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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I thought as long as it was filled in before the...

I thought as long as it was filled in before the meal I was good. Why does Friday have to be decided and filled out by Monday morning?!?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Yes, I have done this and had no problems.

Yes, I have done this and had no problems.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Cycle Menu Annoyance

I decided to try cycle menus. I made four weeks menus and I planned on having a master copy. Some of the meals say "fruit" or "veggie." I was going to fill in what fruit or veggie we would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,088
Posted By crazydaycarelady
My Feelings Were Kinda Hurt

I have had family for 3 years. They had twins that I am getting on Feb 22nd. I have not met the twins yet. They were in the NICU, so I didn't go to the hospital. Apparently they had two "parties"...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2016, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 959
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I wouldn't tell the parents, no reason to.

I wouldn't tell the parents, no reason to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I'll usually offer advice once, if I have any. ...

I'll usually offer advice once, if I have any. After that I just consider it whining on the parents part.

I have an 11mo still getting up 2-4 times per night. At first I was trying to keep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Will you be able to fill the spots soon or do you...

Will you be able to fill the spots soon or do you think it could take awhile? I like the compromise 10 hour per week idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2016, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Haha.......you are probably right! They would...

Haha.......you are probably right! They would drive into the sign in no time. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,231
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Where do you get a new PnP for $30? They are...

Where do you get a new PnP for $30?

They are hard to clean but I use a separate PnP for each child. Id on' have money to buy or room to keep a bunch of wooden cribs.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-04-2016, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By crazydaycarelady
This Would Be So Funny!

Hubby bought this sign. He plans to refurbish the lights and then rent it out. What if I used it though? "Tuition Due" "Stay off the grass" The uses are endless! LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,749
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I have gotten this too. You could send her a text...

I have gotten this too. You could send her a text picture of her daughter having fun minutes after you leave and tell her it is all a show, just for her!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,095
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I think the OP has a problem with the wording. I...

I think the OP has a problem with the wording. I doubt she "refused" to supervise, she was just upstairs, and "came back later" does make it seem like she left the house.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I love that you do this also - it teaches the...

I love that you do this also - it teaches the kids so much!

I do something similar with the kids every year around the holidays. One year we made and sold dog biscuits and then donated the money...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,635
Posted By crazydaycarelady
If I have extras I usually give them to another...

If I have extras I usually give them to another dcparent with a child the age that can use them. They always appreciate it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,064
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I don't dislike any of my dcparents. Sometimes I...

I don't dislike any of my dcparents. Sometimes I think they do goofy things and question their decisions (but never say anything) but overall I like them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By crazydaycarelady
They talked and apparently the bittens mom would...

They talked and apparently the bittens mom would like for me to call the biters mom the next time she bites and have her come to my house and deal with her child. I think this seems ridiculous...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,148
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Do you always call to verify? I have never done...

Do you always call to verify? I have never done that before. If you do not go to the same bank I bet she figured it would take 2 days for your check to get to her bank and hopefully she plans on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-01-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By crazydaycarelady
This Is a New Situation for Me

I have a biter. She is 20 months old and has been randomly biting kids for probably 4 months now. She has bitten most of the kids once but this one particular 8mo baby she has bitten three times,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,156
Posted By crazydaycarelady
If that works better for your group then I would...

If that works better for your group then I would do it. The parents would probably like it too because the kids will most likely go to bed better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,722
Posted By crazydaycarelady
ALL The Tricks Parents Use To Avoid Paying For Daycare

There is the "send the grandparents to pick up" when payment is due trick.

The ever popular "forgot the checkbook" trick.

Todays trick is the "just don't show up" the last day before you leave...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,721
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I have no words of advice. I would be devastated...

I have no words of advice. I would be devastated as I am sure you are. You are in my thoughts Meeko. (((HUGS)))
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Bwahahahaha :lol::lol:

Bwahahahaha :lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,997
Posted By crazydaycarelady
This mom is totally blowing smoke. I had a child...

This mom is totally blowing smoke. I had a child with a real peanut allergy and if he ingested peanuts (which I witnessed once) he INSTANTLY had a reaction, his throat began to swell, and he would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Oh I wasn't clear. The wedding is in 2 weeks and...

Oh I wasn't clear. The wedding is in 2 weeks and she wants to spend the next 2 weeks adjusting his schedule so that for 1 day, the wedding day, he'll be bright eyed and bushy tailed for the photo...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,007
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Sprinkler heads every freaking year! Our cars...

Sprinkler heads every freaking year! Our cars that they have ran into. Toilet that dcb flushed baby wipes down.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,736
Posted By crazydaycarelady
DCM Wants Me to Switch Almost 2yo Nap From After Lunch to 10am!

The parents are getting married in 2 weeks and the wedding photos will be during naptime, so she wants to change dcboys nap schedule so he'll be awake during the pictures. How does she think he will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,930
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I think it is a nice idea and if you want to do...

I think it is a nice idea and if you want to do it then do it!

I am jealous that the parents get to be out in the world and getting a coffee in the morning. A lot of times I will buy a caramel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,248
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I have a dcm who puts sunscreen on before she...

I have a dcm who puts sunscreen on before she drops her child off. I still slather that child up anyway when I do all of the other kids so I can be sure.

Sunscreen is considered a OTC medication...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I know the picture is no help but I couldn't...

I know the picture is no help but I couldn't resist!

I would start having a list of things she can do as your assistant and hand it to her when she walks in. Things that keep her out of your hair...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,551
Posted By crazydaycarelady
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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,818
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I think fb stalking is pretty common these days...

I think fb stalking is pretty common these days and her contacting dcm is not really any different than two aquaintances realizing they have a mutual interest and talking. She probably didn't want...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,248
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Another thing I find fault with the daycare is...

Another thing I find fault with the daycare is keeping the kids out for so long that they got these kinds of burns. In that heat at a water park, I still don't think they should have been out for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,248
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I find it odd that none of the other kids were...

I find it odd that none of the other kids were sunburned. If the other kids supposedly listened and didn't take their clothes off, they still would have been burned on arms, neck, face, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,248
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Have You Guy Seen This? Sunburn At Daycare - Just Horrible

http://www.buzzfeed.com/carolinekee/graphic-sunburns

I would be suing this daycare. There is NO excuse, just none.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,355
Posted By crazydaycarelady
If you can fill the spots then yeah - I'd move...

If you can fill the spots then yeah - I'd move along.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,860
Posted By crazydaycarelady
YES! I am so over making meals! I am envious of...

YES! I am so over making meals! I am envious of centers where they have a cook and the food just arrives to the classrooms. Sometimes I just want to toss a loaf of bread into the room and yell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By crazydaycarelady
They are giving the 2yo coffee, on the way to my house!!

Dcd had mentioned it once before but I thought surely I heard wrong, but then last week dcm mentioned it also. They give dcb half milk and half coffee. "He loves it!"

I am contemplating giving...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,496
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I Don't Know Who to Believe With This Family

Dcfamily has a 2yo and is expecting twins. Dcm keeps talking like the twins will be coming here in February. Dcd has said he does not think so, because it would be crazy to have 3 kids, work FT and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-22-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,972
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Knowing that the owner of a diner won't put up...

Knowing that the owner of a diner won't put up with crap from kids makes me more likely to go there. Hubby and I have had many meals turn unpleasant by other people and their rude children. A...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,965
Posted By crazydaycarelady
So I let the girl take a nap on Thursday, her...

So I let the girl take a nap on Thursday, her last day of the week. Today dcm said "no nap" because she didn't g to bed well, and also the dcgirls tv/screen privleges had been taken away for not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By crazydaycarelady
That line, and the way it is written, is a turn...

That line, and the way it is written, is a turn off to me also.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,016
Posted By crazydaycarelady
No, that is a good thing to have in there! In...

No, that is a good thing to have in there! In fact I may add it in. I had a friend who started a baby and found out on the first day that the mom neglected to mention the had had a giant puffy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,965
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Dcmom is doing it. Drop off is 8:30-9:00 and...

Dcmom is doing it. Drop off is 8:30-9:00 and pick up is 5:00-5:30. I think dcg probably does "need" it but only because she doesn't have a nap. Dcm is single so I think she is wanting the me time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,965
Posted By crazydaycarelady
DCmom is Putting 4yo to Bed at 6pm!

She has of course not been wanting me to lay dcg down for a nap. I usually work with people on this and have any non-napping kids watch a movie, after they have been threatened that any...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,016
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Dodged bullet - blessing in disguise.

Dodged bullet - blessing in disguise.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,355
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I have this in my contract.

I have this in my contract.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 18,016
Posted By crazydaycarelady
One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that if...

One thing that hasn't been mentioned is that if the child is severly allergic to peanuts you would have to be trained or taught how to use an epi pen. Just one more inconvenience.

I had a kid with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,117
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I think for the most part if you are running a...

I think for the most part if you are running a good business people can differentiate between that and a gossip monger. However, after doing this for 24 years I do know that your demeanor and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By crazydaycarelady
My printer isn't working and I can't figure out...

My printer isn't working and I can't figure out what is wrong. It makes copies though!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Besides Funshine Express, where to buy coloring page

I love the Funshine Express ones. I like how they give you 8 copies of each. But they only have a combo spring/summer available right now. I don't want to buy St Patricks and Easter coloring...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Need Advice - Food Issue

I have written about this family before. Child is 2 1/2, I'm pretty sure he is on the spectrum, eats well here but not home. He hasn't gained weight in 6 months so the Doc recommended Pedia-Sure. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,492
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I agree! I am a fan of the regular old bottle. ...

I agree! I am a fan of the regular old bottle. Three pieces - the bottle, the ring, and the nipple. That's it! They worked great!

The baby using the Tommee Timppe - I have to change her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Is there standing water at the splash pad? Ours...

Is there standing water at the splash pad? Ours don't have any standing water.

I have never understood this either. If you trust me to watch your kids, then you trust me to watch your kids, no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,492
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Parents Wanting to Facetime, and another Rant

First rant is these Tommee Tippee bottles. Looks at all of the pieces! Two of them have to be cleaned with a Q-tip! Who has the time? Not me and I doubt most new mothers either. The WORST...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I would probably give it a try and see how it...

I would probably give it a try and see how it goes. It might be just fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,151
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I haven't gotten mine yet - maybe today. I had...

I haven't gotten mine yet - maybe today. I had given up on it. That IS a nice freebie. If you do want Boogie Wipes they have a nice teacher pack on their website. It is cheaper and you get all of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-02-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,513
Posted By crazydaycarelady
This presenter is another in a long line of...

This presenter is another in a long line of people telling us how to do our job who have never done our job!


I do my menus, add pictures of the kids so the parents can see them, etc. during the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,061
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I have this too but have always attributed it to...

I have this too but have always attributed it to the fact that we live under cloudy skies all winter. It usually clears itself in spring. I multi-vitamin would probably really help you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-27-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By crazydaycarelady
WOW Blackcat - 12 kids? Can or are any of those...

WOW Blackcat - 12 kids? Can or are any of those infants? We are only allowed 6 per adult here. I have 12 also but have to have a helper. I would prefer not to have a helper. I think things...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,533
Posted By crazydaycarelady
How long have you been in business? I get all of...

How long have you been in business? I get all of my clients though word of mouth.

Some ideas though:
~ offer a free day or week or cetain amount off of tuition to current clients if they refer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,773
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I'm not quite sure I understand but it is none of...

I'm not quite sure I understand but it is none of anyone's business what you do on days you have not obligated yourself to care for children. Have them off and use your personal days for days when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,606
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I didn't take it wrong Thrifty - just wanted to...

I didn't take it wrong Thrifty - just wanted to clarify. I don't think I would do for a new family but they are long time. The baby IS getting better too.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,606
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Just to clarify - no baby is being abused or...

Just to clarify - no baby is being abused or going unfed at my house. I AM feeding this baby. I hold the bottle in her mouth and the milk drips in and she gulps it. She is not sucking though and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I guess I expected her to let the dad or...

I guess I expected her to let the dad or grandparents give the baby a bottle. We DID discuss it a couple of months before the baby started. I think she is enjoying being the only one who can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Last week was her first week back to work. I...

Last week was her first week back to work. I know she was NOT looking forward to it. She also said her hubby has not caught on yet to multi-tasking with 3 kids. Maybe she is just frustrated.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Please Discuss Other Issues with Non Bottle Taking Baby

I have had this family for 4+ years. This is their 3rd child they have had ith me since infancy and they have been a pretty good family up to this point. I am not sure what has happened though.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,606
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I've have never required that they show me...

I've have never required that they show me before. It used to be enough to discuss it before the first day, they always cared enough to get the baby used to a bottle. I told dcm tonight that it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Yes, that is just it, the single card is being...

Yes, that is just it, the single card is being played.

I agree with Thrifty though. I used to have 3 kids under 4yo. I did daycare all day and my hubby left for work at 4:00pm leaving me a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,606
Posted By crazydaycarelady
FYI - I started two new 3mos last week, both...

FYI - I started two new 3mos last week, both breastfed. One is used to a bottle and one is not. Obviously one is a delight and one is not. I feel like the dcm set us up for a miserable time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,606
Posted By crazydaycarelady
What Is Up With Breastfeeding DCMs Not Getting Their Baby Used To A Bottle?

I ask every one of them to PLEASE get baby used to a bottle before they start care, but they never do. It is a pain for me, and I realize now that they just don't care if it is a pain for me, but it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,065
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I would totally tell the parents you got a grant!

I would totally tell the parents you got a grant!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,665
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I Need Some Backbone

I watch 4yo dcg four days per week but only 2 of those days is she here at naptime. She is a very active (possibly ADHD imho) buzzing bee of a girl. I keep her up on those two days and she does not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,893
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I don't think Tylenol puts kids to sleep either. ...

I don't think Tylenol puts kids to sleep either. Maybe he slept so well because he hadn't slept well for the couple of days prior.

If you talk to her maybe express how routines and schedules are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,488
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Is this the first bruise he has had in the 7...

Is this the first bruise he has had in the 7 months you have had him?

Some of my kids have 10 bruises on their leg at the same time. I'd probably just stick it out and then be done with them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,032
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I had an older brother that used to pick up his...

I had an older brother that used to pick up his two younger siblings on occasion. I did not have a problem with it. That is what worked best for the family on those days and he was on the pick up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,872
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I think you definitely need to provide meals. ...

I think you definitely need to provide meals. Parents just don't want the additional hassle. If your wife gets on the food program she can probably claim the meals she feeds your own kids.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By crazydaycarelady
No. If I terminate a family (really have only...

No. If I terminate a family (really have only done this 2-3 times in 23 years) I hope to never see them again! LOL
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,622
Posted By crazydaycarelady
If she doesn't want to leave it you could always...

If she doesn't want to leave it you could always tell her to apply it before he comes, and then you will call her to come reapply during the day if needed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,570
Posted By crazydaycarelady
3 kids for 8 hours per day for 5 days would be...

3 kids for 8 hours per day for 5 days would be $450 at my place. $175 seems pretty reasonable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I have done it in the past for personal friends...

I have done it in the past for personal friends that were running for office.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,629
Posted By crazydaycarelady
ITA! It is just one more thing to remember, for...

ITA! It is just one more thing to remember, for me and the parents, and I think we would all rather just not. Plus I have seen how the kids treat my books if I let them, laying them on the floor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By crazydaycarelady
She said it more like I needed to do something to...

She said it more like I needed to do something to make is safer. What am I going to do - dry the grass with towels? *smh
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,428
Posted By crazydaycarelady
If I could swear on this site I would be right now!

Dcm slipped on the wet grass and hurt her knee. She was cutting across the yard instead of walking an extra 15 feet and using the sidewalk provided. The grass was wet from dew and the yard is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,357
Posted By crazydaycarelady
One time I actually knew the second I opened the...

One time I actually knew the second I opened the door that it was not going to work but I proceeded with the interview anyway. In a perfect world I would have just said "Yeah, this is no-go....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,462
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I go when I need to go. The bathroom is right...

I go when I need to go. The bathroom is right next to the dc room. I close the door and usually spend the whole time saying "Don't open the door" and "Stay away from the door," but you gotta do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By crazydaycarelady
That is actually where I am at now! I do take...

That is actually where I am at now! I do take Fridays off in the summer BUT the dentist isn't open on Fridays.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,458
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Does Anyone Else Get Immensely Stressed If They Have To Leave The House

I broke a tooth and the only appointment available was at 3:00, right when the kids get up, have snack etc. My assistant couldn't be here yesterday so I got 2 other subs (hubby and mom.) They are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,569
Posted By crazydaycarelady
When my kids were younger I would do everything...

When my kids were younger I would do everything in my power to get them out of the house during a tour or have hubby watching them upstairs!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I have had to tell parents before that pick-ups...

I have had to tell parents before that pick-ups and drop-offs need to be limited to 10 minutes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,521
Posted By crazydaycarelady
At 3yo I would think he could get himself dressed...

At 3yo I would think he could get himself dressed for the most part? I probably wouldn't have said anything and just had the kid stat dressing himself.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,207
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I have a good-bye routine I do each day with the...

I have a good-bye routine I do each day with the kids. It is a high five and then a knucks and we say good-bye. If the parents don't "get it" I say something like "Hey so and so, do you think you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,215
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I use peppermint oil mixed with water in a spray...

I use peppermint oil mixed with water in a spray bottle as a cleaner that makes the house smell great. Lavender before bed and sometimes I sniff grapefruit oil to cut cravings. I want to get some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,132
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Fibbers

I have a 2 1/2 yo dcg. Her mom came in today and told me that dcg told her that she was getting off of her nap mat so I put the baby gate around her. It is actually a good idea but dcg has not been...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By crazydaycarelady
This is actually the first time anyone has ran...

This is actually the first time anyone has ran into the gate. But the gate was put up to prevent them running into everything else, so I knew it would happen eventually.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Crimeny! Why have I never thought of this...

Crimeny! Why have I never thought of this before?? What a good idea!

If anyone looks shady I do have my hubby run a records check at work, but due to my area my clients are usually pretty top...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Well, As Predicted, It Happened!

Someone ran into the gate!

It was a dckids grandma! She hollered out to my ds to let her know if she needed to pay damage and drove off.

I have never felt this way before but recently I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,525
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I leave them up now because I have the room but I...

I leave them up now because I have the room but I used to put them down when I used our bedrooms. They are a pain either way.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 837
Posted By crazydaycarelady
I got 500 cards about 10 years ago and STILL have...

I got 500 cards about 10 years ago and STILL have a lot of them. I probably should get new since I have crossed out my home phone when we got rid of it and changed email address.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,862
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Would You Complain If Your Licensor Was A Total B?

She has always been a snippy little B imho but....

I am in the process of getting a new assistant who is already working at another dc, so should be all ready to go as far as paperwork. I called...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 768
Posted By crazydaycarelady
Need advice for 4yo with attitude

Just turned 4yo dcb comes in being carried by his mom, packing a blanket and various toys and whining 5 days per week. He always asks if A or B is going to be here because he really only likes to...
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