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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By SilverSabre25
It's several years old and about to undergo a...

It's several years old and about to undergo a revision, but copy/pasted from my handbook:



They didn't come today and my phone conversation with her last night made me mad. I'm still bitter...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By SilverSabre25
No, if I switch to charging by the hour it won't...

No, if I switch to charging by the hour it won't be pre-pay...which no one here wants to do anyway and requiring it has lost me more potential clients than is really worth it.

Mostly I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,615
Posted By SilverSabre25
BC, as usual, said it perfectly. If it...

BC, as usual, said it perfectly.

If it works for you to work with her, do it. If it makes you feel happy and warm and fuzzy and doesn't add any stress, do it. She'll probably remember it forever...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By SilverSabre25
Charging By The Hour?

If you charge by the hour instead of some kind of set rate, how do you go about collecting payment? Especially from families that like to pay in cash :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By SilverSabre25
NOW the parents are trying to get out of paying...

NOW the parents are trying to get out of paying for tomorrow because "it's an illness I don't usually exclude for, i.e. no fever."

:mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By SilverSabre25
I tried the tactic of discussing the cough with...

I tried the tactic of discussing the cough with mom, she denied any knowledge that he had one.... so either it developed awfully fast or.... something.

Anyway I asked her to keep him home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By SilverSabre25
He's moody and crankier than normal but it's not...

He's moody and crankier than normal but it's not quite interfering with activities. It's pretty barky though, noticeably worse since yesterday, and his voice is super hoarse
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2016, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By SilverSabre25
Newborn in Care and 3-Year-Old with Cough

Thankfully the newborn isn't here today. But he's 8/9 weeks old and I have a 3 year old here today with a really awful cough. No fever, but the cough is horrendous and his voice is hoarse/mostly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By SilverSabre25
My son's preschool has a rule about not leaving...

My son's preschool has a rule about not leaving siblings in the car for drop offs and pick ups. I would totally TOTALLY tell mom that "per licensing rules" she's no longer allowed to leave sib in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By SilverSabre25
Okay, I admit I skimmed your OP, but I gotta...

Okay, I admit I skimmed your OP, but I gotta say...since you keep saying that you KNOW she can say the words, why do you need to "evaluate" her again and make her? Can't you just...mark that she can,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By SilverSabre25
Trick or Treat has been this way in central OH...

Trick or Treat has been this way in central OH for at LEAST 30 years. i know because I've lived here that long. It's weird and it confuses people, but I'm totally used to it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By SilverSabre25
No, it doesn't feel out sound like echolalia. I...

No, it doesn't feel out sound like echolalia. I thought of that. I think it's just habit.

I've thought it was hearing related (parents say she had some heating impairment, but doesn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By SilverSabre25
The One Who Questions EVERYTHING

"Go put on your shoes!"
"Put on shoes? "
"Yes, put on your shoes. "
"Shoes on? "
"Yes"
"Shoes? Shoes on? Put shoes on? "

Everything I say. All day. Every day. She repeats as a question. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4,529
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 433,405
Posted By SilverSabre25
Just a few hours, they said. Pick up by three, ...

Just a few hours, they said. Pick up by three, they said.

Ha. Fortunately I know better. It's 4:45, no sign of pick up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By SilverSabre25
send it to me? I didn't get anything yet (and it...

send it to me? I didn't get anything yet (and it sounds awesome)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4,529
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 433,405
Posted By SilverSabre25
Dude. I was JUST coming in here to say something...

Dude. I was JUST coming in here to say something very similar. I'm so cranky today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By SilverSabre25
I had one of these in my finger girl scout troop...

I had one of these in my finger girl scout troop last year! "We can't do that activity but we'll do it in our own and the trip needs to buy us the patch. "

"We can't go to that activity because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By SilverSabre25
She's just so tantrumy lately! I know a lot of...

She's just so tantrumy lately! I know a lot of it is two and a half, but gosh, she's tough some days. And I have a feeling that her parents find it cute and give in. I'm starting to find her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By SilverSabre25
Mine is newly a lovely green.

Mine is newly a lovely green.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,811
Posted By SilverSabre25
Every payment, every day when they bring their...

Every payment, every day when they bring their kids back.... those are the compliments I like best.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,359
Posted By SilverSabre25
Lesson planning

Except I don't, won't, do a full blown curriculum, so it's less "lesson planning" and more "we need varied activities sometimes".

Anyone else do a really low key sort of lesson planning and can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,121
Posted By SilverSabre25
Oh, But She's So Sensitive

I mentioned to DCD yesterday that dcg2 was throwing sand and not obeying my role that the sandbox was closed (following am Incident with sand in the eyes), so I sat her on a chair beside me for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By SilverSabre25
I'm thinking I need a bottle of that, mainly. I...

I'm thinking I need a bottle of that, mainly. I needed to flush an eye and I know water want ideal, but, emergency.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-08-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By SilverSabre25
Eye emergencies

What do you keep in a first aid kit for eye related emergencies?

I just had one and felt woefully unprepared despite having a fine first aid kit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By SilverSabre25
Persistant Developmental Delay--Not Otherwise...

Persistant Developmental Delay--Not Otherwise Specified.

Code for "Yep there are issues and Nope we don't know exactly why"

Do you know his history at all? He could have had a traumatic birth,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By SilverSabre25
I don't log all the things. Just naps, diapers,...

I don't log all the things. Just naps, diapers, and bottles. No need to get defensive, every provider is different!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 587
Posted By SilverSabre25
He could be spectrumy---either Asperger's or...

He could be spectrumy---either Asperger's or PDD-NOS, or he could be a total praise junky, or just a variation on normal 2.

Meet him where he's at and see how things go. Revisit the question in a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By SilverSabre25
I let the response texts get shorter and further...

I let the response texts get shorter and further apart, spacing it as far as I need to, etc.

You can also both get an app called "babyconnect" where you can track things like when they are fed,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By SilverSabre25
I do have to wonder though, if the landlord would...

I do have to wonder though, if the landlord would forbid a home based business such as someone who works from home (i.e. those work from home call center or medical billing jobs), or makes cloth...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,931
Posted By SilverSabre25
Provider_Manda, I disagree. As a fellow Ohio...

Provider_Manda, I disagree. As a fellow Ohio provider, also unlicensed, I still consider myself a Type B provider because licensing for type B providers is not required.

Anyway, OP, you're still...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By SilverSabre25
Yes, this too

Yes, this too
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,101
Posted By SilverSabre25
Dude when a spider makes a big web outside, we...

Dude when a spider makes a big web outside, we adopt it and name it and protect it. "Joe" was living in a beautiful orb web on our front porch until just a couple days ago. He's either dead or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By SilverSabre25
I agree--ask the parents how they manage. It...

I agree--ask the parents how they manage. It sounds very frustrating for all parties!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By SilverSabre25
I use time outs like you described--when I need...

I use time outs like you described--when I need to immediately separate kids, tend to one, get the stories straight.

OR when one kid has me seriously triggered I might sit them down to give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By SilverSabre25
I don't play with them. Nope. I will eat pretend...

I don't play with them. Nope. I will eat pretend food...up to a point. I will color or squish playdough if I don't have something else more pressing. I'll seize a learning opportunity and that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,024
Posted By SilverSabre25
Facebook has been my saving grace recently. Prior...

Facebook has been my saving grace recently. Prior to recently it was almost 100% Craigslist. Then, I quit advertising there because the people were flaky, never coming to interviews, or horrible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By SilverSabre25
The planet of participation trophies and...

The planet of participation trophies and "everybody wins" and over praising and being treated like special snowflakes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By SilverSabre25
Who has time for taking socks off? It takes 2...

Who has time for taking socks off? It takes 2 seconds. Just take them off. I usually remove socks when kids get here (and by 2 have them taking the socks off themselves and putting them in their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,213
Posted By SilverSabre25
My son showed up with lice a week before...

My son showed up with lice a week before Christmas 3 years ago. One day he was fine, the next his head was crawling with live bugs. No one else in the daycare or my family had it and we had no clue...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-05-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,101
Posted By SilverSabre25
just when i'd started again considering being...

just when i'd started again considering being licensed someday.... (I'm in OH too)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-04-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By SilverSabre25
And I landed her! Hoo boy this is going to be a...

And I landed her! Hoo boy this is going to be a fun adventure :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-03-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By SilverSabre25
Had a phone interview this morning and you are...

Had a phone interview this morning and you are NOT going to believe it.... another two year old girl. ... with the EXACT SAME NAME.

*facepalm*
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By SilverSabre25
For things like that, just hug and rock and...

For things like that, just hug and rock and stroke their hair ( if he wants) and repeat "I know baby, I know. " and give him slave to just cry and process the feelings. That's the biggest gift you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By SilverSabre25
HA! Love it! If they weren't all 2-4 that would...

HA! Love it! If they weren't all 2-4 that would be a fab idea. I cod probably teach my 8 year old but I already feel like I take advantage of her too much as it is.

We ended up with lunch and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,276
Posted By SilverSabre25
It sounds like there's something they're not...

It sounds like there's something they're not understanding about the situation. If you own the entire building, then I'd think an exception could be made. You need to get them ti show you in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By SilverSabre25
Oh absolutely, no matter what it's awful. ...

Oh absolutely, no matter what it's awful.

I actually think the unregistered user's suggestion might be accurate
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By SilverSabre25
His issue might be more intense than what I've...

His issue might be more intense than what I've got, but I have a couple squealers. I say "oooo OUCH, that hurts ears! Shhh."

It might also help to model a whisper screech or something more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 769
Posted By SilverSabre25
A super yard might work to block off your living...

A super yard might work to block off your living room until they mature a bit. It folds and you can collapse it after daycare and then put it back in the am. Then come in, change people, eat, go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By SilverSabre25
I only just got a coffeemaker wit a timer in...

I only just got a coffeemaker wit a timer in august and am still learning to set it up ahead if time. I think I also need to be sure my travel mug gets washed daily so the coffee can travel with me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-02-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 791
Posted By SilverSabre25
Coffeeeee

I really can't field arguments about whether or not B thinks K's coat is actually his (he doesn't) before I've had coffee. Other things I struggle to deal kindly with pre-coffee: L licking other...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-01-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By SilverSabre25
no those are definitely human bite marks. I've...

no those are definitely human bite marks. I've seen plenty since my son turned 9 months and started biting. Thankfully he stopped doing it regularly when he turned 3.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By SilverSabre25
How about perler beads, or teach them ti make...

How about perler beads, or teach them ti make friendship bracelets?

My 7 year old loves books that tell you how to draw things, and more intricate coloring books.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By SilverSabre25
And, it's funny because I totally called that...

And, it's funny because I totally called that he'd end up spiking a fever. I am out of the house Tuesday and Thursday mornings and DH does daycare for me. I asked him to at least give dcb a quick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By SilverSabre25
That dad (parents aren't together) is the one...

That dad (parents aren't together) is the one that takes them to urgent care/er for every little fever or whatever. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By SilverSabre25
First sick kid in ages

Yesterday, about 15 minutes after breakfast, dcb cane and said he threw up. He had some mucous gunk on him and a pillow he was on, but various things made me think it wasn't necessarily puke...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By SilverSabre25
I giggled all the way through this thread. ...

I giggled all the way through this thread. Thanks for the Wednesday giggles.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By SilverSabre25
So I asked for both girls middle names last night...

So I asked for both girls middle names last night and one set of parents seemed perplexed about it. Fortunately the middle names are both short, and different, lol. They glow really nicely and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,326
Posted By SilverSabre25
I stopped worrying so much about how everyone...

I stopped worrying so much about how everyone else does things and focused on finding what works for ME and my family first, my current families second, and my potential new families next. I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By SilverSabre25
Yes to all, lol. Chill on the floor on a...

Yes to all, lol. Chill on the floor on a blanket, hang out in a bouncy seat or rock n play, snuggles in my arms or a baby carrier/wrap (though mine are all missing. ... which annoys me), I used to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,394
Posted By SilverSabre25
Worst. Fear. Ever. I would have done the...

Worst. Fear. Ever.

I would have done the exact same thing... yikes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By SilverSabre25
I often start a conversation like this by asking...

I often start a conversation like this by asking if they're seeing it at home. That can usually lead into "how do you handle it" and "I've been. ... and it seems to be working. Maybe it would help...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By SilverSabre25
Yeah I know the stories... I've been around here...

Yeah I know the stories... I've been around here for awhile. But there are issues on either side. Your way, you have to Chase the parents for formula AND diapers and you risk being yelled at fir...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By SilverSabre25
This is why I like parents to send bottles with...

This is why I like parents to send bottles with the formula premeasured or premade.... I'll add water, but I don't care what formula they use. Their baby their choice. Though honestly I've only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,392
Posted By SilverSabre25
Omg I had a family like this. Had a kid who they...

Omg I had a family like this. Had a kid who they thought they were going to send her to me starting on her second birthday in underwear full time. This kid had ZERO readiness signs. ZERO. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By SilverSabre25
Awesome! How kind! I can scarcely imagine what...

Awesome! How kind! I can scarcely imagine what that would be like. lovethis gosh I had a baby and closed for only a week and lost a client over it 4 years ago. ..
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By SilverSabre25
Honestly, I read bad reviews with both eyes wide...

Honestly, I read bad reviews with both eyes wide open. Let's see "super long contract" says to me, if I were a parent, that you have all your bases covered and are very open with your rules. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By SilverSabre25
And though 5 years ago I had a group that was:...

And though 5 years ago I had a group that was: Ella, Ellie, Elliot, Eliza, Olivia (mine), and one day my niece Eliana came over. ...I don't remember the names being an issue then. Or if it was, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-28-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,203
Posted By SilverSabre25
Similar names

Finally landed a new daycare kid after months of searching! This is much, much needed.

Unfortunately, her name is extremely similar to the name of another girl, and they're both two, to make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,516
Posted By SilverSabre25
If you decide to go the route of no infants you...

If you decide to go the route of no infants you have to decode ahead of time how you'll handle established clients having another baby, and make that plain at enrollment/interview.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By SilverSabre25
I can't "go back" to basics, I'm already there! ...

I can't "go back" to basics, I'm already there! :lol::lol::lol:

Admittedly my breakfasts could be worse though. And I know that. Better than the chocolate milk and fruit snacks a 2 year old...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,029
Posted By SilverSabre25
Breakfast is Boring

I can't even call it "in a rut" because it's been this way for years. I'm NOT a morning person and I don't like getting up and immediately cooking a fancy meal, and my kids rarely eat complicated...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By SilverSabre25
I figured out was a *good* thing but checking is...

I figured out was a *good* thing but checking is better than doubting myself and feeling anxious about it. Thanks for the reassuring response!

Midaycare, it's copyright 2013.

I love the idea...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By SilverSabre25
This isn't insensitive, right?

I checked a book out of the library called "old makamba had a farm" which is old Macdonald, but with African animals. I grabbed it partly because, cool, and partly because two of my dck are part...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By SilverSabre25
I used blackcat's letter when I went through that...

I used blackcat's letter when I went through that with a family. That was the most annoying thing I've dealt with on yeasts but it's finally settled down. Dad even took some crap out on ME because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,339
Posted By SilverSabre25
Must be something in the air. I out of the blue...

Must be something in the air. I out of the blue decided to pop back in here yesterday!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By SilverSabre25
Another vote for requiring them to be dropped off...

Another vote for requiring them to be dropped off fed and in a clean diaper. I try to send them home that way, so I prefer they arrive that way. Same goes for older kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By SilverSabre25
Well That's Creative

The potato heads are getting put away. I've told dcg2 Twice today that they are not shoes.

What are the more interesting things your kiddos are doing Lately?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By SilverSabre25
Yep, she sure did. Double ear infection, and...

Yep, she sure did. Double ear infection, and nasty, too. I'm not surprised at all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By SilverSabre25
Phew, sweet miserable DcG finally got picked up....

Phew, sweet miserable DcG finally got picked up. Poor baby. Dad said they ete heading straight to urgent care
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By SilverSabre25
Oh, Now it's Monday

Friday brought insanity, Monday brings me a 2 year old who had barely napped, won't eat, hasn't stopped crying for an hour, and mom hasn't responded to my text alerting her that I think baby is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By SilverSabre25
The Look used to work for me. .. now I have 2 who...

The Look used to work for me. .. now I have 2 who seem to be immune to it. even adding their name in the Voice doesn't work for the newest one!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By SilverSabre25
I have Moscato in the fridge too! I have to wait...

I have Moscato in the fridge too! I have to wait until after daycare, scout meeting, and bedtime....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By SilverSabre25
I'm both glad and sorry that is not just me/my...

I'm both glad and sorry that is not just me/my group. Glad because I'm not alone, and sorry because you guys have the same ridiculousness going on!

Mine all need outside time badly but with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By SilverSabre25
My whole group of 6 is an emotional disaster...

My whole group of 6 is an emotional disaster today. it's highly unusual. I'm chalking it up to weather (soooooo windy today) and the fact that the was spring break well for my two preschoolers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,060
Posted By SilverSabre25
I homeschool my 7 year old and it's tricky, at...

I homeschool my 7 year old and it's tricky, at best, but doable. Helps to have a relaxed/partial unschooly approach!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By SilverSabre25
Not hiding exactly. Just swamped for weeks on...

Not hiding exactly. Just swamped for weeks on end! I don't keep my computer up all day and browsing here mobile is awkward.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,730
Posted By SilverSabre25
Friday, are you over yet?

Dad dropped the 2.5 year old off at 11 AM and said that she hasn't had breakfast and needs to eat it now. That's not cool on at least a dozen levels. Said kid is an emotional, whiny mess and small...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By SilverSabre25
Where do you get one spud? I like!

Where do you get one spud? I like!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,163
Posted By SilverSabre25
Art Paper Storage

I need better organizing/arrangement solutions for the variety of art/drawing/construction/painting paper in all sorts of colors and variations on "rectangle" what I'm doing just isn't working.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,199
Posted By SilverSabre25
I'm guessing she gives him a really satisfying...

I'm guessing she gives him a really satisfying reaction, and I'm guessing he gets a satisfying reaction from adults too.

It'll be hard, because impulse control isn't a thing 3s have, but you lay...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By SilverSabre25
I made what I call scramburger for lunch because...

I made what I call scramburger for lunch because I had a pound of ground beef that needed used up ASAP. in a skillet I cooked the beef, onions, carrots, and frozen home fries (because lazy), and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,199
Posted By SilverSabre25
boys, and kids in general, and heck many adults...

boys, and kids in general, and heck many adults even, find body/potty humor absolutely hilarious. it really is best handled with either calm ignoring, or a "if you can't beat 'em, join 'em" attitude....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By SilverSabre25
YES! You ladies are so awesome! Thank you!

YES! You ladies are so awesome! Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-08-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By SilverSabre25
What to Do With Drinking Straws?

I cleaned out a drawer today and have WAY more droning straws than necessary. Any ideas what I can do with them, craftwise?

Also little paper baking cups.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,366
Posted By SilverSabre25
For girls, My little ponies, littlest pet shops,...

For girls, My little ponies, littlest pet shops, baby dolls and accessories. These dumb (oops did I type that?) Shopkins things are super fun for my 7 year old, as is the doll house. She also enjoys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By SilverSabre25
My really long term plans for my home include a...

My really long term plans for my home include a door on the playroom so I can close the door on work. It won't be a totally separate space, or claimable 100% because our homeschool space is in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By SilverSabre25
Looking at moving my 5 gallon fish tank...

Looking at moving my 5 gallon fish tank downstairs to the playroom. I'm looking at a 40in. High book shield to hold it. .. is this too tall for a toddler/preschooler to get a good look? It would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By SilverSabre25
Oh my goodness well yes I guess you wouldn't give...

Oh my goodness well yes I guess you wouldn't give up on that much income! Wow! I'm jealouser now. :p Good luck. SOunds like you're looking for a purple unicorn with zerba striped tail and a pink horn.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,257
Posted By SilverSabre25
jealous....gonna live vicariously through...

jealous....gonna live vicariously through youuuuu....although I'm in the midst of some major home changes that will hopefully respark my tolerance and love for my job so there's that.

Have you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By SilverSabre25
My own 3 year old boy loves imaginext buildings...

My own 3 year old boy loves imaginext buildings and figures, the box of toy animals, the magnadoodle, and minecraft. .. (thanks seven year old sister). He also enjoys pattern blocks and cards though...
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