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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 856
Posted By Poptarts22
New Paragraph For My Handbook

For parents restocking their supply of diapers and wipes here at daycare. Please refrain from ordering 8 (yes 8!) cases of diapers and FOUR cases of wipes and then proceed to have them shipped HERE...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-24-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,307
Posted By Poptarts22
Yep. See it all the time. DCG4 over Christmas...

Yep. See it all the time. DCG4 over Christmas break work the same Santa pajamas FOUR DAYS because she didnít want to change them. Kindergarten outta be fun for mom and dad
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,468
Posted By Poptarts22
Yes. I allow parents to stop in anytime to visit...

Yes. I allow parents to stop in anytime to visit their child. That being said, they visit only their child. They my are brought into the foyer to visit, and then get their coats and belongings,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By Poptarts22
While I agree there has to be some sort of rule...

While I agree there has to be some sort of rule on illness and a 24 hour fever free policy, trying to keep sickness out of your daycare is a battle you arenít going to win. It IS going to happen and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-09-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Poptarts22
My husband is a farmer. I have the daycare. We...

My husband is a farmer. I have the daycare. We own rental properties and a storage unit. Our tax preparer charges is approx $1200-$1500
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-08-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,115
Posted By Poptarts22
I would also use the response of your current...

I would also use the response of your current employer as a measurement regarding my future career with them. If they are supportive of you and back you up, and take into serious account the report...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-07-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By Poptarts22
Does anyone/has anyone converted their garage to...

Does anyone/has anyone converted their garage to allow for a ďgroupĒ daycare to make for more children?

My daycare space is in an area converted from a three car attached garage. We added a half...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,890
Posted By Poptarts22
I responded when my work day resumed-at 4 am the...

I responded when my work day resumed-at 4 am the next morning. I let her know that “I’m back to work today. Did you need something?” She didn’t respond to my text but at drop off (10am) she said...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,890
Posted By Poptarts22
Had it happen just last Tuesday. A mom texted me...

Had it happen just last Tuesday. A mom texted me while I was shopping stating that she was “in the drive and it doesn’t look like anyone is home”. That’s because it is my day of—-just like she had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Poptarts22
Also, because New Yearís Day is a scheduled...

Also, because New Yearís Day is a scheduled holiday for me, I donít respond to texts or take calls on that day-just like any other business that is closed
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-26-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,824
Posted By Poptarts22
Couple years ago I had a mom who simply couldnít...

Couple years ago I had a mom who simply couldnít make my pickup time (supposedly) so I negotiated her pick up time. For months I found myself resentful because I was staying later than I wanted to. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,667
Posted By Poptarts22
My planned vacation days are sent out the first...

My planned vacation days are sent out the first of the year to everyone. They have the entire year to cover my Christmas holiday. Their procrastination is not my problem
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,170
Posted By Poptarts22
Awesome job,Mom! You can be sure your kids are...

Awesome job,Mom! You can be sure your kids are humbled by the effort you put into educating them!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,170
Posted By Poptarts22
Common core. Ugh!! I homeschooled my three...

Common core. Ugh!!
I homeschooled my three kids through high school. I am now the mom to a pharmacist, a future veterinarian and a police officer. Best years of my life were teaching those kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Poptarts22
Now Entering Day 5

DCG4 does cheer competitions on weekends Saturday they had a meet. Saw moms FB post of her at competition with a temporary tattoo on her cheekóMonday she still had it on...today is day 5 of it on....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-15-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,256
Posted By Poptarts22
All diaper bags go in the closet by my front...

All diaper bags go in the closet by my front door. All book bags and coats go in the foyer on hooks. Nothing from home comes into the living area or toy room of my home. I got tired of parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By Poptarts22
You are absolutely correct. Some parents these...

You are absolutely correct. Some parents these days think their kid is far to mature and smart to tell fibs-I had a parent recently question me as to why I donít allow their child to drink when...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-25-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,813
Posted By Poptarts22
I donít like shopping, so I keep a LARGE...

I donít like shopping, so I keep a LARGE stockpile of food and such in my basement
I also drink root beer like nobodyís business-hence a mom repeating to me that her little one commented that Miss T...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-27-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Poptarts22
Momma wasn't out of the drive before I made my...

Momma wasn't out of the drive before I made my call...I was raised in a home where I saw my fair share of paddling and slaps. I don't stand for it. I raised three great kids without ever laying an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Poptarts22
I have a dcb coming 3 in December who has sibs in...

I have a dcb coming 3 in December who has sibs in their late teens. Last week at pickup (thankfully he was the last/only) dck here) his mom said "hey,buddy, you ready to go?" He responded with "no!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-18-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By Poptarts22
My opinion-term this hateful lady. Your son will...

My opinion-term this hateful lady. Your son will have too many times have to endure the disapproving stares or comments from people who don't understand him. There will be times that you, as his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,585
Posted By Poptarts22
Lularoe. I wear a skirt everyday in accordance...

Lularoe. I wear a skirt everyday in accordance with my religious beliefs and they have the cutest most comfortable yet conservative ones along with their tops
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By Poptarts22
Last week a group of 3 DCG's playing with cloud...

Last week a group of 3 DCG's playing with cloud sand we had made. The one girl divides a small pile into two lines. Then held one side of her nose and proceeded to pretend to "sniff" it. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By Poptarts22
Mom Rantin On FB Over Daycare Costs

I have a dcm who has been with me 12 weeks. She has a b2 and g5 months. 2 different baby daddies-neither in the picture. She pays every two weeks. Hourly based. Today I sent her an invoice for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 861
Posted By Poptarts22
As often as possible. I have a covered back...

As often as possible. I have a covered back porch and two outdoor umbrellas as well as numerous shade trees. As a red haired adult who has battled skin cancer, I take all precautions for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,768
Posted By Poptarts22
First-my house! She brought a diaper bag to a...

First-my house! She brought a diaper bag to a home filled with children, and I should have NOT gone rummaging through the bag to see what was crackling? Are you some kind of special!?! My job is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-28-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,768
Posted By Poptarts22
You Brought WHAT Into My Home!?!?

I am livid!!! Went to get a diaper out of a bag for an (almost) 3 y.o. Felt a crackling in side zipper pocket and unzipped it to find a ziploc with 8 tiny pills inbit. Because my son is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By Poptarts22
Refuse to pick up and downright disrespect

I have one of the worst groups of dcks currently that I have encountered in my 20+ yrs. they simply refuse to pick up toys. When I say it's pick up time they will stare at me and make no effort to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2017, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By Poptarts22
Yep. Monday's are brutal. Kids have ran wild all...

Yep. Monday's are brutal. Kids have ran wild all weekend and stay up too late and then come here completely off schedule. My worst one is a dcb4 who spends about 75 hrs a week here, then mom spends...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-04-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Poptarts22
I had a FOUR year old show up here with her BaBa...

I had a FOUR year old show up here with her BaBa Friday. Her mom feels as though she is unsure about her 5th birthday approaching.i feel it's because mom and dad are huge pushovers who are scared to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,708
Posted By Poptarts22
Yep and nope. I have long term clients who are...

Yep and nope. I have long term clients who are foster parents. I simply tell parents that to protect the children's privacy-as well as that of all my charges, I cannot allow it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Poptarts22
And to top it off, I saw in FB that they just...

And to top it off, I saw in FB that they just adopted a puppy! You don't have time to mother your kids, are gone 16-18 hrs a day and not home on weekends. Yeah, a puppy is JUST what you need!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Poptarts22
No-the girl is also abandoned-the older (16 yo)...

No-the girl is also abandoned-the older (16 yo) sister gets all moms attention.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Poptarts22
Four yo Throwing Fits

I have a Dcf who have been here one year. Dcg3 and her brother 4. He goes to preschool 3x weekly and here just after school those days. Other days full days. Sister is happy camper. Comes in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-17-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By Poptarts22
LOL! I take it your group consists of "city...

LOL! I take it your group consists of "city kids". Being from an agricultural community and the wife of a hog/dairy farmer, the idea of a text and lesson plan over a dead fish is comical...but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By Poptarts22
I have a 4 y o b who started here three months...

I have a 4 y o b who started here three months ago. He is a "one upper". He is constantly saying things like 'I have way more toys at home. I have way more tractors than ____. My moms car is way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,098
Posted By Poptarts22
I am fortunate enough to RARELY have to close. ...

I am fortunate enough to RARELY have to close. My daughter has an in home office here and works out of it, so if I need to go to an appointment or have a day off, she is able to cover for me. I go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,691
Posted By Poptarts22
My house follows my rules. I am ultra...

My house follows my rules. I am ultra conservative and i wear a skirt at all times in accordance with my religious beliefs. A child sent in a skirt needs to have tights, leggings or a diaper cover...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-16-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,209
Posted By Poptarts22
My set up is similar. I use a security camera...

My set up is similar. I use a security camera and driveway alarm to signal when a parent arrives. I take the child up to the parent. They dress by the front door. I keep a baby gate latched to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By Poptarts22
Yes, I am positive what he is saying because he...

Yes, I am positive what he is saying because he hasn't gotten down. Sing quiet when whispering. I can hear exactly what he is telling mom-and she is showing that's is in control by turning right to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By Poptarts22
Correct. He is telling mom who then turns to me...

Correct. He is telling mom who then turns to me and says "oh, btw..."
It is really causing me to second guess how said boy interprets everything and how it may be relayed at home. For instance, the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-14-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By Poptarts22
Dealing with THAT family

I have a family that started First week of November when mom returned to work after the birth of third child. Kids are B4 G2 B infant. My main issue is concerning the B4 who attends part time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-07-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By Poptarts22
I don't take SA children, sorry

I don't take SA children, sorry
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,477
Posted By Poptarts22
Everyone here is required to either nap, or rest...

Everyone here is required to either nap, or rest quietly on their mat. If they can't remain quietly resting or playing then they have outgrown my care
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By Poptarts22
I believe that it is a power struggle. They want...

I believe that it is a power struggle. They want to show you that they hold the power when parents are here. I have had them ask for candy, to take toys home and even to take home dinner I am...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,144
Posted By Poptarts22
Maybe mom has a job interview. Maybe she has a dr...

Maybe mom has a job interview. Maybe she has a dr appt for a work related injury. Unless you know mom is blatantly scamming the system I would go about my own business and let mom worry about hers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By Poptarts22
Have you spoke to the head of the daycare and...

Have you spoke to the head of the daycare and expressed your concerns? Do you know this, in fact, is true? Your post just comes across...I don't know how to say it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,304
Posted By Poptarts22
I guess before I got to the point of parents...

I guess before I got to the point of parents leaving my care, I would find a solution. Maybe offer to let parent pack a lunch for the child. It wouldn't be the exact thing the other children are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,573
Posted By Poptarts22
Hi. I feel for you-because I am having the same...

Hi. I feel for you-because I am having the same issue with smell. I have a dcg who is under 1 yr. the smell of dogs and cats on her clothing, blankets and carrier is nauseating. I have been putting...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By Poptarts22
If They Ask Me Again-I Might Just Lose It!

When is snacks? Is Marsha making snacks? What's for snacks? How much longer till snack time? Can we have cookies for snacks? Get the theme here? It is making me NUTS! I serve very healthy...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By Poptarts22
The door knobs can be reversed making a pull down...

The door knobs can be reversed making a pull down lever a push up lever. Sometimes this action makes it harder for little ones to open because they have to be taller. It's easy to do and free. It...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Poptarts22
I have three dck's who are here 3 days a week...

I have three dck's who are here 3 days a week from 5:30-7:15. They are from 3 different families and their moms work at a local hospital as nurses.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,953
Posted By Poptarts22
Well, isn't that special!?! I have done this...

Well, isn't that special!?!
I have done this job 23 years. I have a masters in business from a Big 10 University. I hold an associates degree in childhood development and I spent a summer abroad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-02-2017, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Poptarts22
In my area (nw Ohio) the standard rate -unless...

In my area (nw Ohio) the standard rate -unless you are licensed and accept subsidy-is $2/hr per child.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-27-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,157
Posted By Poptarts22
I don't usually go against my former clients for...

I don't usually go against my former clients for money owed. Being from a smaller town, all court filings are published in the local paper. I don't like my name in the paper-even when I am the one...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,622
Posted By Poptarts22
Silliest Thing A DCP Ever Complained About

Just thought it would be interesting to hear what the silliest thing a parent ever complained to you about

This morning I had a complaint that rates right up there with some of my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,332
Posted By Poptarts22
I would look at it this way: What is your...

I would look at it this way:
What is your weekly wage for watching them?
What is your husbands reputation worth?
Unless you make more in wages than the worth of his good name, then you terminate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-12-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,693
Posted By Poptarts22
Just saw this today ...

Just saw this today
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3832605/Toddler-boy-dies-choking-necklace-nap-time-daycare-center-s-investigation.html
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 12:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By Poptarts22
Mom acted amazed that I wasn't going to do it. I...

Mom acted amazed that I wasn't going to do it. I do have a no toy policy, but mom said she thought I would bend the rules for this occasion. Nope. Im sure she thought I was being rigid and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-11-2016, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,772
Posted By Poptarts22
Yeah-I'm Not Gonna Be Doing That

Today mom arrived with preschool dcg3. She had a stuffed puppy in a baby sling on her and a tote bag with accessories and a notebook. Mom informed me that "cupcake" is a preschool "pet" that each...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Poptarts22
Thank you so much for your input. Reading your...

Thank you so much for your input. Reading your post, I realize she has me treating her exactly the way she is treated at home-giving in to all her demands and quirks to keep her pacified. I will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-06-2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By Poptarts22
Not Even Sure What to Title This Post

I have a dcg4 who started with me 3 months ago. She isn't potty trained and still takes a pacifier at all times. Her parents are older and she has an older (teenage) sibling. I am strongly convinced...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,786
Posted By Poptarts22
When my daughter was little she called seagulls...

When my daughter was little she called seagulls seagiggles and Shamu was shampoo.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By Poptarts22
Linus needs to grow up

First thing I cover in my handbook is security blankets and "lovies ". I let parents know that if a child has a blanket or special lovie that they can't live without, then don't bring it here. We...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-30-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,231
Posted By Poptarts22
Nosey about diaper changes

I have three dck ages 3-4 that are super Nosey whenever I change diapers on little ones. They want to hover around and keep asking "did they pee? Did they poop?" No amount of ignoring the question...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,488
Posted By Poptarts22
I actually was discussing this with a parent...

I actually was discussing this with a parent today who has a three year old in a well respected preschool program in our community and this is also their policy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,488
Posted By Poptarts22
Yep-that's my policy. If the cleanliness of...

Yep-that's my policy.
If the cleanliness of the facility and work ethic of the teacher truly concerns you, I would look for a new daycare, as both are reflections of what type of care your child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,347
Posted By Poptarts22
I have a couple kids that are in preschool and...

I have a couple kids that are in preschool and require more than one drop off / pickup. My policy is that and transportation to and from school-parent stays in vehicle and child walks to/from the car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Poptarts22
You are my HERO!!!

You are my HERO!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By Poptarts22
Toilet Paper Trouble

I think there is a small forest being cleared every week for the amount of toilet paper my DCK are going through. It is getting to the point that I worry about my septic system. I find it impossible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-19-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,382
Posted By Poptarts22
I honestly would look to replace. A parent who...

I honestly would look to replace. A parent who can't trust your care is not a good parent to have. How long are you willing to pat moms hand and reassure her-because she may need a lot of it. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,525
Posted By Poptarts22
Recently, I had a mom staying at pick up and drop...

Recently, I had a mom staying at pick up and drop off for FAR too long. She would even comment that on her days off she had considered dropping in to visit. Drove me nuts! Thankfully (lol) she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2016, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,719
Posted By Poptarts22
Netflix (American Horror Story) Alcohol ...

Netflix (American Horror Story)
Alcohol
Painting kitchen cupboards.
Forum: Forms - Uploads 09-14-2016, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,328
Posted By Poptarts22
Good luck...:-)

Good luck...:-)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By Poptarts22
Sounds crazy...and I can't deal with crazy

Sounds crazy...and I can't deal with crazy
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-14-2016, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By Poptarts22
The court order is against him and her. Not you....

The court order is against him and her. Not you. She is responsible for paying you and he is responsible for reimbursement to her in the amount of 60%.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2016, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By Poptarts22
Yep. Vomit is always means a call to pick up....

Yep. Vomit is always means a call to pick up. That's a rule at our local elementary school too
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By Poptarts22
We live in a 1000 cow dairy farm...our...

We live in a 1000 cow dairy farm...our refrigerated tanks hold 50,000 gallons. I offer whole milk here and never buy chocolate milk. Chocolate milk is made from milk from herds that don't meet the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-09-2016, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Poptarts22
Speaking of nails-do parents not see the dirt...

Speaking of nails-do parents not see the dirt under kids nails. Some of them come on down right dirty. Everyday now it is routine that everyone washes their hands (and I use a nail brush on them)...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-06-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Poptarts22
Pure chaos

It's crazy here. Take the long weekend and factor in our local 4-h fair going on (a big event in our small community) and no school today and it leaves me with a house full of kids who are off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-02-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Poptarts22
How will a diagnosis change his behavior? It's...

How will a diagnosis change his behavior? It's not like being a broken arm where the healing begins upon diagnosis.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By Poptarts22
Mom is Mexican and dad is from Belgium

Mom is Mexican and dad is from Belgium
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,954
Posted By Poptarts22
DCG 5 in Diapers

I have a new dcg. Been here one month. She has no medical conditions. She is 5 years old. Still in diapers and still takes a pacifier full time. (Mom was so proud her first day her because they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-26-2016, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By Poptarts22
Not Allowing Kids On My Lap

Recently I have instituted a "no lap" policy. I have always suffered from severe arthritis in my knees from my early 20's and the last couple years have just been excruciating for me. Recently, due...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-25-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By Poptarts22
I hate the interviews, and I know I take them far...

I hate the interviews, and I know I take them far more serious than the families. Last weekend I met with a family who brought their 6 yo boy in shorts. Just shorts. No shoes and no shirt. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Poptarts22
Yep. My lunch menu follows the same calendar as...

Yep. My lunch menu follows the same calendar as the elementary school in our town. I serve the same thing on the same day. Only difference is that my husband is a beef and hog farmer and we also...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-23-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By Poptarts22
Seagulls

The last couple kids that have come into my daycare are so food obsessed. The one child is 22 mo and weighs 52 lbs. yes, you read that right. His mom comes every morning at 6 am and delivers him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By Poptarts22
How?

How do you manage to bathe a child while watching the other children in your care?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By Poptarts22
No way

There is no way I would give her to Friday. She is already thumbing her nose at your authority by stopping payment on the check AND flat out telling you she won't be paying the service fee. Send her...
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