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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,248
Posted By Happy Hearts
Remind him to be grateful for what he has...

Remind him to be grateful for what he has whenever he says something is not fair.

He might just get as tired of you saying, "be grateful" whenever he says "it's not fair."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,407
Posted By Happy Hearts
Yes, they ALL paid on time! But, I gave them...

Yes, they ALL paid on time!

But, I gave them all notice today. I am done with all of this! Closing down on August 9th.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,207
Posted By Happy Hearts
Gave Everyone Their Notice

Well I did it! In two weeks I will no longer have my daycare. The children were wonderful, but I just couldn't deal with the financial side and enforcing rules with parents.

Everyone got their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,444
Posted By Happy Hearts
Those pictures look exactly like what my son used...

Those pictures look exactly like what my son used to get. We did allergy testing and he was allergic to dust mites! That's what was doing it for the most part. He also broke out like that with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Happy Hearts
I used to weigh 120 lbs, but, now I don't

I used to weigh 120 lbs,
but, now I don't
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,920
Posted By Happy Hearts
I used to love my daycare, now I don't. :eek:

I used to love my daycare,
now I don't.
:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,407
Posted By Happy Hearts
I'm the OP So a dcm sees the note on the...

I'm the OP

So a dcm sees the note on the door (I changed it to Reminder: Payments are due by Friday) and she asked if that note was for her.

I told her that only one of my parents pays on time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,407
Posted By Happy Hearts
Is It Rude To Post A Payment Reminder on My Door?

Reminder

Payments are due on the Friday
Before the next week of care

As of today, late fees of
$10 per calendar day
Will be charged.

Your child will not be taken into care
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,885
Posted By Happy Hearts
♪♫ Raising My Rates ♪♫

I set up my new rate sheet starting September 1!!!

I am currently charging by the hour, but come September it will be by set number of days for the week.
5 Days - $200
4 Days - $180
3 Days -...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,648
Posted By Happy Hearts
So sorry you are going through this. Can you...

So sorry you are going through this.

Can you edit in some paragraphs.... kinda hard to read through it all.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,068
Posted By Happy Hearts
This is what dcm is probably thinking to justify...

This is what dcm is probably thinking to justify her request

1. The kids are happy where they are for now and I'm busy getting ready for this VBS so I'll just get my stuff done

2. Daycare...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-15-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,026
Posted By Happy Hearts
I have some dress up clothes and really don't...

I have some dress up clothes and really don't like it much at all. Only because of the dressing/undressing aspect. They are on hangers up high on the pegboard so they have to ask for them.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,340
Posted By Happy Hearts
The favourite outside toy this year is a GIGANTIC...

The favourite outside toy this year is a GIGANTIC 20 x 20 blue tarp. My lawn isn't completely flat, so when used with the hose (and dish soap!) I get puddles in it. The kids love it to slide on,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By Happy Hearts
I just did my first termination yesterday, so I...

I just did my first termination yesterday, so I can relate.

As others on this board would say......



NEXT!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,285
Posted By Happy Hearts
She just came to pick up dcb stuff. She didn't...

She just came to pick up dcb stuff. She didn't say a word.... man oh man is she angry at me.

Man oh man, am I proud of me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-08-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,285
Posted By Happy Hearts
My First Termination

I feel like I have been punched in the stomach.

It's been coming ever since she started 2 month ago. Dcb is 19 months and has adapted very well, but mom is something else. Chronically late...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,649
Posted By Happy Hearts
I only barter for cash ;) I care for a dcb...

I only barter for cash ;)

I care for a dcb whose dad plows our driveway in the winter. I considered for a fleeting second about a barter with him. But, because cash is so absolute there is not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By Happy Hearts
My whole family got it last Wednesday night. So,...

My whole family got it last Wednesday night. So, I called everyone that evening that I would be closing Thursday and possibly Friday as I wasn't sure how long I would be sick. Let me tell you it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By Happy Hearts
I just got a call for 11 yo twins. My heart...

I just got a call for 11 yo twins. My heart started racing..... until I calmly said, no thank you. My breathing is now back to normal!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,205
Posted By Happy Hearts
I have never enforced my late fee, so I am the...

I have never enforced my late fee, so I am the wrong person to ask. My dcp's are hardly ever late. However, if it was a chronic problem I would start to charge it.

So, in your case, I wouldn't. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,205
Posted By Happy Hearts
But, you don't want to be open till 6! So, don't...

But, you don't want to be open till 6! So, don't do it.... you'll just be unhappy and we can't have that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,883
Posted By Happy Hearts
I told her I will not be doing Saturdays any...

I told her I will not be doing Saturdays any more. Now, I feel better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,883
Posted By Happy Hearts
In Need of a Good Tongue Lashing!

So a dcm calls and asks if her dcg can come "visit" on Saturday. I asked her if she wanted to talk about something. Nope, she says she got a job on Saturdays and can dcg come "visit". The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,432
Posted By Happy Hearts
I wonder if they are going to sit by the phone on...

I wonder if they are going to sit by the phone on Monday waiting for your call :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By Happy Hearts
Hurray for you happyface and I wish it was...

Hurray for you happyface

and I wish it was me :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,409
Posted By Happy Hearts
this link doesn't work.... can you repost please?

this link doesn't work.... can you repost please?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By Happy Hearts
I have a 3 1/2 yo dcg that lies sometimes about...

I have a 3 1/2 yo dcg that lies sometimes about washing her hands after using the rest room. I know she didn't because her hands are dry and she can't reach the paper towel. I told her I have eyes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,251
Posted By Happy Hearts
You mean they want to sit in your back yard with...

You mean they want to sit in your back yard with you and hang out while you are caring for their children? Why? Did you ask them why? Because I would really like to know why? That's crazy! Why...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,776
Posted By Happy Hearts
I'm the OP. I've tried to call her 3 times...

I'm the OP. I've tried to call her 3 times already today. Just an answering machine. I think she knows it's me and isn't answering.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,776
Posted By Happy Hearts
I just remembered this..... she doesn't nap him...

I just remembered this..... she doesn't nap him so that he will go to bed at 6:30!!! I couldn't believe it. I couldn't help it, she got my WTF face.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,776
Posted By Happy Hearts
I Thought You Were All Exaggerating.....Until Today

I must admit, I thought that the kids and parents you describe as hard to manage was an exaggeration. But, today I had an interview with a mom and her 3 year old boy. Wow!

He was rude,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,788
Posted By Happy Hearts
Yes, you have the right to your opinions. Have...

Yes, you have the right to your opinions. Have fun paying your fines.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By Happy Hearts
Thanks for all the replies! I think I will wait...

Thanks for all the replies! I think I will wait it out and see if she confronts me. I don't like drama at all.

But, now I feel better prepared. Thanks for your input ladies.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By Happy Hearts
Waiting for the Confrontation

I didn`t want to hijack the Illegal Daycare thread so I thought I`d start this one. A lady in town was running an illegal daycare. She got caught and the authorities went to her house. We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,532
Posted By Happy Hearts
Well, we all know you are unethical.

Well, we all know you are unethical.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,532
Posted By Happy Hearts
Well I stirred the pot. Someone's very mad at me...

Well I stirred the pot. Someone's very mad at me and wrote that everyone should watch their back because I will report them. Made me smile
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,532
Posted By Happy Hearts
If you are unlicensed and legal then I have no...

If you are unlicensed and legal then I have no problem with you having your daycare.... fly at her. BUT, if you are illegal, then I don't care how many credentials you have, how much education you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 23,532
Posted By Happy Hearts
I just posted this on the town's babysitting...

I just posted this on the town's babysitting facebook site. I'm so frustrated with these people too. I hestitated pressing the "enter" key as this is a small town and alot of people know me. But,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By Happy Hearts
Thanks BlackCat. They just started with the rice...

Thanks BlackCat. They just started with the rice table.... I set my phone timer for 30 minutes. I told them that when they hear the duck quack, then they can change activity.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By Happy Hearts
Attention Span of a Gnat!

I have one dcg that wants to change activities every minute! So annoying!

painting, stickers, craft of any kind, story, toy, puzzle.... she wants to move from one activity to the next pronto. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,036
Posted By Happy Hearts
I couldn't bear the crying either; that's why I...

I couldn't bear the crying either; that's why I only do 2 years and up. I really feel for you.

I don't think you need to give a reason.... parents tend to get defensive if it's about their kid. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Happy Hearts
That's weird.... how could they try to pay you? ...

That's weird.... how could they try to pay you? How does that scenario play out? And, why would you refuse payment? I'm very sure you would have taken the payment. Witnesses? I'd ask for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By Happy Hearts
My First Surprise Inspection!

The dog starts barking at the window.... I look up and it's her car. Instantly I scan the room looking if everything is up to par and think about what's in the kitchen sink upstairs.

I go to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-25-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By Happy Hearts
I would definitely have a drink on her and give...

I would definitely have a drink on her and give her a huge cheers!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By Happy Hearts
I Feel So Bad

I feel so bad for the parents when they pick up their daughter. She cries bloody murder and says she doesn't want to go home. Today her mom said she wouldn't come back here if she keeps it up. Mom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-24-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,330
Posted By Happy Hearts
Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,324
Posted By Happy Hearts
Hi, my name is Miss J and I have a scrapbooking...

Hi, my name is Miss J and I have a scrapbooking addiction. My husband is my enabler. My kids are the reason. I have no intention of ever stopping. Bring on the glitter!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,329
Posted By Happy Hearts
Yee Haw!! Party on.....

Yee Haw!! Party on.....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,628
Posted By Happy Hearts
Only first borns get showers?!?!?! How sad. ...

Only first borns get showers?!?!?! How sad. Doesn't make any sense to me. I had showers for all 4 of my children and I appreciated every single one of them.

I had no part in their planning...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,765
Posted By Happy Hearts
People treat you how you let them. I don't think...

People treat you how you let them. I don't think being passive aggressive and saying you're full is the way to go. She wouldn't 'learn' anything from that. She would probably believe you. Then,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,113
Posted By Happy Hearts
They're family.,.... just grin and bear it once...

They're family.,.... just grin and bear it once in a while. BUT, if money is not an issue maybe they can get a motel room?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By Happy Hearts
Mine is "Growing Roots and Spreading Wings." ...

Mine is "Growing Roots and Spreading Wings." Corny, I know!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,311
Posted By Happy Hearts
I have reported two illegal daycares. As far as...

I have reported two illegal daycares. As far as I know, one of them was shut down the next day. Not sure of the other one. I had no problem, guilt, fear, qualms or anxiety AT ALL about reporting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,842
Posted By Happy Hearts
The parents can keep bringing their kids to me if...

The parents can keep bringing their kids to me if they want to but I'll be squirreled away in my scrapbook room when I'm not playing with my grandchildren. :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,304
Posted By Happy Hearts
I just did one too!! Thanks for the idea. The...

I just did one too!! Thanks for the idea. The only fake flowers I had were poinsettias, so those are in there until I can get to the dollar store tomorrow. The kids LOVED it!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,480
Posted By Happy Hearts
ahem.... I'm in my 50's and I can figure out most...

ahem.... I'm in my 50's and I can figure out most things.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,384
Posted By Happy Hearts
Don't judge me but.... I really don't want to...

Don't judge me but.... I really don't want to chit chat with the parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,384
Posted By Happy Hearts
I always blame the dog.... he's always right...

I always blame the dog.... he's always right beside me so it's easy to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,763
Posted By Happy Hearts
I have no wish to do any transporting, ever. I'm...

I have no wish to do any transporting, ever. I'm a home bunny.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,763
Posted By Happy Hearts
Oh yes, I'm sure. I have a spotless reputation...

Oh yes, I'm sure. I have a spotless reputation and am very respected and liked in my town. I heard it so many times even when I was trying to sell my house. Even the realtors call my house...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By Happy Hearts
Ode to Day Care Little children come to me for...

Ode to Day Care
Little children come to me for hugs and books and such
I care for all their simple needs and I also fix them lunch.
I pick up toys, I mop their spills and often dry their tears.
I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,592
Posted By Happy Hearts
You deserve cheesecake after all of that! Maybe...

You deserve cheesecake after all of that! Maybe TWO pieces!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,834
Posted By Happy Hearts
Good for you!! happyface

Good for you!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,763
Posted By Happy Hearts
Six Minutes is Too Long To Drive

My home daycare is eight kilometers from town (population 4000)..... six minutes.... two songs! But, alot of potential customers don't want the drive to bring their kids here or even come have a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,716
Posted By Happy Hearts
Do not feed the troll.

Do not feed the troll.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,044
Posted By Happy Hearts
I don't care, either, about whether the parent/s...

I don't care, either, about whether the parent/s are working or not. As long as they can be reached by phone and pay me on time, I'm ok with whatever they're doing.

I am not the parent police. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,390
Posted By Happy Hearts
How odd!! Just don't check in any more. Simple...

How odd!! Just don't check in any more. Simple as that.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,628
Posted By Happy Hearts
I personally don't give a hoot what parents are...

I personally don't give a hoot what parents are doing during their contracted hours. They even have no problem telling me about their bike rides, lunch dates and getting their hair done. I smile,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,757
Posted By Happy Hearts
I'm the OP. I have experience caring for special...

I'm the OP. I have experience caring for special needs children. I have a child with Cerebral Palsy (she's 20 now) and have worked with special needs children of all kinds (even behaviour which is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,757
Posted By Happy Hearts
How could you possibly read my post and think I...

How could you possibly read my post and think I was judging the child?!?!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,757
Posted By Happy Hearts
That's it exactly!!

That's it exactly!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,757
Posted By Happy Hearts
Do You State The Obvious?

I had an interview last week with a potential dcb and both his parents. We had a short phone interview prior and nothing was mentioned about his special needs.

They enter the daycare and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,307
Posted By Happy Hearts
Great work, Marina. However, I must mention that...

Great work, Marina. However, I must mention that you have 'piece of mind' in your ad. It should be 'peace of mind'. Normally I wouldn't mention it, but, as it is an advertisement, it is an error...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,109
Posted By Happy Hearts
I never stress about Christmas any more. NOTHING...

I never stress about Christmas any more. NOTHING has to be perfect. Everyone will either love their gift or hate it or plan to regift it next year. Everyone will be full after Christmas dinner; if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-13-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,435
Posted By Happy Hearts
My cryer took an extra step today to get...

My cryer took an extra step today to get attention while she was sitting in the snow crying for attention. She was upset because dcb abandoned her and the sled they were playing with together when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Happy Hearts
Just Try It!

I am so frustrated with dcg. She won't try anything and comments that it's yucky. Today we had leftover chicken tetrazinni, so scrumptiously yummy comfort food. She had a fit and refused to even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-12-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Happy Hearts
We are not allowed to use food (or candy) as a...

We are not allowed to use food (or candy) as a reward or punishment for anything. I totally agree with this philosophy.

IMHO, going potty is a natural function that requires no reward save an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,374
Posted By Happy Hearts
Selected mutism, hmmmm..... I think I have...

Selected mutism, hmmmm..... I think I have suffered that a few times in my twenty five years of marriage.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,260
Posted By Happy Hearts
Today I saw him making a snow angel on spilled...

Today I saw him making a snow angel on spilled salt on the counter
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-07-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,042
Posted By Happy Hearts
Great job! I'm going to post a link on my...

Great job! I'm going to post a link on my Facebook page!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-06-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,185
Posted By Happy Hearts
I totally get it!!

I totally get it!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Happy Hearts
okay this just happened. I brought out the water...

okay this just happened. I brought out the water bin filled with water beads. They play happily until she dips her foot in the water. Warning number one. Then she proceeds to break the water...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By Happy Hearts
Reverse Psychology from a 3 year old!!

I have a very stubborn just-turned-3 year old. She hates sharing and wants every toy the other child is playing with. When I tell her to play with something else or just continue playing with what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-30-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By Happy Hearts
I think she said sometime in March

I think she said sometime in March
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,153
Posted By Happy Hearts
{{{ hug }}}

{{{ hug }}}
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,576
Posted By Happy Hearts
Rude Awakening!!

I am in the process of stowing away all of the toys!!! Each set gets a basket and is being put away high!! All big toys (one piece) will be within reach.

Play kitchen stuff (I have lots) will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,534
Posted By Happy Hearts
Awww, I feel for you. If you don't need the...

Awww, I feel for you. If you don't need the money all that bad, why don't you get a fun job? Maybe Starbucks? lol Or, you could find something mindless to do like retail where you can talk to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
Posted By Happy Hearts
Devil here: Why pay so much more overhead?

Devil here: Why pay so much more overhead?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-23-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,420
Posted By Happy Hearts
If You Had To Give Yourself A Nameplate, What Would It Say?

Today mine would say Toy Picker Upper
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-21-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,533
Posted By Happy Hearts
Dear OP: I feel your angst. Here's a laugh for...

Dear OP: I feel your angst. Here's a laugh for you:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj112/ShKiKeRe/jackass.jpg
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By Happy Hearts
Just tell her that you have already made plans. ...

Just tell her that you have already made plans. She doesn't have to know that your plans include a nap for yourself!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By Happy Hearts
What do you mean by 'not attached'? Does it mean...

What do you mean by 'not attached'? Does it mean you have to leave the building to find a bathroom? Or, is the bathroom far away down a long hallway?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By Happy Hearts
I beg to differ.....I have a son who is 29...

I beg to differ.....I have a son who is 29 (thirty next month) and I would never interfere with his and his wife's decisions.

I and my friends, who are the same age as I am, would never even...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,078
Posted By Happy Hearts
What do you mean? There's no Santa?!?! :confused:

What do you mean? There's no Santa?!?! :confused:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,962
Posted By Happy Hearts
Pinterest Advice: Organize and build/name your...

Pinterest Advice: Organize and build/name your boards right away. Otherwise, you'll waste a lot of time re-organizing afterwards. If you're OCD, you may want to alphabetize them, too!

They...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,150
Posted By Happy Hearts
I'm so glad!!! Did you get to talk to Judge ****...

I'm so glad!!! Did you get to talk to Judge **** afterwards?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,541
Posted By Happy Hearts
check the under/between the couch cushions.... I...

check the under/between the couch cushions.... I find them there all the time!

Sorry you had to go through that, Dave. People suck sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-09-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 922
Posted By Happy Hearts
That's fabulous!!

That's fabulous!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,699
Posted By Happy Hearts
I have 6 stackable cots. They're great!

I have 6 stackable cots. They're great!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By Happy Hearts
I don't think it's the other parents' business...

I don't think it's the other parents' business whether other children were out sick or not. The only attendance they should be worried about is their own child's in my opinion. If it's in your...
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