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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,529
Posted By bunnyslippers
I thought I got kicked out! Phew....

I thought I got kicked out! Phew....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By bunnyslippers
Checking In!

Hi Everyone ~

I am just checking in with all of you. I have started my new job, and I LOVE IT!!!! I am teaching in a huge inner-city public school, in a special needs autism preschool. I am the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,018
Posted By bunnyslippers
I used it for a few years. As I am now packing...

I used it for a few years. As I am now packing up my daycare, I am realizing just how many of the crafts I wasted because there were just too many steps or they looked to "pre-packaged" for my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By bunnyslippers
We found him! He climbed into the bathroom...

We found him! He climbed into the bathroom vanity drawer!

He is very sweet, and has been named Zac Black (he is, obviously, black...and we are big Zac Brown Band fans around here).

Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,717
Posted By bunnyslippers
Question for Cat People....

We just brought home a new kitten. The little bugger has completely disappeared! We have looked in every nook and cranny of this house, and he is no where to be found! He has only been here for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,858
Posted By bunnyslippers
That stinks! When I was a public school teacher,...

That stinks! When I was a public school teacher, I had a parent post something on Facebook about her autistic son coming home from school with scrapes and bruises. My superintendent saw it, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,008
Posted By bunnyslippers
I would suggest reviewing a developmental...

I would suggest reviewing a developmental checklist with the mom, and see if she is aware of his developmental gaps. She should have him evaluated by the school system - he would probably qualify...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,958
Posted By bunnyslippers
What wonderful news! I am praying you both have...

What wonderful news! I am praying you both have a fast and speedy recovery and get home soon. Enjoy every second. There is no better feeling than those first few weeks of bliss with a newborn...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,841
Posted By bunnyslippers
I had this same situation, and I chose to send my...

I had this same situation, and I chose to send my 4 year old to preschool M-F, from 9-12:00 each day. I was fortunate that my husband had the flexibility to drive him to and from each day, since his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,232
Posted By bunnyslippers
I would say it is likely they picked up a bug at...

I would say it is likely they picked up a bug at the playplace...those places are germ factories! Not your fault...it happens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By bunnyslippers
Did You Hear That?!??!

It was just the champagne popping open as I closed my door behind the last kiddo to leave! Hurray! I am done, my house is ALL mine again, I got some great parting gifts, and I am starting the next...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By bunnyslippers
Sure, I have been doing the daycare for 5 years. ...

Sure, I have been doing the daycare for 5 years. I always intended to do it for just five years, until my youngest baby was ready for preschool. It has been great, but I am so happy for the change!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By bunnyslippers
HA HA HA!!!!! Love the bottom pair...I could rock...

HA HA HA!!!!! Love the bottom pair...I could rock those out ~
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,921
Posted By bunnyslippers
I wouldn't give any reasons for the increase at...

I wouldn't give any reasons for the increase at all. If you explain that you are raising costs b/c you are adding in more services (like organic meals) you are opening yourself up to the argument...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By bunnyslippers
No tugs for me! I am still going to teach, just...

No tugs for me! I am still going to teach, just in a public school....with a principal, co-workers, sick time, paid vacation time, lunch breaks....shoes...Can't WAIT!!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-21-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By bunnyslippers
Last Lunch and Nap Prep EVER!!!!!!!

Just finished cleaning up my last lunch for the daycare EVER! I have 2 more hours until I am FREE for the whole summer! I can't even believe I am done doing daycare forever!!!!!

WOOOOOO...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By bunnyslippers
AND, I just got a call that two of my kiddos...

AND, I just got a call that two of my kiddos aren't coming tomorrow! So I only have 4 kids, and one of them is mine! Happy Me Dance!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-20-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,442
Posted By bunnyslippers
One More Day!!!!!!

At 4:00 tomorrow, I am closing my daycare forever! I am so over the moon excited!!!!!! My house will be mine again!!!! I have the whole summer off, and start teaching again in the fall.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-18-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By bunnyslippers
This is something we all struggle with, and can...

This is something we all struggle with, and can only get better if you get tough.

Do you operate on contracted hours? If not, I would highly suggest the switch!

As for the mom that showed up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-14-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,958
Posted By bunnyslippers
I would not refuse a child into care because of...

I would not refuse a child into care because of his name, unless it was something blatantly offensive. There is a family who named their child Adolf Hitler. Now that is a child I would turn away,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By bunnyslippers
My first son was on a strict feeding schedule the...

My first son was on a strict feeding schedule the first 6 months of his little life. He had pyloric stenosis, and we had to keep to a strict schedule in order to monitor is intake (and subsequent...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By bunnyslippers
I do not open without power. I require payment...

I do not open without power. I require payment anyway, as it is out of my control. My fire alarms are all hard wired into my home, so without power I do not feel safe operating. I also just feel...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-13-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,605
Posted By bunnyslippers
I do my hair and make-up every day. To help...

I do my hair and make-up every day. To help mornings run smoothly, I lay out everyone's clothes, including my own, the night before. Often I will get ready for the next day's clothes and stuff...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,738
Posted By bunnyslippers
We aren't getting the same crazy storm you are,...

We aren't getting the same crazy storm you are, so I am just doing my regular stuff. My family is going away for the weekend, so excited! We are gong to Story Land and Santa's Village, both in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,688
Posted By bunnyslippers
Well, not you are all dressed and ready. Call a...

Well, not you are all dressed and ready. Call a babysitter for your DS and have your DH take you out for a nice dinner and a glass or six of wine. You deserve it! ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,766
Posted By bunnyslippers
If I am open, parents must pay, regardless of...

If I am open, parents must pay, regardless of attendance. I also take 5 PAID vacation/sick days per year. I think it would be too hard to plan and budget if parents were allowed to pick and choose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,688
Posted By bunnyslippers
I would be mad, but just be gad you found out...

I would be mad, but just be gad you found out BEFORE she enrolled. People just are not nice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By bunnyslippers
Well, once again, I wonder why I even bother to...

Well, once again, I wonder why I even bother to try and teach these little nuggets anything. After I relayed the story to her mom, she responded with her typical, "Awwww, well she is just a baby and...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,964
Posted By bunnyslippers
My goddaughter went to a preschool, and a...

My goddaughter went to a preschool, and a photographer came and took candid photos of the kids throughout the day, as they were playing. She then sent proofs to the parents, with the option to buy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By bunnyslippers
I miswrote that - when I said I asked the little...

I miswrote that - when I said I asked the little group, I didn't mean the young group, I meant the little group that was present when it happened - 3 three year olds and 1 four year old. Thanks for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By bunnyslippers
Lying almost 3 year old - Am I wrong?

So I need some perspective here. I have a child who is almost three, and a bit of a princess. She is very spoiled at home (only child) and I have to admit, she gets on my last nerve lately. So I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,763
Posted By bunnyslippers
Closing, And I Have So Much Stuff!

I am starting to clean out my daycare supplies, because I close down in 8 more days and want to get as much done as I can before the summer vacation begins.

I have only been open for five years,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-11-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,907
Posted By bunnyslippers
I had this happen, and hired an assistant and...

I had this happen, and hired an assistant and took both babies. Both were good families, and I didn't want to lose either one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,543
Posted By bunnyslippers
I would definitely not take these two on. I have...

I would definitely not take these two on. I have a couple of "besties" in my daycare right now, and there have been times that they tagteam me on policies, fees, etc. Since these two are already...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-07-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,671
Posted By bunnyslippers
Good Luck Lindysmiles. Nan, enjoy your last day,...

Good Luck Lindysmiles. Nan, enjoy your last day, and best of luck in your new adventures. I look forward to hearing about both of your success ~

10 more days for me ~ can't WAIT!!!!! Literally...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,587
Posted By bunnyslippers
I would probably still be quivering in the...

I would probably still be quivering in the closet! Glad you were able to keep your head about you, and that all is well. So frightening!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,671
Posted By bunnyslippers
Enjoy!!!! happyface

Enjoy!!!! happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By bunnyslippers
I think it is silly that she won't walk the baby...

I think it is silly that she won't walk the baby over in the rain, and because of weather your day has to start 45 minutes earlier. The fact that you husband drives him to the train is also pretty...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-06-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,671
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am surprised, but happy for you if you think it...

I am surprised, but happy for you if you think it is time to be done. What are your plans for the future? Good luck!lovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,666
Posted By bunnyslippers
I do not acknowledge texts or phone calls after...

I do not acknowledge texts or phone calls after 6:00 pm, unless they are about an illness that requires further clarification (usually me saying "yup, he needs to stay home). I also will not answer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,503
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am not sure you do need to calm down before...

I am not sure you do need to calm down before pick-up! That is completely unacceptable, and I am not sure I would keep that family after something like that! He was at your house, and you weren't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 750
Posted By bunnyslippers
MA Providers Looking for Stuff

I am closing down my daycare in 13 days (but who is counting?!?) and I am selling most of my classroom equipment. I am located in central MA, near Worcester.

I have school tables and chairs,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am right there with you! 14 more days, and...

I am right there with you! 14 more days, and then I am off for the summer, and daycare will be over forever! Hoping to get a teaching job in the fall, in a public school. Anything to be done with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,596
Posted By bunnyslippers
A lot of preschools work this way. They charge a...

A lot of preschools work this way. They charge a flat fee for 10 months, and most of them consider the first week in June to be the end of the school year. It is pretty stinky to pay for a whole...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By bunnyslippers
I follow the school calendar. Any days that...

I follow the school calendar. Any days that teachers DO NOT have to report to work, I do not charge. I am allowed, by contract, up to 5 additional PAID days off per school year, that I use at my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By bunnyslippers
This, 100%! My kids (two boys) know that we can...

This, 100%! My kids (two boys) know that we can be "crazy" when daycare and school is over, but never before. My two sons and their dad have their physical bonkers time every night, while I sit...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,671
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am going back to my old teaching life in public...

I am going back to my old teaching life in public school (I hope). My youngest is ready for preschool, so I am looking forward to a change up. I am very excited, but the logistics are tricky. I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,414
Posted By bunnyslippers
I think this whole thread is probably one of the...

I think this whole thread is probably one of the main reasons I am packing it in this year. I have never been great at treating my own kids like the other daycare kids. My daycare is in our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,414
Posted By bunnyslippers
I don't want you to go to that grumpy space! You...

I don't want you to go to that grumpy space! You and your children can have nice stuff ~ you just need to figure out what the limits will be with the daycare kids. I am sorry you are torn, but you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,414
Posted By bunnyslippers
I have always allowed special for my kids in my...

I have always allowed special for my kids in my child care. This is their home, and their toys are their toys. I have also always let my kids have their toys be off-limits to daycare kids.

I see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,969
Posted By bunnyslippers
I think I would keep handling it as you have...

I think I would keep handling it as you have been. The next time you get the stink eye, I would probably point it out.

"I see from your look that you are wondering what happened. Well, I told DCB...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,671
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am going back to teaching in a public school...

I am going back to teaching in a public school (going through the interview process right now). I was an Autism Specialist and Integrated Preschool Teacher before I started daycare five years ago. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-30-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By bunnyslippers
School Just Called

I have to go pick up my son. This is when this job becomes over the moon stressful! I have a five year old at school sick, I work here alone with 6 kids,
and my husband is an hour away!!!!!! ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,061
Posted By bunnyslippers
[I[/I] I used to have a mother that would sit...

[I[/I]
I used to have a mother that would sit in my driveway for 30-45 minutes on the phone at pick-up. I would walk out the her window and knock on it, every time. Baffling!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,671
Posted By bunnyslippers
16 more for me!!!!!

16 more for me!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,061
Posted By bunnyslippers
Another favorite, from my prize-winning DCD ~ ...

Another favorite, from my prize-winning DCD ~

"Hey it is DCM's birthday today. If you could have all the kids make her a card that would be great."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,743
Posted By bunnyslippers
I have often told parents, when presented with...

I have often told parents, when presented with the "he is horrible at home" argument, that behavioral changes come in phases. For Ex.

"DCD, it is hard for DCB to hold it together all day at...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,061
Posted By bunnyslippers
1. Please hang up your cell phone and greet me...

1. Please hang up your cell phone and greet me and your child with respect
2. Please do not turn around on out front lawn, as we spend a great deal of time and effort keeping it in good shape
3....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,473
Posted By bunnyslippers
It is that way here, too. The problem is, pretty...

It is that way here, too. The problem is, pretty princess #2 is the other available teacher for his grade level! It is a no-win for me, so I have to just play nice until I close.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By bunnyslippers
I think it is a great idea to donate clothes, and...

I think it is a great idea to donate clothes, and to have your grandkids ask their friends to help. It is so important to realize how fortunate we are, and how quickly your life can change.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,473
Posted By bunnyslippers
Aggravated and Venting

So, my two pretty princess DCMs strolled in my door, together, about 10 minutes late yesterday. No mention of why, no apologies. They KNOW my own son has soccer on Wednesday nights, and they have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By bunnyslippers
Holy Cow - Enough Arguing!!

These kids are nutso today! Everyone is crying, yelling and arguing. They are off the wall. My whiner is extra whiny, my crier is extra cry-ie, and my tantrummer is extra tantrummy. We are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,671
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am done in 22 more days. Yippee!!!

I am done in 22 more days. Yippee!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,312
Posted By bunnyslippers
You sir, are misinformed. I had an incredibly...

You sir, are misinformed. I had an incredibly high-powered career as a school administrator. I gave that career up to open my child care, in order to be home raising my own children. It is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,406
Posted By bunnyslippers
In my state, the licensors pretty religiously...

In my state, the licensors pretty religiously check CL and show up at unlicensed homes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,919
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am sure we would both keep working and pay off...

I am sure we would both keep working and pay off as much of our debt as we could in order to retire later, worry free.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,951
Posted By bunnyslippers
Well, shame on that school psychologist. While...

Well, shame on that school psychologist. While some children have perhaps been misdiagnosed with ODD, it is a very real condition with very real impacts on a child's quality of life. I hate to hear...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By bunnyslippers
I have done lots of things in the past. I love...

I have done lots of things in the past. I love the photo book idea. I also once gave a very special family a personalized snow globe from Things Remembered.

This year, I am giving all of the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,359
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am always upfront right out of the gate about...

I am always upfront right out of the gate about my rates. I figure it is a waste of everyone's time if they don't want to pay what I charge.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,232
Posted By bunnyslippers
You have to do what is best for you. If the...

You have to do what is best for you. If the family doesn't fit, move and start advertising! It is great that you recognized it isn't going to work.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,513
Posted By bunnyslippers
I would not allow it. There is a confidentiality...

I would not allow it. There is a confidentiality issue with the OTHER children in your care. Not to mention, it would just be really awkward and uncomfortable.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,130
Posted By bunnyslippers
This just made me laugh, literally, out loud. ...

This just made me laugh, literally, out loud. ;):):rolleyes::)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By bunnyslippers
We have 26 more school days until we are out for...

We have 26 more school days until we are out for the summer and my daycare is closed forever. I am overjoyed and can't wait for the break in the monotony of every day routines. I can't WAIT to not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,802
Posted By bunnyslippers
And I have a LEAST favorite.

And I have a LEAST favorite.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,638
Posted By bunnyslippers
I sent my older son to a 1/2 day preschool the...

I sent my older son to a 1/2 day preschool the year before kindergarten. My youngest son will be attending a full day preschool in the fall, but I am closing next month. I wouldn't have sent them...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,259
Posted By bunnyslippers
Definitely term now, and absolutely report them. ...

Definitely term now, and absolutely report them. What on Earth is wrong with people? Jeez.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 13,802
Posted By bunnyslippers
Don't judge me, but... I have my three...

Don't judge me, but...

I have my three non-napping dcks watching Peppa Pig while I read the forum. And I don't feel guilty at all!

I also talked on the phone this morning to my bff while the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,671
Posted By bunnyslippers
I have 27 more working days. 4 more Mondays! ...

I have 27 more working days. 4 more Mondays! Can't WAIT!!!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By bunnyslippers
When I first opened, I was open from 6:45-4:30,...

When I first opened, I was open from 6:45-4:30, to accommodate one particular family. I changed my hours to 7:30-4:00 the following year, and that family adapted. It was a life changer!!! I can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 27,605
Posted By bunnyslippers
likethis

likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By bunnyslippers
I love this thread ~ I think it is awesome to...

I love this thread ~ I think it is awesome to hear what areas people think are fun to visit! I have never been to Niagara Falls...and now, I want to go!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2013, 01:16 PM
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Posted By bunnyslippers
Newport Rhode Island is really fun and family...

Newport Rhode Island is really fun and family friendly. There are lots of stores, restaurants, boats, whale watches, beaches, and the famous mansions on Bellevue Avenue that you can tour. There is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,778
Posted By bunnyslippers
Oh, this mom also suggested, after I said no to...

Oh, this mom also suggested, after I said no to the bath, that I let all the kids play with a hose outside. Nope, not going to happen.

She did pick up her son after she ran some errands - about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By bunnyslippers
I love that your husband did that for you! You...

I love that your husband did that for you! You have had a crazy year, and now are home with your family all together. Enjoy this first Mother's Day, and tall yur husband I think he is fabulous!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,778
Posted By bunnyslippers
Poop Accident - Happy Friday!

I just sent a 3.5 year old to the bathroom to take a "potty break." He was in their for a long time, so I checked on him. He had apparently already gone, and then proceeded to still pull down his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,533
Posted By bunnyslippers
I agree that some parents have a hard time...

I agree that some parents have a hard time fitting in outside time with their schedules. In my situation, all of my daycare kids leave by 4:00. Their parents could certainly squeeze in a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,533
Posted By bunnyslippers
The outside comments drive me bonkers!!!!! I...

The outside comments drive me bonkers!!!!! I have one DCM who told me the ONLY thing she cares about during the day is that her child gets outside. I have explained time and again that we go out...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,414
Posted By bunnyslippers
This definitely. I would thank your lucky stars...

This definitely. I would thank your lucky stars you are turning her away ~ this lady would have wanted special all the time!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,431
Posted By bunnyslippers
Well, if you have let other instances go without...

Well, if you have let other instances go without implementing a strike, then I would imagine that is a bit of a gray area. If you now sit down with the mom and explain that the behavior is a concern...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am currently interviewing preschools for my...

I am currently interviewing preschools for my youngest son, and I am a current preschool/daycare provider. I am going back to work in September. I haven't had any resistance to people wanting to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,431
Posted By bunnyslippers
Have you talked with the mom before? If not,...

Have you talked with the mom before? If not, then I would let her know that you are now beginning the 3 strikes program. Document the next three incidents then term.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,265
Posted By bunnyslippers
I am suffering from seasonal allergies for the...

I am suffering from seasonal allergies for the first time ever in my life. I have learned a little bit about it this week. My allergies were so severe that I have now developed a respiratory and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-09-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,706
Posted By bunnyslippers
I do this, too. I can't tell you how many times...

I do this, too. I can't tell you how many times I have parents say, "Good Luck with this one, he never naps." Within a week, I have that same child sleeping for two hours a day, minimum.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,898
Posted By bunnyslippers
Powerball Dreams

:lol: Anyone have any big fantasies for what they would do if you ever won?

I would stay in my little town...just build a bigger house on lots more land, with a pool and a "just in case" shelter....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,146
Posted By bunnyslippers
Please send me the link...I am a bit far away,...

Please send me the link...I am a bit far away, but you never know!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By bunnyslippers
Glad to hear, Willow! I can imagine that she...

Glad to hear, Willow! I can imagine that she only helped an already amazing and caring provider become even MORE amazing!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,131
Posted By bunnyslippers
I had this kid once. It is so frustrating. He...

I had this kid once. It is so frustrating. He once ripped the roof of my swingset for no reason. Just grabbed the edge and tore it! He lost privileges to the swingset for several weeks. As soon...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-08-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,782
Posted By bunnyslippers
I know, I am sorry I just prolonged it. I just...

I know, I am sorry I just prolonged it. I just had a little moment for myself. I won't chime in again and maybe it will go away. ;)
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-08-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 13,782
Posted By bunnyslippers
As much as I want this thread to end, I can't...

As much as I want this thread to end, I can't help but comment on this outrageous statement. We are obligated to uphold our end of the contracted deal. The parents are also required to do the same....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,910
Posted By bunnyslippers
I think it is b/c I am just so done in my...

I think it is b/c I am just so done in my head...I am closing in 31 more work days (but who's counting) and I am just emotionally checked out! I will make the purse cards, and I won't feel guilty...
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