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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By storybookending
I didnít mean that they donít act like this,...

I didnít mean that they donít act like this, ever. I meant that I donít put up with them acting like this, ever. And from what the OP is describing it sounds like this is happening often and for long...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By storybookending
I donít allow food in ever so thatíll solve that...

I donít allow food in ever so thatíll solve that problem.

As for a 4 year old that acts like this? She would be on her bed until she could calm herself down. This is not how a 4 year old acts.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By storybookending
I had this last year with a kid that was 12-16...

I had this last year with a kid that was 12-16 months during winter last year. It took a long time for him to get over it but I just ignored the best I could. A lot of his issues dealt with mobility...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By storybookending
It is common of children from bilingual...

It is common of children from bilingual households to speak later or not as often as children that grow up in a one language household. I would just have them keep doing what they are doing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-14-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By storybookending
I am glad I am not alone. And I have deff heard...

I am glad I am not alone. And I have deff heard the phantom baby cries as well.

When I used to nanny the family that I nannied for was a very crunchy granola hippie dippy type family. Love them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-12-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By storybookending
This is how it works with the one parent I have...

This is how it works with the one parent I have that uses this. I just give my year end receipt and every March(ish) I fill out a form with what theyíve paid for the year so far.. I assume to project...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 264
Posted By storybookending
How Often Do You Dream About Daycare?

Just a fun question.

How often do you guys have a dream and it ends up being about daycare or one of your dcks is in it?

Iíd say this happens to me about once a month maybe. And then I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By storybookending
I donít buy my daycare parents anything. I will...

I donít buy my daycare parents anything. I will help the kids make something that is a little nicer than a typical every day craft but that is all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By storybookending
My brother to my niece just last night at home as...

My brother to my niece just last night at home as told by my SIL

Brother: ďokay sit still Iím going to put your jacket onĒ
Niece ďno I can do it myself, thatís what myname saysĒ

:lol: :lol:...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 540
Posted By storybookending
I don’t think you are wrong. I personally would...

I don’t think you are wrong. I personally would not have even had my door unlocked or possibly not have even been up yet if someone came that much earlier than they were scheduled and 22 minutes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 441
Posted By storybookending
I didnít have anything in my contract about this...

I didnít have anything in my contract about this last year and I had a mom use 5 of her 10 days I allot the week of Christmas. Two days were supposed to be my ďpaidĒ days but it was the end of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 478
Posted By storybookending
It KILLS me buying things with grant money...

It KILLS me buying things with grant money sometimes because we are usually limited to DSS, Kaplan or Lakeshore. It takes me forever and things are in and out of the cart as the ďI can get this SO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By storybookending
If it doesnít bother you to change her out of a...

If it doesnít bother you to change her out of a pull up rather than a diaper I would just let it go. Let mom do what she wants and think what she thinks. If itís not really affecting your day I would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By storybookending
I havenít had too much destruction from daycare...

I havenít had too much destruction from daycare kids yet but I am only in my first couple of years. Paint touch ups here and there and honestly some of them are probably my own fault. I did have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By storybookending
I buy mini washcloths from the dollar tree. They...

I buy mini washcloths from the dollar tree. They come in a 4 pack for $1. They are perfect sizes for hands and faces. We are not allowed to reuse so straight down the laundry shoot they go once used....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 478
Posted By storybookending
I personally would buy a couple more bikes/trikes...

I personally would buy a couple more bikes/trikes etc as that has been our biggest hit lately or finally finish up the dress up corner Iíve had planned in my head for years.

My kids also love...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-27-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By storybookending
My first thought was did the child actually do...

My first thought was did the child actually do this with malicious intent? Was the child just trying to be a class clown? Do they watch Teletubbies? There is a teletubby named Tinky Winky. Was she...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-27-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By storybookending
Thank you Tom!

Thank you Tom!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-27-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 281
Posted By storybookending
Seeing this thread a day late. Lunch was supposed...

Seeing this thread a day late. Lunch was supposed to be pizza ranch but my Grandma is sick so she cancelled. Convinced a couple of my girlfriends that we needed a road trip for heading there for...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 10-27-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By storybookending
Home Warranty

When I purchased my home in 2016 I also purchased a Home warranty as the house and all of the appliances were older. I pay $450 a year. I have not thought to write off the expense in the past (if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 304
Posted By storybookending
We are typically an afternoon only group. We go...

We are typically an afternoon only group. We go out after afternoon snack and weather permitting stay outside until pick up. Some mornings weíll go to the park or on a walk but afternoon works best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 520
Posted By storybookending
My SIL comes in to pick up her kid and uses my...

My SIL comes in to pick up her kid and uses my bathroom without asking but I donít ask when Iím at their house either. Heck the first summer I opened girl went inside while we were playing in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By storybookending
I have never thought about putting the pumpkin...

I have never thought about putting the pumpkin inside a bag. We have painted pumpkins every year Iíve been in operation. I havenít bought the pumpkins yet for this year bc I wasnít sure about my 1...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By storybookending
I used to work for my local YMCA. We had this....

I used to work for my local YMCA. We had this. It was exempt from licensing because it “operated for 3 hours at a time or less”. At our center it was an extra cost in addition to the membership....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By storybookending
I donít supply. I do keep a bottle of Tylenol on...

I donít supply. I do keep a bottle of Tylenol on hand for each child and have to have a signed permission slip in their file stating the dose that is allowed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 469
Posted By storybookending
I donít. Lunch isnít that far away. If you want...

I donít. Lunch isnít that far away. If you want to continue feeding them regardless move your snack time to 9AM. Otherwise you could have a drop off cut off time and not accept children after 8:30.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By storybookending
Tag-a-long

I just found this product on my Instagram feed and I thought it was so cool. Itís a handle that easily attaches to a stroller that I was thinking would be good for walks with the daycare kids. I was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,115
Posted By storybookending
Another vote for I probably wouldnít have...

Another vote for I probably wouldnít have noticed. I have never balanced my checkbook, I just check online for anything fishy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-19-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 196,353
Posted By storybookending
My almost 3 year old was the only one a little...

My almost 3 year old was the only one a little confused/worried that she wasnít going to get to play. But itís okay we then walked to the ďdinosaur parkĒ aka the nearby elementary school to play. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 196,353
Posted By storybookending
Walked to the park today and the park was...

Walked to the park today and the park was MISSING, all equipment was gone! Iím thinking they are just redoing it but man the kids thought it was hilarious.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-18-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By storybookending
Kids not having appropriate shoes would not stop...

Kids not having appropriate shoes would not stop me from going outside. Send home wet muddy shoes just once and most parents will get then hint without my having to say anything.

I saw that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By storybookending
He is a new two or an older two? How is his...

He is a new two or an older two? How is his language development?

I have/had a biter.. fingers crossed it has been a few months but he was a new two at the time. I set up a pack n play on both...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,329
Posted By storybookending
Ew we had snow flurries this morning.. yesterday...

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...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By storybookending
The local clinic/hospital uses military time and...

The local clinic/hospital uses military time and all of those parents sign in/out using it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By storybookending
I donít transport for daycare and I donít think I...

I donít transport for daycare and I donít think I would want to in my own personal vehicle. Too much liability and insurance and additional licensing requirements.

Could you look into bussing in...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-04-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By storybookending
I donít know about daycare kids by my favorite...

I donít know about daycare kids by my favorite recipe is thawed chicken breasts in a pan, coat the top in ranch dressing and place bacon slices over the top. Cook on 400 for 35ish minutes. Take out...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 10-03-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By storybookending
Love Dove Home Daycare: Let Your Imagination Soar...

Love Dove Home Daycare: Let Your Imagination Soar
Love Dove Home Daycare: Watch Their Imaginations Soar
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-03-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By storybookending
For the hard boiled eggs make sure you are using...

For the hard boiled eggs make sure you are using older eggs to help them peel nicer. You can also add salt to the water when you boil them.. my grandma says that helps. I only have 6 kids so Iím...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 10-02-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By storybookending
Corn on the Cob is a huge hit here. I usually...

Corn on the Cob is a huge hit here. I usually serve it with fresh kiwi and baby red potatoes.

Spaghetti with garlic bread and pear and veggie sticks.

Cucumbers are a current hit for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By storybookending
I was about to comment ďat least at 5 months he...

I was about to comment ďat least at 5 months he should be growing out of it soonĒ and then I read this. Did it even swing with that much weight in it? Thatís crazy. My last infant started at 6 months...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By storybookending
The main afterschool care program in my town...

The main afterschool care program in my town charges by the month and they charge $200 a month for FT. I know the afterschool care is the Catholic school has a day rate of $11 a day. There are not an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 576
Posted By storybookending
I require two weeks for them with a sentence that...

I require two weeks for them with a sentence that if they can give more than two weeks it is encouraged without losing their space.

I myself can term whenever I want.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít worry about this in an 18 month old at...

I wouldnít worry about this in an 18 month old at all. I have a 22 moth old that has a vocabulary of probably 10 words. He just learned ďnoĒ and to shake his head for yes within the last 2 months.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By storybookending
Iíve never read the box. My state regs say to...

Iíve never read the box. My state regs say to change every 2 hours.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By storybookending
You could also up your tuition to cover the free...

You could also up your tuition to cover the free days if you think sheíll walk away if you take away her free days and you want to keep them on. Parents are more willing to pay a few dollars more a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-26-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By storybookending
What age are we referring to when you say...

What age are we referring to when you say toddlers? I only ask because each state seems to have a different definition of what a ďtoddlerĒ actually is.

I assume because you said you work at a...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-25-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By storybookending
Do they have safe alternatives inside to climb...

Do they have safe alternatives inside to climb and run and play? Are they getting enough time outdoors?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,329
Posted By storybookending
I get a message yesterday from a woman that Iíve...

I get a message yesterday from a woman that Iíve known since I was a child. Her sister was my daycare provider. Sheís asking about taking on the newborn of a coworker of hers just from January-August...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 09-25-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By storybookending
Do you have a teacher voice? If not learn one....

Do you have a teacher voice? If not learn one. Talk assertive but not yelling when children are misbehaving. The children have to trust you to learn from you so establishing a good teacher...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-21-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 530
Posted By storybookending
Not a lot of things these days surprise me but...

Not a lot of things these days surprise me but this one is a real WTF from me.

Why are babies that young already in daycare? I know not everyone can afford maternity leave but THREE DAYS OLD??
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By storybookending
I have never cared for twins in daycare but I...

I have never cared for twins in daycare but I have twin nephews. I have had two small infants at the same time before though. What worked for the parents was to have them on the same schedule....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 349
Posted By storybookending
What age? Newborns?

What age? Newborns?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By storybookending
I guess the question is are you receiving calls...

I guess the question is are you receiving calls for FT care? Does your as flat out say Monday-Thursday care?

As for how long youíre willing to wait thatís up to you. Are you comfortable not...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-19-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By storybookending
It works for me now!

It works for me now!
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By storybookending
I canít see the attachment but we have this in my...

I canít see the attachment but we have this in my state as well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 495
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít say anything to the parents at all but...

I wouldnít say anything to the parents at all but since you are already interviewing to fill an open space I wouldnít turn away any family looking for 2 spaces instead of just the one you currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By storybookending
I have one out sick today and 2 that never come...

I have one out sick today and 2 that never come on Mondays so I loaded up my 3 kiddos and we headed to the park. Ran into two cousins of one of my kiddos (unplanned) and played for awhile and then my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 393
Posted By storybookending
I had one of these just last week! Mom claimed...

I had one of these just last week! Mom claimed there was money in the account and they have just been having problems with the bank and brought over cash on her lunch break. I recently left the bank...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By storybookending
When it comes to group time make it so where you...

When it comes to group time make it so where you choose the game. Take away the opportunity for them to bicker with each other about what they are going to play by saying ďthis is what we have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 239
Posted By storybookending
I have a deck box to store our outdoor toys. Itís...

I have a deck box to store our outdoor toys. Itís at least 15 years old from back when I was in high school and my parents had a pool. It keeps everything dry and is still in great shape. I bought a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By storybookending
Honestly I wouldnít put any place I worked for...

Honestly I wouldnít put any place I worked for that short of time on my resume at all. I also wouldnít use her reference letter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 196,353
Posted By storybookending
You have a child named Thad? My sister is...

You have a child named Thad? My sister is marrying a Thad in February and Iíve never met anyone else with the same name, nor has he!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-07-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By storybookending
Random Question - Do You Fix Onesies?

Just a stupid pointless question to break up your Friday.. for those do you that care for infants.

When diaper changing if you notice you button the onesie wrong do you fix it or leave it for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 323
Posted By storybookending
I have two in 4K this year. The 4K bus is...

I have two in 4K this year. The 4K bus is supposed to arrive between 11:15 and 11:30 but this year they rerouted and now the girls do not arrive until 11:55. We nap at 12. I’m slowly pushing back the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,329
Posted By storybookending
Ugh I know the feeling. I have been toying with...

Ugh I know the feeling. I have been toying with the idea of going to a teacher only type of daycare that runs in oridience with the school year. Or families willing and able to follow a school year...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,329
Posted By storybookending
Mom actually brought it by on her lunch break in...

Mom actually brought it by on her lunch break in cash. She feels awful. I only work with families I know personally (which comes with its own challenges but I do prefer) so I know they aren’t like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,329
Posted By storybookending
This is great! I ended up contacting the bank and...

This is great! I ended up contacting the bank and it wasnít the new account it was their personal account. I just sent a text with the details basically as described and that I would need the funds...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,329
Posted By storybookending
First bad check from a daycare parent. Forgot...

First bad check from a daycare parent. Forgot checkbook last week and wrote me a check from their newish business account. Bounced and I got a $12 fee as well. I have in my contract thatís theyvare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By storybookending
Yes. I had one give notice on Aug 28th and I will...

Yes. I had one give notice on Aug 28th and I will be billing for both the 10th and 11th.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-30-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By storybookending
I wouldnít say anything to mom about what dcg...

I wouldnít say anything to mom about what dcg said. I would just leave the door locked until their contracted time. My first arrival (varries which family depending on time of year) knows what time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-29-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By storybookending
A raccoon acting weird that’s out during daylight...

A raccoon acting weird that’s out during daylight hours probably has rabies or something. My dads friend had a pet raccoon when I was a kid, it used the litter box like a cat.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By storybookending
As hard as it is to leave him like that it really...

As hard as it is to leave him like that it really is better for him in the long run and I am glad you realize that! I hope this passes for him quickly! I have a sib set where one will be attending...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By storybookending
So glad you are so happy! The title of this...

So glad you are so happy!

The title of this thread has got the doc mcsfuffins song stuck I my head for the rest of the day ďI feel better, so much better. Thank you doc for taking all my ouchies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-24-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By storybookending
The change in routine is probably just wigging...

The change in routine is probably just wigging him out a bit alongside missing brother and the sense of security he has in knowing that brother is close by. It will probably pass on itís own in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,040
Posted By storybookending
The center I worked at also had an off base 4K...

The center I worked at also had an off base 4K program. The assistant there was known for sleeping on the job and she never did get fired :confused: My boss almost talked about it in a joking manner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,040
Posted By storybookending
I donít but I know when my cousin was pregnant...

I donít but I know when my cousin was pregnant she did. I suspect an interesting discussion will follow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By storybookending
When I was at a center our licensor absolutely...

When I was at a center our licensor absolutely asked every staff member about ratios. I would know the state ratios at the bare minimum because that is what the liscenor will be after. They probably...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By storybookending
I use toddler beds for my +2 crowd as my...

I use toddler beds for my +2 crowd as my situation is unique as I have a room they are permanently set up in as I live alone.

They are basically all (one is wood) these character beds at the link...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-20-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By storybookending
Honestly in a true emergency the last thing you...

Honestly in a true emergency the last thing you are going to be worrying about is shoes so whether they are in a bin or not in a bin it probably doesnít matter.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By storybookending
The biting does it for me. Nope! Hardest habit to...

The biting does it for me. Nope! Hardest habit to curb IMO you have to be “on” at all times.

Also where is he biting if he has never been in care before. I’m more concerned that biting is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-17-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By storybookending
Ah free preschool claims another child. At least...

Ah free preschool claims another child. At least in this case it’s not one you’re sad to see go.

As for the different states having different rules thing it completely baffles me. I am pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By storybookending
Thumbs up I would leave him sit there. Plate his food and...

I would leave him sit there. Plate his food and tell him he can come to the table and join his friends after he puts his toy away. If he sits there until nap so be it, the food was offered but he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By storybookending
Ah yeah that would make it harder for sure as Iím...

Ah yeah that would make it harder for sure as Iím sure homeschooling is time consuming.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 569
Posted By storybookending
Another vote for the nothing from home ever boat....

Another vote for the nothing from home ever boat. I do allow a blankie if they ďneedĒ it but it goes on their bed when they get here and the counter after nap. If they ďneedĒ it they can go lay on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By storybookending
I would deff try gating off the kitchen or even...

I would deff try gating off the kitchen or even putting up a pack n play (with toys he doesnít normally see to make it exciting) right in the kitchen for the time it takes to prep lunch. He is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By storybookending
Do you have the option of not putting him in his...

Do you have the option of not putting him in his chair while you prep lunch? Maybe not being forced to be still if he were allowed to safely play could help. Or do they get toys while they are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 727
Posted By storybookending
Ah fear mongering. I suggest you retire.

Ah fear mongering.

I suggest you retire.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 727
Posted By storybookending
How can your identity be stolen from a copy of...

How can your identity be stolen from a copy of your fingerprints? Everyoneís fingerprint is unique. Itís not like anyone can leave your prints at the scene of a crime themselves. If you arenít doing...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-12-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 29,077
Posted By storybookending
Because it is your choice to pay it or not. No...

Because it is your choice to pay it or not. No one is forcing you. You could refuse and just lose your spot. That being said I still think that this is ridiculous and taking advantage in a big way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By storybookending
OH MY GOODNESS TECHNOLOGY IS AMAZING. I had no...

OH MY GOODNESS TECHNOLOGY IS AMAZING. I had no idea that this was a thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By storybookending
There is a small zoo in the town that I live in....

There is a small zoo in the town that I live in. It has improved since I was a child but I still cannot believe people drive hours to come to it. It helps that it is a free zoo. They had a grizzly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By storybookending
I think banks are the worst if you belong to a...

I think banks are the worst if you belong to a big name bank the wait time for customer service is god awful
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4,794
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 470,329
Posted By storybookending
Something is pooping in our sandbox.. there is no...

Something is pooping in our sandbox.. there is no way itís a cat as the specimens found on the daily are huge.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By storybookending
I donít think theyíre that bad but of course at...

I donít think theyíre that bad but of course at daycare we have a schedule, rules and boundaries. Cousin Billyís first birthday free for all I can see how they are too much when together for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By storybookending
Hah the two trouble makers in question are...

Hah the two trouble makers in question are distantly related but in a family thatís close enough to where even though they are 3rd cousins they still see each other a good deal outside of daycare....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By storybookending
My one that I lost to Kindergarten last Fall...

My one that I lost to Kindergarten last Fall already was EXACTLY like this. It drove me nuts. He was also 2 years older than everyone else in care and I think it made him more mad that they didnít...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By storybookending
I have two bedrooms upstairs. One is next to the...

I have two bedrooms upstairs. One is next to the bathroom and an exclusive use daycare room used only for napping. There are two baby gates blocking access to these rooms and also blocking off a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,229
Posted By storybookending
Then I think this is something you should discuss...

Then I think this is something you should discuss with your provider if it is solely based on age. I know that by age 12 I personally was being left with 4-6 kids most weekends to babysit until after...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By storybookending
I see this thread is a few months old but I would...

I see this thread is a few months old but I would advise taking more than a week to recover. My grandma had a knee replacement and she said it was the worst pain of her life. So much so that she is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,229
Posted By storybookending
I honestly think you are overreacting. When you...

I honestly think you are overreacting. When you were 12 would you have done to a child whatever you think this 12 year old child could be doing? Would you feel differently if you had sons? Would you...
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