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newtoeverything 03-29-2010 07:47 AM

I am off Friday!!! I originally didn't take Good Friday off for my 'holidays'...but all of my parents have off AND keeping their children. YAY!!!

momma2girls 03-29-2010 07:58 AM

I added Good Friday as one of my Holidays two yrs. ago!! YEAH!!!! I can't wait to be off and have a 3 day weekend coming up!!!!!

GretasLittleFriends 03-29-2010 10:06 AM

The weather is finally warming up here, the wind dying down. The kids are on spring break and we'll actually get to play outside without getting muddy or too cold!!

momofboys 03-29-2010 10:24 AM

Having a good week so far! The best part was my parent actually was able to tell me the days I was closed next week this morning upon drop-off. I was shocked & was expecting her to be mad despite the fact that I had told her about my closing months before. Another GOOD thing was this mom never seems to know how much $$ she owes me.:mad: She NEVER underpays me but always has to ask. I only charge when I watch kids unless they call off. This week is a short week but I have one of her kids this week that I don't normally have so the amount is higher depsite it being a shorter week. I was shocked/impressed when she rattled off the amount to me this morning. Maybe she is not as ditzy as I thought, lol! anyway, I was happy that she actually took the time to figure it out!

AfterSchoolMom 03-29-2010 10:25 AM

It's raining today, but by Wednesday it's supposed to be in the low 80's and SUNNY here!

Also, I have all of next week off!! :)

tymaboy 03-29-2010 11:34 AM

Had a great Monday morning. Went for a walk then played in the yard a bit before lunch. By the end of this week it should be in the 70s but a chance of rain on the weekend. The kids loved being outside this morning, the last time we made it outside to play they took a 4 hour nap. I need to get more play equipment for outside.

momma2girls 03-29-2010 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by tymaboy (Post 24052)
Had a great Monday morning. Went for a walk then played in the yard a bit before lunch. By the end of this week it should be in the 70s but a chance of rain on the weekend. The kids loved being outside this morning, the last time we made it outside to play they took a 4 hour nap. I need to get more play equipment for outside.

Isn't our weather here in Iowa awesome!!!

tymaboy 03-29-2010 02:10 PM

You know what I just thought of today? Since I lost my last 2 families I have not posted in the venting thread. Except for Baby T teething. It is so nice to have good parents!

Francine 03-29-2010 06:28 PM

I did something that I have never done before, I played hooky from my job today to get stuff ready for my daycare:o and do you know what, it felt GREAT! :lol: I suppose I should feel guilty but I'm so over my job I really don't.

newtoeverything 03-30-2010 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Miss Joy (Post 24105)
I did something that I have never done before, I played hooky from my job today to get stuff ready for my daycare:o and do you know what, it felt GREAT! :lol: I suppose I should feel guilty but I'm so over my job I really don't.

Play hooky while you can! Having a daycare you sure can't call in as much as you want to:(

Francine 03-30-2010 03:40 PM

I have never played hooky in my lift until yesterday. I went back in today and my first thought was "crap, I should have stayed home today too!"

My big news of the day is that I talked to Licensing today and she opened me "yesterday" I should get my letter tomorrow! I'm so excited, now I can advertise and get started. I was going to place my ad for opening June 1st but the more I think about it I think I'm going to run it with opening in May
1st for a week and see if I get any calls....why put it off a month? I;m so excited!!!!

misol 03-30-2010 08:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Miss Joy (Post 24183)
I have never played hooky in my lift until yesterday. I went back in today and my first thought was "crap, I should have stayed home today too!"

My big news of the day is that I talked to Licensing today and she opened me "yesterday" I should get my letter tomorrow! I'm so excited, now I can advertise and get started. I was going to place my ad for opening June 1st but the more I think about it I think I'm going to run it with opening in May
1st for a week and see if I get any calls....why put it off a month? I;m so excited!!!!

Congratulations Miss Joy! What's keeping you from placing an ad that says NOW OPEN? Then, once you start interviewing you can negotiate the actual start dates for your clients. I held all my interviews in the evening and when I got a client that wanted to start (she mentioned she was flexible) I gave her a start date that was 2 weeks out so that I could give notice to my job. So my last day at my 9-5 was on a Friday and I started care for my first client the following Monday. Good luck!

Francine 03-31-2010 03:26 AM

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Originally Posted by misol (Post 24199)
Congratulations Miss Joy! What's keeping you from placing an ad that says NOW OPEN? Then, once you start interviewing you can negotiate the actual start dates for your clients. I held all my interviews in the evening and when I got a client that wanted to start (she mentioned she was flexible) I gave her a start date that was 2 weeks out so that I could give notice to my job. So my last day at my 9-5 was on a Friday and I started care for my first client the following Monday. Good luck!

The big reason is that if I say May 1st or June 1st it gives me time to get kids lined up, I can't quite my job if I only have one kid lined up. Three I could work with but not one. If I could I would quite my job right now so that I could spend my days getting my house ready but unfortunately I can't. Thanks for the "good luck"

tymaboy 03-31-2010 05:36 AM

Congrats Miss Joy!

I was lucky when I opened. I had a temp job that was flexible - I could say yes or no to days that I wanted to/could work. So when I started I had part time kids that only came a couple days a week so I left them know XX days I can not work & when I get more kids I will not be able to work any longer.

mac60 03-31-2010 09:54 AM

The sun is shining, it is warm. We had our first picnic outside on the patio for lunch. The kids played outside for about 1 1/2 hours. YEA! One of my moms baked a confetti Easter cake and brought it in, so cake for treat today. The little old lady from down the street keeps buzzing by in her little electric cart..........yes, Spring is here.

tymaboy 03-31-2010 10:52 AM

I did not think this day would end up being as good as it has. Baby T started the day off very cranky- would not eat or drink her bottle, just cry. But once she got it out of her system we ate lunch & headed out side. DCB got sand everywhere, how he got sand in his diaper while wearing a onesy is beyond me :lol: Today was the 1st day we went out with no coats! I felt like this day would never come!

grandmom 03-31-2010 01:51 PM

I'm Full
 
I've been waiting since December for 2 foster children to get settled so they could start in my daycare. Friday. That means I'm at capacity for the first time in 18+ months. Thank you Jesus.

tymaboy 05-07-2010 07:53 AM

I have a drop in baby today & she is a complete doll! There is a chance that I will get her on a regular bases which I would not mind at all. She only fusses when she is hungry or tired. Wish they all were like that :lol:


Can we make this a sticky too? I think more people would post to it if it was easily assessable. I had to go searching for it again.

momma2girls 05-07-2010 08:02 AM

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Originally Posted by tymaboy (Post 28180)
I have a drop in baby today & she is a complete doll! There is a chance that I will get her on a regular bases which I would not mind at all. She only fusses when she is hungry or tired. Wish they all were like that :lol:


Can we make this a sticky too? I think more people would post to it if it was easily assessable. I had to go searching for it again.

IT's National Provider Appreciation Day today!!! ALso it's Friday!!!! YEAH!!!!

Michael 05-07-2010 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by tymaboy (Post 28180)
I have a drop in baby today & she is a complete doll! There is a chance that I will get her on a regular bases which I would not mind at all. She only fusses when she is hungry or tired. Wish they all were like that :lol:


Can we make this a sticky too? I think more people would post to it if it was easily assessable. I had to go searching for it again.

Yes, I'll sticky it :)

tymaboy 05-07-2010 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by michael (Post 28200)
Yes, I'll sticky it :)

Thank You!

tymaboy 05-07-2010 04:46 PM

Just got back from picking up an outdoor climber & a house for the kids to play with next week. I got both for $70!

momofsix 05-07-2010 08:00 PM

I got flowers from one of my moms for mother's day! It's nice to be thought of :D

QualiTcare 05-07-2010 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by momofsix (Post 28224)
I got flowers from one of my moms for mother's day! It's nice to be thought of :D

that is nice! i was always amazed when i worked in a large center how few parents did anything for teacher appreciation week, christmas, etc. i mean, who is more important than the people that practically raise your kids? yes, i think daycare providers practically raised my kids when they were in daycare cus they were there more than they were at home. that daycare even put up a note saying to stop by the office to pick up a card (a FREE card) to write a note to their child's teacher - and there were still only about a dozen people that did it out of a daycare with 100 kids.

on another note, i sent my daughter to school today with two vases/roses. one for her teacher and one for the assistant. i went to the school to watch the class for 2 hours so the teacher could go eat lunch which was part of teacher appreciation week. she did thank me for coming to keep the class, but never said ONE word about the roses! actually, i expected two words - thank you. it made me wonder - is that why so few parents do anything for teachers? i got the same appreciation as a parent who didn't do anything.

okay, maybe this should be on the venting thread!

laundryduchess@yahoo.com 05-11-2010 11:36 AM

great news today!!!
 
my great news of the day is,..... while I have a new opening from my soon to decide when she is leaving girl,... I dont have to get up early? She is the one who gets me up at 4am!

mismatchedsocks 05-11-2010 11:58 AM

My good news is, the 11 month old that started yesterday is having a no cry great day!

Daycare Mommy 05-11-2010 12:41 PM

My positive post is that I have a girl that started here Monday and she has not cried or been upset at all so far (knock on wood!) No behavior problems, gets along beautifully with my group, and the mom seems nice too too. Feeling so blessed over here! :D

MarinaVanessa 05-11-2010 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by newtoeverything (Post 24133)
Play hooky while you can! Having a daycare you sure can't call in as much as you want to:(

I agree :)

AfterSchoolMom 05-12-2010 01:32 PM

I usually have a big group in the afternoons until 5:30, but everyone went home an hour early today!!!:)

momofboys 05-13-2010 06:02 AM

I had a little party for one of my DC girls earlier this week. It was her 5th birthday. We made a cake together which was a lot of fun for her. I don't think mom does much baking. Anyway, we did it up big & lit the candles & sang happy birthday when my b & A school kids arrived. She seemed really happy. What made it even better was when she told me she didn't have a cake for her birthday at home (they went to Chuck E Cheese's) so I was glad that she at least got a cake her. In a way it made me sort of sad for her. When I was growing up the cake was a big deal. I was happy to make her day special.

TGT09 05-13-2010 06:13 AM

It's going to be 83 here today! YAY! And, I keep getting compliments from one set of parents about how much they are comfortable here! :-)

Golden Rule 05-13-2010 08:17 AM

I am almost afraid to post it, but..... Not one potty accident or temper tantrum all week, so far!!!!!:D

tymaboy 05-14-2010 11:23 AM

It FRIDAY!!!:lol::):o:p;) I had a half day & am done till Monday! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

TGT09 05-14-2010 11:44 AM

I keep chanting to myself, it's Friday, it's Friday, it's Friday! :-)

professionalmom 05-17-2010 08:40 AM

Thoughtfulness
 
This has happened a couple of times with the same DC family. Mom is getting ready to walk out the door of her work (one of my favorite steak houses) and calls to see if she could bring us any food (free - she's a manager so it doesn't cost her anything) so we get fillet mignon (sp?). Lately she has been calling to see if I'm craving anything that she could pick up for me on her way to pick up the kids. I'm pregnant with twins. So VERY THOUGHTFUL!!

tymaboy 05-17-2010 09:41 AM

DS came home from school on Friday & told me that his teacher from his 1 class said that they will refinished my Grandmothers old dresser for me. All we had to do is buy the material for it. I have wanted to get it done for more then 20yrs! Its finaly going to happen.

laundryduchess@yahoo.com 05-20-2010 11:00 AM

alright everyone!!!!
I have had a blah day watching the news,.. hearing the radio,.. just doom and gloom all over,...

lets post some good things!!!

Lets see,...

tomorrow is my last day with the girl I terminated. Mom is pulling early and Im getting an extra weeks pay for nothing!

The new family I have to replace girl was here yesterday and LOVE THEM!!!!!

My cousin had twins two weeks ago and finally everyone is well and HOME

I got the yard mowed today before the rain hit (thanks to my wonderful dh staying in with the kids at naptime, =-) )

My son brought home his cap and gown yesterday,..... wow,... that hit home,... pride, scared and emotional afternoon for sure it was.

only 5 days left in this school year and then I get my (own personal) little bugs all to myself all summer. We are planning camping, swimming, gardening and naps on the weekends. lol

oh and my dh is feeling much much better after his surgery. He is slated to go back to work on June 2!!

ok, who is next?

jen 05-20-2010 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by tymaboy (Post 24080)
You know what I just thought of today? Since I lost my last 2 families I have not posted in the venting thread. Except for Baby T teething. It is so nice to have good parents!

I'm right there with you. I recently terminated my problem family and it has been heaven!!!

GretasLittleFriends 05-20-2010 11:37 AM

Its sunny and warm and the kids get to play in the wading pool for the first time this year! :D

tymaboy 05-20-2010 12:19 PM

Found out yesterday that I will have tomorow off & the Friday of Memorial Day weekend off! I also just got an email inquiring about childcare. Referred by one of my DC parents. They only need half days but I am OK with that.


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