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09-17-2018 04:45 AM
Pestle The Standoff

Me: "Good job takin' off your soggy boggy pull-up!"
DCK: "Good job me! Ah not soggy!"
Me: "Now it's time to put on a dry one!"
DCK: "Nuh Ah dun wan to!"

10 minutes later . . .

Me: "Hey, buddy, you can't come out into the playroom without a pull-up on."
DCK: "Ah come out playyyyy."
Me: "Sorry, dude; you're too naked to come out here with everybody else."
DCK: "Ah not naked!"
Me: "I don't wan't to see your bottom."
DCK: "DON'T LOOK AT MY BOTTOM!!!"
Me: "Yo, dude, I don't want to! Please put a pull-up over your bottom!"

Three minutes later:

DCK, horrified: "What DAT? Ah dun lahk it! Pestle what DAT? Ah dun lahk it!"
Me: "Stop playing with the paper tow-- oh, ick! Mr. Man, that's a camel cricket."
DCK: "AH DUN LAHK IT."

Yeah, Ah dun lahk it either.
09-12-2018 01:16 PM
Blackcat31 One of my (favorite) DCK's went to Kindy this year.

Still comes after school off bus for an hour every day though.

Today was their first day being dropped off via the bus.
Child comes in and announces PROUDLY to everyone asking about the first day/what they learned etc...

DCK's reply: "Hey guys guess what?!?! I got to ride the bus with no car seat and no seatbelt!!"

Tried squeezing additional info in regards to their day and all the fun things they may have done etc... but the thrill was apparently riding that bus without a car seat or seatbelt. DCK even says "....and I get to do it again tomorrow!!"

Guess it's the little things in life...
09-12-2018 11:02 AM
Miss A My own almost 2 year old doesn't nap long, so I let him watch Daniel Tiger after he wakes so the others get a full nap. Today's episode is Snowy Day/Tutu All The Time, and when Henrietta *****cat drops Katerina Kitty Cat off at school in a tutu and doesn't make her put it in her cubby, and even says "I'm glad that you like your tutu!" I laugh so hard. Even in cartoons parents think that the rules can't possibly apply to them or their children!
09-10-2018 05:15 PM
flossie I'm probably naughty for doing so... But... I was chuckling as I watched out the kitchen window as a teacher was trying to get the last preschooler inside to get cleaned up for lunch. Their swing and slide set is in front of my only kitchen window. It was pretty funny watching her start to climb up and him racing down - there was no way she was going to make it up there to get him, ha ha... Next time I looked I saw her picking him up under his arms and his feet kicking.

One of the older preschoolers wasn't watching where she was going and she walked right into my hindside. I turned around and exclaimed, "Sweetie (didn't call her that, called her by name), you just walked into my butt." She smiled and looked a little embarrassed, then she wrapped her arms around my legs in a hug and told me she loved me.
09-07-2018 02:27 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by storybookending View Post
You have a child named Thad? My sister is marrying a Thad in February and Ive never met anyone else with the same name, nor has he!
Oddly, he is the second Thad (Thaddeus) I have had in care. This one has a sibling named Theodore.

The other was an only child and is probably about 16 now.

My current Thad will be 2 in Jan. It is definitely a "different" name. One I have trouble in conjunction with the sibling's name. It sounds like I have a speech problem.


The kids call him "Fad" or "him".
09-07-2018 01:45 PM
storybookending
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post


I have a version of this posted on my cupboard door....been there since 2000.
You have a child named Thad? My sister is marrying a Thad in February and Ive never met anyone else with the same name, nor has he!
09-07-2018 09:51 AM
Josiegirl Just went to check on my almost 2 yo dcg. She has a doll with a paci and she still uses a paci. She and her doll are laying nose to nose, both with pacis stuck in their mouths. Man, she is such a cutie pie. I'm already thinking how traumatic it'll be to watch her go off to preschool.
09-07-2018 09:30 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post


I have a version of this posted on my cupboard door....been there since 2000.
Love it!!

He is super ticked, now. He is having a picnic lunch, with the puzzles. Naptime is also optional at 5 years old.

It really isn't that difficult. They are the little ones for toddlers plus I painted the backs to color code them.

I texted his mom and asked how long she wanted me to make him work on it. She texted back "Feel free to send them home with him if they are not done by pickup." I guess we are all good, here.

I plan to stop at 1 hour, though. I have a treat planned for the group at 3:30 and this one likes his nap. Our class cucumbers and squash are ready for picking and I made cookies with our pumpkins.
09-07-2018 09:08 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
5 year old, angry puzzling.

Scowling, slapping each piece into place then glaring at me.

Maybe he should not have mixed eight wooden puzzles (20 pieces per, color-coded on back, per each 4 puzzle set, 2 boxes) together as he has been told weekly for the last 4 years. Get them put together to get them put away.

If you can't do the time don't do the crime, buddy.


I have a version of this posted on my cupboard door....been there since 2000.
09-07-2018 09:00 AM
Cat Herder 5 year old, angry puzzling.

Scowling, slapping each piece into place then glaring at me.

Maybe he should not have mixed eight wooden puzzles (20 pieces per, color-coded on back, per each 4 puzzle set, 2 boxes) together as he has been told weekly for the last 4 years. Get them put together to get them put away.

If you can't do the time don't do the crime, buddy.
09-05-2018 01:38 PM
Jupadia
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Originally Posted by LysesKids View Post
That is too cool. My brothers and my son were all born on thanksgiving in way different years... my oldest DD on Valentines day

My oldest is a valentines baby, I joke it was so his father did not have to deal with the holiday and just had to do his birthday. He came a week early to make it happen.
09-05-2018 10:04 AM
Miss A
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
A friend of mine from high school has two sons. Both born (naturally.....no c section or induction) on her birthday. Her sons are 3 yrs apart. Dad only needs remember one date as both sons and his wife share the day.
I gave birth to my son on my husband's 34th birthday, 16 minutes after midnight. When I was pregnant my DH was adamant about naming a boy after DH's grandpa, who DH is also named after. So, my DH got a son and got to name him on his birthday.

My middle little sister, and my first cousin were also born on the same day, so now we have 4 birthdays on the same day in our family.
09-05-2018 09:33 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by LysesKids View Post
That is too cool. My brothers and my son were all born on thanksgiving in way different years... my oldest DD on Valentines day
My youngest is new years eve. She will be 4 this year.
09-05-2018 09:31 AM
LysesKids
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
A friend of mine from high school has two sons. Both born (naturally.....no c section or induction) on her birthday. Her sons are 3 yrs apart. Dad only needs remember one date as both sons and his wife share the day.
That is too cool. My brothers and my son were all born on thanksgiving in way different years... my oldest DD on Valentines day
09-05-2018 09:00 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
My youngest shared a birthday (December 30) with the kid next door to us, and then the other kid on the other side of us. I still want to know the chances of 3 kids being born on same day (different years), all living next to each other.
A friend of mine from high school has two sons. Both born (naturally.....no c section or induction) on her birthday. Her sons are 3 yrs apart. Dad only needs remember one date as both sons and his wife share the day.
09-05-2018 08:53 AM
Jupadia Ment to add happy belated birthday
09-05-2018 08:42 AM
Jupadia
Quote:
Originally Posted by LysesKids View Post
That both amberrose3dg and I share a birthday & we were both born on Labor day just in different years. Happy Birthday to both of us today
My youngest shared a birthday (December 30) with the kid next door to us, and then the other kid on the other side of us. I still want to know the chances of 3 kids being born on same day (different years), all living next to each other.
09-05-2018 06:56 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by LysesKids View Post
That both amberrose3dg and I share a birthday & we were both born on Labor day just in different years. Happy Birthday to both of us today
Happy Birthday!!!
09-05-2018 03:45 AM
LysesKids That both amberrose3dg and I share a birthday & we were both born on Labor day just in different years. Happy Birthday to both of us today
08-29-2018 06:34 AM
Cat Herder When your co-workers hate you.

https://www.facebook.com/james.h.cos...53711/?__xts__

The problem was a Flux-capaci-tater...... Can't breath.
08-24-2018 05:07 AM
DaveA Its pouring rain this morning so I opened garage doors so DCFs can stay dry. DCG3 is mad she didnt get to use her umbrella.
08-20-2018 01:17 PM
Blackcat31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
My nephew (29 now) and I were talking when he was in high school. I said something about a record (album), and he said "what's a record?". I still remember using a reel to reel machine, the "ditto" copier at school, 8-tracks, and cassettes. Laser discs and Beta movies, too. I'm sure it is confusing to kids who are so young when we talk about stuff like that!
I still have the reel to reel player my parents had when I was a child. It's so cool! My mom recorded my brother and I singing Old McDonald Had a Farm when we were about 2 and 3 yrs old.

I have our old slide projector too... never know when the kids come visit and I might want to have a 3 hour presentation of vacation slides to watch or even better, a 575 slide show from Vietnam.

I also saved my parents' collection of 45's (record albums and vinyl ARE making a comeback ) and my dad's extensive 8 track tapes of all the old country singers. Never know when I get an inkling for Tom Jones or maybe a little Conway Twitty.
08-20-2018 01:06 PM
Leigh
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
DCB10 spent the morning talking about these really cool "antique things" for music he found in his basement over the weekend- Cassette tapes.

I feel really old now.
My nephew (29 now) and I were talking when he was in high school. I said something about a record (album), and he said "what's a record?". I still remember using a reel to reel machine, the "ditto" copier at school, 8-tracks, and cassettes. Laser discs and Beta movies, too. I'm sure it is confusing to kids who are so young when we talk about stuff like that!
08-20-2018 09:37 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
DCB10 spent the morning talking about these really cool "antique things" for music he found in his basement over the weekend- Cassette tapes.

I feel really old now.
LOL
Terrible thing is they're not *that* old considering....what were those cartridge things that didn't stay around long, before cassettes?
08-20-2018 05:16 AM
DaveA DCB10 spent the morning talking about these really cool "antique things" for music he found in his basement over the weekend- Cassette tapes.

I feel really old now.
08-16-2018 07:43 PM
BumbleBee Dcb6 "come here dcb5, I need to teach you something."

Dcb5 "what are you going to teach me?"

dcb6 "I need to teach you how not to be a jerk.".


truth be told Dcb5 needed that lesson today.
07-18-2018 05:21 PM
Unregistered When I was relicensed, the official asked the two oldest kids their names as she looked at her list. They both gave fake names 😮 that sounded real. As she looked up and down her list and gave me the side eye, I thought quick and had the kids do their morning handshakes with her, during which they say their full name.

Crisis averted 😅
07-18-2018 09:20 AM
Annalee Health/env came for their inspection this morning...when she come in dcb2 met her at the gate. I told him to show ms xxxx where the kitchen was and he took her to the play kitchen.... she got a good laugh out of that
07-18-2018 04:48 AM
BumbleBee Dcb4 doesn't have his nemesis to bicker with this morning so he's trying to manipulate dcg3. She's not having it.
07-11-2018 07:55 AM
BumbleBee Ruined a 5 yr old's life today, so I can check that off my bucket list . How could I be so cruel? What on earth did I do?

I put him in timeout for trying to spit in another child's face.

For 5 minutes I heard a continuous stream of how I ruined his life and he's never going to be happy ever again and how unfair I am and how he's going to cry all his tears out and die because he won't have any left when he needs them.

Drama king. That's the only phrase to describe him. Drama king.

Ironically if a child so much as bumps into him accidently it's instant diva mode because how DARE somebody 'push him down' and injure him and now he 'just can't possibly play anymore because he's SOOOOOO hurt'-and not just his body, but his 'insides are shattered into a million pieces!'

8 weeks until Kindergarten starts!!!!!

It's getting harder and harder to not laugh or roll my eyes in the presence of the kids when he does this.
07-08-2018 08:42 PM
ellen211 My kids prank their dad. They tried to scare him by putting a mask on. Lol!
07-07-2018 11:29 AM
fifi The last few weeks the children have wanted Pete the Cat stories over and over again. They all join in when Pete sings "I love my white shoes" and reply to, "Did Pete cry?" with "Goodness no!"

While playing with water outside yesterday, one little boy got his shoes wet. This sweet little guy most likely has FASD, and in the past has freaked out about his shoes getting wet. But yesterday he was walking around the playground singing, "I wuv my wet shoes, I wuv my wet shoes." It was priceless.
07-06-2018 11:36 AM
Cat Herder DCM brought a new can of parents choice "sensitivity" formula as requested. I just got it out of the cubby to open it and noticed a huge letter F written in sharpie on the front of the can. Kids name starts with the letter G.

Then I got it.

DCD had not meant for this can to come here. He thought DCM would see it and get a laugh at home.

Now, we all have.
06-19-2018 04:55 PM
Unregistered I have an almost 3 year old dcb who has responded to my requests today with a polite, "Yes, dear." Lol

He's gonna make a great husband one day.
06-14-2018 02:29 PM
Miss A I have a cousin sending their son part time this summer. He is the oldest of my group, my Littles just idolize him, and his name is Thomas.

DCB-2.5 has delayed speech, and can not say Thomas. It took me 2 days to realize that DCB-2.5 didn't want to play "Choo choos" all day, but was instead trying to get Thomas's attention.
06-08-2018 12:00 PM
Jupadia The kids where playing dcb 4, dcb 6, and my boy 5.
Start saying you "you can't screw me" "no I screw you". Me look over about to say something when one of them shouts out "well I'm going to drill then" they where playing with legos and talking about pretending to build with tools.
06-06-2018 03:22 AM
Josiegirl Had a chuckle the other day when the twins were talking about having lobsters for dinner at home. I asked if dad had to cook them and if they tasted good. I figured dcd cooked them but they weren't too keen on eating them. Come to find out, dcd told me it was probably because he made the mistake of letting them crawl around on the floor first.
06-01-2018 08:50 AM
Pestle Also this from a couple of years ago:
Kid got the message but missed the nuance when told to call 911 if she was in trouble.
https://www.greenvilleonline.com/sto...ency/81311846/
06-01-2018 06:35 AM
Pestle We bought a Whirlpool washing machine when the ancient machine that came with the house died shortly after we moved in. The dryer sort of worked for a few more years, then finally died, and we bought a Samsung dryer. Both were Consumer Reports recommended at the lower end of the price range, so we don't care that they don't match. Or at least, I didn't care. The daycare kids are examining the new dryer while both machines are in operation, and a three-year-old just pointed out that they are currently spinning in opposite directions. I'm not sure I can handle that. I may need to cover the windows with little curtains or something. Portholes? What do you call those viewscreens?
05-29-2018 01:30 PM
BrynleeJean simply the smile on my sons face as he sits in the bucket meant to hold the Duplos, instead of actually playing with the blocks. sigh.. why do i buy toys. He's in an imaginary boat thats apparently much more fun and i just sit here and smile. He's so happy.
05-25-2018 04:15 AM
Jamie I had a 2.5 yo drop-in tell me that at his regular daycare, they all walk around "butt naked" all the time. Even the daycare owner

I know his regular daycare. She howled with laughter when I told her this
05-24-2018 10:07 AM
Josiegirl Not making me laugh but putting a smile on my face. My toddler is in the crib, laid down an hour ago, should by all rights be exhausted but is humming Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Later this afternoon should prove interesting.
05-17-2018 06:38 AM
YaniraS My two year old already know's that if I tell her know she turns to her grandma and gets what she wants
05-16-2018 08:31 AM
Cat Herder DCG3: "Whatcha making Mrs. Cat Herder?"

Me: "Turkey Spaghetti."

DCG3: "(Dramatic gasp) For us??? " Covers mouth with both hands as if surprised.

Me: "Yes, of course..."

DCG3: "Well, arent you a sweetie!!! We looooove turkey 'sgetti. (Twirls with arms in air) Yay! Yay!"

Me: "I am so glad to hear that, Thank you. It will be ready very soon."

DCG3: "Mrs. Cat Herder, what's for lunch though?"

05-09-2018 04:51 PM
TheMisplacedMidwestMom It was dcb's first day back after being sent home with a stomach bug that involved some explosive diapers.
Dcm: Yea! I see you haven't had to change clothes today.
Me: Well, no I haven't.
Dcm:
Me: Ohhhh, you probably talking to the baby.
05-04-2018 06:50 AM
Blackcat31 Two 2 ,5 yr old DCB's standing by the window.....watching a bunny outside...

DCB#1 says "Look! The Easter bunny!" and points

DCB #2 says "That not the Easter bunny, that's the pizza bunny!"

?? ??

Um, okay... Friday is usually pizza day here but I didn't know we had a Pizza Bunny! Yay! I'll take the pizza bunny over the Easter Bunny any day!
05-03-2018 02:39 PM
Josiegirl Twin dcgs, almost 4 yo, sitting at the lunch table as they were finishing up
#1 says My lips are sore.
#2 says My eyelashes are tired.
Kids are silly.
05-02-2018 03:16 PM
ErnestFlores I had a kindergartner say that I looked really young
04-24-2018 09:45 PM
alyssahenderson My 8 years old daughter is very silly, I'm laughing too hard when she told me she's worried she might not have a boyfriend when she gets older.
04-06-2018 09:54 AM
daycarediva Dcb has been out all week with his teacher Mom, she is doing a day of planning before returning to work.

He comes in and the FIRST thing out of his mouth is

"It's still fu**ing Easter in here. Oh **** I sorry! Oh I said **** I SORRY!"

omg. DIED LAUGHING. Dcm was mortified.

He NEVER has bad language here, but I dooooo think it's allowed at home.
04-06-2018 09:13 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
Remember the old "Mom Curse" I hope you have a child who acts just like you? Since my Mom was my first center director I guess that carries to my professional life. DCB4 doesn't try to be rude or mean- just says the first thing that pops in his head. He was upset that another child took the toy he was playing with. I tell him "Don't just be sad. Tell x why you are sad." His response was to look at the kid and says "You're a butthead and that makes me sad!" Hard to be all "teacher-y" when you can't breathe because you're trying not to bust out laughing.
I had a dcg4 in the past to call another child a "butthead"....I told her that wasn't a very nice thing to say and she replied "but she IS a butthead". and I couldn't hold my laughter either!
04-06-2018 04:33 AM
DaveA Remember the old "Mom Curse" I hope you have a child who acts just like you? Since my Mom was my first center director I guess that carries to my professional life. DCB4 doesn't try to be rude or mean- just says the first thing that pops in his head. He was upset that another child took the toy he was playing with. I tell him "Don't just be sad. Tell x why you are sad." His response was to look at the kid and says "You're a butthead and that makes me sad!" Hard to be all "teacher-y" when you can't breathe because you're trying not to bust out laughing.
04-06-2018 04:28 AM
DaveA
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Its snowing here...

My 4 yr old DCG says I wish snowflakes were glitter. So when its a snowstorm it will be pretty and sparkly!

I think its a brilliant idea!
And you thought shoveling snow was annoying before
04-05-2018 05:05 PM
Blackcat31 Its snowing here...

My 4 yr old DCG says I wish snowflakes were glitter. So when its a snowstorm it will be pretty and sparkly!

I think its a brilliant idea!
04-05-2018 02:44 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
That *one friend made me spew coffee this morning. It is like he knows childcare.
OMG Took me a second but funny as he!!.
04-05-2018 08:22 AM
Cat Herder That *one friend made me spew coffee this morning. It is like he knows childcare.
04-04-2018 06:22 AM
Jupadia My son last night refused to eat dinner till his brother was done just so he could sit in daddy's chair cause you can see the TV screen. Sat at atbke while his brother ate them moved chairs and ate his whole dinner. Funny part TV was not on.
04-03-2018 03:27 PM
BumbleBee Oppositional defiant dcb, age 4, was the first one 'finished' with breakfast. In reality he just wanted to snatch and/or hide the favored toys so nobody else could use them. I made everybody stay at the table until everybody was done.

Dcb's response? "FINE! I'll just sit here and eat my cereal! But NOT because I'm hungry!"

ok then you do that dcb.
03-28-2018 10:29 AM
Ac114 Someone contacted me today asking for a spot for summer care. Gave them my price and they replied thats really out of our budget, we have budgeted 183 a month for child care. We could probably up it to 250 a month but that would be pushing it. Let me know if anything changes and you can help out

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 ok! That wont grt you full time care ANYWHERE. That barely pays for two weeks of in home and one week of center care in my area. GOOD LUCK!
03-22-2018 11:25 AM
Stressed&Obsessed One of my DCB's came in today and I was holding him and talking to him but also looking at another child. He grabs my face and says look into my eyes, I am talking to you! He is 2 years old going on 30!
03-20-2018 05:25 AM
DaveA New line in my job description- relationship counselor for DCB11 & DCG10 (who have both came here for 4-5 years). DCG is mad at DCB because he didn't tell her he had an afternoon Dr appointment so wouldn't be on the bus to sit by her.
03-19-2018 10:18 AM
Josiegirl I'm trying to transition my 18 mo to a cot; today being the first day. She's extremely strong-willed but a real sweetheart. She's the dcg I'd adopt in a heartbeat if it was an option. Anyways, I set her cot out, nice cozy blanket, her stuffed Peter Rabbit she's gotten attached to here. Then I lay down beside her. Just figure it'd be a whole lot easier than getting up and down out of a chair 50+ times. I'm not sure if this child will grow up to be a dentist, ophthalmologist, hair stylist, or just a really great nose-picker because I swear she wouldn't stop touching me for 45 minutes. Took everything not to bust out laughing at her. Lol But 45 minutes later, she's a little sleeping angel.
03-19-2018 06:39 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Claraskids View Post
Trying so hard not to laugh over the phone at my sister-in-law. She called me this morning asking for any of my daycare supplies that I don't use. She is thinking about doing it herself. So here is why I think this is a hoot:
1. She loses at least one job a year for taking too many sick days.
2. My brother is the full-time parent and works full time from his home office. She has never participated in parenting tasks that aren't "cute".
3. She takes at least one nap every day.
4. She was arrested last month for breaking and entering to get narcotics.

Yep, we have a winner!!!!
She won't get past the licensing process.
03-18-2018 11:05 AM
Claraskids Trying so hard not to laugh over the phone at my sister-in-law. She called me this morning asking for any of my daycare supplies that I don't use. She is thinking about doing it herself. So here is why I think this is a hoot:
1. She loses at least one job a year for taking too many sick days.
2. My brother is the full-time parent and works full time from his home office. She has never participated in parenting tasks that aren't "cute".
3. She takes at least one nap every day.
4. She was arrested last month for breaking and entering to get narcotics.

Yep, we have a winner!!!!
03-15-2018 10:49 AM
mamamanda
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Originally Posted by TheMisplacedMidwestMom View Post

2. Dcb2.5 is a massive Mine-o-saur, and just got upset because another kid "took it from me". As I'm watching trying to figure out what "it" is, dcb walks over takes something invisible from other kid and walks away triumphantly.
03-15-2018 10:36 AM
TheMisplacedMidwestMom 1. How my DS thinks ignoring someone works:

Me: Just ignore him.
DS: IGNORE! IGNORE! IGNORE! IGNORE! IGNORE!

2. Dcb2.5 is a massive Mine-o-saur, and just got upset because another kid "took it from me". As I'm watching trying to figure out what "it" is, dcb walks over takes something invisible from other kid and walks away triumphantly.
03-13-2018 12:40 PM
storybookending *moves child off my lap*
DCG3: why cant I sit on you?
Me: its super hot in here for some reason, Im dying
Different DCG3: *fanning self* yeah Im dying too
Original DCG3: me too! Baby (child with same name, always calls her baby for little B) you died too?

Oh how they pick up every little thing hahah
03-10-2018 01:32 PM
Pestle Me to Jane, who's on the potty: "You did it!"
Jane: "No; me Jane."
03-10-2018 01:31 PM
Pestle My friend shared this video to Facebook. It's pretty much accurate.

https://youtu.be/lGvV-ha6x7Y
03-07-2018 01:10 PM
Play Care
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
I asked them to clean up three times. Their motivation is severely lacking and I am not up to a battle of wills, today.

I placed a pan of HM cinnamon/sugar croissants to cool on top of the tallest bookshelf and helped myself to one piping hot at my desk. They are now wildly motivated.

My work here is done.
You are the woman!!
03-07-2018 07:25 AM
Cat Herder I asked them to clean up three times. Their motivation is severely lacking and I am not up to a battle of wills, today.

I placed a pan of HM cinnamon/sugar croissants to cool on top of the tallest bookshelf and helped myself to one piping hot at my desk. They are now wildly motivated.

My work here is done.
02-26-2018 09:41 AM
Josiegirl 4 yo dcg had a new tear in her winter jacket so I asked her how she got it.
DCG "I went to the zoo and there was this jaguar who took a bite out of it".
Me Well, you're lucky he didn't bite your nose(looking very dramatic and aghast)
dcg Well, he was a friendly jaguar so he only bit my coat.
Me What color was he?
Dcg Pink with black dots.
She was as serious in her replies as she could be.
02-13-2018 06:03 AM
Second Home
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Yikes! I am assuming her method of payment to you changed when her job changed?

I can't imagine what she had going on was on the up and up... it was just too weird.
Before they left I changed my contract to cash and personal check only , she wrote in money orders on the contract . I told her no more money orders cash or check only and she lost it . She started yelling at me while outside waiting for the bus .
02-12-2018 06:17 AM
Blackcat31
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Not really she got fired from the bank .
Yikes! I am assuming her method of payment to you changed when her job changed?

I can't imagine what she had going on was on the up and up... it was just too weird.
02-12-2018 05:40 AM
Second Home
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What ever happened with the money order stuff?

Did you ever get to the bottom of her evolving stories about the weird amounts?
Not really she got fired from the bank .
02-09-2018 08:23 AM
Blackcat31
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Some may remember my difficult dcm ( money order weirdness) that terminated care last June because they were moving yet still live down the street . Well she called yesterday to see if I would like to take her infant .

Um ....... no.
What ever happened with the money order stuff?

Did you ever get to the bottom of her evolving stories about the weird amounts?
02-08-2018 07:42 AM
Second Home Some may remember my difficult dcm ( money order weirdness) that terminated care last June because they were moving yet still live down the street . Well she called yesterday to see if I would like to take her infant .

Um ....... no.
02-06-2018 12:56 PM
LysesKids That when mom walked in 15 minutes earlier, she ran to the shoe box, opened it to get her shoes & dived in, right in front of mom mind you... she is only 17 months. Head first & couldn't get back up right without help; mom & I were laughing hysterically because this is a first. As Mom said, it's a new story to tell Dad when they get home. Mom said I can imagine what you go thru with all 4 being so young; YEP, never ending antics (my other 3 are younger lol)
02-02-2018 04:55 PM
Mom2Two Yesterday the dc kids were playing a game of zombies, and I had to laugh as I listened to them, because all the zombies were apparently from Canada. Apparently they believe that Canada is where all the zombies live and that Canada is full of zombies.

But on the bright side, it put me in the mood to watch World War Z with DH again last night. The movie is full of zombies and the family do end up in Canada--where they are safe from zombies.
02-02-2018 06:22 AM
Jupadia My son did this a couple years ago with one of the dkb Same shorts with weirdbzurf boarding dogs (of all things) and same blue polo shirt. It was so weird.
02-02-2018 05:33 AM
DaveA 2 DCGs- 6 months apart, nonrelated, families aren't friends.

Both just showed up wearing the exact same outfit down to the shoes.
01-26-2018 04:30 AM
mamamanda
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Playing The Floor is Lava, my dd4 thinks we're playing the floor is LLAMA. "Oh no, I stepped on the llama!"
01-26-2018 04:30 AM
mamamanda This morning dcb 2 told me that Santa put a cookie in his eye. I acted like I was so shocked & amazed & said, "A cookie in your eye?" So he uses his little finger to lift his eyelid & in a slow, serious voice says, "Look at this."
01-24-2018 12:21 PM
TheMisplacedMidwestMom Playing The Floor is Lava, my dd4 thinks we're playing the floor is LLAMA. "Oh no, I stepped on the llama!"
01-23-2018 04:43 AM
mamamanda
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DCG4 to UPS guy through playground fence: "Wanna know a secret? Mrs. Cat Herder gave me cat food an' it tastes like oatmeal cookies. That's silly."

UPS guy: "Um, okay. Have a great afternoon!"

My inspection will most likely begin in 5....4....3...

FTR, we had cracklin' oat bran, sliced strawberries and vanilla yogurt for morning snack. Not cat food.
01-16-2018 09:59 AM
Cat Herder DCG4 to UPS guy through playground fence: "Wanna know a secret? Mrs. Cat Herder gave me cat food an' it tastes like oatmeal cookies. That's silly."

UPS guy: "Um, okay. Have a great afternoon!"

My inspection will most likely begin in 5....4....3...

FTR, we had cracklin' oat bran, sliced strawberries and vanilla yogurt for morning snack. Not cat food.
01-13-2018 02:05 AM
Josiegirl
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Tryin' again. . . from Fake Science on Facebook.
I love that! Whenever I need to laugh I'll have to come back to read it.
01-12-2018 10:16 AM
Blackcat31
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Tryin' again. . . from Fake Science on Facebook.
01-12-2018 10:03 AM
Pestle Tryin' again. . . from Fake Science on Facebook.
01-12-2018 10:01 AM
Pestle Blech--it won't let me post the image.
12-21-2017 07:36 AM
DaveA
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I see the start to a wonderful childrens book.
. Ill have to think on that one a bit.
12-21-2017 05:12 AM
Cat Herder
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My storage room where I keep all the toys & stuff I rotate in and out of the classroom is in the basement. DCB4 notices every change I make and always asks where "X" is to which I reply "downstairs". Since we don't use the basement for daycare they've never seen it except for severe weather spot near the stairs. DCM told me that DCB has been trying to explain to her about the "downstairs". Apparently to him it's a mystical land of neverending toys, games, and supplies that I'm hiding from the children.
I see the start to a wonderful childrens book.
12-21-2017 04:06 AM
DaveA My storage room where I keep all the toys & stuff I rotate in and out of the classroom is in the basement. DCB4 notices every change I make and always asks where "X" is to which I reply "downstairs". Since we don't use the basement for daycare they've never seen it except for severe weather spot near the stairs. DCM told me that DCB has been trying to explain to her about the "downstairs". Apparently to him it's a mystical land of neverending toys, games, and supplies that I'm hiding from the children.
12-19-2017 07:37 AM
storybookending
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
This is probably the funniest Little Tikes "vehicle" I've ever seen!

I don't know....but I think it's hilarious!
Ticked! I just bought my niece the traditional cozy coupe, but in pink, for her birthday in November. This is so much cooler and her parents would hate it
12-19-2017 07:17 AM
Blackcat31 This is probably the funniest Little Tikes "vehicle" I've ever seen!

I don't know....but I think it's hilarious!
11-28-2017 04:18 PM
Jupadia I have a new thumb sucker in my house. She is only 10 weeks old but when she's asleep in rose the paw. That's right my new kitten sucks her paw and purres load when she falls asleep. I had no clue that cats did this.
11-27-2017 06:26 AM
Mike
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Put Christmas lights up over the weekend. DCK's that came before sunrise were not happy that they were not on. Sorry kiddos but it's about 40 strands of C9 LED lights synched to a controller to flash in time to Christmas Carrols. Not doing that to my neighbors at 615 am.
You scrooge
Maybe the neighbours would like to wake up to a beautiful light show.
11-27-2017 05:52 AM
DaveA Put Christmas lights up over the weekend. DCK's that came before sunrise were not happy that they were not on. Sorry kiddos but it's about 40 strands of C9 LED lights synched to a controller to flash in time to Christmas Carrols. Not doing that to my neighbors at 615 am.
11-17-2017 11:29 AM
Lil_Diddle Working on the letter of the week, for Ee today we did elephants. While I got the rest mats out and changed pants the kids watched Wild Keats, an episode on elephants. After my work was done I asked the kids did you learn anything about elephants? DCB says, "did you know you can pee in the shower?" "Did they say that in the show?" His response, "no, but there's a drain, so...."
11-16-2017 09:27 AM
Annalee DCM at drop off today "dcg2 actually slept good last night"....me: "oh, in her own bed?"....DCM "no, we can't get her to sleep in her own bed"...Me: "I knew she co-slept, was just asking to see if you answered correctly"...DCM very hateful "now how would you know how she slept"....Me: "because dcg2 is extremely tired every morning so I know even though she may have slept, she did not REST". OOOOOHHHHHHHH she did not leave happy. This is a mom I really enjoy conversing with. She is a "know it all" and "i got it all figured out"....she hates contract/policy but she does abide, just gives me "those looks" all the time.
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