earn the butter cream filled pizzelles this afternoon, but I ate them anyway.

And they were awesome
01-08-2018 02:51 PM
storybookending First day outside today in weeks!! We went on a nice walk, played outside in the snow, and no one cried the entire time! Of course I only had 3/6 this afternoon.. but still a success in my book
01-04-2018 10:40 AM
MyAngels
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
First day back since Dec. 22. Only have half of my crew but they have been AWESOME! I think they needed the break, too.


It's almost like a reset button. Maybe being away makes them appreciate us more
01-04-2018 09:02 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by MyAngels View Post
One of my very favorite families of all time stopped by today, all 3 kids and their mom. The youngest is in 1st grade so they've been gone a couple of years. The boys came in just like they were here yesterday lol. I had a lovely chat with mom and the oldest (daughter, in high school now, where did the time go!). It did my heart good to hear they still think about me from time to time
First day back since Dec. 22. Only have half of my crew but they have been AWESOME! I think they needed the break, too.
01-03-2018 08:28 AM
MyAngels One of my very favorite families of all time stopped by today, all 3 kids and their mom. The youngest is in 1st grade so they've been gone a couple of years. The boys came in just like they were here yesterday lol. I had a lovely chat with mom and the oldest (daughter, in high school now, where did the time go!). It did my heart good to hear they still think about me from time to time
01-02-2018 01:20 PM
midaycare I have a dcg in my care, 19 months old. I've had her since 3 months. She is the sweetest, funniest thing ever. Just full of life. Today I just wanted to write about how thankful I am for her I surely do enough complaining about behaviors and such.
12-27-2017 07:39 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by MyAngels View Post
I had only planned to take Monday off for the holiday, but I ended up with Friday off (no kids), Monday (Holiday), Tuesday (no kids again) and today (power was out this am and it's in the negative digits temp-wise, but still ). TBH I'm getting a little bored. There's only so much I can find to do around here .
I am off till Jan. 4. Nothing calling my name except pajamas, coffee, and some Law & Order SVU. AND my sons in and out from hunting wanting something to eat! Loving every minute of it Taking a short trip Friday thru Monday then might step foot in the daycare room to change out some things....but not till at least Tuesday. Love me some VACATION TIME!
12-27-2017 05:29 PM
MyAngels I had only planned to take Monday off for the holiday, but I ended up with Friday off (no kids), Monday (Holiday), Tuesday (no kids again) and today (power was out this am and it's in the negative digits temp-wise, but still ). TBH I'm getting a little bored. There's only so much I can find to do around here .
12-26-2017 12:36 PM
Annalee Wanted to find my sons a set of luggage to go with their Christmas gifts but could not find a deal I was looking for, but I sure did today. Got four-piece sets for less than a 1/4 of the regular price...were pink ticketed for half-price but then when I checked out they were even half of that...I LOVE good shopping deals! AND forgot to add they let me use a $20 coupon I had.....
12-20-2017 06:18 PM
BumbleBee Dcb(4), aka my little buddy, brought me a birthday gift on Tuesday. He was so excited, he picked the gift, wrapped the gift, made the card, and picked the bag to put it in (a robot one!) He picked out lotion because my hands get dry, bubble bath (body wash) so I can take a bubble bath after work, and qtips, because we use those for painting and we ran out on Monday. He talked his mom into stopping at the store and buying some on Monday night. 😁

The lotion and body wash smell amazing. I love them. Such a sweet little guy!
12-19-2017 10:07 AM
Cat Herder I just got an unexpected delivery from the Clinique fairy.

Order was canceled/refunded due to availability but a couple nice gift sets came (with full sized eyeliners!), anyway.

I Clinique.
12-19-2017 10:03 AM
Cat Herder
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I'm picking up my dd in 4 hours at the bus stop!!! And she's home for 10 days. I haven't seen her since July.
That is awesome!
12-16-2017 08:53 AM
Josiegirl
I'm picking up my dd in 4 hours at the bus stop!!! And she's home for 10 days. I haven't seen her since July.
12-15-2017 07:42 AM
Jupadia Filled my 2 spots parent gave notice earlier this month for 2 kids for Christmas) today with kids that come in March. One was going to start next September when I had room but now they are starting now. The older one is 3 and was in my care before the younger one his brother who will be 1 then (mom's been on mat leave). The 3 year old will leave in Sept but I'll have a baby opening then cause another one ages up so it will be easy to fill. I will be empty for a bit but this way I can fill the 2 + spot.
12-15-2017 05:05 AM
Play Care I made and canned four jars of dill pickles yesterday to give as Christmas presents!

Only 8 more jars to go!
12-14-2017 09:24 AM
Annalee Christmas party over and done today! Now to make it till Dec. 21, my last day till Jan 4. Should have smaller load next week.
12-11-2017 01:22 PM
Play Care
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Yay!!! That is awesome! Being told you needed a biopsy is scary and stressful enough.... SUPER glad to hear it wasn't anything more to be worried about!

So sorry you had to do the biopsy though...that part sucks but again happy to hear you have nothing to worry about!



Even if others aren't as lucky.....it should NEVER stop you from shouting out your good news and relief!!

I wish there was always more "lucky" ones than not!
Thank you. I had come to post when I was told I needed one, but saw your post.
12-11-2017 01:13 PM
Blackcat31
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I DON'T HAVE CANCER!!!!!!!!
Yay!!! That is awesome! Being told you needed a biopsy is scary and stressful enough.... SUPER glad to hear it wasn't anything more to be worried about!

So sorry you had to do the biopsy though...that part sucks but again happy to hear you have nothing to worry about!

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I didn't want to post since other people have not been as fortunate. But yes, had a biopsy last Thursday.
Even if others aren't as lucky.....it should NEVER stop you from shouting out your good news and relief!!

I wish there was always more "lucky" ones than not!
12-11-2017 12:31 PM
Baby Beluga
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I DON'T HAVE CANCER!!!!!!!!
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YAY!!!!!!!!!
12-11-2017 12:29 PM
Play Care
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Originally Posted by daycarediva View Post
I have a former preemie in care, and at 2.5 she's a whopping 20lbs. Eats like a HORSE though.




I didn't know there was a scare, but congratulations for you!
I didn't want to post since other people have not been as fortunate. But yes, had a biopsy last Thursday.
12-11-2017 11:03 AM
daycarediva
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Dcg was a preemie. 3 lbs at birth, on oxygen and feeding tube. Always below the charts weight/height wise. She was delayed on her 3, 6, and 9 month assessments. Had almost caught up at her 1 yr assessment and was 5th percentile. 15 month assessment she was caught up developmentally and up to 10th percentile.

All that to say at 18 months she is ahead developmentally and solidly on the charts in the 25th percentile. I've had her since she was 3 months old (by birthdate, adjusted she was 6 weeks.) It's so cool to see the progress she's made!
I have a former preemie in care, and at 2.5 she's a whopping 20lbs. Eats like a HORSE though.


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I DON'T HAVE CANCER!!!!!!!!
I didn't know there was a scare, but congratulations for you!
12-11-2017 10:44 AM
Play Care I DON'T HAVE CANCER!!!!!!!!
12-06-2017 06:48 AM
BumbleBee Dcg was a preemie. 3 lbs at birth, on oxygen and feeding tube. Always below the charts weight/height wise. She was delayed on her 3, 6, and 9 month assessments. Had almost caught up at her 1 yr assessment and was 5th percentile. 15 month assessment she was caught up developmentally and up to 10th percentile.

All that to say at 18 months she is ahead developmentally and solidly on the charts in the 25th percentile. I've had her since she was 3 months old (by birthdate, adjusted she was 6 weeks.) It's so cool to see the progress she's made!
12-06-2017 05:39 AM
MelissaP I've got this little guy, 2 years old and he got his tubes placed on Monday. He comes back yesterday and is already talking to much more. Such a night and day difference. Better listening ears and is an active participant in group time. I think I am going to try and get him to say "I love you mom" today so when mom picks up, she will hear it.
My daughter got tubes at about the same age and it was such a difference with her speech but the two best things that could have come of it was the first time she danced to music and the first time she said "I love you momma". Brings tears just remembering it.
Have a splendid day every!
12-01-2017 02:55 AM
Josiegirl Been a long week, must be coming back from a 3 day week. TGIF everybody!!!
11-22-2017 11:04 AM
storybookending Schools are out today for thanksgiving break. I reluctantly took on two school aged older siblings of two of my currently enrolled day care families. The 5 year old was one that I had a very rough summer with before K. I was very worried about how the day was going to go and it turns out he grew up a little over the last 3 months. Also heís napping which I didnít think he would as naps arenít part of K here anymore. The morning went so well! My niece is also out today so that might have something to do with it.. haha.

Everyone asleep except older dcg. Afternoon will consist of our thanksgiving craft and doughnuts for snack courtesy of dcb1ís mom for his daycare birthday treat. Happy 4 day weekend!!
11-21-2017 05:21 AM
Annalee Today is my FRIDAY!
11-20-2017 12:03 PM
storybookending
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Originally Posted by midaycare View Post
Holy moly that really stinks. I am so, so sorry. Hoping it gets fixed!!!
Hoping itíll turn it alright, at least I have the paper copies of it isnít.
11-20-2017 11:41 AM
midaycare
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I HAD everything updated through the last week of October. Trying to stay on top of things and I went to update what weíve had of November yesterday and my laptop wonít even turn on! Of course I didnít back it up.. at least Iím 90% sure I didnít but there is a slight chance at least some of it is on a pendrive but I canít turn my computer on to check it. Meal counts, hours open, daycare items purchased.. every single thing was updated! I hope the computer guy can get it fixed. I have the paper copies if he canít but man thatís a lot of work to have it all typed up.
Holy moly that really stinks. I am so, so sorry. Hoping it gets fixed!!!
11-20-2017 11:32 AM
storybookending
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I have just about everything done for taxes. Every other year I have to spend 2-3 full weekends doing taxes. Not this year, baby!
I HAD everything updated through the last week of October. Trying to stay on top of things and I went to update what weíve had of November yesterday and my laptop wonít even turn on! Of course I didnít back it up.. at least Iím 90% sure I didnít but there is a slight chance at least some of it is on a pendrive but I canít turn my computer on to check it. Meal counts, hours open, daycare items purchased.. every single thing was updated! I hope the computer guy can get it fixed. I have the paper copies if he canít but man thatís a lot of work to have it all typed up.
11-20-2017 11:21 AM
midaycare I have just about everything done for taxes. Every other year I have to spend 2-3 full weekends doing taxes. Not this year, baby!
11-20-2017 11:20 AM
midaycare
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Got a kitten this weekend from a local shelter. My boys love it and the dk kids do to.
I just got a new one recently too. To add to our 2 big dogs and our other cat. We are a home of pet hair...
11-14-2017 01:00 PM
Jupadia Got a kitten this weekend from a local shelter. My boys love it and the dk kids do to.
11-14-2017 06:42 AM
Miss A
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I hope the day goes fast for you!

I am sure the wedding will be beautiful!
Congratulations on your big day!

Thank you BC! We are having a laid back, fun kind of day. Hanging out, snuggling, watching Cars, and chocolate chip cookies for snack!
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