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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By e.j.
I'm going to knock on wood while I type this but...

I'm going to knock on wood while I type this but in 22 years of doing child care, I've only had 2 biters. In that situation, one child became a biter, too, after the other child started to bite him....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 582
Posted By e.j.
Oh, my! I used to threaten my son with that on a...

Oh, my! I used to threaten my son with that on a regular basis when he was in grade school. (He was very hard to motivate in the morning.) Thank goodness I never had to follow through with it! lol
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 247
Posted By e.j.
If she's wants a guarantee that she can add...

If she's wants a guarantee that she can add Fridays back in to the schedule come November thru April, I would expect her to pay to hold the spot. If she's a risk taker and wants to chance that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 612
Posted By e.j.
I doubt if this situation is going to get any...

I doubt if this situation is going to get any better. She's make it very easy to say, "I really don't think this is going to work out." I think I'd jump at the chance.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 582
Posted By e.j.
I had a one year old come in with a half eaten...

I had a one year old come in with a half eaten waffle one morning. According to his father, "He insisted on bringing it with him!" :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By e.j.
If an older kid consistently runs away when I try...

If an older kid consistently runs away when I try to get them over to the changing table, I give them a choice: "You can either walk over here like a big kid or I can carry you over like a baby. You...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 207,838
Posted By e.j.
:lol::lol: This reminded me of the time I was...

:lol::lol:
This reminded me of the time I was working as a customer service rep and had to call a customer to ask a question about her order. Her name was Judy Lovelace. It was very immature of me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 286
Posted By e.j.
Do you have a copy of your tax paperwork from...

Do you have a copy of your tax paperwork from last year? It should be listed on that, I think. My EIN # is on the Profit or Loss From Business form (Schedule C Form 1040). I would think your SSN...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By e.j.
I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not but it...

I'm not sure if it's a good idea or not but it has worked for me in the past. I had a couple of kids who potty trained so quickly that I wanted the assurance of a Pull Up until I was sure they could...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By e.j.
I would generally have all of the kids come into...

I would generally have all of the kids come into the enclosed patio with me while I changed the dirty diaper. Depending on the kids in my care, though, it can sometimes be easier/faster to just have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By e.j.
I agree with BC. If they're balking about your...

I agree with BC. If they're balking about your policies now, imagine what it will be like when they actually have to abide by them. It seems like you could be in for constant testing and attempted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By e.j.
Enjoy the calm! Hopefully you'll be able to fill...

Enjoy the calm! Hopefully you'll be able to fill their spots with better clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By e.j.
When I can't schedule an appointment on a Friday...

When I can't schedule an appointment on a Friday (I'm closed on Fridays), I explain that I have an appointment that I have to attend and I couldn't schedule it on a Friday or after hours so I need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 984
Posted By e.j.
That presenter was rude and incredibly...

That presenter was rude and incredibly sanctimonious. I give you credit for not walking out on her. Hopefully, there was an evaluation form given out at the end of her lecture (and I do mean...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By e.j.
OH my gosh... he's adorable! I think I'd have to...

OH my gosh... he's adorable! I think I'd have to pick him up and give him a hug every day, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 527
Posted By e.j.
For the most part, our pets are kept away from...

For the most part, our pets are kept away from the dc kids for liability reasons and for the safety of the animal. Also, as Ariana said, kids make things up. If a dc kid claims one of our pets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By e.j.
I don't have any safety tips or experiences to...

I don't have any safety tips or experiences to share (you seem to have safety covered) but just wanted to say that you acted with courage when you stepped into the path of the van in order to get the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By e.j.
Some parents probably will be upset because right...

Some parents probably will be upset because right now, they're getting a great deal - one they know they probably won't get anywhere else. When parents ask why I charge when the kids aren't here, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By e.j.
Ooh! I'm so jealous! I had a washer/dryer...

Ooh! I'm so jealous! I had a washer/dryer similar to that that my husband picked up for me at a yard sale. The kids broke it recently and I've been looking around for a replacement. I can't find...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 03-12-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By e.j.
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By e.j.
I had a dcg who spiked a 101 temp here. Her mom...

I had a dcg who spiked a 101 temp here. Her mom called the pediatrician and was able to get an appointment within the hour. When she got to the doctor, dcg's temp was 99. Both dcm and I felt a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 784
Posted By e.j.
If it's something contagious like strep, HFM or...

If it's something contagious like strep, HFM or the stomach bug, I do give parents a heads up. I let them know what the incubation period is and what symptoms to look out for, mostly because I don't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By e.j.
Maybe your mom and husband can offer to watch the...

Maybe your mom and husband can offer to watch the baby themselves during the summer....for free. Since they're so quick to lay the guilt trip on you, it's only reasonable to expect your husband to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,387
Posted By e.j.
She looked at me like this: :eek: and agreed he...

She looked at me like this: :eek: and agreed he needed to stay in Pull-Ups. I gave that kid a big hug and a kiss after she left. His timing could not have been better! She definitely ate some crow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5,079
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 523,387
Posted By e.j.
I had a dcm who dressed her son in undies one...

I had a dcm who dressed her son in undies one morning and tried to drop him off here at day care. She insisted he was trained; I explained that while that might be true at home, despite my best...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-08-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 207,838
Posted By e.j.
Yesterday...same 2 year old....I'm changing her...

Yesterday...same 2 year old....I'm changing her diaper after nap time and she tells me, "My body hurts." I ask her if she can tell me what part of her body hurts. She tells me, "My lady parts." I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 207,838
Posted By e.j.
Forgot to mention...she's only 2 1/2! "Planet...

Forgot to mention...she's only 2 1/2! "Planet Awesome" just cracked me up!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 456
Posted By e.j.
You can see the adult lice moving around in the...

You can see the adult lice moving around in the hair. The eggs can look like dandruff so if her sibling has what looks like dandruff, you might want to send him home asap.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-06-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 207,838
Posted By e.j.
That's funny! I love the way kids think! lol ...

That's funny! I love the way kids think! lol

I have 2 little girls here who are usually well behaved but not so much today! As I was making lunch, it got too quiet so I decided to take a peek at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 924
Posted By e.j.
Funny how the English language can be so...

Funny how the English language can be so different from country to country!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 924
Posted By e.j.
:lol: :lol:

:lol: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 924
Posted By e.j.
Stop eating the snow! There's dirt in there from...

Stop eating the snow! There's dirt in there from the driveway.

Please stop walking on the books.

Please stop dropping to your knees like that; you're going to dislocate your kneecaps!
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By e.j.
I'd never heard of Momo until I saw this thread....

I'd never heard of Momo until I saw this thread. I had no idea what it was so I looked it up. Creep looking thing! lol All of a sudden, I'm hearing about it everywhere. They did a news story on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By e.j.
That's amazing and speaks to her talent. I'd...

That's amazing and speaks to her talent. I'd love to see that movie.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By e.j.
I offer a planned craft activity every day. If...

I offer a planned craft activity every day. If the kids want to participate, great! If they don't want to, I allow them to play in the playroom. At 2, some kids really get into the planned...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By e.j.
My dd has a cat that, when the toilet lid is...

My dd has a cat that, when the toilet lid is open, tries to jump up onto the seat. When he does that, he falls into the water which freaks him out. When he freaks out, he runs and drips toilet...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By e.j.
I only schedule interview on Fridays (I'm closed)...

I only schedule interview on Fridays (I'm closed) and weekends so I don't have to divide the time between watching the kids and speaking with the parents who are meeting with me. The interviews...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By e.j.
I was thinking the same thing as I read through...

I was thinking the same thing as I read through this thread!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By e.j.
The "out of your driveway" part is important. I...

The "out of your driveway" part is important. I had one mom who would sit in my driveway to bf. In colder weather, she'd leave the car running for heat. In warmer weather, she'd leave the car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-28-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By e.j.
I do the backward sit, too. The grandmother of...

I do the backward sit, too. The grandmother of one of my dc kids gave me that hint years ago when her grandson was afraid to sit on the toilet seat. I've been training all the kids that way ever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By e.j.
I would plate his food and let him know if he...

I would plate his food and let him know if he wants more, he can have more once he eats what's been given to him. If he gets mad and chooses not to eat, so be it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By e.j.
I bet her husband was thinking the same...

I bet her husband was thinking the same thing!:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By e.j.
Books I read to the kids but don't want ruined...

Books I read to the kids but don't want ruined are put up on shelves high enough that the kids can't reach. (They include books with a holiday theme that are read during a specific time of year. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By e.j.
If she were enrolled here, I wouldn't charge her...

If she were enrolled here, I wouldn't charge her for Wednesday.

Since she would be paying me for 2 days (her regular Monday/Thursday schedule) and not using any days this week because of the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 605
Posted By e.j.
That was clear as mud, huh? lol I was trying to...

That was clear as mud, huh? lol I was trying to say that I had started to resent watching parents go off and have fun on holidays while I stayed home and watched my own kids plus theirs. There were...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By e.j.
I found this in the regs about assistants: ...

I found this in the regs about assistants:

(c) Assistants. All assistants must demonstrate the ability to implement the providerís curriculum, activities and routines.
1. Certified Assistant. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 605
Posted By e.j.
I'm off today. I take all of the Monday holidays...

I'm off today. I take all of the Monday holidays the schools have off - Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, MLK Day, President's Day, Patriot's Day, Memorial Day as well as Thanksgiving,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By e.j.
I don't work with an assistant and have never had...

I don't work with an assistant and have never had to call EMS but it sounds to me as though you were in compliance. From what you've said, your assistant is licensed for 10 and the number of kids in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I wouldn't take her on. Being at...

Personally, I wouldn't take her on. Being at your house for only one day a week won't allow her to get used to sleeping in a crib. You can bet, she'll still be sleeping in a stroller at home for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By e.j.
Same here. Communication and respect are...

Same here. Communication and respect are important to me. I'm willing to be somewhat flexible under extenuating circumstances but if I know or sense I'm being taken advantage of, that flexibility...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By e.j.
I would go ahead and advertise; I wouldn't wait...

I would go ahead and advertise; I wouldn't wait for them to make a decision. If you find someone else to fill the spot and the first family calls back wanting to enroll, you can always explain that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 317
Posted By e.j.
My nose doesn't run but it itches sometimes and I...

My nose doesn't run but it itches sometimes and I feel like something is there even when there's nothing in my nose. I'll blow my nose and wipe it and for a few minutes, it feels fine and then the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By e.j.
Even if the child is wonderful to care for, the...

Even if the child is wonderful to care for, the mom sounds very high maintenance. Based on what you've shared, I wouldn't want to have to deal with her. If it were me, I would tell her what I...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-05-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By e.j.
Awesome! Thanks for your reply.

Awesome! Thanks for your reply.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By e.j.
Hopefully the ugly won't happen again if you hit...

Hopefully the ugly won't happen again if you hit him with late payment fees this time -- and that will be good!:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By e.j.
I kind of felt like that this morning but I'd...

I kind of felt like that this morning but I'd never wear a t-shirt advertising the fact. :lol::o
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By e.j.
Thanks, Michael. I'll check them.

Thanks, Michael. I'll check them.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 02-03-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By e.j.
Thank You Gift for DC Parents

Two of my dc families made a large magnet board and chalk board for my day care room. I decided to hand make a blanket for each family to thank them. Since they're clients of mine, can I claim the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By e.j.
That was a rough week! Hopefully the parents of...

That was a rough week! Hopefully the parents of the 7 month old are understanding and decide not to pull. Next week has got to be better, right?! :hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By e.j.
If I'm lucky enough to get a break at nap time, I...

If I'm lucky enough to get a break at nap time, I clean up the lunch mess first and then come here (daycare.com) to unwind a little. My computer is located just outside of the room where the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By e.j.
I'm with everyone else here....there are...

I'm with everyone else here....there are advantages to being one of the oldest in the class. When my kids were younger, my father made it a point to let me know how much he struggled in school being...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By e.j.
Like all holidays, I celebrate with the kids by...

Like all holidays, I celebrate with the kids by doing a holiday themed craft and serving a holiday themed snack like a heart shaped sandwich or cookie. I stopped trying to have big celebrations a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,134
Posted By e.j.
I tend to be a rule follower so for me, the...

I tend to be a rule follower so for me, the biggest shock was how hard I'd have to work at getting grown adults to respect and follow my policies. I've also been surprised at how much time and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 788
Posted By e.j.
I prepare meals for the dc kids. I decided to do...

I prepare meals for the dc kids. I decided to do it that way because it seems to be a standard thing; most day cares offer that service here. I think I'd be a little less competitive if I made the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-30-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By e.j.
I get so annoyed when I hear stories like yours! ...

I get so annoyed when I hear stories like yours! I'd love to know why some dog owners just don't seem to get that not everyone is a dog lover and that while the dog may be gentle, friendly and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By e.j.
Glad you're feeling better. If given a choice, I...

Glad you're feeling better. If given a choice, I think I'd rather be sick with almost anything else other than the stomach bug!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By e.j.
I hope you feel better soon. As I worked this...

I hope you feel better soon. As I worked this week, I kept reminding myself that at least I didn't have the stomach bug that seems to be going around. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-21-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By e.j.
If I know I'm sick with something like strep or...

If I know I'm sick with something like strep or the stomach bug, I will close so I don't pass it on to anyone but I have worked when I was sick with both before realizing I had it. (Woke up with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By e.j.
Having been through it with my own dd and again...

Having been through it with my own dd and again with a dcg years later, I have a strict no-nit policy. I don't care what parents use to get rid of lice. All I'm interested in is the results. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By e.j.
I don't think it's so much an issue of right or...

I don't think it's so much an issue of right or wrong. If this is how you really feel about dcg, I think it's time to term.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By e.j.
Ooh! I hope you didn't think I was commenting on...

Ooh! I hope you didn't think I was commenting on your reply. :o I thought you made a very good point: If given the choice, most kids would choose to spend the day with their mom or dad over their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By e.j.
I agree. Like I said in your other thread about...

I agree. Like I said in your other thread about the 2 year old dcb, some parents can be thoughtless when they speak sometimes. The good news is, she's given you a heads up so you know to start...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By e.j.
I agree that transitions can be tough for kids. ...

I agree that transitions can be tough for kids. What was dcb doing before he had to leave home? Was he woken up before he was ready to wake naturally, was he rushed through breakfast and getting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 761
Posted By e.j.
I had my niece in day care when she was younger. ...

I had my niece in day care when she was younger. She used to go home every day and tell my sil that she had chicken nuggets for lunch. Two year olds aren't very reliable witnesses.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By e.j.
I think I have her clone in my day care. She has...

I think I have her clone in my day care. She has no interest in any of the toys until another child starts to use them. Then she runs right over yelling, "Me! Me!" and grabs the toy out of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By e.j.
I was thinking carbon monoxide poisoning, too,...

I was thinking carbon monoxide poisoning, too, but thought, "No; Dad would probably be sick, too." I never gave any thought to the fact that she might be warming the car up after dcd left for work! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 613
Posted By e.j.
Maybe they have a shared food allergy or...

Maybe they have a shared food allergy or gastroparesis which isn't considered hereditary but can run in families? I'd be glad they were getting it checked though. How old is dcb? For me, it would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,079
Posted By e.j.
I love it! I wish I had seen this before I...

I love it! I wish I had seen this before I decided to do the gift I'm doing. I'll have to remember this one for next year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-11-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,079
Posted By e.j.
I bought some small, hanging chalkboard signs at...

I bought some small, hanging chalkboard signs at Walmart. I've added the kids' footprints with white paint. Now that they're dry, I have to add snowman features to the footprints and then wording...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By e.j.
The GF labeling has made things easier and just...

The GF labeling has made things easier and just in the last couple of years it seems, there are more and more stores that are offering more gf products. Even with the GF label, though, you have to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-08-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By e.j.
Personally, I'd ask that the parent supply the...

Personally, I'd ask that the parent supply the food. Many foods are gluten free (veggies, fruits, rice, quinoa, etc) but some prepared gluten free foods like breads can be very pricey. Also, gluten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,137
Posted By e.j.
:eek: That reminded me of a discussion I had with...

:eek: That reminded me of a discussion I had with a breastfeeding dcm. Anytime she'd eat dairy, her baby would have runny diarrhea. We had had several discussions about it, she knew how dairy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 09:15 AM
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Views: 527
Posted By e.j.
It took me a second but...:lol: Probably...

It took me a second but...:lol: Probably exactly how the kids managed to slip out without being noticed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,137
Posted By e.j.
He's definitely being rude - although I'm sure...

He's definitely being rude - although I'm sure you could use a vacation. Can't we all? ;-)

My dd makes various crafts and often will go to craft fairs to sell them. She puts time, effort and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By e.j.
Could you switch your break time so you leave the...

Could you switch your break time so you leave the room after they all fall asleep?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By e.j.
I have a glider and mine can tip over too easily,...

I have a glider and mine can tip over too easily, too, when the kids try to slide off of it. My rule here is that no one touches it or sits on it but me. It can take a lot of repetition until the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-27-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,960
Posted By e.j.
You've repeatedly told him not to come as bus...

You've repeatedly told him not to come as bus time, he continues to thumb his nose at you and you're worried about appearing harsh? I say this with tremendous empathy because I'm the biggest wuss...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By e.j.
I went to one party years ago. The dcm worked...

I went to one party years ago. The dcm worked with my husband. I'm more introvert than extrovert and being the only non-family members there, it just felt very awkward to me. I decided that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-18-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By e.j.
I'm sorry you're feeling this way and especially...

I'm sorry you're feeling this way and especially sorry that you've had such disrespectful families for so long. (Can you get tougher on enforcing policies and maybe start to replace some of those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,960
Posted By e.j.
Any time I have to confront a parent about...

Any time I have to confront a parent about something, it seems easier for me when I acknowledge how uncomfortable I feel ... "Dcd, I'm uncomfortable saying this to you because I've let it go on for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By e.j.
This makes me appreciate my napping problem! Why...

This makes me appreciate my napping problem! Why do people have to be such jerks?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By e.j.
Thank you! Currently, Tuesdays are my toughest...

Thank you! Currently, Tuesdays are my toughest day to get through. I actually did have a headache by the time they all left! lol Hopefully it'll be better tomorrow.:)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,610
Posted By e.j.
Cold and Flu season is a tough one but right now,...

Cold and Flu season is a tough one but right now, my biggest problem is kids who haven't had consistent nap times at home. One infant finally just fell asleep and I've got 4 two year olds who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,110
Posted By e.j.
I have a paragraph in my handbook that states...

I have a paragraph in my handbook that states parents who need extended time off from day care (for pregnancy, teacher summers off, travel...) either need to pay me to hold their spot or I will have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-11-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By e.j.
When I first started doing day care, I had...

When I first started doing day care, I had frequent dreams about it and I felt the same way - exhausted when I woke up. I also used to hear babies crying even after the kids went home for the night....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-10-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,182
Posted By e.j.
I've been watching the news for the past few days...

I've been watching the news for the past few days and seeing footage of the fires. It must be an incredibly scary time, being so close. Stay safe.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By e.j.
You're not a monster. Sometimes people need a...

You're not a monster. Sometimes people need a wake up call and nothing says, "Wake up!" louder than a big fee.:) Just curious...what was her reaction?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-04-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 723
Posted By e.j.
I tell the kids that I have a potty talk rule:...

I tell the kids that I have a potty talk rule: Bathroom words need to be used in the bathroom. When they start using potty talk, I remind them of my rule and ask them to move it to the bathroom. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By e.j.
I don't like the wear and tear on my house but I...

I don't like the wear and tear on my house but I look at it as a part of doing day care. I've had to replace my table and chairs in the dining area several times over the years because they get...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By e.j.
You're not the bad guy. She agreed to pay you...

You're not the bad guy. She agreed to pay you when she enrolled her child with you. It's just sad and frustrating that you have to ask for the money you've earned caring for her child when she...
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