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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I got married November 10, 2012. military date...

I got married November 10, 2012. military date makes it much easier to remember: 10-11-12 :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I grew up with 24 hours instead of 12 am/pm. it...

I grew up with 24 hours instead of 12 am/pm. it comes automatically, and I set my phone, tablet, and watch to it. yeah, I did catch strange looks when my watch showed 16:15 at 4:15pm :) and whenever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
is this also blamed on licensing? I can echo...

is this also blamed on licensing?
I can echo hwichlaz: look for another job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Hi It is a pleasure to meet you. I've been...

Hi

It is a pleasure to meet you. I've been searching for someone defining criteria for a good parent. I'm soooo happy my search is over! happyface

Signed: A Horrible Parent Whose Kid Was In...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
that's late?..

that's late?..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I once quit over an e-mail because my supervisor...

I once quit over an e-mail because my supervisor was in another state. sorry, not driving 4 hours one way to quit a job.
all other times, I did it face-to-face.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Am I being interrogated about the way I prefer to...

Am I being interrogated about the way I prefer to have my relationships to work?..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I guess because I think the same way, we are...

I guess because I think the same way, we are together for this long :) and, yes, he is making more that I am, and it's not changing any time soon. it's just that his priorities are also similar to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-31-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 720
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
as my husband would put it, "if I pay your bills,...

as my husband would put it, "if I pay your bills, I set your priorities." as he does, and he does :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 632
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
probably, bus drivers and custodians need to be...

probably, bus drivers and custodians need to be fingerprinted because they are part of the school system. coaches within school system may depend on whether they are paid or volunteers. I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 632
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I'm an immigrant, and my fingerprints have been...

I'm an immigrant, and my fingerprints have been taken more times than I'd be willing to admit. one more, one less, makes no difference.
I don't really get the "expiration" thing, though. they don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,832
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
This.

This.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
were her iPhones/tablets gifts from someone else,...

were her iPhones/tablets gifts from someone else, by any chance?
I have a smart watch, my daughter has an iPad, and we have a flat screen TV, and they all were gifted to us at one time or another by...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
we went there in 2011. from what I heard, slaves...

we went there in 2011. from what I heard, slaves were massively brought there for chocolate (?) or coffee (? - can't remember) plantations. after Juneteenth, white people kinda abandoned the island,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 694
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Sapelo in GA has 200 people population :)

Sapelo in GA has 200 people population :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 742
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
the day of the incident I described in another...

the day of the incident I described in another part of the forum, I came in and said, "pour me... something. I don't care," - and wolfed down 2 glasses of wine I didn't even like before. I think if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,821
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
true. however, unless it's in your job...

true.
however, unless it's in your job description to force parents to parent better, you can't change that. "a person changed against his will is up on same opinion still," said Dr. Phil. they will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,821
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
ah, the everlasting "us vs. them" debate... ...

ah, the everlasting "us vs. them" debate...

I've been on both sides of that fence.
to me, you have to options.
1. close up.
2. shut up.
tertium non datur.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-21-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 899
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
belts on boys when potty training.

belts on boys when potty training.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 646
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I somehow missed the announcement they were even...

I somehow missed the announcement they were even having that sale... my daughter probably would have thrown a fit if she was turned away, so I don't know if my missing it is a good thing (spared me a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
video game? never heard of it. that was a book...

video game? never heard of it.
that was a book written by 2 authors in 1927, featuring a sly, but fairly harmless guy who tried to get rich quickly (although spends so much time, it's enough for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 830
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
there was a character in Russian literature who...

there was a character in Russian literature who said, "Stop the Earth, I'll get off" :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I went to NAEYC annual conference last year. It...

I went to NAEYC annual conference last year. It usually costs around $500 (can't remember exact price, but the website has all the info: registration already started), lasts 4 days, and is in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
our schools use Brigance. it's not bad, but...

our schools use Brigance. it's not bad, but it's... strange in some places. like reciting the alphabet: it should be recited, song doesn't count, and if a child sings, we are to interrupt the singing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
there is a book called "It's a spoon, not a...

there is a book called "It's a spoon, not a shovel" by Caralyn Buehner. I got it from the library when we had a week on manners, but I wasn't the one reading it, so can't say much about it.
oh,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,086
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
popcorn. most kids use it as snow for a...

popcorn.
most kids use it as snow for a snowball fight instead of eating, and the lunchroom looks like it's been through an atomic war.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4,751
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 459,143
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
we have two brothers in DC, a 3yo and a 5yo. the...

we have two brothers in DC, a 3yo and a 5yo. the 3yo has dislocated his wrist and was in a cast for a couple of weeks. today, he was dropped off later than usual (the 5yo was already there) because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 992
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
the mom asking about dropping kids off at the...

the mom asking about dropping kids off at the principal's home reminded me something.

we donated money to the local YMCA (which our school is built up to, they now share a hallway) for kids to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
is that the Expedition type, in green bottle? I...

is that the Expedition type, in green bottle?
I see also Picaridin on the website, but that one doesn't claim to have SPF.
I was just looking for something for Summer camp for DD. they don't allow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,148
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
when I had meat and potatoes for breakfast, and...

when I had meat and potatoes for breakfast, and someone tried making fun of me, I said that their sausage and hash browns is same thing, just cooked differently. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 92,818
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Chicken Little Sister Dog (no, not a doggy...

Chicken Little
Sister Dog (no, not a doggy daycare)
Promised Land
Busy Bee (we also have a cleaning company called Busy Brooms; I keep mixing those two up)
Wee Care
LaPetite
Kribs2Kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
yeah.

yeah.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 771
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
not exactly daycare related. I was a nanny in a...

not exactly daycare related.
I was a nanny in a family whose younger daughter's name is Sachi. I called her "sachok" which means "butterfly net" in my language. the whole family got a kick out of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
our school teaches them their address and phone...

our school teaches them their address and phone number in the second half of K.
but, to be totally honest, I'd rather her not know our address. who knows who asks her, and she will tell. (I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Learning Without Tears has some tools you may be...

Learning Without Tears has some tools you may be able to use, like a chalkboard wet-dry-try method.
if you are not opposed of children using a tablet, they have that same wet-dry-try application for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I made "prune tea" and used it in place of water...

I made "prune tea" and used it in place of water for formula.
take 2-3 whole prunes and steep in 8-10 oz of hot, almost boiling water for about 2-3 minutes. strain, cool down, and use for making...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,205
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
that wasn't the OP bumping this thread up. so,...

that wasn't the OP bumping this thread up.
so, oops.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,205
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
troll mode

the one Russia had today?
same old, same old.
why?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I think I have attended enough sessions on play...

I think I have attended enough sessions on play than I need to last me a lifetime. I get it, kids need to play.
that being said.

first, I still don't understand what's wrong with coloring pages....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
okay, this can't be done just anywhere or even at...

okay, this can't be done just anywhere or even at any time, but we play what kids called "sleeping animals."

I turn the lights off in the room (it's semi-dark) and they all lay down on the floor....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
national anthem. but, golly, that thing was...

national anthem. but, golly, that thing was capable of waking a dead man up! :ouch:

on a side note.
when the weather was too crappy to go outside, we turned music on for kids to dance their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 934
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I agree with this, the problem is more than...

I agree with this, the problem is more than Mimi's title (or lack thereof).

some kids call me "miss [name]", while others just go by name. a couple of times, my partner teacher tried correcting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-09-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,444
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
The boy I wrote about before (one who wanted to...

The boy I wrote about before (one who wanted to buy me flowers) keeps telling me that he gets to play on mom's iPad when he gets home. Mom works at a fast food restaurant during the day and is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,082
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I started in August of 2014 and graduated in...

I started in August of 2014 and graduated in December of 2017 (3.5 years). because I get no financial aid and pay out of pocket (er... my Mom's pocket) and because I still worked, I was mostly part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I have no idea what Kingscake is, but we are...

I have no idea what Kingscake is, but we are planning masks for 13-th because it's Mardi Gras (and watch me wave my Lenten cross around on Valentine's). overeating is hit or miss, though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
13-th is Mardi Gras. Try looking into masks and...

13-th is Mardi Gras. Try looking into masks and over-eating :D sissy pink hearts are so last century...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1,956
Views: 254,758
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I have a kid in the group who is... let's just...

I have a kid in the group who is... let's just say, a challenge. he interrupts, yells, throws toys, food, and fits, gets into fights... and yes, he suffers the consequences for his behavior. and no,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 972
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I only wanted to chime in on the child's racial...

I only wanted to chime in on the child's racial slur: this is something learned from another adult, and that adult is highly likely to be her mother - the one going off at you for your son's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,333
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
yeah, this, too.

yeah, this, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,333
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
to bolded: run. to the last sentence: run...

to bolded: run.
to the last sentence: run faster.

you're not getting paid for volunteering in the nursery, you do this out of goodness of your own heart, and no one can force you to follow the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,196
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
we had a lock-down drill a few weeks ago. so, we...

we had a lock-down drill a few weeks ago. so, we were to lock ourselves with toddlers (between 1 and 2 years old) in bathrooms and closets and encourage them to be quiet.
truth be told, in real...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,149
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
first of all, I had to look up thimble in Google...

first of all, I had to look up thimble in Google translate. I'm way older than 5, and I use it, and I had no clue what it was.
second, I'm a rebel because I'd probable say "screw that" and send my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
NAEYC Annual Conference in Atlanta

I'm going. my parents have a house in Hampton, and I'm going.
anyone needs any... materials, ideas... selfies? :ouch: (no, I probably won't be taking any) I just checked their program, and the only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,666
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Thank you for the idea :)

Thank you for the idea :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-11-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
we came today, for the last time. we brought gift...

we came today, for the last time. we brought gift cards, flowers, and cupcakes. the director wasn't there, so I left hers on her desk (she doesn't really have an office, just a desk behind the...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-28-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
sorry for bumping. I put in the 2-week-notice...

sorry for bumping.
I put in the 2-week-notice today. no paper or form was required (I asked about it earlier), so I just verbally confirmed the last day being August 11. it's going full-steam with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I am seriously tempted to give this book as a...

I am seriously tempted to give this book as a gift to my DC director. her 3-yo class has a biter that has bitten at least 5 kids in the last month or so, and they are at their wit's end. we all...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-19-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Depending on which school she would be placed...

Depending on which school she would be placed (cluster system, and ours has 7 schools), we thought of enrolling her into our DC's after-school care or using what school provides. In our case,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
... and they all stink.

... and they all stink.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-15-2017, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Our school is connected, both literally (same...

Our school is connected, both literally (same building) and metaphorically, to YMCA, which provides the before- and after-school care, of which we may need the latter, as I got me a job in addition...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Me? I'm fine and well-rested, thank you. My DC...

Me? I'm fine and well-rested, thank you. My DC doesn't give a hoot what I do while my daughter is there, as long as I break no policies. And in the last 2 years my opinion hasn't changed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-12-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,424
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I think this subject is raised 3-4 times a year...

I think this subject is raised 3-4 times a year here.
tired yet?..
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-09-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
thank you. I only have one question. the author...

thank you.
I only have one question. the author writes in the letter, "will no longer be attending ABC Daycare as of October 3, 2014" - is October 3 the last day or the day after? ours is August 11,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-08-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Two-Week Notice

I did search on the forum (I did!), but most results are for the forms to be given to the families, and my situation is the other way around.
I just realized we had 5 weeks of daycare left, with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I started working at my daughter's DC a couple of...

I started working at my daughter's DC a couple of weeks ago (temporary Summer gig, but I will probably write more about it when I'm done in the OT section for privacy's sake). on Monday, one of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 748
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
She disturbs the rest of the group with almost...

She disturbs the rest of the group with almost non-stop screaming (it may be time to mention it). I'm sure others will find a more PC way to say that, but it's reason enough.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,826
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Our DC closes early on 3-rd and is closed on...

Our DC closes early on 3-rd and is closed on 4-th. As far as I can remember, they always did that. But their list of holidays is really small, with only one exception of Thanksgiving when they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
parents pretend that they leave and then do the...

parents pretend that they leave and then do the spooky stuff to scare the nannies away because too chicken to just fire them?..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
our daycare excludes at 100.1 and up. if it's...

our daycare excludes at 100.1 and up. if it's 99.6-ish, I keep a child home cause it will probably go up anyway.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
nah, I was breathing fine. it was more like "I...

nah, I was breathing fine. it was more like "I ate something yucky/spoiled" stuff: taste in mouth, weird sensation in my teeth, all that. last time I had it was when we got audited. just a nasty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I will come back and write again, if everything...

I will come back and write again, if everything is well. when I wrote yesterday, I literally had a physical reaction to what I typed. this is not something that happens a whole lot to me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-15-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
[I wrote a lengthy text about my experience in...

[I wrote a lengthy text about my experience in Soviet daycare and removed it. who cares.]
Soviet Union fell apart almost 30 years ago. it's about time to bury it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Our church has been using Godly Play for a few...

Our church has been using Godly Play for a few years now for kids 4 and under. My daughter enjoyed it quite a bit.

VBS that bullies kids into repentance needs to lose V out of its acronym....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
when I was discharged after having my daughter, I...

when I was discharged after having my daughter, I tuned the nurse out after "you should hide the boxes of diapers you buy at Costco under other products, so no one guesses you just had a baby." it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Well, since he did that newspaper thing to me,...

Well, since he did that newspaper thing to me, too (only in his case it was a phone or iPad), I did say something similar to him. :D
The gonorrhea was shamelessly stolen from Judy Blume's "Wifey"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
easy. those whose first language is not English...

easy. those whose first language is not English can tune out the lecture and just nod. kinda like a man reading a newspaper while his wife tells him that she has gonorrhea: "uh-huh..." :D I did it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
If you sign up at NAEYC website (just e-mail, not...

If you sign up at NAEYC website (just e-mail, not the paid membership), they send all kinds of stuff, including free webinars and latest research. I watched a webinar on play-based learning in May.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Our church uses brand ones. We recently got Stick...

Our church uses brand ones. We recently got Stick N Stack for birthday, I see no difference, really.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,116
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
how much is "no fever"? the reason I ask is...

how much is "no fever"? the reason I ask is because we had the coughing going on and no fever, and when we were fed up with it (a week later) and took her to the Doc, it turned out to be walking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
True. We file jointly (started when I applied for...

True. We file jointly (started when I applied for permanent residency to prove we have bona fide marriage... that's a whole different story), and his income is too big to get anything, even loose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Ok, I'll read the replies when I have my comp...

Ok, I'll read the replies when I have my comp back. I'll just say that I don't want to disclose my husband's wage here, but it is more than 35K. And no, we can't afford college, my Mom pays for it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,132
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I have no experience with child care assistance...

I have no experience with child care assistance or food stamps, but it reminded me of something.
I came to financial office at college to confirm my citizenship (the system was acting up), and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
If they go to public school, it probably won't...

If they go to public school, it probably won't let it slide. Private ones "handle" that stuff often (not all, but many), public school system tends to throw it into parents' faces. Not to be taken as...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
ah, she'll get over it. it was just kinda...

ah, she'll get over it.
it was just kinda like... you have at least a dozen Barbies to play with at home, and you complain you didn't get the ones from daycare? really? if it was something we don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I picked up early yesterday and was given grief...

I picked up early yesterday and was given grief that she was planning to play Barbies during free play time, and I spoiled the fun. Mind you, we have a box of Barbies at home.
Lesson learned.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
one of my college instructors likes to say,...

one of my college instructors likes to say, "Remember, you may be the only stable person in that kid's life." this may or may not be the case, but if it is, hang on to that. she may look up to you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
those two, with your children's health being the...

those two, with your children's health being the first priority. you may feel bad for the DCK being terminated, but you won't feel any better if your own child has an astma attack from inhaling the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I guess I'm going to Kohl's to at least try some...

I guess I'm going to Kohl's to at least try some on, then...
I have a few long-sleeved onesies from Amazon. they are okay, but a little thin. work well with leggings and a short-sleeved or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
oh, I love those. why don't they make them in my...

oh, I love those. why don't they make them in my size... I'd dare to wear a shorter skirt (all mine are floor-length).
and onesies.
and sleep'n'plays.
dammit, all good stuff is made in baby size....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,814
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Yeah, there is a reason my daughter always wears...

Yeah, there is a reason my daughter always wears pants to daycare (one exception is Halloween and her beloved Elsa dress... which is accompanied by tights cause it's cold).
No undies flashing.
Ever.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Ours asks to keep a child home at 100.1 or...

Ours asks to keep a child home at 100.1 or higher. Probably, if they catch it at that, they'll send home (never happened before).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I had similar thoughts. I mean, I love our...

I had similar thoughts. I mean, I love our daycare and all, but I got enough crap to do without potlucks and whatever. Candy for Halloween and Easter? Always. Valentines? No problem. Gifts for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-21-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I'd suggest checking with your local community...

I'd suggest checking with your local community college, too. many offer online classes to fulfill the requirements for a degree (if you are up to taking stuff like math or public speaking online -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,315
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
this. you really don't need to work at all on the...

this. you really don't need to work at all on the day of your root canal.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
try figuring out how long it takes you to get...

try figuring out how long it takes you to get there, how long it takes for you to get ready, and close early enough for all of that the # of times a week you have a class.
for 6 weeks, they can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,675
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
if you were planning to attend the service, and...

if you were planning to attend the service, and their being late interfered with that, then it is not negotiable, and it shouldn't be. (in case you want to negotiate/lower the fee, of course; which...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 860
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Monday is MLK Jr day, many are off... no?

Monday is MLK Jr day, many are off... no?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I once was interviewed for a nanny position in a...

I once was interviewed for a nanny position in a pretty wealthy family. after 4 (four!) different interviews, all for the same family, I was freaked out about them being anal and pretty much bailed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
someone actually said that? :eek:

someone actually said that? :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,085
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
non-citizen and undocumented is not the same...

non-citizen and undocumented is not the same thing.
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