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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Msdunny
I agree, BC, which is why I (tried) to frame my...

I agree, BC, which is why I (tried) to frame my post as a funny "it always seems to work out this way" situation, not a big problem. And I do think parents are missing out on a lot of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Msdunny
It is sad. I know they pay me, but I don't think...

It is sad. I know they pay me, but I don't think they realize how much they will miss these years very soon. My youngest is 20, and I don't regret the time I spent with the three of my kids, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Msdunny
Turns out, instead of an hour early, she’s going...

Turns out, instead of an hour early, she’s going to be a half an hour late. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By Msdunny
Silly Mommy...

I only have 3 on Fridays. I did that on purpose, so that my daughter and I would have a lighter day. 2 of my 3 are out today. The third's mom only brings her on Fridays so she can have time to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By Msdunny
I do books for every occasion - birthday,...

I do books for every occasion - birthday, Christmas, graduation. I am a kids’ book fanatic, and can usually judge which book they would like based on what we have read here.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2019, 04:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Msdunny
Open Art Stations

Hi all! I know I have seen some folks post that they have 'free art' types of centers in their daycare. How does that work? What types of activities or items do you have available?

I'll admit that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 537
Posted By Msdunny
We are outside by 10am most days and stay there...

We are outside by 10am most days and stay there until naptime. We eat lunch outside, too. Then we are back out after naps, from around 3:30 until pickups. That will change as we get hotter here - we...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Msdunny
She did tect back later tellimg me the doctor...

She did tect back later tellimg me the doctor said hte child was fine and asking if she could drop off. My own daughter, who is my assistant, went back to bed today with a fever. So I reminded the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks for the replies. I read most of them...

Thanks for the replies. I read most of them during naptime, and then his mom came for an early pickup right after he got up, so I didn't send home. I mentioned the low temp to mom and she said he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By Msdunny
Suspected Ear Infection

What would your reply be to a parent who texts saying they are taking their child to the doctor for a suspectied ear infection this morning, and that whe will 'keep me updated'. This little one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Msdunny
It is an in-ear. I took the temp. again about a...

It is an in-ear. I took the temp. again about a half an hour later, and it was 97.1.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Msdunny
Temperature Question

I have a DCB who came with a cold on Monday, obviously feeling puny. Mom kept him home Tues and We’d. He’s here today, still sick, but with cold symptoms. I just took his temperature because he feels...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2019, 05:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By Msdunny
This is what I usually do. Sometimes, if I'm...

This is what I usually do. Sometimes, if I'm feeling snarky, I'll answer everything with a nonsense answer. For example - I'm washing dishes. I get the "what are you doing?" question. It is very...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By Msdunny
I bought inexpensive flower pots, and we put red...

I bought inexpensive flower pots, and we put red thumbprints on them. I am going to use a sharpie to make the thumbprints into ladybugs this weekend. We planted seed a couple of weeks ago, and those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By Msdunny
I usually say something like "it looks like we...

I usually say something like "it looks like we all caught Snowflake's allergies!" Said with a big smile. Just so she knows that I know she was just blowing smoke. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Msdunny
I know I missed the cut off for really helping...

I know I missed the cut off for really helping with this, but...

I was closed Friday, so on Thursday we did a color by number easter egg, had iced cookies, and did an Easter egg hunt just because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By Msdunny
I was going to guess another dck wiped their face...

I was going to guess another dck wiped their face on his shirt. But mom?!? :eek::rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By Msdunny
Same here

Same here
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Msdunny
I don't mind if the kids sit and just enjoy the...

I don't mind if the kids sit and just enjoy the day. I understand the need for passive time. What I can't get over is the drive to try to run and yell IN the house (where is definitely is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 526
Posted By Msdunny
Here's A Funny, Not at All Annoying Thing, I Have Noticed...

So the weather here is gorgeous now. Sunny, 70's, gorgeous days. (pollen, yes, but whatever). We finally finished out outdoor playspace and have been taking our group out every chance we get.

Here...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By Msdunny
I worked for the public school system before...

I worked for the public school system before re-opening this year, and cabs are contracted to transport some students - usually those who either have special needs or who have been deemed 'homeless'...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-08-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By Msdunny
Well, I Messed Up

I have a family who paid late a couple of months ago. They always pay cash, and mom forgot it but brought it at pick-up. Fast forward to the past month when payment has been late every week. I knew I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 262
Posted By Msdunny
When I was hired by a nanny agency, the owner...

When I was hired by a nanny agency, the owner charged a flat fee to interview and recommend a nanny for families. And it was a lot! She worked for higher income families, and charged about $3500 to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,146
Posted By Msdunny
http://indulgy.com/post/IGCIzj4Fp3/sensory-table-i...

http://indulgy.com/post/IGCIzj4Fp3/sensory-table-ideas-sensory-filler-list-sensor

I just saw this posted on Pintrest, and honestly, I had never heard of this concern until this post.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Msdunny
I see young parents who I really consider really...

I see young parents who I really consider really good parents, but they have purchased ipads for each child, and their littles (as young as 18 months) can too easily navigate the electronics. These...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2019, 05:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Msdunny
I definitely agree with the 'too much screen...

I definitely agree with the 'too much screen time' thoughts. I don't allow any here, so I think they are lost when it comes to play time. One three year old quotes a Youtuber every time she pulls a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 399
Posted By Msdunny
Imaginative Play

Do your dck's engage in imaginative play? I seem to have kids who make messes (we talk A LOT about only one toy at a time, and not throwing toys around the room) and who want to come and tell me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,555
Posted By Msdunny
I have on of these and love being able to fold it...

I have on of these and love being able to fold it away quickly.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,309
Posted By Msdunny
I personally don't like shoes in the house and...

I personally don't like shoes in the house and think kids' feet develop better unconfined. I have a pair of flip flops I switch to as soon as I walk in the door. I also have a dog and hardwood...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Msdunny
I don't do vomit, so puking = exclusion. My very...

I don't do vomit, so puking = exclusion. My very first year, I had a little come in after he had been out for a couple of days with vomiting and runny diapers, and it went through the family like you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By Msdunny
Baby/New Baby in Family

So I have pretty much made the decision to not take any kiddos younger than 1. I do have a mom who is due this summer. They are a great family and only come 3 days/week, so this will be the only...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-07-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By Msdunny
- If you don’t like a food, just leave it on your...

- If you don’t like a food, just leave it on your plate. Don’t tell me you don’t like it.

- Please stop putting your finger in the dog’s nose.

- she’s a baby, so she will knock your tower down...
Forum: Forms - Uploads 02-28-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,824
Posted By Msdunny
Hi BC - can I get a copy also? TIA

Hi BC - can I get a copy also? TIA
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 795
Posted By Msdunny
"parents have greatly increased the amount of...

"parents have greatly increased the amount of time, attention and money they put into raising children."

This statement says a lot to me because of what it doesn't say. It doesn't say parents give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Msdunny
I am always wary of the parents who don't seem to...

I am always wary of the parents who don't seem to be listening to me, or who are trying to negotiate my contract. I might still meet with them in person, but be sure to emphasize a trial period, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Msdunny
Naptime Question

I’ve never had this issue before, but with my current group, if I am out of the room, they are awake or waking others and talking. Do you all sit in the room with your nappers? I have always been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Msdunny
One of my dck and I caught "allergies" from...

One of my dck and I caught "allergies" from another dck last week. Runny nose and sore throat, although my case was much milder than their's.

I'm sorry you are feeling bad. It is so hard to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Msdunny
Yeah, I was sitting there, in between the two,...

Yeah, I was sitting there, in between the two, trying to look busy and not like I was slowly losing my mind. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 652
Posted By Msdunny
All my Monday parents are working, so all 3 dcks...

All my Monday parents are working, so all 3 dcks are here. It really doesn’t matter to me, because dh is also working. I tend to close on the days he will be off.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By Msdunny
Dueling Nappers Today

I have a 1 yo who isn't usually here for nap times, but will be coming in a couple of weeks full time. So I am trying naptime with her in the nap room.

I also have a 2 year old who apparently got...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Msdunny
This is how I feel. I don't like interviewing for...

This is how I feel. I don't like interviewing for spots that are more than 4 weeks from being filled. And I do not wait on parents to go through a lengthy decision making process. If I haven't gotten...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Msdunny
I have a "before you talk to me you have to talk...

I have a "before you talk to me you have to talk to each other" policy. If one of my dcg's (I have all g's except for one, and he's never the issue!) come to me tattling on the other, I tell them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Msdunny
He actually came in, handed me the cash in the...

He actually came in, handed me the cash in the rush of drop off, and left after telling me he was keeping dcb with him on Thursday. Of course, he had underpaid by one day's amount. So I sent the text...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By Msdunny
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The good today - dcg mom asked if she could just pay ahead for 2 weeks at a time. She wants to make sure she is always on time as far as payments go. happyface

The bad today - One parent forgot to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By Msdunny
This is so cool! Although I must admit I am...

This is so cool! Although I must admit I am thankful I live in NC, where it (hopefully) will never get this cold!:lol:

Stay warm!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Msdunny
Naptime

How long do your kids usually nap? Or how long is your naptime? I had a mom ask this morning how long her dc napped. She said she is waking about a half an hour earlier in the mornings and she would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By Msdunny
As of tonight? Parents who apparently think i...

As of tonight? Parents who apparently think i will wait indefinitely for them to decide if they will be choosing my daycare. Hadn’t heard from a parent for several days. In the meantime, another...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5,177
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 536,359
Posted By Msdunny
Baby just won't sleep

I have a 5 month old that only comes Monday and Wednesday all day. She JUST WILL NOT sleep unless she is being held and rocked, but will scream if she isn't being held and rocked. The swing won't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,502
Posted By Msdunny
These days, the main pet peeve that comes to mind...

These days, the main pet peeve that comes to mind is the moms who say "I know I shouldn't rock her to sleep, but...". Leaving me to deal with the child who cries themself to sleep, and than only naps...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-10-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Msdunny
Venmo charges a small fee, but may be worth it if...

Venmo charges a small fee, but may be worth it if it helps. It isn't much. I also accept ApplyPay payments, and my parents that use it love it. Applepay also doesn't charge a fee.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 281,711
Posted By Msdunny
I officially open on Monday, and just had a...

I officially open on Monday, and just had a part-time mom call. She was only going to bring her LO 2 afternoons and 1 full day. She asked if I had an opening on another full day.

This is so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,230
Posted By Msdunny
I thought about this when I was considering...

I thought about this when I was considering opening this past fall. I had a friend who has been doing in-home care for 25 years who advised me to charge less for infants and more for older. To me,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 555
Posted By Msdunny
Man, I need sleep! I read ‘potties’ as ‘bottles’...

Man, I need sleep! I read ‘potties’ as ‘bottles’ and could not figure out why everyone thought that was so bad. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Msdunny
It Has Already Started...

I officially open next week, and I have already had a friend message me to see if I would keep her 2 SA grandchildren for two days during their track out 'as a favor'. That type of thing drive me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks everyone! I will use all the tips...

Thanks everyone! I will use all the tips provided.

(Because of this forum, I have learned to have contracted hours, to have a handbook with my policies ready for every family, and to remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-17-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Msdunny
This is a great idea! Thanks!!

This is a great idea! Thanks!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,534
Posted By Msdunny
^ This is spot on - happyface Parents - even...

^ This is spot on - happyface
Parents - even those who don't want to spend time with their own children - don't want to believe that others don't want to spend time with their child. Just remember...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By Msdunny
Would you offer...

I have a mom who has contacted me (daughter of a friend) for childcare. She is due in February, and won't start bringing her baby until May, most likely. I would love to keep him, but don't want to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Msdunny
What Do I Need to Remember to Not Forget? ;-)

I have my first interview today to reopen my in-home daycare. Family with a 3-year-old. My interview skills are a bit rusty, so what questions or information do I need to make sure I remember?

My...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Msdunny
I personally love the over-18- month group, up...

I personally love the over-18- month group, up until about 4 1/2. So I would choose that range. I love when the kiddos start learning things and you know you played a part in that learning. Around 4...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Msdunny
Rate Question

Could you share your weekly rates (or a range, if you are more comfortable with that) and the area of the country you live in? I am thinking of switching from nanny care to in-home childcare, and am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-05-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Msdunny
Wink Thanks everyone! I want to make this change as...

Thanks everyone! I want to make this change as painless as possible. These are great ideas!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Msdunny
This is why I love you, BC! I was thinking along...

This is why I love you, BC! I was thinking along these lines, but wanted a little back-up. Thanks! :D

BTW - I am back after about 3 years away. I am totally not a Blackcat creeper. :cool:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 751
Posted By Msdunny
^ - THIS!! happyface

^ - THIS!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By Msdunny
Must-Have Equipment

I am going to transition my nanny-share job to my house soon, hopefully. The youngest will be around 5 months old when we make the change. I currently have access to a swing, bouncy seat, pack-n-play...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-24-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks for the advice. My last Nanny position was...

Thanks for the advice. My last Nanny position was great, except for the looooooong hours (60-80 per week). Great money, especially with all that overtime, but crappy hours!

I am a little skittish...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By Msdunny
Nanny Question

I shifted from in-home daycare to nanny care a couple of years ago. I needed my house back, and can make more money with fewer children.

My most recent family moved to another city, and I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-23-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,478
Posted By Msdunny
Monday - Thursday, anyone?

Hi guys!! I haven't been here in forever! I closed my daycare last summer, and have done a couple of things since then, but I really miss the kids. I want to re-open, but only want to work Monday...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,647
Posted By Msdunny
I started out using my own curriculum that I...

I started out using my own curriculum that I would spend hours on the weekend planning and gathering supplies for. Most of my dck's were 3 and 4 at the time.

Fast forward to this year and most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
Posted By Msdunny
I once had this concept explained to me like this...

I once had this concept explained to me like this - if you had a brand new car, you might want to show it to your friends, but you might not want to let them drive it. I think I would do show and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,157
Posted By Msdunny
I have always been fairly close with my families...

I have always been fairly close with my families - some more than others. And it is biting me in the backside right now because I have a dcm who doesn't want her dd to take naps any longer. I feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By Msdunny
Sorry, I meant to add that she is 3 and will be 4...

Sorry, I meant to add that she is 3 and will be 4 in a month.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By Msdunny
Another Nap Question - Sorry!

I received the following message from a mom two nights ago:

"Hey M... I have a couple thoughts concerning Dcg. a few weeks before spring break she was taking about an hr to go to sleep (8:30-9:30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-19-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,374
Posted By Msdunny
This has been my experience, too.

This has been my experience, too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,716
Posted By Msdunny
My 3 yo dcg got her ears pierced a few weeks ago,...

My 3 yo dcg got her ears pierced a few weeks ago, and one of them was pulled out when she laid down on the couch and it got caught in the couch material. It was bleeding quit a lot. So I cleaned her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By Msdunny
This breaks my heart for this mom, and I am so...

This breaks my heart for this mom, and I am so thankful they have someone like you. Could you possibly provide a meal for them? Just so they don't have to think about that, too. Even if it is just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By Msdunny
I only rinse here, too!

I only rinse here, too!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By Msdunny
Interesting take. So, would you have charged your...

Interesting take. So, would you have charged your parents for a day like this? I am asking honestly, not trying to be confrontational! :). I felt like I couldn't offer services, therefore I shouldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By Msdunny
Oh, I'm definitely saying she added more work for...

Oh, I'm definitely saying she added more work for herself, but in her mind she sees it as more work for me. Her dd is a handful for one thing, and any break mom can get she takes. I think she wanted...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,072
Posted By Msdunny
Passive/Aggressive Much?

I had to close for the day Monday because of no heat or hot water. Two of my moms were very sympathetic, and offered their houses for showers. The third wanted to know how much I would be refunding...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By Msdunny
The hot water is more my concern than the heat,...

The hot water is more my concern than the heat, really. Honestly, I'll have to look up our regs. for hot water - I've never thought of that before, nor faced this!

Blackcat, if it were in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By Msdunny
The only time I had that problem (not being able...

The only time I had that problem (not being able to post), I think my title was too long. I shortened it and my post was added.

Hope this helps!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By Msdunny
Wwyd?

Our crawl space flooded this weekend. I discovered it yesterday and got the sump pump working (dh was, of course, out of town!). However, the water heater and furnace were both in the water and their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 22,417
Posted By Msdunny
This is me, almost to a 't', but I did put in my...

This is me, almost to a 't', but I did put in my application with our local school system over the weekend. If I an get an Assistant or support staff position, I will be closing this summer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Msdunny
Thanks Cat. I talked with him, and he was a bit...

Thanks Cat. I talked with him, and he was a bit funny. I asked, "are we supposed to bite our friends?" And he looked at me with those big, blue eyes and nodded his little blond head. So I changed my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-26-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Msdunny
Biting! ugh...

How many bites per day do you allow? :mad:

I have a 2 (almost 3) yr old who has bitten one dcg twice today. This has never happened with him before. I am letting his mom know, but how many...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Msdunny
I am. I have been doing daycare in order to be...

I am. I have been doing daycare in order to be home with my children while we homeschooled. My dd graduates this year and will possibly leave for the mission field next year. My youngest son will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-25-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By Msdunny
Big changes are coming!

I have 4 full-time dcks. Over the next few months I am facing:

1 dcg leaving for at least 12 weeks, and possibly for good, when her mom has her new baby. I am really pulling for mom to stay home...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 820
Posted By Msdunny
Good news! Congrats!!happyface

Good news! Congrats!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,466
Posted By Msdunny
I think you are right on the money with how you...

I think you are right on the money with how you are handling this. I might even go so far as to spontaneously come up with a really fun activity (that you have, of course, planned ahead of time just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,431
Posted By Msdunny
YES! This! I can be having a conversation with my...

YES! This! I can be having a conversation with my husband or daughter, and she will be stand there saying, "what?" And if i tell her I wasn't talking to her, she will say, "well, what did you say to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By Msdunny
I think, if the op is in Utah, that would make it...

I think, if the op is in Utah, that would make it 3 or 4 am here. (I used to work with time zones for a living, so I am always resetting everything to Eastern when I see it!). Crazy time to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,431
Posted By Msdunny
Haha! That must be why that title sounded so good...

Haha! That must be why that title sounded so good to me! Sorry for the confusion!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By Msdunny
Meanie award

Sooooooo....I made a very sweet, very pregnant mom cry yesterday. Do I earn the meanest provider award?

This mom is a dear friend of the family. In fact, I used to babysit for her and her sisters...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,431
Posted By Msdunny
Oh, yeah, heaven forbid I let any of the others...

Oh, yeah, heaven forbid I let any of the others sit in my lap for a story or quick cuddle! She will be right there, asking when is it her turn. Oh to be 3 years old again and rule the world! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,431
Posted By Msdunny
Daycare Diva

I have one dcg is wants/seeks CONSTANT attention! She talks nonstop, narrates her every move to me, wants to include me in her play (even when friends are readily available), wants to show me every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-21-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,042
Posted By Msdunny
This! likethis

This! likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-18-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By Msdunny
New DCG and Crying

I have a fairly new dcg. She started with me the first of the year, and is 3.5 yrs old. Everyday at drop off, she is clingy with her parents, although more so when dad brings her. She is fine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,198
Posted By Msdunny
I follow the local school calendar because 2 of...

I follow the local school calendar because 2 of my 4 families are teacher families. The other 2 families have grandparents close by who love having a day with their grandkids, so it works for me. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,382
Posted By Msdunny
You are my hero today!! likethis. What a great...

You are my hero today!! likethis. What a great mom you are!
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