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Yesterday 03:57 PM
springvalley112 We got lucky because it wasn't too long after this happened that they moved. I felt awful for the little girl because her mom was continuously late (her mom not so much)
Yesterday 09:14 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
We had a parent once that was deliberately late and knew that the owners had plans but showed up late anyways
I had this happen just last Friday. We were going on vacation and I took a week off. I close at 5:30, guess who shows up at 6pm? Not a single word to me. Let’s see how this Monday goes when I give notice. Tired of disrespectful parents.
09-13-2019 01:36 PM
MomBoss DCM said grandma was going to pick up 10:30ish today. She shows up at 10:55 and says “im sorry to impose in the middle of your day like this” and proceeds to talk to her grandchild, take forever to put her shoes on, and talk to the other kids...IMPOSING on my day. You just said you were sorry and you continue to interrupt my day??
09-13-2019 11:35 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
I had a parent tell me when I asked how much TV their kid watched to say "he don't watch TV, only Netflix"
I have had that, too. "He has that attention span of a gnat, speaks 4 words and can't self-soothe but at least he doesn't watch commercials. I draw the line at consumerism."
09-13-2019 11:01 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by daycarediva View Post
agreed! I had a child at an interview incapable of putting marks on paper with a crayon. At 4. But I learned all about a youtube show called Ryan's World. His parents thought he was so smart that he could turn on the ipad and access his shows by himself. He couldn't recognize colors. The interview became uncomfortable quickly. I did not enroll or wait list.




I have done this. I have taken pens, sunglasses, and keys out of a parents hand to demonstrate during 'he says the kids don't share' conversations. NO sharing and TURN TAKING are NOT the same thing at 3 years old.
I had a parent tell me when I asked how much TV their kid watched to say "he don't watch TV, only Netflix"
09-13-2019 10:59 AM
daycarediva
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Parents today don't know what to do with their kid. That's why kids don't know how to play or anything else for that matter.
agreed! I had a child at an interview incapable of putting marks on paper with a crayon. At 4. But I learned all about a youtube show called Ryan's World. His parents thought he was so smart that he could turn on the ipad and access his shows by himself. He couldn't recognize colors. The interview became uncomfortable quickly. I did not enroll or wait list.


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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
How annoying. Sorry.

"DCM, give me your car, I said please."
I have done this. I have taken pens, sunglasses, and keys out of a parents hand to demonstrate during 'he says the kids don't share' conversations. NO sharing and TURN TAKING are NOT the same thing at 3 years old.
09-13-2019 08:22 AM
Baby Beluga My all time most favorite DCG is leaving

Mom has decided to quit working and be a SAHM. I am happy for her - she's wanted it for a while. But man I will miss the little girl. She is SO sweet and kind and listens so well. Her parents are also just awesome. It's a rarity to have both!

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Originally Posted by coloradoprovider View Post
If the child has backup clothing (shorts, etc.) for warm weather, then they can change later. Our weather in Colorado usually has wide temperature swings, so mornings (even in the summer) are quite cool, as the temperature climbs it's just part of our day to adjust our clothing layers.

If they have no other clothing, parents need to supply. Of course I have an ample supply of my own backup clothing for children - but I make sure the child goes home in their own clothing with a note to supply what ever items they need to bring.

Extra clothing stays here in their own cubbies. I don't want daily back and forth with extra clothing. Seasonally, I see if something has been outgrown, if so, it goes back home to be replaced with similar item in correct size.
Fall/winter/early spring we have wide weather swings here too. My littles often dress in layers for the morning, then we peel them off as the day progresses. One mom will bring shorts for her son to change into. It's just life here. I found my self thinking last "weather swing" season they needed to bring back the pants that unzipped into shorts because they would be so practical here!

Because it is so hot 9/10 months out of the year, stores/offices/cars/buildings are often FREEZING so everyone wears sweaters inside and practically nothing outside. Myself and my own kids keep cardigans in my car year round because inevitably we go into the grocery store and freeze. Or it's 90 degrees when we leave the house, the sun goes down while we're out and suddenly it's 65 degrees and feels freezing. My dentist also keeps blankets in each patient room
09-13-2019 07:08 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I'm just curious, how did the parents' respond??

Do they get mad? Or just "dang, I got caught" lol

I've only had to turn away at the door once, but oh my gosh. It was so awkward.
Not mad at all, more like embarrassed they did not notice. They get into the morning routine and kind of do it robotically. It is Friday, all have work pressure.
09-13-2019 07:04 AM
coloradoprovider
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Originally Posted by Rockgirl View Post
Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
If the child has backup clothing (shorts, etc.) for warm weather, then they can change later. Our weather in Colorado usually has wide temperature swings, so mornings (even in the summer) are quite cool, as the temperature climbs it's just part of our day to adjust our clothing layers.

If they have no other clothing, parents need to supply. Of course I have an ample supply of my own backup clothing for children - but I make sure the child goes home in their own clothing with a note to supply what ever items they need to bring.

Extra clothing stays here in their own cubbies. I don't want daily back and forth with extra clothing. Seasonally, I see if something has been outgrown, if so, it goes back home to be replaced with similar item in correct size.
09-13-2019 06:59 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Riddle: I had 6 parent drop-offs but only accepted 3 children in care.

Answer: Vomiting and fever.

TGIF

I'm just curious, how did the parents' respond??

Do they get mad? Or just "dang, I got caught" lol

I've only had to turn away at the door once, but oh my gosh. It was so awkward.
09-13-2019 06:53 AM
Cat Herder Riddle: I had 6 parent drop-offs but only accepted 3 children in care.

Answer: Vomiting and fever.

TGIF
09-13-2019 06:44 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Dcb is throwing a fit because dcg has a toy he wants.

Dcm: Say please. (he does)
Dcm: Okay, (child's name), give the toy to him. He said please.

I know you think that your child should have whatever he wants or else he will throw a fit, but we learn to take turns here.

I'm sure my face said what I was thinking
How annoying. Sorry.

"DCM, give me your car, I said please."
09-12-2019 03:28 PM
CountryRoads Dcb is throwing a fit because dcg has a toy he wants.

Dcm: Say please. (he does)
Dcm: Okay, (child's name), give the toy to him. He said please.

I know you think that your child should have whatever he wants or else he will throw a fit, but we learn to take turns here.

I'm sure my face said what I was thinking
09-11-2019 04:27 PM
springvalley112 DCP said the reason they done it was because their employer reimburses their payment for childcare. They knew the day before that we were leaving after the center closes but didn't care. We had a visitation to attend for an employee whose son was killed in an accident
09-11-2019 06:33 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
This is actually very common, a power play. There are many threads here about it. Most just close instead of giving them the opportunity.

It is a well-known issue. Almost as common as the dope and drop.
Absolutely a power play! The reason I have so many "closed" days is because I tried the "please come early" thing. Just isn't gonna happen!
09-11-2019 05:40 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
We had a parent once that was deliberately late and knew that the owners had plans but showed up late anyways
This is actually very common, a power play. There are many threads here about it. Most just close instead of giving them the opportunity.

It is a well-known issue. Almost as common as the dope and drop.
09-10-2019 03:34 PM
springvalley112 We had a parent once that was deliberately late and knew that the owners had plans but showed up late anyways
09-10-2019 03:22 PM
CountryRoads Does anyone have parents who actually pick up when they say they are going to?

I should know better by now, since it has never happened.

Going on 25 minutes late...

Maybe, just maybe, someone will pick up when they say they are going to
09-07-2019 05:37 AM
CeridwenLynne
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
Found out today that a girl up and quit on Thursday without a 2 week notice or anything to the owners which is required. What's your opinion???
I don’t think an employer can require anyone to give a two weeks notice. They can ask that you do and it’s always courteous to give notice before you leave but nothing says you have to.
09-06-2019 02:51 PM
PB&J
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend care so she can bring their kids here. Their kids that are already with me 5 days a week.

Last year because of the way the holidays lined up, employees of the big companies around here got a lot of weekdays off work. One dad said how great it was to be home so much.... but....he actually said, “the worst thing about the whole two weeks was how much you were closed! That was a lot of time home with the kids.” He said this to EVERY staff member and EVERY parent who was around when he was. In front of his kids. And then told them: “goodbye! Be good! I love you so much!!”
His kids are here 55 hrs per week. I can’t even look him in the eye anymore. He pays for our services so I can’t complain about that, but it’s a parenting style so very different than my own! His kids were planned and even delivered on schedule. Not sure what he thought parenting is. Soon he will be elderly and his kids will have learned from him what a family is.....
09-06-2019 11:47 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend care so she can bring their kids here. Their kids that are already with me 5 days a week.

I've had to train myself to stop listening to what some parents say and some parents I don't even look at....just get the kids and walk away
09-06-2019 11:36 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Parents today don't know what to do with their kid. That's why kids don't know how to play or anything else for that matter.
I had a parent tell me she wishes I did weekend care so she can bring their kids here. Their kids that are already with me 5 days a week.

09-06-2019 11:04 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by daycarediva View Post
yup. It used to be common to have kids stay home for maternity leaves, but now they don't. It used to be common for family vacations but now it's a parents vacation and the kiddo gets dumped with grandparents and still ends up in DC 50 hours a week. RARELY do they keep them home on a day off, etc.
Parents today don't know what to do with their kid. That's why kids don't know how to play or anything else for that matter.
09-06-2019 11:02 AM
daycarediva
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Is it just me or do some parents just not want to spend time with their kids anymore?

Dcm hasn't worked since May, brings dcb here everyday for 8 hours. I understand needing to get things done and running errands, but really? Every single day? And then she complains about how tired she is and how her weekend with her child was crazy and chaotic. She's pulling him out of care because of finances and makes comments everyday about how she doesn't know what she's going to do with him and that she's going to to go crazy.

Dcb works nights and is supposed to come get dcg after he has slept. He doesn't come until right very close to closing time (child has been here since 6:30 in the morning). He also never keeps her on his days off. He rarely sees his child when he's on night shift, but it doesn't seem to bother him.

Maybe, having this job has made me see how much I love alone time with my own kids that I just don't get not wanting to spend as much time as possible with your kids. They are only little for so long
yup. It used to be common to have kids stay home for maternity leaves, but now they don't. It used to be common for family vacations but now it's a parents vacation and the kiddo gets dumped with grandparents and still ends up in DC 50 hours a week. RARELY do they keep them home on a day off, etc.
09-04-2019 04:18 PM
CountryRoads Is it just me or do some parents just not want to spend time with their kids anymore?

Dcm hasn't worked since May, brings dcb here everyday for 8 hours. I understand needing to get things done and running errands, but really? Every single day? And then she complains about how tired she is and how her weekend with her child was crazy and chaotic. She's pulling him out of care because of finances and makes comments everyday about how she doesn't know what she's going to do with him and that she's going to to go crazy.

Dcb works nights and is supposed to come get dcg after he has slept. He doesn't come until right very close to closing time (child has been here since 6:30 in the morning). He also never keeps her on his days off. He rarely sees his child when he's on night shift, but it doesn't seem to bother him.

Maybe, having this job has made me see how much I love alone time with my own kids that I just don't get not wanting to spend as much time as possible with your kids. They are only little for so long
09-03-2019 01:06 PM
springvalley112 She quit because she got a better job which is understandable but I feel like it looks bad when you don't follow protocol. She was the type that would sit on her rear end for two days ours during nap while im up doing stuff plus she would ask me personal questions because she had just gone trough a really bad breakup and wanted to know if anyone in my family had heard anything and then she wanted to know what was said if anything and then out of the blue she unfriended me and two others on FB
09-03-2019 11:15 AM
Cat Herder No notice in childcare could also mean fear of being found complicit in a poorly run program. She could have reported violations and cut rope to avoid blackballing before securing another job.

Then again, some simply don't value jobs that are easy to get.
09-03-2019 11:09 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
Found out today that a girl up and quit on Thursday without a 2 week notice or anything to the owners which is required. What's your opinion???
Happens every day.

No shows, no notice.
Minimum wage jobs seem to have this affliction no matter where you go.

It's not really the right thing to do but doing the right thing simply because it's the right thing to do doesn't seem to be the norm any more.
09-03-2019 10:32 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
Found out today that a girl up and quit on Thursday without a 2 week notice or anything to the owners which is required. What's your opinion???
Required by whom? The daycare does not own people. Does it look bad, yes. Is it wrong, depends. But you can not legally force someone to give a 2 weeks notice.
09-03-2019 10:22 AM
springvalley112 Found out today that a girl up and quit on Thursday without a 2 week notice or anything to the owners which is required. What's your opinion???
09-02-2019 10:22 AM
Josiegirl OT but not sure where else to say it.
My sister showed up at our door today, demanded to pay for a cord of wood we'd bought and had delivered for her(thought we were being nice and giving her a gift). She's going through a whole lot with her dh and we just wanted to help her out. But when dh refused to accept payment, she demanded her house keys back and said I wasn't allowed to help her anymore.
She is the kind of person who does not graciously accept anything but gives everything.
It really broke my heart that she wouldn't let us do this for her.
08-30-2019 10:07 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Please just pick up your kids and GO.

I do not want you hanging around for 20 minutes talking to my husband (who usually hides in our room when dcd is here, but wasn't fast enough last night) - especially when you are my last pick-up.

To make matters worse, dcd let his kids run wild all over our yard and did not keep an eye on them ONCE. So, that left me watching them and making sure they weren't going to get hurt.

It wasn't until my husband asked me if I was ready to go to town (excuse to get dcd to leave) that he got the hint.

Oh, and I had to round up his kids because he was just yelling at them to get in the car, but of course they didn't listen.

Do parents really think that we don't have anything else to do once their child goes home?? Our days don't end at the last pick-up!
I have a parent like this. Checks his child bookbag and home folder. Then checks both his hands to see if he for his stamps. Then makes him say good bye to every child by name and wants all the kids to respond, individually. It’s insane. I’ve said bye a thousand times, ignored, called the kids over to me to act like we’re about to do a lesson. He just doesn’t get it. Please go.
08-30-2019 07:46 AM
CountryRoads Please just pick up your kids and GO.

I do not want you hanging around for 20 minutes talking to my husband (who usually hides in our room when dcd is here, but wasn't fast enough last night) - especially when you are my last pick-up.

To make matters worse, dcd let his kids run wild all over our yard and did not keep an eye on them ONCE. So, that left me watching them and making sure they weren't going to get hurt.

It wasn't until my husband asked me if I was ready to go to town (excuse to get dcd to leave) that he got the hint.

Oh, and I had to round up his kids because he was just yelling at them to get in the car, but of course they didn't listen.

Do parents really think that we don't have anything else to do once their child goes home?? Our days don't end at the last pick-up!
08-29-2019 01:48 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by MomBoss View Post
Not really a vent but DCM who was suppose to enroll her child but changed her mind because i moved and she didnt like my location and age-range change..contacted me today saying they dont like the new daycare and wondering if i still have a spot open. Nope.
Thats what you get for stiffing me my holding fee.you asked for it back after you said my changes were ok and then changed ur mind again saying it wasnt, so you felt you deserved your holding fee back. Now you wish you never did that.
Too bad.
Right or wrong, I take pride in those moments, too.
08-29-2019 01:40 PM
MomBoss Not really a vent but DCM who was suppose to enroll her child but changed her mind because i moved and she didnt like my location and age-range change..contacted me today saying they dont like the new daycare and wondering if i still have a spot open. Nope.
Thats what you get for stiffing me my holding fee.you asked for it back after you said my changes were ok and then changed ur mind again saying it wasnt, so you felt you deserved your holding fee back. Now you wish you never did that.
Too bad.
08-28-2019 05:31 AM
CeridwenLynne
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
We have a no cell phone policy at our center because we had an incident happen on the playground with a child and when the teachers got questioned about it, no one knew what happened or how it happened because they were on their cell phones when they were suppose to be watching the children. The parent pulled out the child because of it
We are allowed to have our cell phones on us in case of an emergency but we are NOT supposed to use them while supervising children. This particular teacher I mentioned is extremely bad about checking her emails and facebook throughout the day. She’s sneaky about it too checking while the kids are being sent to the potty or while they are eating lunch or snack. I’m waiting for the director or assistant director to catch her and give her a written warning as she’s already been verbally warned. What’s so important about Facebook or a text that you are willing to risk your job and possibly your career? This young lady wants to eventually open a home day care.
08-27-2019 10:56 AM
springvalley112 Sent one kid home yesterday throwing up, one kid with a fever due to teething (employee's child) and one today with diarrhea
08-26-2019 09:54 AM
springvalley112 We have a no cell phone policy at our center because we had an incident happen on the playground with a child and when the teachers got questioned about it, no one knew what happened or how it happened because they were on their cell phones when they were suppose to be watching the children. The parent pulled out the child because of it
08-24-2019 05:20 AM
CeridwenLynne Yesterday I had to work in a different classroom because the lead teacher was sick with a stomach bug. Her assistant is not yet certified to be alone or work with one of our new subs so I was transferred to that room. I have not worked in that room before so I told R. that we should follow the same schedule D. does as 2 1/2 to 3 yos need consistency. This worked well for the most part except for the fact that I caught R. playing with her cellphone several times. She did it when I thought I wasn’t watching. When we were getting the kids ready for bed she said she would help the kids potty while I lay out cots and helped them make their beds. Several times I looked over my shoulder and saw her texting or facebooking while a child was sitting on the potty. Earlier in the day I saw her do the same thing while we were on the playground. I questioned this and she told me she was texting D. to let her know how the day was going. I don’t believe her and even so she should have stepped out of the room.
08-22-2019 05:16 PM
springvalley112 People have no consideration for anyone anymore or their policies. Had a girl once put in her notice via TEXT! Her text read, "I'm getting married & I quit"
08-21-2019 11:46 AM
Unregistered why is it so difficult to fallow policy's? how hard is it to give a two weeks notice?

had a mom try to tell me Friday might be her kids last day. She wants to put her kid in an expensive preschool that she hasn't even toured yet.

I said nope you have to give a two weeks notice to withdrawal. her eye balls popped out of her head. Really cant believe she tried to give me two days notice.

people drive me bonkers! fallow my policy's.

I also HATE losing kids to preschool.
08-21-2019 07:25 AM
CountryRoads Dcm is such a complainer. About everything. Everyday at drop-off and pick-up, I have to listen to some rant about how her child is so difficult and how hard she has it with a child like him. Which are things that are very minor and normal, IMO.

Every. Single. Day.
08-21-2019 04:30 AM
Ac114 I’m so over daycare lately. Kids going off to school seems to make everyone forget that I also have kids and things to do. I had to close an hour early 2 days in a row for open house and meet the teachers this year. I have one in kindergarten and one going into 4th grade and their open houses were on separate nights. I sent out a mass email and text over 2 weeks ago about it. Then posted a sign on the door and reminded everyone last Friday. BOTH MONDAY AND TUESDAY, one parent somehow didn’t know and didn’t make arrangements to have their kids picked up. First parent was 7 minutes late on Monday. Ok no big deal. Second parent on Tuesday was over 30 minutes late. Still fuming about it this morning because I’m over dealing with inconsiderate people.
08-20-2019 02:30 PM
Vesta One of my DCG4 has adopted a “diddy” laugh. All day at a high volume over every little thing. I want to have my eardrums removed and I feel like a bit of a jerk because I really want her to just stop laughing. It’s just so disingenuous and constant. Of course there’s one DCB4 that seems to thoroughly enjoy it so he spends a majority of his time getting her to do it.
08-18-2019 07:53 PM
Ariana
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself (taking off coat, taking off shoes, etc.) - because his mom does it all for him.

We've been working on taking his shoes off and he's able to do it most of the time. He comes in this morning and mom goes to take off his shoes and I tell her we've been working on him doing that himself and he can do it on his own most of the time.

Dcb throws a massive fit and demands mom take off his shoes. And she does.

I'm not sure why, but it bothered me. Maybe because I've been working on it with him everyday and I know he can do it. It's very clear she does everything for him at home, too.
I have two kids the same age, 2 yrs old. One kid can put on and off shoes, clothes, is potty trained, can put on her winter gear etc etc. The other kid has no clue what a garbage is when I tell her to throw something in it. You can tell which kid is treated like a princess
08-15-2019 10:43 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Leigh View Post
It could be that he is showing you who is boss by bossing his mom into taking off his shoes and by showing you that he doesn't have to do it himself because he has a servant for that. Try putting his shoes back on him and having him remove them himself?
As soon as we came in from outside, he took them off himself and put them away

Maybe it's one of those he "saves the drama for his mama" moments. He knows I expect it from him, and I'm sure he knows he doesn't need to do it when moms around.
08-15-2019 10:40 AM
Leigh
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself (taking off coat, taking off shoes, etc.) - because his mom does it all for him.

We've been working on taking his shoes off and he's able to do it most of the time. He comes in this morning and mom goes to take off his shoes and I tell her we've been working on him doing that himself and he can do it on his own most of the time.

Dcb throws a massive fit and demands mom take off his shoes. And she does.

I'm not sure why, but it bothered me. Maybe because I've been working on it with him everyday and I know he can do it. It's very clear she does everything for him at home, too.
It could be that he is showing you who is boss by bossing his mom into taking off his shoes and by showing you that he doesn't have to do it himself because he has a servant for that. Try putting his shoes back on him and having him remove them himself?
08-15-2019 07:32 AM
CountryRoads Dcb2.5 has a hard time doing anything for himself (taking off coat, taking off shoes, etc.) - because his mom does it all for him.

We've been working on taking his shoes off and he's able to do it most of the time. He comes in this morning and mom goes to take off his shoes and I tell her we've been working on him doing that himself and he can do it on his own most of the time.

Dcb throws a massive fit and demands mom take off his shoes. And she does.

I'm not sure why, but it bothered me. Maybe because I've been working on it with him everyday and I know he can do it. It's very clear she does everything for him at home, too.
08-12-2019 07:59 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by MomBoss View Post
Not daycare related but..
I needed to register my son for 3rd grade at his new assigned school since we moved. We still stayed in the district so this should have been easy. My mom goes for me to drop off the paperwork since as providers, its hard for us to take time off especially when the window the school is open in the summer is so small. They tell my mom she cant be the one to register. She says she doesn’t understand why if all they need is the paperwork, which she has. They said no they need to physicallly see mom or dad. Ok so i go, my mom is my backup provider and she had one hour before she had to go to work so i run down there to register him. I give her the registration and the paperwork to prove we are in the district, our closing papers. First she cant find where it says buyer. Umm..borrower is the same thing. Then she cant find my name in the paperwork. Well my name isnt on the title. I say its dads name. Then she asks me if hes on the birth certificate. Weird question since the birth certificate wasn’t required for registration. I said no...then she says “oh so hes step dad, so he doesnt actually have any educational rights” and some other stuff she said that i tuned out because i was getting angry. My son has no other legal dad, so if i say this man is his dad and im allowing him rights, then he has rights. I kept telling her its a complicated situation. Then she asked if we were married (still dont see why its relevant, what is she gonna ask for a marraige certificate??) i said no. So she goes “oh so your not even married and hes not even step dad” i still dont understand why shes asking me all these questions. So i asked the lady if it would be easier if he write me a lease agreement since no one has ever heard of fiancées living together...
Mind you, we are talking about this in front of everyone and i find this to be personal info. She tells me my fiancee has to be the one to come in. Why didnt she say that in the first place?!?!? The person on the title needs to come in. Geezzz!! What a waste of time. I just feel frustrated because if we all had the same last name im sure she wouldnt have asked all those questions. It seemed judgemental.
What weird district you live in.....

I've never heard of anything like that before.

If you stayed in the district your son should already be "registered" and the only thing you should need to do is provide a change of address.

Given the different types of relationship statuses people are in today, none of that questioning should even be legal or any of their business.
08-12-2019 03:09 AM
Josiegirl Ugh. Someone stopped talking to me yesterday and I have no idea why. Can we say adult temper tantrum.
08-09-2019 12:35 PM
MomBoss
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Originally Posted by Ac114 View Post
I would call the school board and report this. Tell them that personal information like this should not be discussed in front of others. Not only that, your fiancé is not his legal guardian. So he could just take child in there and say he lives with me and I want to enroll him? That doesn’t even make sense.
Right i dont understand why he has to come in, he could be lying for me. Asking for my name on a utility bill makes more sense.
08-09-2019 11:59 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by MomBoss View Post
What bothers me is the people in line behind me now know that 1. im not married 2. im not on the title of my home 3. My son has no natural father
Personal things these questions should not have been asked in front of others.
I would call the school board and report this. Tell them that personal information like this should not be discussed in front of others. Not only that, your fiancé is not his legal guardian. So he could just take child in there and say he lives with me and I want to enroll him? That doesn’t even make sense.
08-09-2019 11:35 AM
MomBoss
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
I'm sure this was frustrating

Not sure what state you are in, but in my county, people are always trying to give other family-members' addresses to get in a certain school zone. Plus nowadays there are extended family members leaving town with children with no "legal rights". We are living in a different time with so much the school has to deal with. A few bad apples spoil the bunch for sure! While you were telling the truth, there were probably many who weren't.
What bothers me is the people in line behind me now know that 1. im not married 2. im not on the title of my home 3. My son has no natural father
Personal things these questions should not have been asked in front of others.
08-09-2019 10:22 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by MomBoss View Post
Not daycare related but..
I needed to register my son for 3rd grade at his new assigned school since we moved. We still stayed in the district so this should have been easy. My mom goes for me to drop off the paperwork since as providers, its hard for us to take time off especially when the window the school is open in the summer is so small. They tell my mom she cant be the one to register. She says she doesn’t understand why if all they need is the paperwork, which she has. They said no they need to physicallly see mom or dad. Ok so i go, my mom is my backup provider and she had one hour before she had to go to work so i run down there to register him. I give her the registration and the paperwork to prove we are in the district, our closing papers. First she cant find where it says buyer. Umm..borrower is the same thing. Then she cant find my name in the paperwork. Well my name isnt on the title. I say its dads name. Then she asks me if hes on the birth certificate. Weird question since the birth certificate wasn’t required for registration. I said no...then she says “oh so hes step dad, so he doesnt actually have any educational rights” and some other stuff she said that i tuned out because i was getting angry. My son has no other legal dad, so if i say this man is his dad and im allowing him rights, then he has rights. I kept telling her its a complicated situation. Then she asked if we were married (still dont see why its relevant, what is she gonna ask for a marraige certificate??) i said no. So she goes “oh so your not even married and hes not even step dad” i still dont understand why shes asking me all these questions. So i asked the lady if it would be easier if he write me a lease agreement since no one has ever heard of fiancées living together...
Mind you, we are talking about this in front of everyone and i find this to be personal info. She tells me my fiancee has to be the one to come in. Why didnt she say that in the first place?!?!? The person on the title needs to come in. Geezzz!! What a waste of time. I just feel frustrated because if we all had the same last name im sure she wouldnt have asked all those questions. It seemed judgemental.
I'm sure this was frustrating

Not sure what state you are in, but in my county, people are always trying to give other family-members' addresses to get in a certain school zone. Plus nowadays there are extended family members leaving town with children with no "legal rights". We are living in a different time with so much the school has to deal with. A few bad apples spoil the bunch for sure! While you were telling the truth, there were probably many who weren't.
08-09-2019 10:11 AM
MomBoss Not daycare related but..
I needed to register my son for 3rd grade at his new assigned school since we moved. We still stayed in the district so this should have been easy. My mom goes for me to drop off the paperwork since as providers, its hard for us to take time off especially when the window the school is open in the summer is so small. They tell my mom she cant be the one to register. She says she doesn’t understand why if all they need is the paperwork, which she has. They said no they need to physicallly see mom or dad. Ok so i go, my mom is my backup provider and she had one hour before she had to go to work so i run down there to register him. I give her the registration and the paperwork to prove we are in the district, our closing papers. First she cant find where it says buyer. Umm..borrower is the same thing. Then she cant find my name in the paperwork. Well my name isnt on the title. I say its dads name. Then she asks me if hes on the birth certificate. Weird question since the birth certificate wasn’t required for registration. I said no...then she says “oh so hes step dad, so he doesnt actually have any educational rights” and some other stuff she said that i tuned out because i was getting angry. My son has no other legal dad, so if i say this man is his dad and im allowing him rights, then he has rights. I kept telling her its a complicated situation. Then she asked if we were married (still dont see why its relevant, what is she gonna ask for a marraige certificate??) i said no. So she goes “oh so your not even married and hes not even step dad” i still dont understand why shes asking me all these questions. So i asked the lady if it would be easier if he write me a lease agreement since no one has ever heard of fiancées living together...
Mind you, we are talking about this in front of everyone and i find this to be personal info. She tells me my fiancee has to be the one to come in. Why didnt she say that in the first place?!?!? The person on the title needs to come in. Geezzz!! What a waste of time. I just feel frustrated because if we all had the same last name im sure she wouldnt have asked all those questions. It seemed judgemental.
08-08-2019 07:43 AM
CountryRoads Dcb2 is a momma's boy and has separation anxiety issues. He was doing so much better and was reaching for me and waving bye to mom at drop-off.

He went on vacation for 2 weeks and now we are back at square one
08-08-2019 06:19 AM
MomBoss When a parent tells you their child is ready for underwear and they end up pooping in their pants...in tight leggings...and not a firm poop...ugh!!! Until your child can poop and pee on the potty without me telling them to go, they must be in pullups!
08-07-2019 06:08 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Does it irritate anyone else to get reimbursed for meals at half the rate of providers one town over, who charge the same or higher rates, and pay less in property taxes?
Yes! What irked me most, though, was when Tier 2 providers took a cut in their rate while the Tier 1 providers got an increase in their already higher rate. Basing rates on the percentage of public school students who qualify for free or reduced lunch seems unfair to me. Child care providers who live in relatively wealthy communities don't necessarily make the same kind of money their neighbors do. Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 providers are required to pay for infant formula and good, quality food for the children in their care. In my opinion, they should be reimbursed at the same rate.
08-07-2019 10:53 AM
Cat Herder Does it irritate anyone else to get reimbursed for meals at half the rate of providers one town over, who charge the same or higher rates, and pay less in property taxes?
08-07-2019 10:52 AM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Rockgirl View Post
A school-ager even noticed, and said, “Dcg must be hot in those clothes. I asked her one day and she said she doesn’t have any shorts.”
That piece of info makes it sad. Poor kid!
08-06-2019 07:55 PM
Rockgirl
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Originally Posted by e.j. View Post
Yup! My 25 year old dd has been known to wear jeans and a heavy sweatshirt with another shirt underneath it on 90 degree/humid days. Somedays I want to pass out just looking at her! She says she's comfortable.
A school-ager even noticed, and said, “Dcg must be hot in those clothes. I asked her one day and she said she doesn’t have any shorts.”
08-06-2019 04:59 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Rockgirl View Post
Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
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Originally Posted by boy_mom View Post
This is my 7 year old.. we had record highs this summer and the kid keeps dressing like he's going on an Artic expedition....

Thankfully he's just home with me, so some days I've let him do his thing. I just dont know how he can stand it it!!!
Yup! My 25 year old dd has been known to wear jeans and a heavy sweatshirt with another shirt underneath it on 90 degree/humid days. Somedays I want to pass out just looking at her! She says she's comfortable.
08-06-2019 04:25 PM
boy_mom
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Originally Posted by Rockgirl View Post
Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
This is my 7 year old.. we had record highs this summer and the kid keeps dressing like he's going on an Artic expedition....

Thankfully he's just home with me, so some days I've let him do his thing. I just dont know how he can stand it it!!!
08-06-2019 06:36 AM
Rockgirl
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
SMH. I have a few that do that here too...

Most times the kid is old enough to know better and if not, the parent certainly is.

It's been HOT here too with super high humidity lately so really hard to even breathe but yeah, those black denim jeans go fantastic with that triple layer fleece sweatshirt.

Pretty sure this is a battle parents should pick.
I agree! Parents need to put a foot down here. I mean, we won’t be out there running in the heat of the day, but we are out from breakfast until time to nap. It gets plenty hot during that time.
08-06-2019 06:23 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Rockgirl View Post
Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
SMH. I have a few that do that here too...

Most times the kid is old enough to know better and if not, the parent certainly is.

It's been HOT here too with super high humidity lately so really hard to even breathe but yeah, those black denim jeans go fantastic with that triple layer fleece sweatshirt.

Pretty sure this is a battle parents should pick.
08-06-2019 06:16 AM
Rockgirl Predicted high of 99 today...dcg shows up in jeans and a long-sleeved shirt.
08-01-2019 06:21 AM
Rockgirl Dcd has shown up early several times lately....he doesn’t come to the door, just sits in his vehicle until I open the door at 7:30. Fine, whatever....I just go about my business until then. This morning I looked outside at 7:15–already out there. I opened the door at 7:30 as usual. A few minutes later, dcg asked, “WHY didn’t you open the door?!?”
07-31-2019 03:39 PM
Jociheart Had our licenser pop in for our annual surprise inspection before relicensing today- all went well! But I'm an extremely anxious person so I'm always startled when she shows up and thinking I've gotta be doing something wrong- but nope it went well, no issues- howeverrrr

this means its yearly relicensing time again! My least favorite time of the year. I hate paperwork Here's to hoping it all goes well!
07-30-2019 12:09 PM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by MomBoss View Post
Almost every morning, DCM brings a pair or 2 of shorts for DCB to change into in case he wants to. First of all lady.. dress your kid appropriately for the weather, its not my job to dress him every morning. Make him wear the shorts. Then grandpa picks up, my last child. I dont live in the house i do daycare in so i already locked up and was putting my own child (a baby) in the car when i see grandpa driving down the road again and says “he wants to get his shorts”
“Oh I already locked up, they will be here tomorrow”
Like really..why did the kid NEED the shorts. The day was already almost over and im sure he has a million other shorts at home. Why does this family answer to every whim of this child?!
07-30-2019 06:15 AM
MomBoss Almost every morning, DCM brings a pair or 2 of shorts for DCB to change into in case he wants to. First of all lady.. dress your kid appropriately for the weather, its not my job to dress him every morning. Make him wear the shorts. Then grandpa picks up, my last child. I dont live in the house i do daycare in so i already locked up and was putting my own child (a baby) in the car when i see grandpa driving down the road again and says “he wants to get his shorts”
“Oh I already locked up, they will be here tomorrow”
Like really..why did the kid NEED the shorts. The day was already almost over and im sure he has a million other shorts at home. Why does this family answer to every whim of this child?!
07-30-2019 05:49 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by e.j. View Post
Don't beat yourself up. I think we've all been there. Your backbone will be that much stronger for the next time something like this comes up. I hope no one else ended up getting it and that you were able to have that fun weekend with your own kids!
Thankfully, our kids didn't get it! But, one of my dck got it over the weekend.

I made sure I let dcm know
07-30-2019 05:09 AM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Dcb threw up right at pick up last night. He was completely fine all day and it was very sudden, and he was completely fine afterwards.

Policy states no vomiting for 24 hours. It really did seem like a one time thing. Dcm brought him this morning (I know, I know), I asked her is he was better. "Oh yeah! He didn't puke at all and ate all his dinner."

I just made a comment that we have fun plans this weekend with our children, so I don't want to risk anyone getting sick. "Oh, no! He has a weak gag reflux."

Not even 40 minutes after she leaves, he pukes up his morning snack. Oh, and no change of clothes.

I knew better, I really did. I'm so mad at myself
Don't beat yourself up. I think we've all been there. Your backbone will be that much stronger for the next time something like this comes up. I hope no one else ended up getting it and that you were able to have that fun weekend with your own kids!
07-25-2019 08:24 AM
CountryRoads Dcb threw up right at pick up last night. He was completely fine all day and it was very sudden, and he was completely fine afterwards.

Policy states no vomiting for 24 hours. It really did seem like a one time thing. Dcm brought him this morning (I know, I know), I asked her is he was better. "Oh yeah! He didn't puke at all and ate all his dinner."

I just made a comment that we have fun plans this weekend with our children, so I don't want to risk anyone getting sick. "Oh, no! He has a weak gag reflux."

Not even 40 minutes after she leaves, he pukes up his morning snack. Oh, and no change of clothes.

I knew better, I really did. I'm so mad at myself
07-24-2019 12:08 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
I know it's not daycare related but, I'm currently going through a miscarriage. Should be 9.5 weeks and their not even seeing a fetal pole in the yoke sack which puts me at less then 6 weeks. Had a ultrasound done 2 weeks ago which showed the exact same thing now I go back in a week, if my body dise not do anything on it's own they will schedule me for a d&c then.
Had to share with someone, hardly anyone knows we were expecting. I'm 39 and this was our last go at adding a third to our family. It took 11 months of trying to get pregnant.
I am so sorry to hear that.
07-24-2019 11:59 AM
Jupadia Thank you all
07-24-2019 06:02 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
I know it's not daycare related but, I'm currently going through a miscarriage. Should be 9.5 weeks and their not even seeing a fetal pole in the yoke sack which puts me at less then 6 weeks. Had a ultrasound done 2 weeks ago which showed the exact same thing now I go back in a week, if my body dise not do anything on it's own they will schedule me for a d&c then.
Had to share with someone, hardly anyone knows we were expecting. I'm 39 and this was our last go at adding a third to our family. It took 11 months of trying to get pregnant.
I’m so sorry for this devastating news. Sending hugs and prayers your way.
07-23-2019 01:48 PM
Baby Beluga
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
I know it's not daycare related but, I'm currently going through a miscarriage. Should be 9.5 weeks and their not even seeing a fetal pole in the yoke sack which puts me at less then 6 weeks. Had a ultrasound done 2 weeks ago which showed the exact same thing now I go back in a week, if my body dise not do anything on it's own they will schedule me for a d&c then.
Had to share with someone, hardly anyone knows we were expecting. I'm 39 and this was our last go at adding a third to our family. It took 11 months of trying to get pregnant.
I'm so sorry
07-23-2019 10:56 AM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
I know it's not daycare related but, I'm currently going through a miscarriage. Should be 9.5 weeks and their not even seeing a fetal pole in the yoke sack which puts me at less then 6 weeks. Had a ultrasound done 2 weeks ago which showed the exact same thing now I go back in a week, if my body dise not do anything on it's own they will schedule me for a d&c then.
Had to share with someone, hardly anyone knows we were expecting. I'm 39 and this was our last go at adding a third to our family. It took 11 months of trying to get pregnant.
I'm so very sorry.
07-22-2019 03:12 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
I know it's not daycare related but, I'm currently going through a miscarriage. Should be 9.5 weeks and their not even seeing a fetal pole in the yoke sack which puts me at less then 6 weeks. Had a ultrasound done 2 weeks ago which showed the exact same thing now I go back in a week, if my body dise not do anything on it's own they will schedule me for a d&c then.
Had to share with someone, hardly anyone knows we were expecting. I'm 39 and this was our last go at adding a third to our family. It took 11 months of trying to get pregnant.
I'm so very sorry for the pain and heartache you're going through.
07-22-2019 02:48 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Jupadia View Post
I know it's not daycare related but, I'm currently going through a miscarriage. Should be 9.5 weeks and their not even seeing a fetal pole in the yoke sack which puts me at less then 6 weeks. Had a ultrasound done 2 weeks ago which showed the exact same thing now I go back in a week, if my body dise not do anything on it's own they will schedule me for a d&c then.
Had to share with someone, hardly anyone knows we were expecting. I'm 39 and this was our last go at adding a third to our family. It took 11 months of trying to get pregnant.
07-22-2019 02:40 PM
Jupadia I know it's not daycare related but, I'm currently going through a miscarriage. Should be 9.5 weeks and their not even seeing a fetal pole in the yoke sack which puts me at less then 6 weeks. Had a ultrasound done 2 weeks ago which showed the exact same thing now I go back in a week, if my body dise not do anything on it's own they will schedule me for a d&c then.
Had to share with someone, hardly anyone knows we were expecting. I'm 39 and this was our last go at adding a third to our family. It took 11 months of trying to get pregnant.
07-22-2019 03:21 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by 284878 View Post
There's a male provider in our neck of the woods. I would love to meet him.

Anyways someone contacted me for DC. They had just had a baby but their provider didn't have a spot for the baby. So she was looking for care for just the baby or both. I didn't have an infant opening but said I would put her on my waiting list.
I later was introduced to her and she tells me that the older child was with the male provider and that his wife works for him. She then adds that she feels safe there because the wife does all the diaper changes.

I was so annoyed for him and you too. (Not to mention my DH is listed as my assistant, although he works a 9 to 5, he can cover for me if I need to leave before closing.) When my infant spot opened she didn't get a call back.
When are people going to realize abuse is not gender specific??!! Such old fashioned and naive thinking.
07-21-2019 01:44 PM
littlefriends Spent 2 hours cleaning (on top of my usual Sunday daycare work) to get ready for my interview and they no showed. I’ve never had a no show! So I got on here to research (of course! Because you guys are all amazing) and now I know I should have them contact me the day of the interview to get my address so I can avoid this in the future. I’m kind of starting to freak out about the two spots opening up next month. I’m not getting a lot of good fits calling me to interview... now a no show too. At least my house is clean now and I guess I can read a book or something...
07-20-2019 05:07 AM
284878
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Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing people on the planet. This was my latest phone call. Had to take a couple minutes &calm down after this one.

“You must be new to this. I’m going to give you some advice. Hire a woman to help out or run it for you. No one is going to leave their child with some random a$$ dude. “

We really need a “middle finger” smilie.

Not how I wanted to end my week. One of the real downsides of cell phones is you just push a button when hanging up. There was something cathartic about slamming a phone down when hanging up on morons.
There's a male provider in our neck of the woods. I would love to meet him.

Anyways someone contacted me for DC. They had just had a baby but their provider didn't have a spot for the baby. So she was looking for care for just the baby or both. I didn't have an infant opening but said I would put her on my waiting list.
I later was introduced to her and she tells me that the older child was with the male provider and that his wife works for him. She then adds that she feels safe there because the wife does all the diaper changes.

I was so annoyed for him and you too. (Not to mention my DH is listed as my assistant, although he works a 9 to 5, he can cover for me if I need to leave before closing.) When my infant spot opened she didn't get a call back.
07-19-2019 12:57 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing people on the planet. This was my latest phone call. Had to take a couple minutes &calm down after this one.

“You must be new to this. I’m going to give you some advice. Hire a woman to help out or run it for you. No one is going to leave their child with some random a$$ dude. “

We really need a “middle finger” smilie.

Not how I wanted to end my week. One of the real downsides of cell phones is you just push a button when hanging up. There was something cathartic about slamming a phone down when hanging up on morons.
See this is where I wish I had a mean streak and had no issues being unprofessional because I'd take that callers name and info and then I'd post all about their stupidity all over the internet. I'd make darn sure that no daycares (male, female or alien) ever wanted to take her child. What a shame that there really are such closed minded d-bags out there still.

Sorry this happened to you Dave.
07-19-2019 12:56 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing people on the planet. This was my latest phone call. Had to take a couple minutes &calm down after this one.

“You must be new to this. I’m going to give you some advice. Hire a woman to help out or run it for you. No one is going to leave their child with some random a$$ dude. “

We really need a “middle finger” smilie.

Not how I wanted to end my week. One of the real downsides of cell phones is you just push a button when hanging up. There was something cathartic about slamming a phone down when hanging up on morons.
Unbelievable Takes all kinds. Did she say this before or after you told her you make knives?
07-19-2019 12:49 PM
AmyKidsCo
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Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing people on the planet. This was my latest phone call. Had to take a couple minutes &calm down after this one.

“You must be new to this. I’m going to give you some advice. Hire a woman to help out or run it for you. No one is going to leave their child with some random a$$ dude. “

We really need a “middle finger” smilie.

Not how I wanted to end my week. One of the real downsides of cell phones is you just push a button when hanging up. There was something cathartic about slamming a phone down when hanging up on morons.
That sucks. Unfortunately you can't fix stupid.
07-19-2019 12:10 PM
DaveA I hate marketing. I get the stupidest f’ing people on the planet. This was my latest phone call. Had to take a couple minutes &calm down after this one.

“You must be new to this. I’m going to give you some advice. Hire a woman to help out or run it for you. No one is going to leave their child with some random a$$ dude. “

We really need a “middle finger” smilie.

Not how I wanted to end my week. One of the real downsides of cell phones is you just push a button when hanging up. There was something cathartic about slamming a phone down when hanging up on morons.
07-18-2019 01:32 PM
AmyKidsCo
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Dcm lets dcb3 run the show. He refused to leave last night, and mom just played into it.

"Come on, it's time to go."

"okay, I'm leaving then, bye!"

"I'm going to go home without you."

She spent probably 5 minutes trying to convince him to leave.

Just pick him up and carry him out! Geez!

I don't know why parents are afraid to parent
I used to think that they were worried about being too firm with their children in front of us, but now I think they just don't want to make their children unhappy.
07-18-2019 06:33 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by Ac114 View Post
I think so too. They are spending a week in Florida. I know she was trying to make me feel guilty for still requiring payment but again, not my problem.
That is disgusting!
07-17-2019 07:18 AM
CountryRoads Dcm lets dcb3 run the show. He refused to leave last night, and mom just played into it.

"Come on, it's time to go."

"okay, I'm leaving then, bye!"

"I'm going to go home without you."

She spent probably 5 minutes trying to convince him to leave.

Just pick him up and carry him out! Geez!

I don't know why parents are afraid to parent
07-16-2019 07:14 PM
Unregistered So I've noticed some problems with the daycare but I just started last Friday... One thing I noticed is that they put the kids in the highchair when they miss behave. One of the ladies holds one of the toddlers down to get him to sleep. Like holds him down with the blanket on his head (she said he likes it like that). They let the babies cry in the infant room and leave them in the bouncers and kinda rock them to keep falling asleep. Like they just want all the babies to sleep. 6 month old crying in the bouncer I took her out and played with her. Also, The infant teachers were MISERABLE! no hello or smile.

One of the teachers (and probably more) are not qualified. They got lead teachers who haven't even completed their introductory certificate. And a lot of the teachers use one of the teachers as a scared tactic. Like if a kid is not being nice they will ask the kid if they want that teacher to come in and the kid gets scared and says no and listens. I saw like two teachers pick up some kids by their arm!

Teachers get free daycare and can bring their kid in their classroom (even if not of age) they don't watch the monitors (previous teacher arrested on child abuse charges). Idk, I just started and I already hate it! Oh, and the lead teacher brought out some worksheets and dead-ass let the kids "work" on them for like 5 minutes. It was a shape worksheet and none of the kids were even doing it right and she wasn't explaining it to them.

They basically play all day and sleep for like 2 hours. These are 2/3 y/o. Idk what to do. I need a job should I wait a few months and then leave and anonymously report them? Also, a lot of the kids are foster. And the owner straight up told me the kids she didn't like and her least favorite rooms. I always hear kids screaming somewhere and crying. They have a gold seal!
07-16-2019 05:26 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by Rockgirl View Post
How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a vacation. What difference would it make to dcm, anyway? If daycare is paid for either way, why not just let him go? Makes no sense.
I think so too. They are spending a week in Florida. I know she was trying to make me feel guilty for still requiring payment but again, not my problem.
07-16-2019 05:22 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Rockgirl View Post
How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a vacation. What difference would it make to dcm, anyway? If daycare is paid for either way, why not just let him go? Makes no sense.
Emotional blackmail. For Ac114.
07-15-2019 07:58 PM
CarryingOn It's so frustrating to be getting interest but not follow through/enrollment. I respect every parent doing what they feel is right for them and their child but still it's frustrating.
07-15-2019 07:57 PM
Rockgirl
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Originally Posted by Ac114 View Post
DCM sends me this text on Sunday

“Hi! DCB grandparents just asked if they could take him on vacation next week. I told them the only way he can go is if I don’t have to pay for child care for that week. Is that too short of notice or is that ok?”

My reply- Hi! Payment is due wether DCB attends or not. The only tome payment is not due is if I need to close outside of my paid holidays and 5 allotted sick days. Hope this helps!

Guess DCB won’t be going on vacation. Not my problem. Sad thing is, his dad actually pays for childcare not mom.
How sad for dcb, that he will miss out on a vacation. What difference would it make to dcm, anyway? If daycare is paid for either way, why not just let him go? Makes no sense.
07-15-2019 07:46 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by LysesKids View Post
Yes, but where you live it's legal... I have lived & done childcare in states where it's ok to take 6 on Legally licensed exempt fr infants 2.5 & under ; I still had parents ask me how I did it lol
It wasn’t about legalities
Every state seems vary in regards to ratios

But it’s all good/moving forward
07-15-2019 05:29 PM
LysesKids
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I have 12 kids every day. Alone. By myself. Sometimes in the summer months I've had 14 with only myself and a 13 yr helper.

None of my parents have issues with that many kids and only one provider.
Yes, but where you live it's legal... I have lived & done childcare in states where it's ok to take 6 on Legally licensed exempt fr infants 2.5 & under ; I still had parents ask me how I did it lol
07-15-2019 01:01 PM
Jociheart Caught DCG7 demonstrating to her little brother (4) how to "smoke" today during snack time using a veggie straw... while multiple other kids watched.

Happy Monday!
07-15-2019 11:59 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
It drives be bonkers to look out and see clients waiting in the driveway for me to open. Why do they think its ok to wait in someone's driveway for 10+ minutes until opening time?

if the lights are off and curtains are closed the door is locked it's not time for you to be here!

Its like they cant wait to get rid of their kids!
I put the time they pull in (driveway alarm) on the sign-in sheet. 10 minutes in the driveway prior to opening = $10. They catch on quicker that way.
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