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Blackcat31 03-30-2015 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by mommyneedsadayoff (Post 530692)
Last Friday: dcm texts me to see if I can watch dcks on Monday (I usually only watch them Fridays from 9:15-6). I say yes, no prob, see you then.

Monday morning at 8, I text dcm to make sure they are still planning to come and at regular time (she is flaky sometimes) and she texts back that there dad is bringing them and should be there any minute! :eek:

Spit coffee out and haul ass to get dressed and ready before they get here! Thanks for letting me know they will be here early! geez!:(

I would have texted back and said you won't be available until regular time since she didn't mention any time changes...

Just because they didn't tell you and they were already on their way doesn't mean that you have to accept their failure to plan. :)

mommyneedsadayoff 03-30-2015 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 (Post 530697)
I would have texted back and said you won't be available until regular time since she didn't mention any time changes...

Just because they didn't tell you and they were already on their way doesn't mean that you have to accept their failure to plan. :)


OMG I should have totally done that! The mom and dad are separated, so boy would he have been pissed at her!:) lol

I did send a pretty stern text saying she needs to notify me if they are coming early and she did apologize, but it sure does start my monday off on the wrong foot!

jgcp 03-31-2015 06:12 AM

Typed up a little letter for parents letting them know I would be updating and makeing some changes to the contract.I give it to the dcm that I have the most issues with and shes says" oh I hope I can find time to read this" its like 4 lines....and your the reason my contract is being changed grrrrrr.

Unregistered 03-31-2015 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 (Post 530697)
I would have texted back and said you won't be available until regular time since she didn't mention any time changes...

Just because they didn't tell you and they were already on their way doesn't mean that you have to accept their failure to plan. :)


I am mommynedsaday off (forgot to log in) and guess who texts me at 7:30 this morning asking if I can watch her kids today and tomorrow as well!? She forgot they are out of school for the whole week, not just Monday! Who does that? And she texts me early on a morning when I have no other kids coming! In fact, my other dcg is out sick today, so I got the day off and NO, dcm, I don't want to watch your kids on my day off! This mom and her lack of planning drive me nuts!

Blackcat31 03-31-2015 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 530895)
I am mommynedsaday off (forgot to log in) and guess who texts me at 7:30 this morning asking if I can watch her kids today and tomorrow as well!? She forgot they are out of school for the whole week, not just Monday! Who does that? And she texts me early on a morning when I have no other kids coming! In fact, my other dcg is out sick today, so I got the day off and NO, dcm, I don't want to watch your kids on my day off! This mom and her lack of planning drive me nuts!

You could start making her lack of planning a benefit for you....

ANY last minute schedule changes after Friday (I require schedules by Friday 5pm for the following week) are billed at 2x the normal rate so ANY time a family wants to add days or kids, it costs them double. ;)

Makes them start being much better about planning in advance OR it pads my bank account....either way....win-win for me!! :D

Unregistered 03-31-2015 09:59 AM

Dcb1 is full of the cold, woke up crying after only 45 mins of sleep and woke dcg2 and dcb3 :( they all should have slept another 45 mins.

MsLisa 03-31-2015 06:17 PM

If they have a 2hr delay, i'm stuck with my usual insane morning crew for an extra 2hrs on top of a normal aftercare day.

If they DON'T have a 2hr delay, I was asked to do "babysitting" in the fitness room from 9am to noon.

I silently hope for the 2hr delay cause babies and toddlers scare me now that I deal strictly with SA-ers. Although I am a mom, anything under 5yrs are not my strong point. I hope it all comes back to me naturally..... :(

MMk9987 03-31-2015 06:25 PM

@Sally Because they have money and they think just because they have it their kids have to look the part. I have a 5 year old and he is very rough on shoes I would not think to buy him anything under 30 bucks i know they will be ruined next week. you have to ask why would he send her to daycare in nice shoes if he is worried about them getting ruined send her in play shoes.

jgcp 03-31-2015 06:42 PM

:mad:This DCM AGAIN had a snide remark at pickup....... :mad:OOOO it was so hard to keep my mouth shut but i did(she told me to remember to put new sign in sheets in folders, Im sorry i didnt know i needed a boss?. then when i just stood there she turned to me and asked if i heard her mmhmmm? I GOT IT:ouch:).... I really deserve a reward for dealing with her BS!! Shes done at the end of May so im just counting down the days, not even going to offer to hold her spot. And i dont like her spawn of a child shes just like her mother:lol::ouch:

Unregistered 04-01-2015 07:13 AM

Yes, dcm, if you plan to come late, then feed your child before you bring her! Same question every morning!

BumbleBee 04-03-2015 05:26 AM

I've been up for 2 hours, expected my 1st arrival at 7:15. It's now 8:25 with NO kids here yet. 3 are scheduled. NOT HAPPY

BumbleBee 04-03-2015 05:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 531103)
Yes, dcm, if you plan to come late, then feed your child before you bring her! Same question every morning!

I just put a 'reminder' in the newsletter about this very issue. The next day I had a kid show up after breakfast having not been fed. I can't even

LysesKids 04-03-2015 06:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Trummynme (Post 531474)
I've been up for 2 hours, expected my 1st arrival at 7:15. It's now 8:25 with NO kids here yet. 3 are scheduled. NOT HAPPY

I understand... was up at 6 for a 6:30... first babe showed at 7:45 the 6:30 showed at 8:40.

Martha Stewart 04-03-2015 06:56 AM

Just had a dcm drop off dck with a nebulizer and she said "he hasn't eaten or had his breathing treatment, but he needs both, and maybe a nap"

REALLY???? He is almost 3, we don't do morning nap, breakfast has been over for 30 minutes and why didn't you do his breathing treatment at home?

Blackcat31 04-03-2015 07:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Martha Stewart (Post 531482)
Just had a dcm drop off dck with a nebulizer and she said "he hasn't eaten or had his breathing treatment, but he needs both, and maybe a nap"

REALLY???? He is almost 3, we don't do morning nap, breakfast has been over for 30 minutes and why didn't you do his breathing treatment at home?

He would have been turned away at the door here.

The only time I'd allow a child that needs a nebulizer into care was if it were due to an on going condition (asthma etc).

Needing one due to cold/congestion etc is grounds for exclusion.

.....and since he was tired/cranky AND hungry....he was unprepared for the day and therefore would have been excluded.



Sorry you are having to deal with that. :(

Martha Stewart 04-03-2015 07:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Blackcat31 (Post 531484)
He would have been turned away at the door here.

The only time I'd allow a child that needs a nebulizer into care was if it were due to an on going condition (asthma etc).

Needing one due to cold/congestion etc is grounds for exclusion.

.....and since he was tired/cranky AND hungry....he was unprepared for the day and therefore would have been excluded.



Sorry you are having to deal with that. :(

I've already given this family 2 weeks, next friday is their last day. I shouldn't have taken him today, but I feel sorry for him.

Blackcat31 04-03-2015 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Martha Stewart (Post 531487)
I've already given this family 2 weeks, next friday is their last day. I shouldn't have taken him today, but I feel sorry for him.

likethis I totally understand. ;)

Kabob 04-06-2015 11:18 AM

You'd think dcm would've gotten the hint that it is too cold for sandals (which I don't allow anyway) and no coat outside when I told her on Friday that dck needs more than just that for the day...dcm responded that dck wouldn't wear anything. I told her I didn't care what dck thought of wearing a coat...I require one. And then at pickup I again verbally reminded her point blank that I do not want a repeat of the situation we had at drop off so I expect dck to come with shoes/boots and a coat since it will be cold Monday.

But nooooooo...dcm shows up again with no coat for the day...and it was sleeting outside. I thought she would have common sense to look out the window and go "gee, that sleet looks awfully cold".

So I again had to tell her it was not going to cut it and this time she is getting the very specific list that I usually send home once a year before the first snowfall...she got it before but apparently since the calendar says it is spring, she must think the list no longer applies.

Ugh.

jgcp 04-08-2015 09:04 AM

Blahhhh got a letter from irs that our return is under review:(:( Now we just wait.. and wait... and wait. Good thing i was super organized this year just in case they need anything but:confused:

Leigh 04-08-2015 10:50 AM

Arrrrgh!
 
I have FOUR new kids this week-all were taken into CPS custody a week ago. They act as though they have never seen a fruit or vegetable. The 3 year old CRIED when I put his veggies on his plate at lunch today. They keep telling me they are full and then beg and plead and cry for candy. Other than this issue, they're great kids, but this food thing, on day 3, is already SO old.

EDIT: And....the 5 yo just asked me for juice. I gave him a glass of water with a splash of juice on top. He told me that I forgot the sugar. You HAVE to put sugar in juice!

Snowmom 04-08-2015 02:32 PM

I'm taking a week vacation next month to have surgery (tonsils are going buh-bye). I posted it 2 weeks ago, so giving nearly a two month notice. Today, I had to amend it by adding a day, telling them it was out of my control because my doctor had to change the surgery day. ONE EXTRA DAY, and I haven't had vacation time of more than two days in a year!!!
What do I get as a response from my parents who just went on a vacation in February without their child.... a stomping foot and "ohhhhhh, neither my husband or I have any PTO".

Have a back up plan people. Jeez. It's not like I'm not giving you enough notice for crying out loud.

This... on top of another parent trying to bring in a kid this morning who just puked all over my carpet and sent home yesterday. (Um.... yeah, not happening, turn around mister and go home).

And a 4 year old peeing in the bed at nap time.

I'm having a great week.

Unregistered 04-09-2015 06:08 AM

Ipod
 
That iPod you let your 2 year old bring, let along have, poses a problem in my house. We are not eating breakfast watching it and I do NOT enjoy the fit I get when I remove it and put it up. I also don't appreciate the crying fits between kids when they all think it's mine and I want it. Leave it at home!!!

Turquoise14 04-09-2015 06:29 AM

Ah morning. The dad dropped off my first daycare kids an hour later than usual. They usually get dropped off by mom. They texted me five minutes before they were supposed to show up saying they would be later. SoÖ.could have slept another hour. Iím not a morning person, and Iím annoyed. He acted very cheerful. People. I donít get up when itís dark out for fun dude. If it happens again Iíll have to say something. The older brother cried for daddy a bunch when he left. Iím pretty sure he thought he was going to hang with daddy today.

daycarediva 04-09-2015 09:02 AM

Can kindergarten start tomorrow?! PLEASE?!?!

I also feel very bad for whoever gets my one dcb next year. The older he gets, the harder he is to manage, the worse his behavior is, and the more obvious his issues are.

PHEW It's been a rough week!

finsup 04-09-2015 09:11 AM

So DCB has been out sick all week, just came back today. Still not 100% but good enough to be here. He's been sleeping for 3 hours, mom asked how he was doing and I said tired and let her know how long he had been sleeping. She wanted me to wake him up so he could "get back on a schedule." Yeah sorry DCM, I don't wake babies. He needs that sleep to get over this compleltly. Plus my kids have it now and well let's just say we are no where near a regular schedule today. I'm fine with it. Next week we'll get back on a schedule, today, I'm letting kids rest and sleep as much as they want. Pick him up and get him back on a schedule yourself if you feel that's best for him. I'm not doing it for you ;)

*sigh* I'm going to hear about this at pick up. And again when he "refuses to sleep" tonight :rolleyes: (good thing I have no obligation to respond to texts after business hours he he)

KiddieCahoots 04-09-2015 10:13 AM

I'd like to think that just once, parents would respect the hb we provide for them, and go along with what they signed onto. Especially when it's all written out for them, so there is no need for any guesswork on their part. :mad:

Unregistered 04-14-2015 09:26 AM

Subsidized mom taking advantage
 
Let me rant! You don't pay for child care and you have time off work and you want to bring your kids and of course right up to the last minute I'm open!! Not just one day either! Must be nice! When I stayed home with my kids I had to bring them with me. I didn't have free childcare!! Sure, I get paid but I also pay into that with my taxes. Least you could do is spend some time with your kids instead of dropping them off every day you have off! It's no wonder they whine for TV and juice all the time. Anything to shut them up! They come in crying because you rolled out of bed and threw clothes on (because I insist they are dressed) and then plop them in the car before they have time to wake up. Spend time with your kids people! Don't use free childcare except what it's for...to help you while you work!! That is all.

LysesKids 04-14-2015 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 532832)
Let me rant! You don't pay for child care and you have time off work and you want to bring your kids and of course right up to the last minute I'm open!! Not just one day either! Must be nice! When I stayed home with my kids I had to bring them with me. I didn't have free childcare!! Sure, I get paid but I also pay into that with my taxes. Least you could do is spend some time with your kids instead of dropping them off every day you have off! It's no wonder they whine for TV and juice all the time. Anything to shut them up! They come in crying because you rolled out of bed and threw clothes on (because I insist they are dressed) and then plop them in the car before they have time to wake up. Spend time with your kids people! Don't use free childcare except what it's for...to help you while you work!! That is all.

My understanding was subsidy only paid for actual work (they have to prove schedules) or school/study time plus a few Federal Holidays... days a parent is off work, I would be charging as cash because I don't think the state will pay for it

Wednesday 04-14-2015 01:36 PM

Dr. prescribed a med that I have to take during the day and it makes me sleepy. I have been one grumpy, desperate-for-a-nap girl today. I can't do this and do my job effectively. I feel like I've been up all night. So I won't be taking these anymore. She'll just have to find an alternative.

jgcp 04-15-2015 03:37 PM

I have a part time dcg that is only here tue and thur and goes to another provider other 3 days. dcm texted me today asking if kids here were sick, that dcg is throwing up ( and her son too, that is at that provider full time) ... um just her last tue REMEMBER you had to pick her up, please take her to the dr if she is still throwing up HELLO!!! Oh and dont bring her tomorrow!

Controlled Chaos 04-15-2015 04:17 PM

Cancelled plans with a good friend so I could do a last minute interview. Caller said she couldn't possibly meet tomorrow or Friday or over the weekend, it had to be today. I really need a 2-4 yo fulltimer and have been getting tons of infant calls, I am worried about not filling it soon. So I cancel the plans with my friend, then the potential client cancels last minute. She says she will call tomorrow to reschedule for Th or Fri. :confused: So now you can meet then? WTF so irritated.

AND dcb 4 punched my DS 3 in the crotch today. DS picked up the Lego he wanted, so he punched him. :mad: So pissed. This little boy has lots of behavior issues, his dad is in prison. They are moving in 3 weeks, so no point in terming. I need the money until they leave and I fill the spot. He has never physically lashed out before. Just terrible listening and terrible manner. I just want today to be over.

LysesKids 04-16-2015 03:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Controlled Chaos (Post 533088)
Cancelled plans with a good friend so I could do a last minute interview. Caller said she couldn't possibly meet tomorrow or Friday or over the weekend, it had to be today. I really need a 2-4 yo fulltimer and have been getting tons of infant calls, I am worried about not filling it soon. So I cancel the plans with my friend, then the potential client cancels last minute. She says she will call tomorrow to reschedule for Th or Fri. :confused: So now you can meet then? WTF so irritated.

AND dcb 4 punched my DS 3 in the crotch today. DS picked up the Lego he wanted, so he punched him. :mad: So pissed. This little boy has lots of behavior issues, his dad is in prison. They are moving in 3 weeks, so no point in terming. I need the money until they leave and I fill the spot. He has never physically lashed out before. Just terrible listening and terrible manner. I just want today to be over.

So sorry for the rough day... BTW, I never offer interviews on Monday or Fridays and definantly not weekends; I might need clients, but I have a life too and will not change my plans anymore just to get someone in the door.

Baby Beluga 04-16-2015 07:12 AM

DCB 2 years 3 months is dropped off and is told (by me) he needs to take off his shoes before he joins in the activity. Which has been a rule since day one. He pouts so mom picks him says "Oh I know you just put them on" and proceeds to take them off and put them away for him.

Really?????

This just might be why I have been having trouble with him taking them off and putting them away himself when we come in from outside time. :rolleyes:

Unregistered 04-16-2015 11:12 AM

Is it just me?
 
Is it just me or do others think it's terrible to let a toddler start the car? I have a parent that lets their toddler start the car everyday at pick up. I have no words!!

MsLisa 04-16-2015 11:17 AM

I tell SA kids to pick up whatever they play with....no problem, give or take with 1-2 reminders.

I tell ADULTS to pick up after their class is done....I'm on my 6th reminder and they STILL can't do it.

I am nice enough to share my classroom with a Mommy & Me class and an Art class during non-aftercare hours. I cover any toys I don't want touched, if not all of them, with table clothes. Everything is clearly labeled and pretty brainless to clean. STILL these teachers leave my room a mess. I'm soooo sick of picking up after them. I take pride in my room. It's my money, time and energy to have it as it is. They have broken far more than enough toys.

My niceness stops now. Find another room. :mad:

hope 04-16-2015 11:31 AM

Me: did dcg sleep ok last night? She has been really fussy all day and hasn't slept.

Dcm: slept through the night. Good, now she will go in early tonight to catch up. No worries!

Tomorrow I am calling for pick up if it is anything like today. I have an issue with this dcm every single day. All my other families are great. I have 9 more weeks to stick it out and then she is done. I don't have her children for the summer and I am not going to be taking them back next year.

BumbleBee 04-16-2015 07:24 PM

Sleep deprived 3 year old has been a nightmare all week. I gave the problem back to mom and she gave me a list of excuses. I don't care. It's her problem, not mine. I'm done!

AmyLeigh 04-20-2015 11:25 AM

Everyone forgot how to play over the weekend. Sigh.

jgcp 04-20-2015 10:07 PM

WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?! I gave my new contracts out and the one family I didn't expect issues from is the only one I've had them with? I'm open 7-530 I have a line for parents to write what time pickup will be, they wrote 6 uhhhh?? So i gave them a copy back and in red pen wrote next to that " I close at 530 pickup should be no later than 530" and new late payment in contract, apparently they didn't read this AT ALL!! DCD drops kids off" oh uh can I bring you a check tonight" I just noded sure id love an extra $10. Mom picked up and they obviously didn't discuss anything so no check, great another $10. Boy are they in for a rude awakening...

DaveA 04-21-2015 05:38 AM

Good news/ bad news: Good news is my wife is going to be around the house more the next few days. Bad news is it's because she just jacked up her leg (possible torn calf muscle) so she's off work for at least a week. Which means she be home a LOT MORE the next few days. :ouch: At least she can keep my MIL entertained and off my butt for a little bit.


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