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12-07-2018 03:34 PM
happymom
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Originally Posted by Flowerchild View Post
I understand that kids day things weather or not they are being mean or honest but it hurts when the child says you have a weird body. I'm obese and have an ugly back because of ir. It hurts my feelings. Ijoke it off with them but it hurts my feelings. Will I be fat and ugly forever? 😭😭😭😭
12-07-2018 03:27 PM
Flowerchild I understand that kids day things weather or not they are being mean or honest but it hurts when the child says you have a weird body. I'm obese and have an ugly back because of ir. It hurts my feelings. Ijoke it off with them but it hurts my feelings. Will I be fat and ugly forever? 😭😭😭😭
12-07-2018 12:05 PM
happymom My son was selling tickets to his play. Only $5 each in advance.
My friend wanted 2, the day I posted (on fb) about it.
I followed up 2 weeks later (the deadline) asking if she still wanted them. She wants them, but offered to pay me later. I made it clear that I was paying up front out of pocket.

Day of, I text her to remind her of the play.

She says her 1 year old is sick and has a fever too high. Does not offer to pay me for the tickets anyway.

During the play she posts a picture of her 1 year old out in the snow, full snow suit, but using zip lock backs under her shoes because she "doesn't have boots yet"...

OK.
12-07-2018 10:11 AM
Blackcat31 I currently have 3 DCK's crying because I took a penny away from them. (all are 2.5 and 3 yrs old)

One is crying because he "found" it and I won't let him keep it.

One is crying because he brought and I won't let him keep it.

The other one is crying because he didn't find anything and he didn't bring anything and I won't let him see it or have it.

Lord, please let this day be over before my patience is gone.
12-06-2018 07:19 PM
sharlan
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
My chore calendar says I am doing windows today but my energy level says "just close the blinds".

It is still early, we shall see, we shall see.
Not my favorite chore. I have 32 windows. Only 12 of which are downstairs.
12-06-2018 06:48 PM
CountryRoads Dcm, I really don't care that you dropped off your child yesterday even though you didn't have to work. Honestly, I don't care. But please don't lie to me!! You told me you had a flexible schedule at work yesterday, so if dcg got too cranky (you know, because he didn't feel very good), to call you and you could pick him up. When in reality, you went home afterwards and took a nap. And still picked up your child around the time you usually do.
Why lie?
12-06-2018 07:49 AM
LittleExplorers I am all for medicating only when necessary and natural treatments at home.

However, when your child had been pulling on their ear and says owie and doesn't sleep well, fill the prescription. That's why the doc gave it to you and said if she doesn't improve in a few days to start it a month ago.

Uggg.
12-05-2018 01:30 PM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by daycarediva View Post
INSANE!

I don't cajole, bribe, reward, shame, etc for ANYTHING. Parents just when I refuse. But a party? Nope. I would be busy.
I'd bet it was because of the free tokens when parents complete their potty training calendar. https://www.chuckecheese.com/kids-co...wards-calendar
12-05-2018 11:42 AM
daycarediva
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Originally Posted by Indoorvoice View Post
Maybe I'm just a stick in the mud these days, but my sister in law just invited my family to Chuck e cheese tomorrow because my 3.5 year old nephew goes poop on the potty now... Really? Are we seriously having potty training parties now? I can't. I didn't agree with the way she trained him (shaming, bribing) and I can't bring myself to entertain this.
INSANE!

I don't cajole, bribe, reward, shame, etc for ANYTHING. Parents just when I refuse. But a party? Nope. I would be busy.
12-05-2018 08:43 AM
Baby Beluga
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Originally Posted by Cat Herder View Post
My chore calendar says I am doing windows today but my energy level says "just close the blinds".

It is still early, we shall see, we shall see.
I hate windows.
12-05-2018 07:44 AM
Cat Herder My chore calendar says I am doing windows today but my energy level says "just close the blinds".

It is still early, we shall see, we shall see.
12-05-2018 06:17 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by Indoorvoice View Post
All of my families now have sent me a text similar to this at some time or another : "we're running late this morning. Child is still sleeping!" And also this: "I'm running late for pick up, my meeting went late." How is it that you can be willing to be late to your job because of your child's needs, but can't leave work early for daycare? Wake your kid up! Don't you have to be to work on time? I certainly do!
Ugh that drives me bonkers. I bet I have some of that coming my way right before Christmas break.
12-05-2018 05:42 AM
Indoorvoice All of my families now have sent me a text similar to this at some time or another : "we're running late this morning. Child is still sleeping!" And also this: "I'm running late for pick up, my meeting went late." How is it that you can be willing to be late to your job because of your child's needs, but can't leave work early for daycare? Wake your kid up! Don't you have to be to work on time? I certainly do!
12-01-2018 04:54 PM
Josiegirl This vent is OT but grrr. Maybe the season is turning me into an ole grouch now. I've ordered probably 100 things off amazon this year and every single order has been done right. Not one problem or issue. I placed one order, ONE measly order of 2 items with a different place. One of them I have to return because it's the wrong item. And the worst part is the 1 item I originally ordered is now out of stock so I cannot even reorder.
11-30-2018 05:19 PM
Jupadia
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Originally Posted by Indoorvoice View Post
Maybe I'm just a stick in the mud these days, but my sister in law just invited my family to Chuck e cheese tomorrow because my 3.5 year old nephew goes poop on the potty now... Really? Are we seriously having potty training parties now? I can't. I didn't agree with the way she trained him (shaming, bribing) and I can't bring myself to entertain this.
My husband was giving out full 6inch turtle figures to our oldest to bribe him to use the potty. After so many times, I had bought a good size stack at like $5 each (normal round 10 to 12). But had ment to stash them away for Christmas and his February birthday. (Yes got them in like April that year but they were on sale). Though I think he just could not wait to give him them. Needless to say, it did not make him train faster and there is no way the youngest is getting those kinda prizes.
11-30-2018 04:25 PM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Indoorvoice View Post
Maybe I'm just a stick in the mud these days, but my sister in law just invited my family to Chuck e cheese tomorrow because my 3.5 year old nephew goes poop on the potty now... Really? Are we seriously having potty training parties now? I can't. I didn't agree with the way she trained him (shaming, bribing) and I can't bring myself to entertain this.
Haha usually we just clap or do a little potty dance or something, but wow, you all get to go to Chuck e Cheese?? It's like the tooth fairy used to give shiny dimes and now she hands out 5-10 dollar bills to all the kids.
11-30-2018 04:20 PM
Indoorvoice Maybe I'm just a stick in the mud these days, but my sister in law just invited my family to Chuck e cheese tomorrow because my 3.5 year old nephew goes poop on the potty now... Really? Are we seriously having potty training parties now? I can't. I didn't agree with the way she trained him (shaming, bribing) and I can't bring myself to entertain this.
11-29-2018 10:42 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
4 inches of snow outside. I hear dcm tell her 2.5 year old to take off his boots at the door, I then hear "No" and boots walking through my house.
Yup, tracked dirt and snow all through our living room, dining room, and all the way down the stairs.
Dcm says "I told him to take off his boots but he didn't want to."
Thanks alot, dcm.
Does dcm realize what a wimpy parent that makes her out to be?? Dcm, your ds will be such a joy to be around when he hits his teenage years
11-29-2018 09:41 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
I am so mad! I would never allow my child to walk through someones house with snowy, muddy boots.
Nope but instead she thinks it is ok to do that in your home so she doesn't have to hear the kid scream. I would tell her she is paying the cleaning bill.
11-29-2018 09:09 AM
CountryRoads
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Originally Posted by amberrose3dg View Post
That would piss me off something bad. I cannot stand the disrespect especially from parents who know better. Tell her she can not come next time it snows since she cannot take her kids boots off.
I am so mad! I would never allow my child to walk through someones house with snowy, muddy boots.
11-29-2018 09:05 AM
MomBoss I find it very disrespectful that this parent who is suppose to drop off at 8:15, decided to haVe her child go with to a dr apt and didnt tell me they will be late. An hour after he was suppose to be here, i text her asking if shes coming today.
This is not a drop in whenever daycare. I have a schedule, curriculum and a routine.
11-29-2018 08:59 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by CountryRoads View Post
4 inches of snow outside. I hear dcm tell her 2.5 year old to take off his boots at the door, I then hear "No" and boots walking through my house.
Yup, tracked dirt and snow all through our living room, dining room, and all the way down the stairs.
Dcm says "I told him to take off his boots but he didn't want to."
Thanks alot, dcm.
That would piss me off something bad. I cannot stand the disrespect especially from parents who know better. Tell her she can not come next time it snows since she cannot take her kids boots off.
11-29-2018 08:41 AM
CountryRoads 4 inches of snow outside. I hear dcm tell her 2.5 year old to take off his boots at the door, I then hear "No" and boots walking through my house.
Yup, tracked dirt and snow all through our living room, dining room, and all the way down the stairs.
Dcm says "I told him to take off his boots but he didn't want to."
Thanks alot, dcm.
11-27-2018 01:30 PM
Flowerchild All is well I preschool 😊 but I wish they would listen to me. It's like speaking to brick walls 😥😝😡👿
11-26-2018 08:43 AM
CountryRoads Dcb has NEVER shown an interest in potty here. He always goes potty in his pull up, wakes up from nap with wet pull up, has never told me he has to go, etc.
He shows up this morning in UNDERWEAR. Dcm swears he has used the potty the past 2 days. "I thought this would be a good trial run."
UM NO. I make it very clear in my handbook, child must be potty trained at home first, then I will ASSIST here. I don't consider 2 days potty trained. And unless a miracle happened over the Thanksgiving break, I don't believe he used it every time he had to go.
I made it clear to dcm that he has not shown an interest in it here, and asked her if she had pull ups. I guess we will see what happens.
11-26-2018 08:29 AM
MomBoss Inconsistant drop off times....i just cant!!!!!
11-24-2018 10:32 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by amberrose3dg View Post
I wonder why she is going on 30 minutes late. You have to say something if you don't they will take advantage!
Basically, because she can. Lol I've made the huge mistake of allowing it to happen. That's why I need to pick a date(New Year is a good time, right?)and have everyone sign a new contract. She has no clue whatsoever what time she contracted for but it's 4:45, because technically she's supposed to be out of work at 4:30. But that doesn't happen. You're right; I do have to say something because she has no clue.
11-24-2018 07:20 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Have GOT to find my backbone.
This dear sweet dcm..... and it's my own fault for not talking about it with her, face to face, a long time ago. Her contracted hours are until 4:45. After a few months of her coming to pick up closer to 5 every single day, I sent a newsletter home to everyone, telling them all to check their signed contracts and make sure they're picking up on time, then reminded them of what their late fees would be if they didn't. Very passive-aggressive and chicken $hit of me but I thought it'd work. Well, it didn't. She's not supposed to work past 4:30 because she works for the state and according to her dh, the dept. can get into trouble if their workers work over. She usually picks up at 5. Tonight I get a text at 5:02, saying she lost her ice scraper and is running behind because she's letting her windows defrost. Getting out at 4:30 she should've had plenty of time to defrost her windows, especially if she had planned a little bit in advance and started her car earlier. And our town is so small that it doesn't take more than 3 minutes to drive here. But she gets here about 5:10. Apologized, yes. But it shouldn't have happened.
MY FAULT. And I'm as angry with myself as I am with her.
Starting with the new year, I'm going to have to write up new contracts.
Grrr, just had to vent.
I wonder why she is going on 30 minutes late. You have to say something if you don't they will take advantage!
11-22-2018 10:32 AM
Sweet pea Argh, just found out that all my dcf are getting subsided care, some govt some because they work for this home daycare company that I contract to...... well I never knew and whenever I have had to have time off ( I have a medical issue) I refund them directly ( if they havenít used another regulated provider) Iíve been refunding them at $14 hour ( my hourly rate) turns out due to subsidies these families only pay $5 - $8 an hour!! Yet they took the full amount in refund all year and never mentioned anything. Iím so angry with these families so so angry, thatís theft
11-21-2018 03:53 PM
Josiegirl Have GOT to find my backbone.
This dear sweet dcm..... and it's my own fault for not talking about it with her, face to face, a long time ago. Her contracted hours are until 4:45. After a few months of her coming to pick up closer to 5 every single day, I sent a newsletter home to everyone, telling them all to check their signed contracts and make sure they're picking up on time, then reminded them of what their late fees would be if they didn't. Very passive-aggressive and chicken $hit of me but I thought it'd work. Well, it didn't. She's not supposed to work past 4:30 because she works for the state and according to her dh, the dept. can get into trouble if their workers work over. She usually picks up at 5. Tonight I get a text at 5:02, saying she lost her ice scraper and is running behind because she's letting her windows defrost. Getting out at 4:30 she should've had plenty of time to defrost her windows, especially if she had planned a little bit in advance and started her car earlier. And our town is so small that it doesn't take more than 3 minutes to drive here. But she gets here about 5:10. Apologized, yes. But it shouldn't have happened.
MY FAULT. And I'm as angry with myself as I am with her.
Starting with the new year, I'm going to have to write up new contracts.
Grrr, just had to vent.
11-21-2018 05:31 AM
lovemykidstoo I open at 7:30, so why does it bother me when someone is knocking at my door at 7:30 on the nose? It's like they wait down the street and pull in my driveway at 7:29 and then she stands here and talks loudly for 10 minutes. ugh
11-21-2018 12:19 AM
Michael
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Originally Posted by lostmymind View Post
I'm new to the site, so hello! I own and run (by myself) a Before & After Care program, we also run during school breaks and summer (ages 5 & up). We opened in August of this year, so we are just a few months in. Anyhow, on to the venting....

I have a 5 year old that has recently tested on the spectrum. I've had him for over a month now and my patience is running super thin. He doesn't listen, we go over the same thing every. single. day. If he doesn't like what is said, he gets whiny and just plain bratty. His family situation is complicated, but when his guardian comes to pick him up, he changes into a devil child. He insists on making a mess, knocking stuff over, running away and throwing something. Then he asks his guardian if they are going to go and get a toy from the store. I'm all for rewarding, but huh?!

I understand he is special needs, but I'm not sure how much longer I can handle him. He isn't violent, so there isn't a direct reason for expulsion. I just don't know that I can handle this. all. the. time.

I should say my own children are now 8 & 11, so we are way past the toddler stage. But that is right where this kid is, between toddler/preschool mindset and behavior.



Welcome to the forum!
11-20-2018 02:52 PM
Unregistered Spent 2 days chasing my $ from the same family...dropped a check with the incorrect amt. Mom comes back after I txt again...to give the difference...and chuckled she can't add. You will not be receiving care on Monday without $ in hand!!
11-20-2018 11:22 AM
lostmymind I'm new to the site, so hello! I own and run (by myself) a Before & After Care program, we also run during school breaks and summer (ages 5 & up). We opened in August of this year, so we are just a few months in. Anyhow, on to the venting....

I have a 5 year old that has recently tested on the spectrum. I've had him for over a month now and my patience is running super thin. He doesn't listen, we go over the same thing every. single. day. If he doesn't like what is said, he gets whiny and just plain bratty. His family situation is complicated, but when his guardian comes to pick him up, he changes into a devil child. He insists on making a mess, knocking stuff over, running away and throwing something. Then he asks his guardian if they are going to go and get a toy from the store. I'm all for rewarding, but huh?!

I understand he is special needs, but I'm not sure how much longer I can handle him. He isn't violent, so there isn't a direct reason for expulsion. I just don't know that I can handle this. all. the. time.

I should say my own children are now 8 & 11, so we are way past the toddler stage. But that is right where this kid is, between toddler/preschool mindset and behavior.

11-14-2018 11:34 AM
BumbleBee Just heard the vomit cough from the nap room. No vomit yet but God help me!
11-14-2018 10:23 AM
Annalee My dc kids have been awesome this morning.....all while the eye-screening people came to take pics of their eyes I tell them (one kid thinks he was being checked to see if he was color blind like his brother, one thought it was to check if their eyes were burning).

They were still awesome when a client called and demanded I tell dcd that she is NOT married to how he needs to be paying for child care....uhm, NO, NO, NO!. Then another client calls to make sure the wife paid this week for child care (really, don't yall live together?), then the mediquip people brought my grandma the wrong walker, then my nephew had a package to be signed for from UPS delivered because he knew I would be home (come on!), then my aunts keep calling trying to work out the walker thing, then on and on and on.....


Now got an extra large cup of coffee and some excedrin tension headache..

But on a good note, my kids are getting their nap things ready and still being good. Happy about that part!

And I meant to put this on the venting thread? BC can you help with that?
11-14-2018 10:10 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Kimskiddos View Post
Last night was our first hard freeze of the season, so it was COLD this morning.

Went out to get the playroom ready for the day and noticed my 30 gallon aquariums water was down a few inches, touched the stand and yep the sucker is leaking big time!

So before even having my coffee I had to quickly empty and drain my aquarium. Of course the water siphon decided it was not going to work so I had to scoop all 30 gallons out with a pitcher. The carpet is wet, the cabinet is ruined and my poor fish are in a bucket! Just glad I have a fold-able gate system that I can put around the wet spot while it's drying.

The day can only get better from here. I hope
All of this without coffee first??!!
Hope your fish get a new home soon and your rug dries!! Not a good way to start your day.
11-14-2018 09:12 AM
Kimskiddos Last night was our first hard freeze of the season, so it was COLD this morning.

Went out to get the playroom ready for the day and noticed my 30 gallon aquariums water was down a few inches, touched the stand and yep the sucker is leaking big time!

So before even having my coffee I had to quickly empty and drain my aquarium. Of course the water siphon decided it was not going to work so I had to scoop all 30 gallons out with a pitcher. The carpet is wet, the cabinet is ruined and my poor fish are in a bucket! Just glad I have a fold-able gate system that I can put around the wet spot while it's drying.

The day can only get better from here. I hope
11-14-2018 08:23 AM
Unregistered My sister's only backup for her kids when there's no school is my mom. So, of course, when my mom can't do it, she asks me.
Why does no one realize this is my job and you can't just assume I'll watch your kids every time you need it? No, I do not want to watch your kids next Wednesday. I have all my kiddos that day, and the last time I watched your kids for 3 hours, they did not behave. You also didn't even pack them a lunch or anything to eat. I definitely do not want them here all day.
UGH.
11-14-2018 08:06 AM
Flowerchild I vent daily this..... so tired of never knowing whenever preschool teacher is coming. I hate the preschool room. So annoying
11-13-2018 03:30 PM
jessiepeel not your fault i suppose you were talking to parent about the day or possibly dealing with a few other little ones just tell them it was short.. worse case they can say nope !!! and then always count ...
11-13-2018 03:09 PM
jessiepeel
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Originally Posted by Christian Mother View Post
What is in your phb and contract about paid holidays? Do you have anything in there about being paid regardless of whether the kids are in care or not? You might need to make a change this upcoming yr with that new policy. I ashually need to do that this yr as well. That way I am covered. Regardless as to whether the parent has a personal day or sick day what have you. If they decide to take it off and keep there child home then they will still have to pay regardless. Specially if daycare is open. She paid for that day so she always has the option to bring dck's to you....

response : My contract states you pay regardless off attendance.. your paying for a spot.
11-12-2018 06:46 AM
Annalee
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Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
There's a skunk either in the back corner of the backyard or just on the other side of the fence. Not a great way to start the week. Yuck
We had a skunk somehow get in our central air unit outside once....our heat was gas so we thought we had a gas leak the smell was so strong. When the gas company came out they knew immediately what it was. It took forever to get that smell out of our house
11-12-2018 05:25 AM
DaveA There's a skunk either in the back corner of the backyard or just on the other side of the fence. Not a great way to start the week. Yuck
11-08-2018 09:23 AM
Jupadia
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Originally Posted by MomBoss View Post
A teething fever at most would be 100. And it happens the day before a tooth comes in and the day of. Mayo clinic says the body temp may go up 1 degree and anything above 100 would be illness not teething. I always reference this when parents use that excuse.
Yes my youngest would get a slight fever but not much just high enough to call it a fever when ever he was getting teeth. Which for a few months felt like ever week. He had no teeth till 13 months then had a bunch come in for the next 6 months. But I dont thonk I would have noticed except he always feels hot (the kids a furnace) and most times I check him and no fever. My oldest never got a fever at all. As for the DKs I do send them home for any fever regardless of reason.
11-08-2018 07:18 AM
MomBoss
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Originally Posted by Flowerchild View Post
Yes. This. We had a parent swore up and down that his fevers were teething. He went home one day and ended up with a 103 fever and meningitis in hospital. We said he was sick. She didn't listen
A teething fever at most would be 100. And it happens the day before a tooth comes in and the day of. Mayo clinic says the body temp may go up 1 degree and anything above 100 would be illness not teething. I always reference this when parents use that excuse.
11-08-2018 07:13 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Indoorvoice View Post
I'm so tempted to talk baby talk back to the dcd who speaks to me in baby talk every morning about how his son's morning went. "him's had a big poopy diaper, and drank up all his yummy baba. Him's such a good boy." oh my God. Make. It. Stop. 🤢
Oh my goodness! I had a DCD do the same thing last year! I finally looked at him and said "Dude, I'm not 2. You can talk to me like a grown up." I think he was stunned.
I felt kind of bad for like 4 seconds thinking I shouldn't have said anything but then he says "Oh my goodness! I didn't even realize I was talking like that to you."

Then we chatted about the silly things parent say/do without realizing it when they have toddlers in the house.
It became kind of a running joke between us after that.

It does drive me crazy though but I will admit, I've asked my grown children and/or husband if they need to go potty so....
11-08-2018 05:16 AM
Indoorvoice I'm so tempted to talk baby talk back to the dcd who speaks to me in baby talk every morning about how his son's morning went. "him's had a big poopy diaper, and drank up all his yummy baba. Him's such a good boy." oh my God. Make. It. Stop. 🤢
11-07-2018 08:06 AM
Flowerchild My coworker took over my room because she breastfeed and now I'm a floater but I hate the preschool room. I spend all morning dreading preschool and staying in there when he doesn't show up. My coworker who took over my room never works and always goes home. So frustrated
11-07-2018 05:08 AM
Josiegirl So glad yesterday is in the past.
The 4 and 5 yos had a full day here and it was chaos from the moment they entered till the moment they left. On top of that, it always affects naps for everybody. Poor little 2 yo was so exhausted by the time momma came that she was almost falling asleep. And her big sister was quite the handful too along with the 4 yo.. So I wake up this morning, once again fantasizing about retirement.
11-06-2018 01:45 PM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Flowerchild View Post
Yes. This. We had a parent swore up and down that his fevers were teething. He went home one day and ended up with a 103 fever and meningitis in hospital. We said he was sick. She didn't listen
The only thing teething causes is teeth.

Fevers for ANY reason are an excludable symptom. period.

Even those pesky fevers from thick coats, eating too much candy, staying up too late and/or something they ate.

Fevers from ALL those things are grounds for exclusion.
11-06-2018 12:23 PM
Flowerchild
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I had to update my policy this year because of this. I had a dcb that had a 103 fever at one point and mom swore it was teething. A couple days later, our own child got strep. Can't say for sure it was from this child, but it was too much of a coincidence since no one else was sick. I told her that daycare would be closed because our son had strep, but I told her that I hoped dcb was feeling better. She responded with "well it wasn't from dcb because his fever was from teething."
So frustrating.
My policy now states that any fever 100 or over "for any reason" stays home.
Yes. This. We had a parent swore up and down that his fevers were teething. He went home one day and ended up with a 103 fever and meningitis in hospital. We said he was sick. She didn't listen
11-06-2018 09:09 AM
Unregistered Thank you DCM for sending in your child this morning with an Oreo in his hand.
What a great breakfast!
11-05-2018 08:18 PM
Unregistered Very hard an sad losing my last long term daycare kids all 3 siblings had since newborn oldest 10 ten long years of spoiling them. I can still see every so often when i want.having them so long u get attached making it hard
11-05-2018 07:52 AM
Flowerchild i got kicked out of room that I was in for a year and a half. Now I'm stuck on prescho or waddler. Preschool I don't like. Feels like it's going to be a full day. Never know when he comes in anymore ugh 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡
11-01-2018 01:32 PM
Hunni Bee My sweet-as-pie tiny dcg has double ear infections. She's going next week to get her third set of tubes and have her adenoids removed. She took a round of antibiotics and they did nothing. The infection is still too bad to operate, so they've got her on a 3-part course of antibiotic shots.

She's so miserable and in pain. She doesn't have any excludable symptoms and its not even "unable to participate" because she forces herself. I know her oarents have to work, it just breaks my heart.
11-01-2018 12:03 PM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by Ac114 View Post
2 kids walk in the door with suckers. Thanks mom. Youíre kids donít listen as it is. I donít need them all jacked up on sugar too.

In the trash they went. Sorry, not sorry.
Right, I had a kid try to come with a bag of candy. Are you nuts mom?
11-01-2018 10:34 AM
Ac114 2 kids walk in the door with suckers. Thanks mom. Youíre kids donít listen as it is. I donít need them all jacked up on sugar too.

In the trash they went. Sorry, not sorry.
11-01-2018 08:16 AM
Jupadia Filled a spot this week thought it was my last open spot ( that part was good) but was just told that it will be one boys last day tomorrow. Told parent they still owe 1 week then since I require 2 week notice and have only 1 week as a deposit. Everytime I think in full things change. Ahhhhhh.
10-30-2018 10:59 PM
LysesKids
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Originally Posted by Indoorvoice View Post
I require automatic payments on brightwheel for this. I really don't like many of the other features on brightwheel, but I like the invoicing. They told me they are working on a feature where you can set their schedule and late fees will be accrued automatically on their invoice so I don't even have to add them myself soon! Can't wait.
Brightwheel, no go...
I REQUIRED payment by the first of month... cash or credit only; no pay; no stay - if credit, thru Square app
10-30-2018 04:48 PM
Indoorvoice
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Originally Posted by MomBoss View Post
Late payments. I understand you forgot...but there is a late fee. I dont care that you are so sorry. Theres a late fee.
I shouldnt have to remind you that if you pay the day after it is due, you need to add $10 to to the check.
Of course both parents who paid late didnt add the late fee.
I really wish there was a free progam I can use to send out invoices and they pay me directly on the program and they have to pay the amount due otherwise payment wont go threw. So i can add in their late fees!
I require automatic payments on brightwheel for this. I really don't like many of the other features on brightwheel, but I like the invoicing. They told me they are working on a feature where you can set their schedule and late fees will be accrued automatically on their invoice so I don't even have to add them myself soon! Can't wait.
10-30-2018 12:17 PM
MomBoss Late payments. I understand you forgot...but there is a late fee. I dont care that you are so sorry. Theres a late fee.
I shouldnt have to remind you that if you pay the day after it is due, you need to add $10 to to the check.
Of course both parents who paid late didnt add the late fee.
I really wish there was a free progam I can use to send out invoices and they pay me directly on the program and they have to pay the amount due otherwise payment wont go threw. So i can add in their late fees!
10-29-2018 08:43 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
DCM tells me her kids have their check ups tomorrow and she will be picking them up at 2. She knows this is during nap time.

"I know that's in the middle of nap. so sorry. Figured I'd tell you now."

UGH. So inconsiderate.
I would require her to pick up before nap time then.

My kids rest between 12:30 and 2:30.
She would need to pick the kids up before 12:30.
10-29-2018 08:39 AM
Unregistered DCM tells me her kids have their check ups tomorrow and she will be picking them up at 2. She knows this is during nap time.

"I know that's in the middle of nap. so sorry. Figured I'd tell you now."

UGH. So inconsiderate.
10-29-2018 06:48 AM
Unregistered Dear Parents..

For the millionth time...breakfast is served at 8am....not 810..not 820. I refuse to be a restaurant...because you can't get your sh#$ together.

PS. And don't show up in your gym clothes and say you don't have time to feed them.
10-24-2018 01:45 PM
Jiminycrickets Dear 3yo DCG:
Just because drop-in 4yo DCB is here today and is laying quietly on his mat but not sleeping does not mean you do not need to sleep. I know you need it because you take one every. other. day. you. are. here.
I hope Daddy comes to get you early today because I have no desire to deal with your ridiculously overtired cranky mood all afternoon.
Your loving day care provider;
Jiminy
10-24-2018 11:09 AM
BumbleBee
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Originally Posted by Snowmom View Post
Full moon, I curse you!

Monday, dad tried to bring in dcg (1) who got into a dishwasher pod before coming.

Tuesday, dcb (3), who I have to DAILY remind him to stop stepping on toys, steps on a toy and falls face first into a table. Blood wouldn't stop coming from his gums, so parents pick up for emergency dental visit. Broken tooth root.

Wednesday has so far started with 3 horrible, crying drop offs from children who do not normally cry, 1 nose faucet child and 1 child sneaking in toys from home.

I'm soooooo glad I have a long weekend coming up.
Ugh, forgot about the full moon! That explains a few things!!!
10-24-2018 07:33 AM
Snowmom Full moon, I curse you!

Monday, dad tried to bring in dcg (1) who got into a dishwasher pod before coming.

Tuesday, dcb (3), who I have to DAILY remind him to stop stepping on toys, steps on a toy and falls face first into a table. Blood wouldn't stop coming from his gums, so parents pick up for emergency dental visit. Broken tooth root.

Wednesday has so far started with 3 horrible, crying drop offs from children who do not normally cry, 1 nose faucet child and 1 child sneaking in toys from home.

I'm soooooo glad I have a long weekend coming up.
10-23-2018 10:42 AM
Flowerchild Ugh. And it sucks I have relationship with coworkers.no friends. Ugh
10-23-2018 10:41 AM
Flowerchild
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
I had to update my policy this year because of this. I had a dcb that had a 103 fever at one point and mom swore it was teething. A couple days later, our own child got strep. Can't say for sure it was from this child, but it was too much of a coincidence since no one else was sick. I told her that daycare would be closed because our son had strep, but I told her that I hoped dcb was feeling better. She responded with "well it wasn't from dcb because his fever was from teething."
So frustrating.
My policy now states that any fever 100 or over "for any reason" stays home.
I asked a parent of they found or if it wss teething or not and he said oh we didn't take her to th e doctor. She hasn't bad anything in a while. It's definitely teething. Ugh. Hate those parents.
10-23-2018 10:29 AM
Flowerchild I think about quitting this job all th e time. I have no life or energy or even anything I want to do other than work. I got a new baby and it's my coworkers baby. She wasn't supposed to be there but I know now I'll probably get demoted yo assistant again after 2 days of being in there with her when I've been here 2 years and got a raise. I can't drive do I can't leave. With plenty of people I'm stuck in th e preschool today. It Pisses me off. I have nowhere to vent. I don't like preschool and want to stay in my room. Had lots of days early which I love but I worry it's because they don't want me anymore. I'm stuck here but trulynthink I hate it here. Just unsure what to do. Makes me so mad I'm stuck in this room. I just totally hate my job lately ������������������
10-22-2018 09:05 AM
Unregistered I have a dcm who is SO nosey. She looks at my sign in sheet everyday and makes comments like "Why isn't so and so here?" "Is so and so running late for work?" "Why did so and so drop off so early?"

So I changed to an app where everyone signs in using a 4 digit code that is assigned to them. No one can see what time the others were dropped off, picked up, etc.

Did that stop her? NOPE.

I had a dcb here on a day he usually isn't last week. "Why is he here today? It's Tuesday."

I have a drop-in today and the first thing she says is "Who's this? Who are her parents?"

She is so mentally draining.
10-22-2018 08:46 AM
Cat Herder It would be great if auto-invoicing would get on the ball this morning.
10-22-2018 04:24 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by Ac114 View Post
Well their last day is nov.16th anyways. I wouldnít have even been as upset if she apologized and didnít completely deflect the situation. She just went on and on about how their trip was delayed and they havenít even made it out of the state yet.

I did add fees and sheís trying to figure out how to set up zelle now because I didnít want to wait until Monday to receive the money.
She bounces a check and is on a trip.
And then laughs it off.
10-20-2018 07:13 AM
Ac114
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Originally Posted by Josiegirl View Post
Late fees right??!! Not even enough manners out of her to apologize, but she laughs instead? If this is her 1st time, I'd charge her the late fees and give her warning(just for the laughing alone!!). If not, I'd tell her if it happens again, she's gone.
Well their last day is nov.16th anyways. I wouldnít have even been as upset if she apologized and didnít completely deflect the situation. She just went on and on about how their trip was delayed and they havenít even made it out of the state yet.

I did add fees and sheís trying to figure out how to set up zelle now because I didnít want to wait until Monday to receive the money.
10-20-2018 02:17 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Ac114 View Post
$600 check bounced. Text DCM about it and she laughs it of and goes on about how they havenít made it to their destination (out of state) but stopping to grab dinner for a break.

Oh ok, well Iíd like to pay my car today but I canít because Iím missing $600!!!

Frustrated is not even the words I feel right now.
Late fees right??!! Not even enough manners out of her to apologize, but she laughs instead? If this is her 1st time, I'd charge her the late fees and give her warning(just for the laughing alone!!). If not, I'd tell her if it happens again, she's gone.
10-19-2018 06:29 PM
Ac114 $600 check bounced. Text DCM about it and she laughs it of and goes on about how they havenít made it to their destination (out of state) but stopping to grab dinner for a break.

Oh ok, well Iíd like to pay my car today but I canít because Iím missing $600!!!

Frustrated is not even the words I feel right now.
10-19-2018 02:49 PM
BumbleBee I was already in a mood because of 2 scheduled half days at the elementary school next week. School agers in my house for 6.5 hrs instead of 3 hrs, two days in a row, is always a bit rough. But now thanks to a student at the middle/high school there's no school on Monday in addition to the two 1/2 days next week.

So thanks student for that non-credible threat written in the girls bathroom. Thanks administration for the mishandling of both non-credible and credible threats last year. The direct result of which is parents don't trust you so now you either close for every threat or stay open but not be able to count the day because there's not enough students in attendance.

Well done geniuses. Well done.
10-19-2018 09:19 AM
hwichlaz I teach pre-k in my program.

DCG is 4, will be 5 in January. Every time mom goes on a business trip dad lets the child oversleep and he keeps her home for at least half of the days mom is gone, and then she misses school.

She's the oldest child in my program, but the furthest behind in kindergarten readiness, because of excessive absences.

Time to have a talk with dad about how this is school for her, not daycare.

:P
10-18-2018 08:45 AM
LostMyMarbles
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
What is with parents? lol!

It's snowing up here...

Upon drop off, one of my DCPs said "I didn't bring X's coat today.
I figured it's snowing so you guys probably aren't going outside right?"


I am pretty sure my face was somewhere in between ....

Why would we not go outside because it's snowing?
It is 37 here today. ..child came in sandals. Yup we are outside. Text to mom informig her about hubbie's inability to dress 3 year old.

Got socks put of extra clothes bin. He looks like a warm dork.
10-18-2018 07:55 AM
Unregistered So embarrassing.

I wasn't expected a child today, at least not until later since dcd doesn't have to work today.

Our 9 yo woke up with red bumps all over his body. He tells me a girl in his class had red bumps on her arm she was putting cream on last week.
I'm on the phone with the school in the back room.
"I hope its not bugs! I'm going to wash his sheets to make sure..."
"I'll take him to the dr. this morning."
"There all over his body, he can't stop itching them."
"There's a girl in his class who had red bumps last week."

I come out of the room and dcm is standing there with dcb, you know, the one who wasn't supposed to be here until later - if at all.

UGH. I'm humiliated. Not only for my lack of having it together, but also now she knows that our 9 yo has an unknown rash.
10-17-2018 02:37 PM
sharlan 30 minute naps today!
10-17-2018 01:15 PM
sharlan House next door sold a month ago. No one has moved in yet.

Friday, they ripped out the carpet and chiseled out the floor tiles. Of course they have the two windows across from my play/nap room open.

Sat and Sun they laid laminate flooring, constant pounding and sawing while I was stuck in bed.

Today they're installing baseboards. Guess where the saw is set up? Yep, right at my playroom and its nap time.

My kids are trying to fall asleep in between the saw and electric nail gun.

It was nice not having neighbors for 9 mos.
10-13-2018 07:05 AM
gumdrops The kids were playing dress-up and it was getting close to pick up time. I reminded them if they get picked up, they still have to put away the outfit they are wearing before they can leave. Well, DCD picked up earlier than expected and DCG4 was not happy. I reminded her we have to "be big" and if she is a big girl and listens, we can play with dress up clothes next time. She took her dress off but kept crying and saying she wanted to wear it, yada, yada. DCD tells her "if you really want a princess dress like that, all you have to do is ask me and we can get you one." I said, yep, you'll have to ask Santa!

I DON'T GET IT!!!! I just walked away at that point because I knew anything I said didn't matter to her anymore. But that was the first time I saw DCG and Dad in this kind of situation so it makes a lot of things make sense! And No, we will not be playing dress up on Monday!
10-11-2018 05:32 PM
storybookending Ew we had snow flurries this morning.. yesterday I was in shorts!

Took the kids outside and it wasnít that bad. The real feel says it ďfelt like 22 degreesĒ. I had 3 that didnít have mittens and 2 without hats but we scraped enough gear together. What a change in weather though. It was 70 yesterday. We were outside in tshirts!
10-11-2018 03:19 PM
Ariana We better not get snow, I am NOT ready for it! And who doesnít go outside when it snows?!

DCM sent 3-4T mittens for a 19 month old. She is ALWAYS sending clothes that is way too big. I had to go and get appropriate sized mittens off my local Buy Nothing FB group. Thankfully it is free but I am getting sick of having to have stashes of clothes for idiot parents.
10-11-2018 12:10 PM
LittleExplorers
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
What is with parents? lol!

It's snowing up here...

Upon drop off, one of my DCPs said "I didn't bring X's coat today.
I figured it's snowing so you guys probably aren't going outside right?"


I am pretty sure my face was somewhere in between ....

Why would we not go outside because it's snowing?
Yes, or if one says so and so has a cold/ear infection etc can they stay in today? Yes, at home!

Thankfully most of my parents are always on board and most donate their extra winter gear at the end of the season so we go put anyway.

By the way, I am jealous of your snow!
10-11-2018 11:02 AM
sharlan I will scream if I hear "mom" one more time!

Dcg tattles every. single. time. dcb breathes. She is relentless today.
10-11-2018 08:30 AM
Cat Herder
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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 View Post
Why would we not go outside because it's snowing?
Probably for the same reason I was expected to stay in today since it rained, yesterday.

Sure it is dreary grey, and will be windy this afternoon, but it feels glorious out right now.

I am so glad I have t-shirts, shoes and sweat pants for everyone. Most came in footed pajamas, today.
10-11-2018 08:14 AM
Blackcat31
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Originally Posted by LittleExplorers View Post
Dear mom of new dcg,
My program is called Little Explorers, we went over in detail how we got out every day, weather permitting. Weather permitting as in no lightening and in winter wind chill at safe levels set by the state. Most of our non-napping hours are spent outside. You leaving your one year old's shoes at home because you thought it was too chilly today will not keep us inside. 40 degrees and windy is not too chilly. We live in MN.

It has been raining for a week. Out we go!
What is with parents? lol!

It's snowing up here...

Upon drop off, one of my DCPs said "I didn't bring X's coat today.
I figured it's snowing so you guys probably aren't going outside right?"


I am pretty sure my face was somewhere in between ....

Why would we not go outside because it's snowing?
10-11-2018 07:57 AM
LittleExplorers Dear mom of new dcg,
My program is called Little Explorers, we went over in detail how we got out every day, weather permitting. Weather permitting as in no lightening and in winter wind chill at safe levels set by the state. Most of our non-napping hours are spent outside. You leaving your one year old's shoes at home because you thought it was too chilly today will not keep us inside. 40 degrees and windy is not too chilly. We live in MN.

It has been raining for a week. Out we go!
10-11-2018 03:10 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by Miss A View Post
One of my DCB's absolutely loves satin ribbon edged blankets, and sleeps with one every night. About a month ago I scored a white one at the local thrift store for $1. It is soft and fluffy, and he absolutely loves snuggling with it at nap. Because it was just plain white, I have spent the past couple weeks hand embroidering flannel patches out of my fabric bin to sew on and make it unique to him. I finished the last patch yesterday during nap. Because DCB was off today, I sewed them on during today's nap, as well as made a coordinating cot sheet for his transition to a cot.

Then I washed them. I opened my washer to find that something red had gotten into the washer with my previously white, green, and yellow blanket and sheet and tie-dyed them all bright red and pink. DCB didn't even get to see them before I ruined them! Ugh.

But, the fact that they are now pink does not take away from the fact that each patch is a picture of one of DCB's favorite things. Even if they are pink, they are both soft and fuzzy, clean and fresh smelling, and ready for a little boy to snuggle tomorrow. And the entire project only cost me $1.00, as I used fabric scraps and other supplies I already had. Always look for the bright side, right?
Can just feel the love that went into all of that!! What a sweet thing to do!!
10-10-2018 07:25 PM
Miss A One of my DCB's absolutely loves satin ribbon edged blankets, and sleeps with one every night. About a month ago I scored a white one at the local thrift store for $1. It is soft and fluffy, and he absolutely loves snuggling with it at nap. Because it was just plain white, I have spent the past couple weeks hand embroidering flannel patches out of my fabric bin to sew on and make it unique to him. I finished the last patch yesterday during nap. Because DCB was off today, I sewed them on during today's nap, as well as made a coordinating cot sheet for his transition to a cot.

Then I washed them. I opened my washer to find that something red had gotten into the washer with my previously white, green, and yellow blanket and sheet and tie-dyed them all bright red and pink. DCB didn't even get to see them before I ruined them! Ugh.

But, the fact that they are now pink does not take away from the fact that each patch is a picture of one of DCB's favorite things. Even if they are pink, they are both soft and fuzzy, clean and fresh smelling, and ready for a little boy to snuggle tomorrow. And the entire project only cost me $1.00, as I used fabric scraps and other supplies I already had. Always look for the bright side, right?
10-09-2018 04:48 AM
Josiegirl
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Originally Posted by sharlan View Post
No, dcg this morning. Text dcm, dcd's bringing her at 11. I text dcd and tell him I only have A today so I'm out running errands. I was actually going to doctors' appts. Please let me know when you're coming. I'll be there at 11, 12:30 at the latest. Dcd shows up at 2:30.

7 1/2 months and I'm DONE!
Yeh, that would irritate me!!! I know many providers have a 'drop off' time limit. I don't but I can certainly see where in instances like this, it would be handy.
10-09-2018 04:43 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by sharlan View Post
No, dcg this morning. Text dcm, dcd's bringing her at 11. I text dcd and tell him I only have A today so I'm out running errands. I was actually going to doctors' appts. Please let me know when you're coming. I'll be there at 11, 12:30 at the latest. Dcd shows up at 2:30.

7 1/2 months and I'm DONE!
Ugh what is the point?
10-08-2018 05:11 PM
sharlan No, dcg this morning. Text dcm, dcd's bringing her at 11. I text dcd and tell him I only have A today so I'm out running errands. I was actually going to doctors' appts. Please let me know when you're coming. I'll be there at 11, 12:30 at the latest. Dcd shows up at 2:30.

7 1/2 months and I'm DONE!
10-08-2018 11:30 AM
amberrose3dg
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Originally Posted by daisymay View Post
I think you owe it to the daycare kids to tell her no. Let that feeling fuel your ability to put up a clear boundary. In my state no one who is not background checked can be around the kids, naptime or not.
Seeing an ex-daycare parent that owes you money at the pumpkin patch with a cart full of stuff. I was so tempted to go up to her and say you have money for all this stuff but can't pay your bills.
10-05-2018 02:19 PM
daisymay
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
And of course, I just sit there all annoyed and aggravated because I don't have the guts to tell her no. I made the mistake of allowing it once, so now it's just expected.
I think you owe it to the daycare kids to tell her no. Let that feeling fuel your ability to put up a clear boundary. In my state no one who is not background checked can be around the kids, naptime or not.
10-05-2018 09:11 AM
Unregistered
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Originally Posted by Indoorvoice View Post
I have the same problem. Also with neighbors and friends who think I can do favors for them during the day because I'm home.
And of course, I just sit there all annoyed and aggravated because I don't have the guts to tell her no. I made the mistake of allowing it once, so now it's just expected.
10-05-2018 07:43 AM
gumdrops
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Originally Posted by Ac114 View Post
Why thank you mom for allowing your 15 month old to walk and dance on our kitchen table. As if that isnít rude or disrespectful enough, he then knocked over a glass of milk and she watched me clean it up.

TGIF ♥️
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