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Today 07:43 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Sunshine69 View Post
ďThank you for letting me know about you difficulties in getting here in time for me to make my appointment. Next time I will close for the day, so it wonít be a problem for either of us.Ē
That would've been perfect! I was so caught off guard that I didn't know what to say.

I was prepared to say something this morning if she made another comment, but she didn't. The weird thing is I'm closing early to take my kids to a town Halloween event that dcm is taking her kids to, as well
Today 07:27 AM
Sunshine69
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Closing early tomorrow (they've had almost 4 weeks notice), dcm tells me she will "try to be here before you close."

Um, what? That's not how this works
ďThank you for letting me know about you difficulties in getting here in time for me to make my appointment. Next time I will close for the day, so it wonít be a problem for either of us.Ē
Yesterday 07:09 PM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Closing early tomorrow (they've had almost 4 weeks notice), dcm tells me she will "try to be here before you close."

Um, what? That's not how this works
Yeah...this is why, when I have an appointment or important plans that I can't be late for, I close an hour earlier than I really have to or I close for the entire day. I don't close early often but any time I've had to, there's always been that one parent who showed up late.
Yesterday 06:41 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Closing early tomorrow (they've had almost 4 weeks notice), dcm tells me she will "try to be here before you close."

Um, what? That's not how this works
Sounds like someone has been spoon fed life up until quite recently.
Yesterday 04:07 PM
CountryRoads Closing early tomorrow (they've had almost 4 weeks notice), dcm tells me she will "try to be here before you close."

Um, what? That's not how this works
10-23-2020 09:32 AM
Unregistered
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Originally Posted by littlefriends View Post
I love my own kids. I really, really do! But omg, you guys!!! My own kids make dc so much harder. Especially now that school is so messed up. I want to scream and cry! And to make matters worse winter will be here soon and I can hardly bear the thought of being trapped in this small house with so much loudness and chaos and no happy family holiday gatherings to look forward to.
My kids (17 and 12) make tons of noise during nap, complain about having dc stuff all over ďtheirĒ house, constantly try to bring friends in (Iím licensed so they canít have friends over during daycare hours), cook and make kitchen messes while Iím trying to watch 10 little kids, take 40 min showers (I only have 1 bathroom!), and otherwise just drive me insane during daycare.
Just today I get all of them down to sleep and my ds comes thru within 30 min and makes all kinds of racket cooking himself lunch and wakes up the baby who now only got a tiny nap and is going to start fussing his head off and wake up everyone else here shortly.
White noise is a lifesaver for this! I have mine loud enough to drown out most of my kids/husband's noises.
10-22-2020 12:37 PM
dolores
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Had a dcp ask if it would be too disruptive to drop-off during naptime...

Why ask questions you already know the answer to?
Where I'm from we would say "you're asking answers".
10-22-2020 11:47 AM
CountryRoads Had a dcp ask if it would be too disruptive to drop-off during naptime...

Why ask questions you already know the answer to?
10-22-2020 11:18 AM
Littlepeopleprovider
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Originally Posted by littlefriends View Post
I love my own kids. I really, really do! But omg, you guys!!! My own kids make dc so much harder. Especially now that school is so messed up. I want to scream and cry! And to make matters worse winter will be here soon and I can hardly bear the thought of being trapped in this small house with so much loudness and chaos and no happy family holiday gatherings to look forward to.
My kids (17 and 12) make tons of noise during nap, complain about having dc stuff all over ďtheirĒ house, constantly try to bring friends in (Iím licensed so they canít have friends over during daycare hours), cook and make kitchen messes while Iím trying to watch 10 little kids, take 40 min showers (I only have 1 bathroom!), and otherwise just drive me insane during daycare.
Just today I get all of them down to sleep and my ds comes thru within 30 min and makes all kinds of racket cooking himself lunch and wakes up the baby who now only got a tiny nap and is going to start fussing his head off and wake up everyone else here shortly.
My son does similar things! TEENAGERS!!! Blaaaah!

Electronics are taken if he wakes any of the daycare children up.
10-22-2020 11:13 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Good for you!!! They sound ridiculous.
Yep, too high maintenance.
It's disabling their son to play these games with him; he's not learning to self-regulate or find ways to soothe himself.
Oy.....
10-22-2020 10:56 AM
littlefriends I love my own kids. I really, really do! But omg, you guys!!! My own kids make dc so much harder. Especially now that school is so messed up. I want to scream and cry! And to make matters worse winter will be here soon and I can hardly bear the thought of being trapped in this small house with so much loudness and chaos and no happy family holiday gatherings to look forward to.
My kids (17 and 12) make tons of noise during nap, complain about having dc stuff all over ďtheirĒ house, constantly try to bring friends in (Iím licensed so they canít have friends over during daycare hours), cook and make kitchen messes while Iím trying to watch 10 little kids, take 40 min showers (I only have 1 bathroom!), and otherwise just drive me insane during daycare.
Just today I get all of them down to sleep and my ds comes thru within 30 min and makes all kinds of racket cooking himself lunch and wakes up the baby who now only got a tiny nap and is going to start fussing his head off and wake up everyone else here shortly.
10-21-2020 11:35 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by dolores View Post
New DCB fussed the first 2 days at drop off but became chatty, playful and engaged once he settled in. Normal- and told parents it will take a few weeks to transition.

Day 3, a Monday, DCM and DCD alternately spent over an hour each (2+ hours) in the front of my home, coddling daycare boy while he cried, asking him why he did not like it here. They also took him to my backyard playground to play where they stayed awhile.

During that time I made several attempts to help boy and parent but had other children to tend to and told them to let me know when they're ready.

Dad turned his frustration on me. Stated I had a "stupid" drop off policy that was 'traumatizing" son, why can't I "play a game" with boy and "make it fun" to get him in the door, etc.

Well that was the straw. I told dad, very nicely, that its not working out, terminated on the spot and refunded deposit. Surprised him. My first termination in 19 years .
Good for you!!! They sound ridiculous.
10-21-2020 11:09 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by dolores View Post
New DCB fussed the first 2 days at drop off but became chatty, playful and engaged once he settled in. Normal- and told parents it will take a few weeks to transition.

Day 3, a Monday, DCM and DCD alternately spent over an hour each (2+ hours) in the front of my home, coddling daycare boy while he cried, asking him why he did not like it here. They also took him to my backyard playground to play where they stayed awhile.

During that time I made several attempts to help boy and parent but had other children to tend to and told them to let me know when they're ready.

Dad turned his frustration on me. Stated I had a "stupid" drop off policy that was 'traumatizing" son, why can't I "play a game" with boy and "make it fun" to get him in the door, etc.

Well that was the straw. I told dad, very nicely, that its not working out, terminated on the spot and refunded deposit. Surprised him. My first termination in 19 years .
Oh my

Definitely the right decision to term! I don't know how you could've had a good relationship going forward after that.

I know lingering and trying to reason with the child is a common problem in daycare, but for THAT LONG??! No way. I get frustrated if it's like a couple minutes of dealing with it I'm glad you won't have to deal with that again!
10-21-2020 09:36 AM
dolores New DCB fussed the first 2 days at drop off but became chatty, playful and engaged once he settled in. Normal- and told parents it will take a few weeks to transition.

Day 3, a Monday, DCM and DCD alternately spent over an hour each (2+ hours) in the front of my home, coddling daycare boy while he cried, asking him why he did not like it here. They also took him to my backyard playground to play where they stayed awhile.

During that time I made several attempts to help boy and parent but had other children to tend to and told them to let me know when they're ready.

Dad turned his frustration on me. Stated I had a "stupid" drop off policy that was 'traumatizing" son, why can't I "play a game" with boy and "make it fun" to get him in the door, etc.

Well that was the straw. I told dad, very nicely, that its not working out, terminated on the spot and refunded deposit. Surprised him. My first termination in 19 years .
10-16-2020 01:32 PM
284878
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
I wipe my outside play area off before we go out as well.

But honestly, wet is wet- it wouldn't make a difference if the child was wearing sweats, jeans or leggings to me. If they sit in something wet, they'll be uncomfortable and probably cold.

The crawlers are always on blankets/play mats outside. Although my preference for enrollment is 1+, so I don't have a lot of crawlers.

If it's 30-40 degrees, they're all in snow gear. Which keeps them warm and dry anyway.

Raining- we don't go out.

Dirt- eh. It's daycare. I expect them to get dirty and hope they all wear clothes that parents don't care about anyway. Playdough, paint, markers, dirt... all the same to me.

It's just never been an issue. But, I get it. We all have our irritants and preferences.
I would not be able to wipe down before going out. Going out before open would be a waste of time, and it would be against regs to go out with out taking the kids out to wipe down.

Trust me the kids that have skin tight pants have colder legs. The others can pull down their own pants to change them if they are wet, but the leggings, have to be peeled off.

I would love to have winter gear here now but...
I don't about everyone else but this week we started the days off with 32 in the morning and 77 by 3 pm. Convincing parents to to bring winter gear is hard when kids are coatless by the afternoon. "I know it is almost 80 right now, but they will need winter gear in the morning."
10-16-2020 01:30 PM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
So jealous.

You can't even find that down here and asking parents to supply that would not go over at all. Snow gear is not "a thing" here. I am not even sure I would know how to put it on.
It takes FORRRREVERRR to get on. Then you get the kids that whine after two minutes to go back inside.

We have lots of "nature-based" preschools around here that require rain gear to enroll. REI or LLBean are the go-to place.
10-16-2020 01:22 PM
dolores
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
In August, I have everyone bring me (or I pick-up) what they have that no longer fits instead of dropping at the local donation center. I usually end up with about 4 large garbage bags full.

Then I wash, mend, sort and put together cute sets with a few extra pieces I pick up for $1 per bag (annual clearance is August ) at the donation center.

Any sizes I don't have I can swap with the donation center as they become the recipients of anything left-over, every year. I donate a lot of stuff during the year and after 26 years of this they know me and my tribe pretty well.

I pass them back out in October clean and on a display hanger.

I also do the same with school/daycare clothes all year. It is fun. I have 6 bags of spring/summer clothes to sort next week.
10-16-2020 01:11 PM
AmyKidsCo
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Had a dcp pick up a little early last week and dck threw a fit (you know how it goes - dck does this 90% of the time at pick-up). Dcp told me that he won't be picking up early again because of his child's tantrum. Got off 30 minutes early the other day and told me he waited around so he wouldn't upset child with picking up early again
Meanwhile, at my house all the kiddos want to be picked up early and fight about who's mom/dad is coming first. The one who's usually picked up first melts down if anyone else goes home before him.
10-16-2020 12:02 PM
284878
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
A jersey cloth hoodie is not a coat. It is a sweat shirt. With a hood.

A lined, insulated, outer layer, with or without a hood, with a water resistant outer layer is a coat.

Maybe it is a terminology issue? Forgive me I am pushing 50.
okay we were thinking the same but different. When I think hoodie, I think a sweatshirt with hood and full zipper, we call a hoodie or Jacket for spring or as a layer.

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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
I have several acres of heavily forested land that includes a river and several creeks and springs. It backs up to the Appalachian Trail. It is a safety thing here and these are very commonly sold everywhere, here.
These are what I pictured but wanted to make sure. Thanks
10-16-2020 09:09 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
What she said ^

@Cat Herder... I can totally understand why you don't like/prefer leggings but here is exactly what Snowmom described.... when its cold, they wear snow gear.
Lucky.

I have only seen snow gear in magazine skiing photos. I still have never been in snow over my ankles.
10-16-2020 09:08 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by dolores View Post
I love the idea of a swap/trade CH. How do you coordinate that?
In August, I have everyone bring me (or I pick-up) what they have that no longer fits instead of dropping at the local donation center. I usually end up with about 4 large garbage bags full.

Then I wash, mend, sort and put together cute sets with a few extra pieces I pick up for $1 per bag (annual clearance is August ) at the donation center.

Any sizes I don't have I can swap with the donation center as they become the recipients of anything left-over, every year. I donate a lot of stuff during the year and after 26 years of this they know me and my tribe pretty well.

I pass them back out in October clean and on a display hanger.

I also do the same with school/daycare clothes all year. It is fun. I have 6 bags of spring/summer clothes to sort next week.
10-16-2020 09:06 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
I wipe my outside play area off before we go out as well.

But honestly, wet is wet- it wouldn't make a difference if the child was wearing sweats, jeans or leggings to me. If they sit in something wet, they'll be uncomfortable and probably cold.

The crawlers are always on blankets/play mats outside. Although my preference for enrollment is 1+, so I don't have a lot of crawlers.

If it's 30-40 degrees, they're all in snow gear. Which keeps them warm and dry anyway.

Raining- we don't go out.

Dirt- eh. It's daycare. I expect them to get dirty and hope they all wear clothes that parents don't care about anyway. Playdough, paint, markers, dirt... all the same to me.

It's just never been an issue. But, I get it. We all have our irritants and preferences.
What she said ^

@Cat Herder... I can totally understand why you don't like/prefer leggings but here is exactly what Snowmom described.... when its cold, they wear snow gear.
10-16-2020 08:46 AM
dolores
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
I also host a swap/trade with all former/current families for all winter items, here.
I love the idea of a swap/trade CH. How do you coordinate that?
10-16-2020 08:44 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
If it's 30-40 degrees, they're all in snow gear. Which keeps them warm and dry anyway.
So jealous.

You can't even find that down here and asking parents to supply that would not go over at all. Snow gear is not "a thing" here. I am not even sure I would know how to put it on.
10-16-2020 08:26 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by 284878 View Post
I don't understand it either, I have always lived in MI but my Aunt and family moved to FL. They would come back to MI to visit Grandma and purchase winter coats. They said the coats in MI keep them warmer in FL than the coats sold in FL.
So true. It is almost impossible to get to get good winter coats/shoes here without online shopping. That is why I place an order for parents once per year and add it to their tuition upon request. I also host a swap/trade with all former/current families for all winter items, here.

None of my clients had to buy winter gear this year. All were able to swap.
10-16-2020 08:22 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
Merrels brand of these are super sturdy and comfy!
I Merrell. I am wearing the mocs as we speak.

I also love Teva. Those are my summer go-to's.
10-16-2020 08:11 AM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
I have several acres of heavily forested land that includes a river and several creeks and springs. It backs up to the Appalachian Trail. It is a safety thing here and these are very commonly sold everywhere, here.
Merrels brand of these are super sturdy and comfy!
10-16-2020 08:04 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by 284878 View Post
What are washable closed toe sandals?
I have several acres of heavily forested land that includes a river and several creeks and springs. It backs up to the Appalachian Trail. It is a safety thing here and these are very commonly sold everywhere, here.
10-16-2020 07:48 AM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by 284878 View Post
So when you wear leggings you still find them warm after crawling around in the moist morning grass, dirt or bark? Or sitting on the wet swing, slide or bike?
When my dcg wear leggings (or any skin tight legwear including skinny jeans), their legs are always colder than those with sweats, jeans or track pants after playing outside. The wetness next to their legs mixed with 30-50 degrees outside makes their legs cold and it spoils outside play when they are begging to go inside after 15-20 minutes.
Sorry that I may sound irritated with you, but leggings on you is different than on a infant that is crawling around in wet grass, dirt or bark or a toddler that is sitting on a wet swing, slide or bike.
I, myself wear shorts outside in this weather but I would not find it acceptable for a child in my care to show up in shorts when it is wet and 50 or below temps. My own children wear pants even though I am in shorts.
I wipe my outside play area off before we go out as well.

But honestly, wet is wet- it wouldn't make a difference if the child was wearing sweats, jeans or leggings to me. If they sit in something wet, they'll be uncomfortable and probably cold.

The crawlers are always on blankets/play mats outside. Although my preference for enrollment is 1+, so I don't have a lot of crawlers.

If it's 30-40 degrees, they're all in snow gear. Which keeps them warm and dry anyway.

Raining- we don't go out.

Dirt- eh. It's daycare. I expect them to get dirty and hope they all wear clothes that parents don't care about anyway. Playdough, paint, markers, dirt... all the same to me.

It's just never been an issue. But, I get it. We all have our irritants and preferences.
10-16-2020 07:42 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I think the difference for me is that we don't play outside on the playground equipment when it's wet. If the slide or swings are wet, they are wiped off before use as are any other toys that may create wet bottoms.
But, that's the thing.

It is rarely ever dry here. Ever. In winter it is usually a continuous melting mist blowing in the air. The fog is thick until past noon. I have to change my own pants when we come in and I don't sit on anything wet. It is literally the air. There is no amount of wiping that will stop it. It is simply life in the deep south. Humidity, flurries, dripping trees and stabby frozen grass shards. If you go outside, you get wet.
10-16-2020 07:29 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by 284878 View Post
Hoodies on the other hand can you elaborate more on why you do not feel that they are a coat?
A jersey cloth hoodie is not a coat. It is a sweat shirt. With a hood.

A lined, insulated, outer layer, with or without a hood, with a water resistant outer layer is a coat.

Maybe it is a terminology issue? Forgive me I am pushing 50.
10-16-2020 06:46 AM
284878
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Nope. I tell parents that leggings are not pants and hoodies are not coats and neither will meet daycare requirements for appropriate dress. Leggings can be worn under dresses and in warm weather. Hoodies can be worn over a t-shirt in fall/winter, but a jacket (fall) or coat (winter) must be brought as well.

I also require socks and shoes (only exception is washable closed toe sandals), closed toe shoes and shorts/leggings under dresses.

It makes it easier for their kindergarten teacher if parents have already become well practiced at appropriate clothing for school/weather. I am still floored that some of this needs to be taught to adults.
What are washable closed toe sandals?
10-16-2020 06:44 AM
Ariana With my kids is virtual learning I can see and hear everything the teachers are doing. Now I think teachers are paid way too much here in Canada
10-16-2020 06:42 AM
284878
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
We have friends that moved here when General Motors came down from Michigan....they tell us the cold is colder here in the south...not sure why but they said the air is just different and colder???? When we went to Colorado it was knee deep in snow but not really that cold....I guess the difference is the same??
I don't understand it either, I have always lived in MI but my Aunt and family moved to FL. They would come back to MI to visit Grandma and purchase winter coats. They said the coats in MI keep them warmer in FL than the coats sold in FL.
10-16-2020 06:37 AM
Ariana
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
We have friends that moved here when General Motors came down from Michigan....they tell us the cold is colder here in the south...not sure why but they said the air is just different and colder???? When we went to Colorado it was knee deep in snow but not really that cold....I guess the difference is the same??
Dry cold is so much better than wet cold if that makes sense! Wet cold gets to your bones as we say here . Where I grew up it was -45C regularly (typical winter day) and our school wasn’t cancelled unless it hit -75C, no joke but it was dry. It was so cold there wasn’t a whole lot of precipitation. Where I am now it’s typically -10C and is wet wet wet with freezing rain and lots of precipitation and it FEELS 10x colder for some odd reason! It cuts right through ya!
10-16-2020 06:20 AM
284878
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Nope. I tell parents that leggings are not pants and hoodies are not coats and neither will meet daycare requirements for appropriate dress. Leggings can be worn under dresses and in warm weather. Hoodies can be worn over a t-shirt in fall/winter, but a jacket (fall) or coat (winter) must be brought as well.

I also require socks and shoes (only exception is washable closed toe sandals), closed toe shoes and shorts/leggings under dresses.

It makes it easier for their kindergarten teacher if parents have already become well practiced at appropriate clothing for school/weather. I am still floored that some of this needs to be taught to adults.
My dd never wore leggings as pants. but I see a lot of infant outfits that come with leggings and parents want to dress their little girls in matching cute outfits, which I don't blame them for wanting to play dress up with their child but I was able to wear cute outfits on my dd without leggings or any skin tight pants or pink daily so I know it is possible.

I did laugh one day dcg came in white leggings and went home in brown spotted leggings. DCD says I guess I was not thinking when I choose those today.



Hoodies on the other hand can you elaborate more on why you do not feel that they are a coat?
10-16-2020 06:07 AM
Blackcat31 I live in a cold climate. It's snowing here...

I can't tell you the last time I had a DCG in care that wore jeans. Every single one of them wear leggings and honestly I can't say it's every been an issue. My youngest girl is 12 months and the oldest is 5.

The boys usually wear basketball type athletic pants. Not sweatpants like but the shiney wide leg nylon-ish pants. lol! I don't know how to describe them

I think the difference for me is that we don't play outside on the playground equipment when it's wet. If the slide or swings are wet, they are wiped off before use as are any other toys that may create wet bottoms.

The sandbox isn't open (for play) unless it's dry. None of my kiddos play directly in the grass that often so they aren't rolling around or sitting on the grass getting wet either. The bikes and ride on toys are stored under a canopy so they are dry for use whenever.

I've also never had any issues here with the kids being cold in leggings. If they are, none of them have said anything about it.

So while I totally understand what you are saying about leggings not working for you/your situation, I personally love that the girls all wear them. For a while, I honestly thought the skinny jeans craze was going to cause me massive therapy bills but thankfully the trend changed a bit and leggings are the only thing the girls wear now. I do see how they can be problematic in some situations though.

Personally, I don't wear leggings myself except when I am working out so I have zero comments about them in regards to adults.
10-16-2020 05:56 AM
284878
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
I prefer leggings over jeans any day.

I have had several families dress their still-diapered kids in skinny jeans and I will 100% change them as soon as they walk in the door. I hate those things!!

I wear leggings too and live in frigid MN. I find them warm enough. Too each their own!
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
Same to ALL of this. Only difference is I'm in frigid ND. Hey neighbor!
So when you wear leggings you still find them warm after crawling around in the moist morning grass, dirt or bark? Or sitting on the wet swing, slide or bike?
When my dcg wear leggings (or any skin tight legwear including skinny jeans), their legs are always colder than those with sweats, jeans or track pants after playing outside. The wetness next to their legs mixed with 30-50 degrees outside makes their legs cold and it spoils outside play when they are begging to go inside after 15-20 minutes.
Sorry that I may sound irritated with you, but leggings on you is different than on a infant that is crawling around in wet grass, dirt or bark or a toddler that is sitting on a wet swing, slide or bike.
I, myself wear shorts outside in this weather but I would not find it acceptable for a child in my care to show up in shorts when it is wet and 50 or below temps. My own children wear pants even though I am in shorts.
10-15-2020 03:30 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
When I was up north in winter snow it actually felt warmer and comfortable. "Down here" winter is wet, soggy, windy, with melting ice sheets and slurries. It is rare we get a nice dry snow. I have to change them into dry clothing upon coming in daily. Leggings just won't work for that. Fleece lined jeans or sweats work better here. Layers preferred to keep skin dry as long as possible.
We have friends that moved here when General Motors came down from Michigan....they tell us the cold is colder here in the south...not sure why but they said the air is just different and colder???? When we went to Colorado it was knee deep in snow but not really that cold....I guess the difference is the same??
10-15-2020 03:21 PM
CountryRoads Had a dcp pick up a little early last week and dck threw a fit (you know how it goes - dck does this 90% of the time at pick-up). Dcp told me that he won't be picking up early again because of his child's tantrum. Got off 30 minutes early the other day and told me he waited around so he wouldn't upset child with picking up early again
10-15-2020 02:54 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
I wear leggings too and live in frigid MN. I find them warm enough. Too each their own!
When I was up north in winter snow it actually felt warmer and comfortable. "Down here" winter is wet, soggy, windy, with melting ice sheets and slurries. It is rare we get a nice dry snow. I have to change them into dry clothing upon coming in daily. Leggings just won't work for that. Fleece lined jeans or sweats work better here. Layers preferred to keep skin dry as long as possible.
10-15-2020 01:58 PM
Blackcat31 It's snowing here.
10-15-2020 11:44 AM
CenterTeacher20
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
I prefer leggings over jeans any day.

I have had several families dress their still-diapered kids in skinny jeans and I will 100% change them as soon as they walk in the door. I hate those things!!

I wear leggings too and live in frigid MN. I find them warm enough. Too each their own!
Same to ALL of this. Only difference is I'm in frigid ND. Hey neighbor!
10-15-2020 10:31 AM
Snowmom I prefer leggings over jeans any day.

I have had several families dress their still-diapered kids in skinny jeans and I will 100% change them as soon as they walk in the door. I hate those things!!

I wear leggings too and live in frigid MN. I find them warm enough. Too each their own!
10-15-2020 10:16 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by 284878 View Post
Leggings why do people wear them on their little girls, I just do not get it. (dont say there is no other pants, because my dd never wore leggings until she started school and wore them with dresses) They are thin and make their legs so cold. When we go out side to play they are always first to want to come in because they are so cold. They go down the slide once and they are wet. When we come inside, I have to peel their leggings off to change there diaper. I feel so bad for them, that I always put a dry pair of pants on them for nap time.

Boys come in jeans, sweats and track pants, they love being outside and playing. Their legs get cold but not like the girls. No trouble getting their pants on and off.

Am I the only one that hates leggings?
Nope. I tell parents that leggings are not pants and hoodies are not coats and neither will meet daycare requirements for appropriate dress. Leggings can be worn under dresses and in warm weather. Hoodies can be worn over a t-shirt in fall/winter, but a jacket (fall) or coat (winter) must be brought as well.

I also require socks and shoes (only exception is washable closed toe sandals), closed toe shoes and shorts/leggings under dresses.

It makes it easier for their kindergarten teacher if parents have already become well practiced at appropriate clothing for school/weather. I am still floored that some of this needs to be taught to adults.
10-15-2020 07:13 AM
Sunshine69
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Originally Posted by 284878 View Post
Leggings why do people wear them on their little girls, I just do not get it. (dont say there is no other pants, because my dd never wore leggings until she started school and wore them with dresses) They are thin and make their legs so cold. When we go out side to play they are always first to want to come in because they are so cold. They go down the slide once and they are wet. When we come inside, I have to peel their leggings off to change there diaper. I feel so bad for them, that I always put a dry pair of pants on them for nap time.

Boys come in jeans, sweats and track pants, they love being outside and playing. Their legs get cold but not like the girls. No trouble getting their pants on and off.

Am I the only one that hates leggings?
Leggings are not very warm but I do prefer them for the girls for potty training.

Iíll never understand why parents put their kids in pants with buttons, snaps and zippers that their kids donít know how to manage and expect them to succeed in potty training. I can help sometimes but Iím not always in a position to undo a kids pants when theyíre in a hurry to make they potty, especially when I have infants on the changing pad.

Having the caregiver always having to help with pants only delays potty training success IMHO as the kids get used to the dependence.
10-14-2020 07:03 PM
284878 Leggings why do people wear them on their little girls, I just do not get it. (dont say there is no other pants, because my dd never wore leggings until she started school and wore them with dresses) They are thin and make their legs so cold. When we go out side to play they are always first to want to come in because they are so cold. They go down the slide once and they are wet. When we come inside, I have to peel their leggings off to change there diaper. I feel so bad for them, that I always put a dry pair of pants on them for nap time.

Boys come in jeans, sweats and track pants, they love being outside and playing. Their legs get cold but not like the girls. No trouble getting their pants on and off.

Am I the only one that hates leggings?
10-13-2020 12:37 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CenterTeacher20 View Post
I cant today. I just cant. My coworker who was not due to give birth until 2 weeks from now, gave birth while I was sleeping on the one night I happened to go to sleep early for once.... so I didn't know until I woke up.

And then the lady that we were training in to cover her maternity leave decided to no-call no-show today of ALL DAYS. So while I was waiting for her to show up, I did checkins as usual... ended up having to call all of our toddler parents for pickup because we don't have anyone to cover the room. I'm furious. I'm tired. Im extremely exhausted. Im about ready to be done with this job all together.
Oh, wow. I don't think I have had a day that bad in years.

Hope tomorrow is better for you.
10-13-2020 12:28 PM
CenterTeacher20 I cant today. I just cant. My coworker who was not due to give birth until 2 weeks from now, gave birth while I was sleeping on the one night I happened to go to sleep early for once.... so I didn't know until I woke up.

And then the lady that we were training in to cover her maternity leave decided to no-call no-show today of ALL DAYS. So while I was waiting for her to show up, I did checkins as usual... ended up having to call all of our toddler parents for pickup because we don't have anyone to cover the room. I'm furious. I'm tired. Im extremely exhausted. Im about ready to be done with this job all together.
10-09-2020 06:30 PM
Blackcat31
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He was a legend. Very sad.
Just noticed your location...
Waving hi to a fellow. Minnesotan!
10-09-2020 03:53 PM
Deftones34
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Not daycare related at all but I am absolutely heartbroken that Eddie Van Halen is dead.

So much of my pre teen and teen years were spent absolutely loving Van Halen...
He was a legend. Very sad.
10-07-2020 05:42 PM
Blackcat31 Not daycare related at all but I am absolutely heartbroken that Eddie Van Halen is dead.

So much of my pre teen and teen years were spent absolutely loving Van Halen...
10-01-2020 11:04 AM
Littlepeopleprovider
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post

I guess my vent was more about how much parents donít realize how what they say comes across to us sometimes.
I'm right there today too! A mom of a child today says in a snarky tone "oh, by the way, what type of detergent do you use on the nap mat sheets?" I said "Tide." Then she said "oh he's allergic to that, you don't use the Free and Clear???" Uuuummm, NO! I don't and I'm so sick of these types of things afte they are already enrolled. TELL ME THIS STUFF DURING THE INTERVIEWS!!!
09-28-2020 05:34 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by PB&J View Post
YOU let that go?? Pllleeeeeease tell me you at least got a zinger in.
In context she really didnít mean it as an insult.... first time mom and all. Excellent family in all other ways...

I knew she meant I represent stability and comfort for her child in comparison to grandparents that live out of state (child doesnít know as well) so although itís kind of offensive to hear, I do know she didnít mean it that way.

I guess my vent was more about how much parents donít realize how what they say comes across to us sometimes.
09-28-2020 05:05 PM
PB&J
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
DCM just returned from a LOOOOOONG weekend out of state with her 1 yr old. Monday is not a normal day of attendance.

DCM drops off this morning and says "DCK is super cranky due to getting very little sleep last night. I was going to let DCK sleep in since my parents are here but I couldn't do that to them." *hands DCK over*" Leaves.....

... thanks for doing that to me.
YOU let that go?? Pllleeeeeease tell me you at least got a zinger in.
09-28-2020 02:53 PM
springvalley112 I eat lunch and do snack about 1:30 or so because they get it at 2. Some of the teachers got ill because I didn't get it over there quick enough and the administrator (whose been there forever and thinks she runs the place and can be a real witch and a nosy Nellie if I decide to take off because she has to do t the things I do).
09-28-2020 02:49 PM
Blackcat31 DCM just returned from a LOOOOOONG weekend out of state with her 1 yr old. Monday is not a normal day of attendance.

DCM drops off this morning and says "DCK is super cranky due to getting very little sleep last night. I was going to let DCK sleep in since my parents are here but I couldn't do that to them." *hands DCK over*" Leaves.....

... thanks for doing that to me.
09-28-2020 07:33 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by 284878 View Post
I don't know your client, you do but I would think some of them maybe asking out of friendliness/ kindness not to be nosey?

I know when my foster kids were in dc, I may have asked in passing, just to be nice. I honestly was not asking to be rude or judge what she was doing but just as a friendly question. I have asked my hairdresser, the guy at the meat market, the librarian, ect the same thing, just to be polite not because I really care what they do in there free time.
Maybe a couple of them ask just to be kind. I just usually get side-eyes and comments whenever I'm closed, so that's why I feel like it's nosey-ness - not kindness - when I'm asked what I'm doing on my day off.

This morning, a dcm asked where I went and what I did
09-25-2020 06:17 AM
284878
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Originally Posted by springvalley112 View Post
I agree with you I'm 32 and been working in a center for 7 years as an aide and instead of some people especially younger then myself doing what they're suppose to do, they expect me to do it. Naptime is awful because I'm up doing things (making snack, washing dishes, giving breaks in the other building ect) and the ones that are watching the children in the gym are on their cell phones with their earbuds in and watching movies. No cleaning or planning for their classes until they decide to do it at the end of the day
This sounds like a Martha /Mary situation, they are taking some downtime and you are not. Are you taking a break of do you work through the entire nap?
09-25-2020 06:11 AM
284878
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I'll have to remember this for next time! I don't know why parents feel like they need to know - and I don't charge for closures, so they can't use that excuse. I don't ask them what they do on their days off

I don't take them very often at all, but what would you say if you were to take a day off, just to have a day off? I would be tempted to tell them "I'm doing nothing tomorrow! Taking a day to myself" just so they know that I'm entitled to those, too
I don't know your client, you do but I would think some of them maybe asking out of friendliness/ kindness not to be nosey?

I know when my foster kids were in dc, I may have asked in passing, just to be nice. I honestly was not asking to be rude or judge what she was doing but just as a friendly question. I have asked my hairdresser, the guy at the meat market, the librarian, ect the same thing, just to be polite not because I really care what they do in there free time.
09-25-2020 03:18 AM
Josiegirl Hugs and good thoughts to all of you for your rough days, the chaos in your lives, the never-ending stress and needs of children and parents in your lives!!! May your week end on a positive happy relieved note and you can look forward to your weekend!!
09-24-2020 04:51 PM
springvalley112
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Originally Posted by Bluemoon5 View Post
Why is common sense not a thing anymore? Or a basic work ethic? I just don't understand young people these days and now I'm even more annoyed because saying that makes me feel old.
I agree with you I'm 32 and been working in a center for 7 years as an aide and instead of some people especially younger then myself doing what they're suppose to do, they expect me to do it. Naptime is awful because I'm up doing things (making snack, washing dishes, giving breaks in the other building ect) and the ones that are watching the children in the gym are on their cell phones with their earbuds in and watching movies. No cleaning or planning for their classes until they decide to do it at the end of the day
09-24-2020 02:23 PM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
I used to have a bunch of generic "back up" statements on standby for the times in which parents ask why I am closed or taking a day off.

Now when asked why I'm closing I literally just straight up say "Nothing that has anything to do with daycare" then I move the conversation along.

Honestly, depending on who is asking I will sometimes act offended that they are asking at all as it is over stepping and none of their business.
I'll have to remember this for next time! I don't know why parents feel like they need to know - and I don't charge for closures, so they can't use that excuse. I don't ask them what they do on their days off

I don't take them very often at all, but what would you say if you were to take a day off, just to have a day off? I would be tempted to tell them "I'm doing nothing tomorrow! Taking a day to myself" just so they know that I'm entitled to those, too
09-24-2020 10:35 AM
Bluemoon5 Why is common sense not a thing anymore? Or a basic work ethic? I just don't understand young people these days and now I'm even more annoyed because saying that makes me feel old.
09-24-2020 09:08 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I hate getting asked what I'm doing on the days I'm closed.

"Doing anything fun tomorrow?"
"Do you have a doctors appointment or something?"

One of my many pet peeves from parents
I used to have a bunch of generic "back up" statements on standby for the times in which parents ask why I am closed or taking a day off.

Now when asked why I'm closing I literally just straight up say "Nothing that has anything to do with daycare" then I move the conversation along.

Honestly, depending on who is asking I will sometimes act offended that they are asking at all as it is over stepping and none of their business.
09-24-2020 07:27 AM
Annalee Isn't it funny how when you get an opening and you call first the person who has nagged you for over a year and they say "no, I'll pass this time if you won't let me do part-time" "oh yes, I will do part time but it's still full-time-paying for the slot" She says "oh no, can't do that". Fine by me, move on the next interview.
09-24-2020 06:57 AM
CountryRoads I hate getting asked what I'm doing on the days I'm closed.

"Doing anything fun tomorrow?"
"Do you have a doctors appointment or something?"

One of my many pet peeves from parents
09-14-2020 05:03 AM
Rockgirl
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Originally Posted by CeriBear View Post

Nap time pick ups donít bother me as long as the parent lets me know ahead of time. That way I can have their child up and ready to go. If they are picking up shortly after nap time starts I do not lay the child down for a nap. I let him sit in the library playing with a quiet toy or looking at a book.
I did that a few times before changing my stance on that. They never show up when they say they will! It only took a few nap times of children sitting and waiting....and waiting. Now I tell them, ďText me when youíre leaving to head my way.Ē Then I get the child up and ready. If they donít want them to lay down, they need to be here before nap.
09-12-2020 05:20 AM
CeriBear
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Sent out a letter last a couple weeks ago explaining that if you're child is not at daycare PRIOR to snack time, then they must be fed AT HOME because they will miss out on snack time here.
I had to send out a similar one about breakfast. At my center we serve breakfast from 8:15-8:30. If you want to wait until 8:45 to bring your child. thatís fine just please feed him breakfast at home.

Nap time pick ups donít bother me as long as the parent lets me know ahead of time. That way I can have their child up and ready to go. If they are picking up shortly after nap time starts I do not lay the child down for a nap. I let him sit in the library playing with a quiet toy or looking at a book.
09-10-2020 01:32 PM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I send out monthly newsletters that include any closures. If I have a closure that comes up that didn't get included on the newsletter, then I do a separate letter letting everyone know.

So, it's very frustrating when a dcp "forgets" or doesn't even know that I'm closed! Had one dcm tell me her child will be late on Friday. "I'm closed." "Oh, yeah. I knew that."

Talking to another dcm, I was telling her where I'm going towards the end of the month. Same dcm as earlier: "Are you closed that day?"

"Yes."
"Oh, I must not of seen it."

That closure was on the past 2 months of newsletters.

ARGH! Drives me crazy. I don't send out messages and newsletters for fun. Read them!!
I had a funny thing happen the other day.
I had scheduled a day off for September (scheduled in July) but later cancelled it (with several weeks notice) since I had to switch some things in October.
The day comes and dcm mentioned Monday what their "fun plans" were since I was closed Tuesday. I say "I am open tomorrow, I switched that awhile back. But if you prefer to keep dcg home, I'm happy to give you credit."
Several back tracking "oh's" and "um's" later, dcg is now coming and "fun plans" cancelled.
09-10-2020 06:59 AM
CountryRoads I send out monthly newsletters that include any closures. If I have a closure that comes up that didn't get included on the newsletter, then I do a separate letter letting everyone know.

So, it's very frustrating when a dcp "forgets" or doesn't even know that I'm closed! Had one dcm tell me her child will be late on Friday. "I'm closed." "Oh, yeah. I knew that."

Talking to another dcm, I was telling her where I'm going towards the end of the month. Same dcm as earlier: "Are you closed that day?"

"Yes."
"Oh, I must not of seen it."

That closure was on the past 2 months of newsletters.

ARGH! Drives me crazy. I don't send out messages and newsletters for fun. Read them!!
09-10-2020 06:02 AM
DaveA It hasnít left my mouth (yet ) but the phrase ďGod help your next provider!Ē has crossed my mind way too many times this week regarding DCK & DCP.
09-09-2020 04:17 PM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
It is easy to fix. It only takes once per family. Turn them away at the door.

Just do it. Only you can.
So true, CH! I've lost my edge a little and need to get it back!
09-09-2020 10:21 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Annalee View Post
Always!!!! Mine are pushing the 8:00 AM drop off time. Most are working from home and lolly-gagging about coming in....and I have two parents that sat in the parking lot talking until 8:45 because working from home obviously just begins whenever they get back home???? It's been hard to fix because it seems there is always one coming in at 8:05 and they see each other do this.....
It is easy to fix. It only takes once per family. Turn them away at the door.

Just do it. Only you can.
09-09-2020 08:10 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Sent out a letter last a couple weeks ago explaining that if you're child is not at daycare PRIOR to snack time, then they must be fed AT HOME because they will miss out on snack time here.

Had a parent show up 2 minutes after snack time and asked if they missed snack. "Yes, everything is already put away." "I have food for her in the car, can I bring that in for her? She hasn't ate breakfast."

I make a point to be very blunt in my policies so there's no question, and it never fails that someone will push it
Always!!!! Mine are pushing the 8:00 AM drop off time. Most are working from home and lolly-gagging about coming in....and I have two parents that sat in the parking lot talking until 8:45 because working from home obviously just begins whenever they get back home???? It's been hard to fix because it seems there is always one coming in at 8:05 and they see each other do this.....
09-09-2020 07:44 AM
CountryRoads Sent out a letter last a couple weeks ago explaining that if you're child is not at daycare PRIOR to snack time, then they must be fed AT HOME because they will miss out on snack time here.

Had a parent show up 2 minutes after snack time and asked if they missed snack. "Yes, everything is already put away." "I have food for her in the car, can I bring that in for her? She hasn't ate breakfast."

I make a point to be very blunt in my policies so there's no question, and it never fails that someone will push it
09-02-2020 07:56 AM
Rockgirl
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
Have a difficult dcg who is usually gone from lunchtime through nap for preschool. Dcm informed me this morning that she will not be taking her to school today so she can have a "day to herself."

It bums me out sometimes that I'm the person that everyone brings their kids to for a "me" day, but I don't have anyone to do that for me. And even if I did, I would feel guilty the second I left my kid there because they are only little for so long.

Not to mention if I ever closed for a "me" day, parents would be upset about it.

*sigh*
Just give plenty of notice and take a day. You donít owe parents an explanation as to what the day is for. I stopped worrying a long time ago about their opinions of what I do with my time outside of daycare!
09-02-2020 07:23 AM
CountryRoads Have a difficult dcg who is usually gone from lunchtime through nap for preschool. Dcm informed me this morning that she will not be taking her to school today so she can have a "day to herself."

It bums me out sometimes that I'm the person that everyone brings their kids to for a "me" day, but I don't have anyone to do that for me. And even if I did, I would feel guilty the second I left my kid there because they are only little for so long.

Not to mention if I ever closed for a "me" day, parents would be upset about it.

*sigh*
09-01-2020 03:18 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by littlefriends View Post
And he took the brand new pack of wipes I had handed him to clean with I went ahead and emailed both he and mom the copy of my illness policy anyway-just to be a brat.
I'm just curious how this all played out??
08-31-2020 07:42 PM
284878 DCD picks up (outside), I take the kids back to the playground. DCD calls, he locked himself out of his running car. I bring the kids in the house to find a wire for him. Give him the wire and go back outside. I can hear him working and the kids playing and crying.

My alarm goes off, DCM is late! and I am worried that the kids are in the driveway. I take the kids inside to get dcb ready to go home and to check on dcd, he say the wire is too thin. I suggest he calls someone. He does.

I got back inside and tried to entertain my hungry kids and DCB that hasn't been picked up yet. DCM texted she forgot about DCB. Ugh.

I can't stand hearing the toddler cry outside so I contact DH to see if someone he's with can come help. DD gives DS cheese to calm him because it is past 6 pm. I take DCB outside to wait for DCM and help calm DCD kids. I let DCD know that I called for help, he is grateful.

I get the kids out of the driveway repeatedly, DCM arrive. DCM has trouble sending pick up text. Once DCM is gone, send DD in for cheese sticks for dcd kids, sit them both down to eat. Then DH arrives goes to the barn, grabs a wire gives it to dcd, then gets a piece of wood to help. It's open in seconds. About time, dcd loads up and calls his friends to say not to come at this point they are coming up the driveway.

It is now after 630, I still have to get supper, clean up the toys from day care, bath kids and ready for bed.

But wait there is more, once I sat down with my kids, my ma calls and my dad phone is not working. I am forced to call Verizon and I sit on hold for 30 mins. While I wait, I am reminded that I did not get a chance to go and I could not hold it any longer, so I head to the bathroom. While in there DD age 8 comes and tells me that DS age 2 has gone into the bathroom and striped himself, and sat on the toilet and.... she has to go.

When I get out, ds dressed, DD put his diaper and pants back on. She is awesome!
08-29-2020 08:30 AM
dolores
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
It does. It saved the day.

I will do as you said, only for paper from now on.
Over the years I've found the strength and quality of art materials deteriorate. Things don't stick like they used to, nor look and last like they used to.
08-29-2020 04:10 AM
CeriBear
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Originally Posted by Sunshine69 View Post
It makes me wonder what some parents would think if they witnessed another child cop a squat right next to their child while they played in daycare. As a parent, Iíd be appalled and would question the cleanliness of where my child was attending daycare.

Somehow itís perfectly acceptable if their own child is doing it in a daycare setting though. 🤷*♀️
I once had a child pee on the floor and then another child came and sat in it before I could stop him. It was rather embarrassing having to explain to dad why his child had on a different pair or pants and underwear that day.

My vent for the day. My new class has 11 boys and 5 girls. Quite a change from last year when I had 9 girls and 7 boys. I thought Iíd never miss the girl drama but with these high energy boys I wish my biggest classroom problem was ďsheís not letting me playĒ ďthis playhouse is only for 2Ē ď she said I was a meanie.Ē These boys are very active and they feed off each other. Thank goodness for outside time.
08-28-2020 12:48 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by e.j. View Post
I've had the same problem with Elmer's only use it rarely when we're making a paper craft. I usually use a glue stick or tacky glue. That stuff works great!
It does. It saved the day.

I will do as you said, only for paper from now on.
08-28-2020 12:07 PM
e.j. I've had the same problem with Elmer's only use it rarely when we're making a paper craft. I usually use a glue stick or tacky glue. That stuff works great!
08-28-2020 09:48 AM
Cat Herder Elmer's school glue is useless. WTHeck?? Simple foam crafts and once the glue dries they comes right back apart. Why the change??? Why on Friday???

Aghhh Aghhh Aghhh

They were all ready to go home today. Aghhhh..... The kids were so excited.

Deep breaths. Chocolate. Game face. Story time voice..... I'll try Aleene's and a blow dryer once they doze off.

** So this was the last kick to the teeth this week that seemed to have pushed me over. What a truly craptastic week it has been.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
08-26-2020 09:30 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I've never had a parent say anything about clothes, but I do have one dcp that almost everyday says something passive agressive like "You're gonna need a bath tonight", "You're dirty!" , "Well, guess it's bath night", etc.

Yes, we have dirt and kids play in it.
That is why I clean them up, change their clothes and do their hair before pick up. Parents appreciated that more than the expensive curriculum and take home projects I offered. Bonus: I stopped buying the expensive curriculum and projects.
08-26-2020 07:37 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by CeriBear View Post
I once had a mom get highly upset with me when DCB got a bit of mud on his shirt. Apparently the shirt was new and she wanted him to be able to wear it to Church on Sundays. Why dress a child for preschool/daycare in their best clothes? We play outside. We do messy art and science. We eat lunch like pizza and spaghetti.
I've never had a parent say anything about clothes, but I do have one dcp that almost everyday says something passive agressive like "You're gonna need a bath tonight", "You're dirty!" , "Well, guess it's bath night", etc.

Yes, we have dirt and kids play in it.
08-26-2020 03:18 AM
CeriBear
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
What donít parents understand about play clothes for daycare only? Had a mom bring in a paint stained shirt and said if you do messy activityís change my kid in to this. Seriously! No donít bring them in stuff you donít want dirty. Itís not a fashion show. Your kid is 2 they will get dirty playing and eating. I donít have time to change your kids clothes three times a day!

Also makes me want to scream when they bring their kids in all white. Really? Or they have new shoes and Iím not supposed to let them get dirty.
I once had a mom get highly upset with me when DCB got a bit of mud on his shirt. Apparently the shirt was new and she wanted him to be able to wear it to Church on Sundays. Why dress a child for preschool/daycare in their best clothes? We play outside. We do messy art and science. We eat lunch like pizza and spaghetti.
08-25-2020 02:39 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by littlefriends View Post
And he took the brand new pack of wipes I had handed him to clean with I went ahead and emailed both he and mom the copy of my illness policy anyway-just to be a brat.
Not that I wish illness on his little guy but don't you just wish(a little bit) that he ended up vomiting all over dcd?

Just gotta love it when grown ups have toddler temper tantrums. Did he really expect you to take a child who'd just thrown up?
08-25-2020 12:27 PM
Unregistered What donít parents understand about play clothes for daycare only? Had a mom bring in a paint stained shirt and said if you do messy activityís change my kid in to this. Seriously! No donít bring them in stuff you donít want dirty. Itís not a fashion show. Your kid is 2 they will get dirty playing and eating. I donít have time to change your kids clothes three times a day!

Also makes me want to scream when they bring their kids in all white. Really? Or they have new shoes and Iím not supposed to let them get dirty.
08-25-2020 11:21 AM
e.j.
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
It's just so childish and selfish.
...not to mention rude and totally unacceptable. I don't term often but that dcd's response would earn him a termination letter. Wow! I love that you stood up to him and sent him home, though - and then followed it up with a copy of your illness policy! Hopefully he won't try that again if you decide to let him return to your day care.
08-25-2020 08:40 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
Add it to next weeks tuition along with the garbage disposal and cleaning fee for the possibly infected materials you were forced to clean due to his rudeness and arrogance.

Yes, I am serious.

I'd have given him an immediate termination.


Like I said, I understand dad being upset HOWEVER, his behavior/reaction shows zero respect. Its a hurdle I would have a hard time getting past.

It's just so childish and selfish.
08-25-2020 08:35 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by littlefriends View Post
And he took the brand new pack of wipes I had handed him to clean with I went ahead and emailed both he and mom the copy of my illness policy anyway-just to be a brat.
Add it to next weeks tuition along with the garbage disposal and cleaning fee for the possibly infected materials you were forced to clean due to his rudeness and arrogance.

Yes, I am serious.

I'd have given him an immediate termination.
08-25-2020 08:15 AM
Snowmom
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Originally Posted by littlefriends View Post
Funny Story Of The Day!
Dcd pulls up this morning and runs up to my front door in a panic. Says dc kiddo barfed in the car and can he have some things to clean him up and some clothes from cubby. So I give him gloves, wipes, plastic bags and a change of clothes. He's out there cleaning for a bit and gets kiddo changed and then stands there by the car snuggling him for a bit. I'm thinking they're going to drive off after dcd gets his kiddo calmed down. Nope! They eventually walk up to my door to drop off!!

I said "ummmm, I'm sorry but I can't take him today since he's vomited." Dcd gets super mad. "His blueberry muffin just disagreed with his tummy. He doesn't have a fever." I said "I can email you a copy of my illness policy if you need me to??" He literally throws the bag of barf trash down on my porch and storms back to the car, puts kiddo in, and drives off all speedy fast.

ugh.....
Wow. I didn't find Dad funny. I think he's an a**.

Illnesses will be the end of me in this business. I will go bezerk on a parent one day.
I even had one bring in a kid today with 102 temp. I mean C'mon.
08-25-2020 08:13 AM
littlefriends
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
No, he didn't.......

I get that he was upset and honestly reading along, I knew that was where your post was headed but I gasped at the disrespect of the bolded statement above.... I am not sure I could get over that one.

So sorry you had to deal with that... Maybe text him and tell him he forgot his barf.

Some parents....
And he took the brand new pack of wipes I had handed him to clean with I went ahead and emailed both he and mom the copy of my illness policy anyway-just to be a brat.
08-25-2020 06:47 AM
Sunshine69
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Originally Posted by littlefriends View Post
Funny Story Of The Day!
Dcd pulls up this morning and runs up to my front door in a panic. Says dc kiddo barfed in the car and can he have some things to clean him up and some clothes from cubby. So I give him gloves, wipes, plastic bags and a change of clothes. He's out there cleaning for a bit and gets kiddo changed and then stands there by the car snuggling him for a bit. I'm thinking they're going to drive off after dcd gets his kiddo calmed down. Nope! They eventually walk up to my door to drop off!!

I said "ummmm, I'm sorry but I can't take him today since he's vomited." Dcd gets super mad. "His blueberry muffin just disagreed with his tummy. He doesn't have a fever." I said "I can email you a copy of my illness policy if you need me to??" He literally throws the bag of barf trash down on my porch and storms back to the car, puts kiddo in, and drives off all speedy fast.

ugh.....
Heíd definitely be getting his barf bag back probably with a termination notice for violating policy.

I feel bad for kids when their parents set such an immature, irresponsible example.
08-25-2020 06:32 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by littlefriends View Post
Funny Story Of The Day!
Dcd pulls up this morning and runs up to my front door in a panic. Says dc kiddo barfed in the car and can he have some things to clean him up and some clothes from cubby. So I give him gloves, wipes, plastic bags and a change of clothes. He's out there cleaning for a bit and gets kiddo changed and then stands there by the car snuggling him for a bit. I'm thinking they're going to drive off after dcd gets his kiddo calmed down. Nope! They eventually walk up to my door to drop off!!

I said "ummmm, I'm sorry but I can't take him today since he's vomited." Dcd gets super mad. "His blueberry muffin just disagreed with his tummy. He doesn't have a fever." I said "I can email you a copy of my illness policy if you need me to??" He literally throws the bag of barf trash down on my porch and storms back to the car, puts kiddo in, and drives off all speedy fast.

ugh.....
No, he didn't.......

I get that he was upset and honestly reading along, I knew that was where your post was headed but I gasped at the disrespect of the bolded statement above.... I am not sure I could get over that one.

So sorry you had to deal with that... Maybe text him and tell him he forgot his barf.

Some parents....
08-25-2020 05:15 AM
littlefriends Funny Story Of The Day!
Dcd pulls up this morning and runs up to my front door in a panic. Says dc kiddo barfed in the car and can he have some things to clean him up and some clothes from cubby. So I give him gloves, wipes, plastic bags and a change of clothes. He's out there cleaning for a bit and gets kiddo changed and then stands there by the car snuggling him for a bit. I'm thinking they're going to drive off after dcd gets his kiddo calmed down. Nope! They eventually walk up to my door to drop off!!

I said "ummmm, I'm sorry but I can't take him today since he's vomited." Dcd gets super mad. "His blueberry muffin just disagreed with his tummy. He doesn't have a fever." I said "I can email you a copy of my illness policy if you need me to??" He literally throws the bag of barf trash down on my porch and storms back to the car, puts kiddo in, and drives off all speedy fast.

ugh.....
08-25-2020 04:31 AM
Cat Herder
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Trying really hard to avoid ďshort timersĒ. Had to really fight the urge to begin and end a conversation with a DCP that would have included an ďand the horse you rode in onĒ moment from me. 3 more weeks. I can do this without snapping on a DCP. Maybe.
You can do it.

I am fighting the same thing and I am only going on vacation.
08-24-2020 01:26 PM
DaveA Trying really hard to avoid ďshort timersĒ. Had to really fight the urge to begin and end a conversation with a DCP that would have included an ďand the horse you rode in onĒ moment from me. 3 more weeks. I can do this without snapping on a DCP. Maybe.
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