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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 379
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, 05:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 807
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 405
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
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, 04:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 904
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, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 234,211
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
yeah, this, too.

yeah, this, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 861
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, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,336
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 807
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Thank you for the idea :)

Thank you for the idea :)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 08-11-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
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, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
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, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
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, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 667
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
... and they all stink.

... and they all stink.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-15-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,143
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, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,143
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
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, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,287
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, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,585
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, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,585
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, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
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, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 881
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, 04:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
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, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
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, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 812
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, 06:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,679
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,679
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, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,679
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, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 959
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 884
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, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
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, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
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, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
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, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
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, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,480
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, 06:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,247
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, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
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, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
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, 05:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 585
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, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 718
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
someone actually said that? :eek:

someone actually said that? :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
non-citizen and undocumented is not the same...

non-citizen and undocumented is not the same thing.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-25-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 929
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
yet Illinois is not on that list...

yet Illinois is not on that list...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
there is a joke about a man going to immigration...

there is a joke about a man going to immigration services and asking how he can move to the US. the officer hands him a paper and says, "here, just fill this application out." the man then asks if he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,860
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
we gave ours on Tuesday because we skipped Monday...

we gave ours on Tuesday because we skipped Monday (doctor's visit) and then were planning to skip Wednesday (passport application), no one knew if we'd go on Thursday, and Friday the daycare is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
as long as there are no allergies preventing an...

as long as there are no allergies preventing an activity, I'm all for that. my daughter loves sensory play, and digging her fingers into peanut butter would thrill her to no end.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2016, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I have a candleholder and use it with a tealight....

I have a candleholder and use it with a tealight. The room it's in is very small. Not sure if it's real or placebo, but I breathe easier when it's on. With deviated septum, I take whatever works. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2016, 06:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I used canned potatoes in a salad (with 100500...

I used canned potatoes in a salad (with 100500 other ingredients, so they worked okay), but eating them by themselves, like potatoes? c'mon. and fresh ones may be actually cheaper.
we have a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-17-2016, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,600
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
now, I don't know how you brought it up, as in if...

now, I don't know how you brought it up, as in if you were calm and collected or nervous/anxious and annoyed, and her reaction may have depended on your tone of voice. but if I guess that you were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,239
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
who doesn't feed hungry on Thanksgiving? she...

who doesn't feed hungry on Thanksgiving? she should try something like, I dunno, June 1-st or something. people eat every day. :dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
actually, we didn't get all that much notice. I...

actually, we didn't get all that much notice. I think I found a note on the door sometime around December 1. granted, it was almost expected: DC is closed Dec 24 and 25, and with both falling on a...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-16-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 59,244
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
there was a 24/7 gym a few blocks away from our...

there was a 24/7 gym a few blocks away from our house that cost something like $35/month with no contract for individual membership... I think it stayed open for a little under 2 years and then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
our daycare did that, too. my husband (banker)...

our daycare did that, too.
my husband (banker) is off 26-th and 2-nd and working 23-rd, so it only makes 1 extra day off.
FWIW, they deserve that break.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 12-09-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,777
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
sometimes a child has nothing serious and not...

sometimes a child has nothing serious and not contagious, but is so miserable that all s/he has is to lay on a mat in a corner due to fatigue.

my daughter went to daycare with pneumonia that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,385
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
cause you can't learn it from a DVD :ouch: ...

cause you can't learn it from a DVD :ouch:
cause you can't learn it, pretty much period. that's coming from a native speaker :)
(no, I don't have an answer)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2016, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Whe she tried to put one on and walk in it, she...

Whe she tried to put one on and walk in it, she almost slipped and fell head first. I caught her.
I'd say, everything is wrong with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,634
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
last Christmas, my SIL sent my daughter one of...

last Christmas, my SIL sent my daughter one of BlankieTales (.com and you'll see what it is). it's not just useles, I am used to 90% of X-mas crap being useless. it's downright dangerous.
I thought...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2016, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,383
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Yeah, +100500. Return the purse and react not...

Yeah, +100500.
Return the purse and react not to other parents.
Wtf... sorry.
I wear loads of makeup and fancy dresses, why is it anyone's business...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,879
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
did they get an answer?

did they get an answer?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
when I was young, all schools had the same...

when I was young, all schools had the same textbook for teaching children to read. I googled it today and had a huge facepalm moment: it is loaded with Soviet propaganda. but it was used everywhere....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
just what I said a couple of days ago: I feel...

just what I said a couple of days ago: I feel like a parent of a child who's ready to use a bathroom, and I have no clue how to lead the process.
which is why I want to help. I have a ready child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-07-2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
oh, brag away, for Pete's sake :) I just...

oh, brag away, for Pete's sake :)
I just remember how it was: I never fit in, anywhere. I think it bothered me in my early 20's, but in early childhood/preteen/teenage years I did not give a hoot if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-06-2016, 11:45 AM
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Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
a story of my life. learning to read early, I...

a story of my life. learning to read early, I started school when I was 7, and for the first 2-3 years, I was sitting out the readig lessons because I was so far advanced. didn't bother me one bit,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Oh, she recognizes letters, alright. I'll play...

Oh, she recognizes letters, alright. I'll play with sounds. I know they learn single sounds in daycare, so I guess I'll start with single sounds to get a feeling of where she's comfortable and go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2016, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Same thing, I get it. But she is showing interest...

Same thing, I get it. But she is showing interest in independent reading. Runs in the family: I learned to read at 4, my mom at 5, and my husband at 5. I feel like a parent of a child who's ready yo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I dunno, maybe her classes are stronger, but I...

I dunno, maybe her classes are stronger, but I had the language and literacy class over the summer, and I cannot teach my own 4-year-old to read! not because she doesn't want to, but because I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 10:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
so, wait a minute... do you drive of fly an...

so, wait a minute... do you drive of fly an airplane?
what about a boat? do you swim it? :)
that's it, my English is stretched to its limits...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I checked the dictionary :lol:

I checked the dictionary :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
rhombus :p

rhombus :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
or maybe the major attracts those kinds of...

or maybe the major attracts those kinds of people? :)
it takes a lot of mental effort to not butt into another person's classroom with a piece of your righteous mind. but then again, my friend is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I had something similar last summer. cough, not...

I had something similar last summer. cough, not loud, barking, or even annoying, but going on for a week. at first, I though it was a cold (no fever, nose a little runny). then, it was like, stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I'm a college mom. education major, yeah. I go...

I'm a college mom. education major, yeah.
I go to my director for advice, actually. she has much more group care experience than I do, and her education is higher than mine.
I don't think it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
Monday night - almost no sleep. candy was limited...

Monday night - almost no sleep. candy was limited (she played with it mostly), but the night was a nightmare: kept getting out of bed, coming into ours, asking for saline drops in her nose......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-02-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,879
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I've seen one small hand-made sign for Johnson....

I've seen one small hand-made sign for Johnson. Someone really wanted to put his name out there :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 08:01 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,879
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I live in a republican state, but the city is...

I live in a republican state, but the city is leaning democratic. my husband has commented over the summer that this is the most silent presidential election he has ever seen: normally, the signs for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I used to work like this, being undocumented. I...

I used to work like this, being undocumented. I wanted more than anything to work like a normal person, with paycheck, tax form (W-2, 1099, whatever), do my taxes, and sleep soundly. this habit of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,879
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
it's my first election, too (got naturalized in...

it's my first election, too (got naturalized in June), and I was told the same thing :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2016, 06:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 782
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
happy birthday! (I think I now understand the...

happy birthday!
(I think I now understand the nickname choice :D )
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,760
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
(this is for the original post, not the comment...

(this is for the original post, not the comment about broken arm and kids getting naked)

so, you went to the director and got brushed off. next step is to move up the ladder: licensing or whatever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
so true. and at home, too, not just in the car.

so true.
and at home, too, not just in the car.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
if I am ever forced to co-view any of children's...

if I am ever forced to co-view any of children's TV, from Teletubbies to Barney to Dora to Mickey Mouse, I will happily give out all the secrets about everyone else, including myself, just to avoid...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 10-13-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,892
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
with Christmas quickly approaching, please, don't...

with Christmas quickly approaching, please, don't forget them also. a Starbucks card can go a long way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-13-2016, 06:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,430
Posted By Mad_Pistachio
I think those necklaces should stop being...

I think those necklaces should stop being advertized as teething panacea. they may help, they may not help, but they should just be called "amber necklace" without mentioning anything about teething....
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