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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,429
Posted By Kabob
I was anemic even as an infant, which followed me...

I was anemic even as an infant, which followed me into adulthood.

If I don't take my supplements, I get extremely exhausted and just struggle to function.

I find it weird since I eat a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,074
Posted By Kabob
Congrats! Even if someone has a problem...

Congrats!

Even if someone has a problem with it, it is your business. Do what you need to do to run it.

I remember redoing my handbook after I first opened and ran into a whole host of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,793
Posted By Kabob
Honestly, I've learned the hard way to never ever...

Honestly, I've learned the hard way to never ever waive late fees for new families. Once I did, they immediately got huffy when I finally enforced my late fee.

For the future, I'd always very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,850
Posted By Kabob
I agree that OP can have a discussion with dcm...

I agree that OP can have a discussion with dcm but it sounds like OP already addressed the issue multiple times and dcm dismissed it. There was no real concern on dcm's part about the crying and she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,013
Posted By Kabob
Huh that's interesting. In my case, bed wetting...

Huh that's interesting. In my case, bed wetting was definitely a family thing. My mom, my mom's sister, and my mom's mom all wet the bed until they were 8-10 yo. It would seem genetics of some sort...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,850
Posted By Kabob
Honestly I didn't read all the details but I will...

Honestly I didn't read all the details but I will say crying for 6 hours and the severe lack of adjustment and Dcm's behavior would cause me to term.

I would just term effective immediately and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,013
Posted By Kabob
When I was young, I wet my bed until I was about...

When I was young, I wet my bed until I was about 8. I was ashamed of it and of course didn't do it on purpose. My mom acted like I did do it on purpose and actively shamed me for it. It made me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
Posted By Kabob
Yep. I do this too. They still run every day the...

Yep. I do this too. They still run every day the moment they get the chance even with limited space to run. Argh.

I'm also trying out making the older kids go back and practice walking to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,742
Posted By Kabob
It could be a age/stage thing. I went...

It could be a age/stage thing.

I went through this recently with a dck and it turned out that she simply wasn't getting enough sleep at home (again). I can't control what parents do at home but I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,600
Posted By Kabob
Then she should have used her phone to call...

Then she should have used her phone to call someone else to pick up her child. She would be so done if she pulled that here...that's insane.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,600
Posted By Kabob
:confused: Did she drop her phone down the drain...

:confused: Did she drop her phone down the drain too?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,622
Posted By Kabob
Goodness 9 months for them to give you some sort...

Goodness 9 months for them to give you some sort of answer...it's like you had a baby!

Hopefully this positive trend will snowball into more positive things for you. Keep up the good work! I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,839
Posted By Kabob
I had a Swedish/Norwegian professor in college....

I had a Swedish/Norwegian professor in college. He said the English language was the hardest to learn.

Great poem BC. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,839
Posted By Kabob
I get what she's saying but it sounds like her...

I get what she's saying but it sounds like her delivery is a little tough to deal with (for lack of better words). :)

As far as "kids" go, I've heard certain ways we refer to people can be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,284
Posted By Kabob
I just try to rearrange the play area so there is...

I just try to rearrange the play area so there is less to hit when falling and pad the edges of big stuff.

Otherwise, not much can be done. Some kids are just clumsy. ;)

I had a dcg that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,125
Posted By Kabob
I tell parents that I noticed their child is...

I tell parents that I noticed their child is having trouble transitioning with pickups and drop offs, so we will need to do xyz (whatever works for you) at these times to shorten them to no more than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,487
Posted By Kabob
I get a thank you every day. :D

I get a thank you every day. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,876
Posted By Kabob
Sounds like she needs a different doctor. My...

Sounds like she needs a different doctor. My son's old doctor brushed off my concerns about his hearing with "boys will be boys" and then a different doctor (whom he saw because his regular doctor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By Kabob
I always tell parents from the beginning that...

I always tell parents from the beginning that their kids will do messy things here but I will send them home in clean clothes, which means they will need an extra pair or two of clothes here at all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By Kabob
I have a couple different types of sand/water...

I have a couple different types of sand/water tables. I only have 5 kids from 11 months to 3 years. The older ones mainly stay dry and if they get wet they are usually dry by the time we go in. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,359
Posted By Kabob
:lol: Good one! I was talking to the kiddos...

:lol: Good one!

I was talking to the kiddos about jobs and we talked about the jobs their parents have as well as why parents have to work (money for necessities and fun).

One of the kiddos...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,452
Posted By Kabob
Yep, the only time there is peace here (other...

Yep, the only time there is peace here (other than nap time) is when food is served. Then they are all happy to sit still. I chat with those modeling good behavior too. They love that and then they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,506
Posted By Kabob
I've never had a child hit me but if I did (at 4...

I've never had a child hit me but if I did (at 4 yo), I'd say their behavior has escalated to the point where they no longer a good fit for my program. I just wouldn't want to worry about a 4 yo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,630
Posted By Kabob
Around here, if you want more children instantly,...

Around here, if you want more children instantly, all you have to do is advertise an open infant spot. You'd have your pick of the litter.

But I see where you're coming from. It seems hit or miss...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By Kabob
I also had parents argue that I shouldn't exclude...

I also had parents argue that I shouldn't exclude for fever if it is caused by an ear infection because that isn't contagious. I told them that attitude is contagious as a crabby child makes for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,240
Posted By Kabob
Bahahaha.... I had a 4 yo dcg peek over my...

Bahahaha....

I had a 4 yo dcg peek over my shoulder while I was changing ds and she said "Oh he has a tail. I wish I had a tail. Daddy has a big tail but he gets mad when I try to go in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,116
Posted By Kabob
Nope. I exclude for symptoms. If they vomited the...

Nope. I exclude for symptoms. If they vomited the night before, I wouldn't let them come to daycare as per policy. Teething and allergies tend to be contagious. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By Kabob
I agree. I used to give new families a...

I agree.

I used to give new families a warning but then they just took it as a sign that I wasn't going to enforce my policies or when I did, they got angry for not giving them another warning.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kabob
Yeah, that's a good point. It's tougher to wash...

Yeah, that's a good point. It's tougher to wash that out.

What about using food or food powder to make your own food coloring?

Of course now we're just making this simple project more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By Kabob
I don't allow daycare kids to touch the baby...

I don't allow daycare kids to touch the baby regardless of relation. My own ds isn't allowed to touch his baby sister during daycare, as it is tougher to supervise safe interaction and also the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,048
Posted By Kabob
All of my families work in the service...

All of my families work in the service industry...mostly customer service of some sort. Not a huge amount of income and variable hours, which is why they like my flexible scheduling options. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,586
Posted By Kabob
That's an interesting idea. :) How about...

That's an interesting idea. :)

How about pepper or other spices instead of glitter? I always liked mixing various spices together and daring my friends to drink it as a child. :lol:

Maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By Kabob
Often it is the simple toys that get attention...

Often it is the simple toys that get attention around here...or even things that aren't thought of as toys, like blankets (my 10 month old likes to play peekaboo or roll around on blankets with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,908
Posted By Kabob
Is he getting distracted? My 10 month old...

Is he getting distracted?

My 10 month old dd will not eat when the other kids are up and making noise. It is too distracting for her. They have to be sitting and doing a quiet activity. Usually...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,922
Posted By Kabob
I had a better drop off for all the kids...

I had a better drop off for all the kids today...I think it was because dh was home for the first time in days so they went nuts over him. Story time with dh! :lol:

I told the parents their child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,922
Posted By Kabob
The parents of the girls know dcb is crying for...

The parents of the girls know dcb is crying for mommy as the girls tell their mommy first thing at pick up that "dcb was sad. Dcb wanted to go home." So it probably is them copying dcb as he makes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,922
Posted By Kabob
I told them this and told them what I do but they...

I told them this and told them what I do but they are now saying it is getting so bad that their child start crying in the car or at home at the mention of daycare.

Now I wonder if my dcp want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,922
Posted By Kabob
I Don't Wanna Go To Daycare!

So it all started with my difficult dcb coming in screaming every day the past week in full blown meltdown. I would just put him on the floor off to the side with a blanket and stuffed animal and let...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,817
Posted By Kabob
It depends on the situation. If it isn't...

It depends on the situation.

If it isn't painfully obvious from the start, I'll simply keep it short by saying that I have other interviews to conduct and I will get back to them by xyz date. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,921
Posted By Kabob
I tend to worry over little things too, but it...

I tend to worry over little things too, but it helps me to either ask people directly about the issue that is bugging me or simply remind myself that not everyone freaks out about the little things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,486
Posted By Kabob
When I first started up I remember having a hard...

When I first started up I remember having a hard time finding any families. I took whoever I could for extended hours and was afraid of losing money if I stood up for myself. The one that valued my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kabob
Well, dcb has been perfect (well, as perfect as a...

Well, dcb has been perfect (well, as perfect as a 2 yo can be) today. Seriously...dcm dropped him off saying "he should have a much better day today" (no idea why she said that as I have her drop off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kabob
My term notice must be in writing...but I just...

My term notice must be in writing...but I just didn't give it to her so I gave her the lame "shape up or ship out" speech...

Running a business was a whole lot easier when there weren't cute...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kabob
Sigh. I didn't have the heart to give dcm a term...

Sigh. I didn't have the heart to give dcm a term notice today as dcb was an angel, mostly after nap time. Even dh said maybe I can give dcb another week even though he was adamant about terming...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kabob
Ok well now I feel less like a crappy daycare...

Ok well now I feel less like a crappy daycare provider. The classes I took made me feel like the worst provider on earth for failing with this child. :p

I talked to dh too...I'm gonna have some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kabob
I think I did indeed answer my own question....I...

I think I did indeed answer my own question....I just need to write things out to sort things through, I guess.

I also was trying way more than I should have after I went to a child development...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kabob
That One Kid That Likes To Test Patience

This dcb has been a repeated topic here for me. He's my biter/hitter/kicker/spitter/screamer/pusher/toy taker/overall boundary tester. He is a daily struggle. He also is the last to arrive and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,490
Posted By Kabob
I send out a "friendly reminder" note saying: As...

I send out a "friendly reminder" note saying: As per my policies, all children must arrive ready for the day's activities. This includes the following items (then I list specific items). Please send...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By Kabob
Fancy that, I brought out my Twister game as...

Fancy that, I brought out my Twister game as requested by my 3 yo ds. The kids had a blast hopping to the designated colors. Eventually it got turned into a tent. Fun times. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By Kabob
Fingers crossed! At least it is something to...

Fingers crossed! At least it is something to try out!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,777
Posted By Kabob
:lol: I'm adding this to my growing list of...

:lol: I'm adding this to my growing list of favorite quotes from this forum for the year.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By Kabob
Keep us posted! happyface

Keep us posted! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,270
Posted By Kabob
Eating out is super expensive and it just isn't...

Eating out is super expensive and it just isn't as good as a home-cooked meal. I'm just picky about restaurant food, I guess. My dh and I used to work at a restaurant (that's how we met) so I hate...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kabob
I got tons of old tshirts, so that's a cool idea....

I got tons of old tshirts, so that's a cool idea. :)

I just don't let the kids play with the nap time stuff as I have one that has a gross smelling lovey (dcm swears it is clean) and I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kabob
I meant no offense. Just was saying I didn't read...

I meant no offense. Just was saying I didn't read the part about chair tipping. I just read the part about sitting goofy. My kiddos sit goofy too since I know they don't have child sized chairs...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By Kabob
In the past I charged $5 per 15 minutes (or...

In the past I charged $5 per 15 minutes (or portion of) for time over 10 hours. You could do that for the time past your typical hours. I call it overtime pay. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kabob
I absolutely get this, but I thought the issue...

I absolutely get this, but I thought the issue was them sitting goofy in child sized chairs and falling off the chair as a result. I didn't read the part about chair tipping. I fortunately don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,270
Posted By Kabob
Thankfully my current group loves all their...

Thankfully my current group loves all their fruits and veggies. I never have leftovers anymore.. they clean their plates every day.

Soda and fast food is terrible....dh cut out soda and dropped...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,327
Posted By Kabob
I make my toddlers sit correctly on their chairs...

I make my toddlers sit correctly on their chairs no problem. :rolleyes: Parents don't give their kids enough credit sometimes.

But anyway, I would have mentioned it in passing to the parents too...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,998
Posted By Kabob
I do the same thing...I vent about the issue then...

I do the same thing...I vent about the issue then I think about how I can avoid the issue in the future.

Getting capes for dress up sounds like a good idea. My kiddos love them. I also like the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,332
Posted By Kabob
Eh. I now have the parents take it away. Not my...

Eh. I now have the parents take it away. Not my battle. I tell them their child needs to come ready for daycare...I got tired of one parent in particular insisting that her child needed her blanket...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,211
Posted By Kabob
I've ordered something like what you are looking...

I've ordered something like what you are looking at because they were on sale and I immediately saw why when they arrived. They are thin so they need a rug or blanket underneath for padding to make...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,631
Posted By Kabob
I agree. If they are making you feel this way...

I agree. If they are making you feel this way now, then perhaps you should consider just making this a light summer. :)

Otherwise, things that have worked for me when I'm having a rough time is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,671
Posted By Kabob
Sounds like she loves money and no licensing. :)

Sounds like she loves money and no licensing. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,872
Posted By Kabob
Kids are actually being pretty decent today but...

Kids are actually being pretty decent today but maybe it is because dh is home so I have had an extra set of eyes and ears plus the kids love playing with him.

But, I have a house showing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By Kabob
Mine too. The kids adore him and he will...

Mine too. The kids adore him and he will read/play with them while I prep or clean...usually I have to tell him to take some time for himself on his days off or else he would spend the entire day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,374
Posted By Kabob
Hand her a late pickup fee since she was out 5...

Hand her a late pickup fee since she was out 5 minutes late (no excuse since she was there 15 minutes early).

Tell her that your driveway is for pickup and drop off only. It is not a parking lot....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,222
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 717,446
Posted By Kabob
You'd think dcm would've gotten the hint that it...

You'd think dcm would've gotten the hint that it is too cold for sandals (which I don't allow anyway) and no coat outside when I told her on Friday that dck needs more than just that for the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,109
Posted By Kabob
I had a new family show up 5 minutes early...then...

I had a new family show up 5 minutes early...then 10...then 15...all in the span of the first week. Even with gentle reminders, they weren't getting it.

Finally, it stopped when I very bluntly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-18-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By Kabob
I have a chatty, stubborn, independent 2.5 yo dcg...

I have a chatty, stubborn, independent 2.5 yo dcg here but I adore her...she reminds me as a kid...and I remember a teacher getting fed up with me in kindergarten and snapping at me to quit asking so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By Kabob
It's tough to cover everything. :) If you...

It's tough to cover everything. :)

If you are happy and parents are happy then it sounds like it worked out. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,806
Posted By Kabob
My contract says I get 5 paid sick days per year....

My contract says I get 5 paid sick days per year. It also specifically says that if I go over that amount, I will credit their account for that closed day.

I also specifically discuss my sick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By Kabob
Heh...I started to think I had jinxed myself the...

Heh...I started to think I had jinxed myself the last half hour dcb was here but he ultimately ended on a positive note. I blame the rain. We usually go out in the afternoon but it was raining enough...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,611
Posted By Kabob
I'm sorry you got this on your plate. It's not...

I'm sorry you got this on your plate. It's not right that they are letting this happen.

Can you call and see if this is something you need to report? For all you know, there is more going on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,470
Posted By Kabob
Me too! It's a good day! happyface

Me too!

It's a good day! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,062
Posted By Kabob
Well This Is A Nice Change...

Everyone is happy today! happyface

2 yo dcb who has been struggling suddenly has been super awesome and even participated in a game requiring lots of patience and taking turns without a fuss. He...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,972
Posted By Kabob
I love yard/garage sales! I also save lots...

I love yard/garage sales!

I also save lots of money by making a budget and then only buying with cash. You'd be surprised how much money you save this way since it is tough to make impulse buys...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By Kabob
likethis Short and sweet. I don't get asked...

likethis

Short and sweet. I don't get asked this anymore as all my current families know I plan to keep my group small while my dd is an infant. Just for my sanity. :) But I was asked by previous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,086
Posted By Kabob
Yep...today is a short day for me for once and...

Yep...today is a short day for me for once and thank goodness...it's been a short but difficult week. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By Kabob
Yeah...I don't feel so wound up today. I'm more...

Yeah...I don't feel so wound up today. I'm more positive. I usually get very negative when I feel trapped. Having a star on my calendar has already made me feel more positive about daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By Kabob
They say it's the only way he'll go to sleep at...

They say it's the only way he'll go to sleep at home. I haven't brought it up because he sleeps fine here and I have taught him to drink from a cup easily.

I really have tried hard to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By Kabob
I could ask for more fees but that doesn't fix...

I could ask for more fees but that doesn't fix the issues and thus we all will still be stressed. :(

I have considered maybe he needs evaluation...he has regressed to just babbling like a baby...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By Kabob
I don't have him today and boy did it make me...

I don't have him today and boy did it make me realize how stressed out he was making all of us. The kids actually played and played well together without issues. I really think today unexpectedly...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,018
Posted By Kabob
Need Some Ideas...

I'm fresh out of ideas for curbing dcb's behavior and need some new ideas for today...

Dcb turned 2 last month and since then he has been very difficult. He has been difficult since day 1 from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By Kabob
No real advice but I'd be super uncomfortable...

No real advice but I'd be super uncomfortable having a dcm who openly says her child isn't eating and that she is refusing to follow a dr's recommendations. If she doesn't like the sugar content,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,710
Posted By Kabob
If the supervisor and director know about the...

If the supervisor and director know about the situation, then perhaps they need to be reported as well. Not trying to be mean, but if I found out my baby was "forgotten", I'd be furious.

If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-02-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,710
Posted By Kabob
Just curious if your sister would be required to...

Just curious if your sister would be required to report Lady J...that sounds like Lady J is breaking regulations and possibly neglecting children. If your sister doesn't report it...I wonder if maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By Kabob
I'd term effective immediately then. It's not...

I'd term effective immediately then. It's not worth the stress to try and "fix" a child that has a parent that isn't parenting.

He also clearly knows how to use those words. It isn't like he's a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,878
Posted By Kabob
I'd term, personally. Between the language and...

I'd term, personally. Between the language and aggressive behavior and the lack of parenting, I'd be done. It sounds like he is burning you out.

If you want to keep him, I'd tell dcm that after X...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,141
Posted By Kabob
Antibiotics give my kids runny stool too...but...

Antibiotics give my kids runny stool too...but certain antibiotics are easier on their tummies than others. I once asked my son's dr to switch to a different antibiotic midway through due to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By Kabob
I actually posted about this same issue with my 2...

I actually posted about this same issue with my 2 and 3 yo kiddos here. I finally either got them to stop or reduce the amount of picking here by saying "yucky! Wash your hands!" We talked about how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-23-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By Kabob
Oh boogers! I forgot to sanitize my front...

Oh boogers! I forgot to sanitize my front doorknob! I totally missed that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By Kabob
Is this your first year? We got sick all the time...

Is this your first year? We got sick all the time the first year I was open until we built up our immune systems. Kids can carry stuff but not show symptoms. It seems to me from what little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Kabob
Thank you for articulating my thoughts more...

Thank you for articulating my thoughts more eloquently.

We take a risk operating a daycare no matter our gender as any minor issue can easily escalate to a parent claiming child abuse, whether to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,337
Posted By Kabob
I hear ya Dave...my dh actually is my backup here...

I hear ya Dave...my dh actually is my backup here so if I have an emergency or need to make an appointment, he is in charge here. He has taken all the classes and he is (well, he was before he got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By Kabob
Give her list of required garments for going...

Give her list of required garments for going outside and tell her without those items for each child, you will not accept that child into care for the day as they aren't ready for daycare activities....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,319
Posted By Kabob
This is why I don't take puffy red eyes...

This is why I don't take puffy red eyes anymore...I hate having that gray area. I like black and white. Easier. :p

Even if it is just a scratch, I've scratched my eye before...it is super...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,319
Posted By Kabob
And the age is a factor too because even crusty...

And the age is a factor too because even crusty eyes aren't always a cause for alarm depending on the situation. My dd got goopy crusty eyes that would look horrible in the mornings until she was...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By Kabob
Gotta love your humor. It's still a mite...

Gotta love your humor.

It's still a mite chilly here but nothing like last year so I keep thinking I should be trying to get outside until I look at the temp and realize it is -30 something with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,319
Posted By Kabob
How old is he? Even if he did scratch it, if...

How old is he?

Even if he did scratch it, if it is swollen, they might want to get him seen today to make sure it isn't infected or getting infected.

Tough to say what it is without seeing it...
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