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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By missnikki
Hi Again!

Just dropping by to say hello. I was a member here a while back, and I left 'the biz' in June. I'm in a completely different field now, but I was missing the kids today and thought I'd take a stroll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By missnikki
Thanks peeps! Oh, and Michael, thank you...

Thanks peeps!

Oh, and Michael, thank you especially. Without you, I would have had to kill time on online poker instead of being a little useful and a little goofy on here. Nice site!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-31-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,519
Posted By missnikki
Nice To Have Chatted With All Of You

I am officially retiring from 'the Biz' next Friday. My school is closing, and I am obsolete unless I start a home-based program. That isn't going to happen, as I have a pool instead of a yard, a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,699
Posted By missnikki
Big surprise here, they call me Miss Nikki (even...

Big surprise here, they call me Miss Nikki (even after I got married) because at this school, the teachers are Mr/Mrs LastName, but I wanted a middle ground so I went with first name.

I agree...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 29,831
Posted By missnikki
Thinking out of the box here: What if you...

Thinking out of the box here:

What if you called around to local dentists in your area, and asked them if they would be willing to come and do a 'toothbrushing show' for the kids? You could call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,072
Posted By missnikki
Very true.

Very true.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,072
Posted By missnikki
BTDT. If the parents are receptive to...

BTDT.

If the parents are receptive to 'possible issues' with their kid, you are well on your way. That was the hardest part for me.

She needs an evaluation, by one or more professionals. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,960
Posted By missnikki
If they have a potentially life-threatening or...

If they have a potentially life-threatening or even an emergency room grade allergy or disability, you can bet I'd ask for clarification on things that I would need to know to properly care for him....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,960
Posted By missnikki
Is it just me, or was that the sound of this...

Is it just me, or was that the sound of this wacko's daycare rate going up?:rolleyes: Let her pay for it, one way or another.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By missnikki
It does depend on your state, but your statute of...

It does depend on your state, but your statute of limitations should be at least a year or 2, to allow for things like life to happen to you. You should be fine. Try to claim lost wages, too, if you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By missnikki
OK, to be perfectly honest, I think we are all on...

OK, to be perfectly honest, I think we are all on the same page entirely. Racism is ignorant, yes. This mom was prejudiced, not racist. Pet peeve, I guess.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,708
Posted By missnikki
I keep clicking 'OK', but everyone is still here....

I keep clicking 'OK', but everyone is still here. (joke, peeps)

Good one, Kadiddle!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,648
Posted By missnikki
I would also add to it: "Providing quality,...

I would also add to it:

"Providing quality, loving care to families since 1989 (or whenever)"

AND

"References available upon request- current and previous client testimonials, too!"

To...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,491
Posted By missnikki
I've never had one, but my mom has. She's funny-...

I've never had one, but my mom has. She's funny- She always makes sure her dishes are done, because she says she doesn't want the person cleaning her toilets washing her dishes.

I can understand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By missnikki
That's what I was trying to say, but you nailed...

That's what I was trying to say, but you nailed it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By missnikki
True, they do. But an ignorant person might not...

True, they do. But an ignorant person might not like he strong accent.

Look, I'm not trying to excuse the woman, and I would have felt awkward too for all the reasons many of you have pointed out,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By missnikki
[QUOTE=MamaBear;112233]... I then tell her...

[QUOTE=MamaBear;112233]...
I then tell her "well I'm actually half Mexican & half Scottish... so I guess you scored for half of me"... She was blushing and trying to fix what she said by saying "oh...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By missnikki
Just because she said the word WHITE, look at the...

Just because she said the word WHITE, look at the context. I think you are making it into a racist comment not her. I'll give you that she's ignorant, but this doesn't scream racist to me like it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,847
Posted By missnikki
If this is your only client, I think you could...

If this is your only client, I think you could reason with them by saying "If she falls asleep, I won't wake her because she must need the rest, but I won't force her to sleep." Then CIO is not an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,610
Posted By missnikki
Now I have the theme song from Alice in my head: ...

Now I have the theme song from Alice in my head:

"There's a new girl in town....and she's feeelin' good
Got a smile, got a song for the....neighborhood..."

If that's wrong, sorry...that's how...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,695
Posted By missnikki
off topic, reminded me of something

This reminds me of the time my brother was watching my daughter, she was about 2 and training. He sheepishly told me she had him holding her hand while she tried to potty (he didn't know any better)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By missnikki
Why would it matter to her if she was commenting...

Why would it matter to her if she was commenting on the language barrier? Might you be making it into something it isn't?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By missnikki
I agree, Joyce. I do the 'go wash hands' thing...

I agree, Joyce. I do the 'go wash hands' thing mainly to remind them that they get interrupted when they put their fingers in their mouth.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 05-17-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,600
Posted By missnikki
I say give her the same chance anyone else...

I say give her the same chance anyone else gets....but don't forget that there are plenty of things a person could do on their own time that would have you yank your child if they were the new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By missnikki
How about have a box of wipes, and if you see him...

How about have a box of wipes, and if you see him do it, tell him to go get a wipe and wipe his hands....can get expensive, though.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,610
Posted By missnikki
And I forgot to add, that guy is a real doosh.

And I forgot to add, that guy is a real doosh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,610
Posted By missnikki
I would tell mom: "Is ____ feeling any...

I would tell mom:

"Is ____ feeling any better? I was hoping it wasn't anything too big, since yesterday she was fine one minute and droopydrawers the next. I think I may have upset your BF, he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,731
Posted By missnikki
AMEN sister!

AMEN sister!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By missnikki
Every time I see a finger in a mouth or nose, I...

Every time I see a finger in a mouth or nose, I tell them to go wash hands. EVERY TIME.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,392
Posted By missnikki
Yeah, I think let it go. Think of it this...

Yeah, I think let it go.

Think of it this way: dad took a job knowing your schedule. He didn't ask you first, he just took it. It isn't your responsibility to make sure his new job jives with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,278
Posted By missnikki
What a sad, messed up lady. Whether it is...

What a sad, messed up lady.

Whether it is true or not, I suppose I would tell her point blank, "Look, I need you to know that I do not support abortion. I have been struggling with how to tell...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,154
Posted By missnikki
Thank you for that link...I'm forwarding to my...

Thank you for that link...I'm forwarding to my principal since I put in my notice at this place. :(:(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By missnikki
Oh, how about have them decorate a piece of paper...

Oh, how about have them decorate a piece of paper cut to fit around it, and give as a gift for Father's Day (a pencil holder)?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,701
Posted By missnikki
Fill them with different things and tape...

Fill them with different things and tape parchment paper or plastic on it to cover it, use as drums and rattles for music class.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,067
Posted By missnikki
I tend to do that with salty stuff...at that...

I tend to do that with salty stuff...at that time....you know...

I could take on a bucket of fries, or a whole bag of chips, or a block of cheese on top of that bag of chips. Which is funny...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,675
Posted By missnikki
Was your garage closed or open? Either way, what...

Was your garage closed or open? Either way, what a giant pair on this guy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,327
Posted By missnikki
So how about in ...I dunno...May 2012...we all...

So how about in ...I dunno...May 2012...we all tell our parents we are headed off on vacation... and get on a partyboat to Mexico! We will meet, greet, eat, drink, laugh, dance, swim, tan, maybe...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,654
Posted By missnikki
Politics. Oops, did I say that out loud?

Politics. Oops, did I say that out loud?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,654
Posted By missnikki
Did I write this?!? Seriously, right? I have...

Did I write this?!? Seriously, right?

I have school age kids, and they are giant overgrown toddlers who cannot tie their own shoes -I have a 2nd grader who can't (won't), a few of them can't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,675
Posted By missnikki
Make sure to get his phone number. Call him on...

Make sure to get his phone number. Call him on your cell phone (so you have record) each time she wanders. Tell him "She's out here again, I'm sure glad I saw her this time before she got to Mr....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,716
Posted By missnikki
Yes! Or: "The names of children have been...

Yes! Or:
"The names of children have been changed for their protection. Any policies, pictures, and intellectual web content relating to this site is the property of ____ Daycare, thus duplication...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,346
Posted By missnikki
Hmmm. The PINK one. What if you had tshirts and...

Hmmm. The PINK one. What if you had tshirts and as an activity, tye-died them (or decorated them) for when they play at your house? Then, they can individualize each one to their liking.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,418
Posted By missnikki
nice hot shower??? (in a sheepish voice) :o

nice hot shower??? (in a sheepish voice) :o
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 05-12-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,093
Posted By missnikki
Those are good chapter books. My SA's love things...

Those are good chapter books. My SA's love things like Guinness Book of World Records, Animal Encyclopedias, books about topics (nonfiction) like trucks, bugs, horses, kitties, etc...

Also,:
No,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,346
Posted By missnikki
How has no one said this yet: Get enough...

How has no one said this yet:

Get enough dresses for everyone (thrift store, secondhand, garage sale...whatever) ?

You could then determine if it is a possession of THIS dress or just a chance...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,418
Posted By missnikki
Get it all out of the way now, so when you have...

Get it all out of the way now, so when you have your little one and are needing sleep, you can rest easy and take a nice, hot bath.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,812
Posted By missnikki
Well, this thread has taken a very disturbing...

Well, this thread has taken a very disturbing turn.

Pretty simple, really:
"I don't allow touring of my program during business hours for saftey reasons. I would not accept any child into my care...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,397
Posted By missnikki
You have to talk with her. Not AT her, but work...

You have to talk with her. Not AT her, but work with her. It's an embarassing thing to talk about, so that's how I would approach it:

"This is as frustrating for me as it is embarassing for you,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,397
Posted By missnikki
I don't think it should be written out like that,...

I don't think it should be written out like that, because you aren't willing to term if it isn't carried out.

I would have a very frank and honest discussion with mom (and dad?) about the hygeine...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,087
Posted By missnikki
I would pick her up and put her in bed, no words...

I would pick her up and put her in bed, no words or eye contact each time she did it. She would eventually learn that the next thing that happens when she gets curious is she gets to start over in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,789
Posted By missnikki
I'm so sorry- I just read to the end of page one...

I'm so sorry- I just read to the end of page one and responded...I didn't see there was a page 2, where you addressed this- SORRY!!!!!:o:o:o

And to answer your original question, yesI would expect...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,812
Posted By missnikki
This might be a new wrinkle to the old...

This might be a new wrinkle to the old 'competition provider looking for hints' since you can't prove a new pregnancy. Just a cynical thought.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 05-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,133
Posted By missnikki
What forms are you having them fill out? I assume...

What forms are you having them fill out? I assume you have checked with your state regs to find out what is required- are you planning on being licensed?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,354
Posted By missnikki
This guy riles feathers of all the men, huh?...

This guy riles feathers of all the men, huh? Michael even admitted it. I would be keeping a very close eye on him and be very careful to not give any flirty or suggestive signals In fact I would be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 18,789
Posted By missnikki
First of all, what a huge bummer! I feel for you,...

First of all, what a huge bummer! I feel for you, and I would be livid.

The thing is, I would be livid at myself. I agree that it is not the parents' responsibility to pay. I would hope for an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,354
Posted By missnikki
I'm glad your hubs stepped in and handled it. I...

I'm glad your hubs stepped in and handled it. I was curious what he thought of this guy? Did he make the call because you asked him to, or is he as suspicious as you are?

I hope this guy knocks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2011, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,488
Posted By missnikki
The problem is, if a child has been offered...

The problem is, if a child has been offered PopTarts, then only apples...you have to shove a tootsie roll in them really quick or else they start to cry...and that cramps my style.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,985
Posted By missnikki
How about a sign that says: Responsible dog...

How about a sign that says:

Responsible dog owners welcome.

or

Items left on grass will be returned to your doorstep. This goes for your dog, too.

or
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,806
Posted By missnikki
Why couldn't you be my dad when I was 15? My...

Why couldn't you be my dad when I was 15? My horrible selfish dad raised me to be considerate of those around me...what a complete jerk! I'm with ya!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-30-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,384
Posted By missnikki
I would start by saying, "Just to let you know,...

I would start by saying, "Just to let you know, I'm still going to need payment for Monday of last week. Unfortunately, I can't take it off the bill." (with a smile)

If you feel any friction, just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,583
Posted By missnikki
OK, it must be Friday and I must be done....I...

OK, it must be Friday and I must be done....I read that as 'crabby panties"....

:lol::lol::lol::eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,583
Posted By missnikki
Anyone want some of my popcorn? I made enough for...

Anyone want some of my popcorn? I made enough for all of us. This should be a good show.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By missnikki
did you mean me? I do think so, they don't care...

did you mean me? I do think so, they don't care if it's clean but I do :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,354
Posted By missnikki
Adorable Doll House- One Day Sale

this thing is super cute! (http://kids.woot.com/)

http://sale.images.woot.com/KidKraft_Alexandra_Doll_HouselunStandard.jpg (http://kids.woot.com/)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By missnikki
I have, and I've found that it doesn't erase well...

I have, and I've found that it doesn't erase well so you just hafta clean it often. I used the spraypaint type, and every so often, I just respray it to clean it with the leftover paint in the can.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,123
Posted By missnikki
This story puts things in perspective, doesn't...

This story puts things in perspective, doesn't it?

That's some good news. I pray it keeps on coming!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,590
Posted By missnikki
I think you are right, the long run is what is...

I think you are right, the long run is what is going to get us all through the lean times. If you think full time only is the way to go, pull that trigger soon. And for goodness sakes, no more...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By missnikki
don't forget a clothesline to hang all the wet...

don't forget a clothesline to hang all the wet paintings on to dry, out of the way of little heads walking by.

I would probably suggest that you have a standing-height table, an easel type...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-29-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,911
Posted By missnikki
OK, you beat me down,people...;) I had to...

OK, you beat me down,people...;)

I had to click on it, I was thinking of you catching me and felt so guilty...

but I clicked on the dress pics, and Wowsers! she's gorgeous! He looks a little...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,686
Posted By missnikki
All of the above, PLUS I hope you have late fees...

All of the above, PLUS I hope you have late fees in your contract, too. She will be responsible for those, too, until she is all paid up in full. I'd have her 'tell it to the judge".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,911
Posted By missnikki
A peace offering... Colouring sheets and...

A peace offering...

Colouring sheets and activity printables for the big day
(http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/the_royal_wedding.htm)

:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,911
Posted By missnikki
So true, you said it, times 2

So true, you said it, times 2
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,911
Posted By missnikki
At the risk of threadjacking, I'll be short- ...

At the risk of threadjacking, I'll be short-

I wasn't saying we're bigger and better, or nothing is important outside of the USA. If you knew me, you would know that I'm very interested in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,911
Posted By missnikki
I hope I don't offend anyone, seriously I...

I hope I don't offend anyone, seriously I don't...but I feel compelled to say the following:

I am an American Patriot.
I am worried for my country.
I am ashamed of certain aspects of our...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,884
Posted By missnikki
Isn't it crazy what goes on behind the scenes?...

Isn't it crazy what goes on behind the scenes? That websites require so much 'food and water'? I try not to take things for granted, and I'll be adding Michael to the list of things I am grateful...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By missnikki
Depends on the type of marker. On the painted...

Depends on the type of marker. On the painted stuff, I would try soapy water, then magic eraser, then paint. On the varnished wood, you might try those things, but ultimately you may be sanding it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,257
Posted By missnikki
AhHAHAHA! Now that was funny. Put down the bong....

AhHAHAHA! Now that was funny. Put down the bong. :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By missnikki
No, that's not mean...that's reasonable. I do the...

No, that's not mean...that's reasonable. I do the same thing, but I also throw in that someone else is asking to use the spot and I'm needing to know if they are planning to use it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,375
Posted By missnikki
If you can't paint it, can you put up some...

If you can't paint it, can you put up some fabric-wrapped cardboard or corkboard panels(like bulletin boards) or something in a light fabric? Something to cut the intense paint color? Also, How about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,257
Posted By missnikki
And thank you for doing that, Michael!

And thank you for doing that, Michael!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,257
Posted By missnikki
I just went and hung out at whiskey.com with...

I just went and hung out at whiskey.com with golf.com after my manicure.com.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 16
Poll: SA Rates
Views: 1,789
Posted By missnikki
I am strictly SA. My rates are flat rate, and the...

I am strictly SA. My rates are flat rate, and the little *'s mean that minimum days are included in the price. Full days with no school, are $36 each.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Poll: SA Rates
Views: 1,789
Posted By missnikki
My rates (monthly): After School until...

My rates (monthly):

After School until 6:00 $190*
After School until 4:30 $100,*until 4:30
Before School Only $100
Before/ After until 6:00 $225/mo* ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,330
Posted By missnikki
I agree with the honest heart-to-heart. "I...

I agree with the honest heart-to-heart.

"I hope you understand that I love little ____, but I think I really need this time I planned to be able to do things without being responsible for kids. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By missnikki
Well if you are gearing up to sue, you are on the...

Well if you are gearing up to sue, you are on the right course. All you can do is try to give fair notice of their debt to you and a reasonable collection attempt. Once they ignore that, you can...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,430
Posted By missnikki
Sounds like she either thinks you are stupid, or...

Sounds like she either thinks you are stupid, or is just being foolish. Either way, what a maroon. You have the right idea.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,629
Posted By missnikki
With ___ years experience.

With ___ years experience.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,364
Posted By missnikki
I tell them they are bringing it for everyone to...

I tell them they are bringing it for everyone to share. I also tell them that if they want a specific brand to use, to bring enough (1 can for every 10 days of care) for the summer, and to label it,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,810
Posted By missnikki
First off, if it is a self-contained summer...

First off, if it is a self-contained summer program, you need a contract that covers the entire summer. On mine, I have the whole summer like a little calendar, and they must specify ahead of time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,684
Posted By missnikki
secured investment???!? Secured by whom? Hey...

secured investment???!? Secured by whom?

Hey guys, I can someday to you that I am earning money while staying on my home!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,319
Posted By missnikki
That would make sense, too...the whole...

That would make sense, too...the whole numerator/denominator aaarg...it's Friday. I'll say it's 13,996 if I can go home now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,319
Posted By missnikki
Well, what's the answer? I can't wait until...

Well, what's the answer? I can't wait until Monday, aaaaagh!!! :o:Sunny::D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,612
Posted By missnikki
"Ah, glad you made it, bummer about that traffic,...

"Ah, glad you made it, bummer about that traffic, huh? Looks like your late fee comes to $23 for 23 minutes."
"But, but, but I called!"
"Fees are fees, and a phone call will not erase them, though...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,612
Posted By missnikki
Last sentence just needs "with advanced notice." ...

Last sentence just needs "with advanced notice."

Otherwise, that plus a brief reminder when you hand it off should do the trick.

Looks good, good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,931
Posted By missnikki
I would have said, "It's not always the kids that...

I would have said, "It's not always the kids that I need a break from, sometimes it's the parents."

Enjoy your vacation!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,241
Posted By missnikki
I hope this feels like the best thing you could...

I hope this feels like the best thing you could have done, very very soon! Enjoy the little bundle and maybe check in once in a while?:):):D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,770
Posted By missnikki
don't forget the free puppy!

don't forget the free puppy!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,319
Posted By missnikki
Quit looking at my paper! (I'm gonna write it...

Quit looking at my paper! (I'm gonna write it with my head tucked down into my elbow on my desk so you can't look.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,770
Posted By missnikki
I painted my toenails bright blue, so I can start...

I painted my toenails bright blue, so I can start my flip-flop tan early. TGIF!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,319
Posted By missnikki
order of operation= P ( ) E exponents M...

order of operation=
P ( )
E exponents
M multiply AND D Divide, left to right
A addition AND S subtraction, left to right
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