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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
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Posted By deliberateliterate
I first read that as "cosmetic injustice", which...

I first read that as "cosmetic injustice", which would work just as well. LOL at your daughter!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,952
Posted By deliberateliterate
My Magna Tiles are hands down all of my kid's...

My Magna Tiles are hands down all of my kid's favourite toys. Highly recommend!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
Posted By deliberateliterate
ohhhh! I googled it as well. I think it must be...

ohhhh! I googled it as well. I think it must be an American brand of manderins. I just call them manderins :ouch:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,043
Posted By deliberateliterate
I do something similar. If they don't eat what I...

I do something similar. If they don't eat what I make, I don't really worry too much about it. I'll just mention to parents that their child didn't eat well at lunch so they will probably be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,992
Posted By deliberateliterate
I got a big thank you from 1 mom, and no mention...

I got a big thank you from 1 mom, and no mention from the other 3. :rolleyes:

I'd still do something for Father's Day. The kids still enjoy making it, and are usually so proud to give their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,406
Posted By deliberateliterate
I would totally want to empty 3/4 of the bottle...

I would totally want to empty 3/4 of the bottle in to another container to keep at my house and just tell them to keep the rest. They'll end up having to go out and buy a new bottle before summer...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-05-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,550
Posted By deliberateliterate
Would your answer change if the DCK in question...

Would your answer change if the DCK in question was 18 months? I have a little bugger that I just can't get a handle on. I get kicked constantly when I'm trying to change his diaper, and he gets...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,743
Posted By deliberateliterate
I would allow her to add all the extra days she...

I would allow her to add all the extra days she wants at my part time rate. As soon as she is ready to commit to full time, then she would get my reduced full time rate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-13-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,366
Posted By deliberateliterate
I don't blame you for being annoyed, I would be...

I don't blame you for being annoyed, I would be as well. I'm just going fo add my drop off complaints from this morning:

DCM#1 comes in with her kids in rain boots, and tells me running shoes are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,156
Posted By deliberateliterate
Not that I want others to suffer, but I'm so glad...

Not that I want others to suffer, but I'm so glad it's not just me. I've been feeling like I'm the common link, and that it's something that I'm doing/not doing that's causing them to act like this....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,156
Posted By deliberateliterate
My fee play is about an hour. Is that too long? ...

My fee play is about an hour. Is that too long? We usually go out every day in the summer, so some days we don't go to the playroom at all. But this has just been an awfully long winter.

I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,156
Posted By deliberateliterate
Too Many Rules/Too Strict??

I've been feeling like a tyrant lately. Everything out of my mouth seems to be no/stop/don 't/off/down, etc. I really don't feel like I ask too much out of my group, but they are younger than I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,785
Posted By deliberateliterate
If that is what she's thinking, and she actually...

If that is what she's thinking, and she actually says anything to you, just remind her that as far as you were concerned, she had made alternate arrangements.

The fact that you JUST had a talk...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,684
Posted By deliberateliterate
:eek::eek::eek: Nope, nope nope. I'm with...

:eek::eek::eek:

Nope, nope nope. I'm with BC, especially if the parents aren't on board with curbing it at home as well. I'd be terming, and I'm not a termer.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-03-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,706
Posted By deliberateliterate
I have a 28mo DCG that does the same thing when...

I have a 28mo DCG that does the same thing when she doesn't get her way. I want my mommy. At least it's nice to know we're not alone!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,414
Posted By deliberateliterate
Genius!!!! I have a 14mo DCB that is climbs...

Genius!!!! I have a 14mo DCB that is climbs everything he can get his leg over and I'm just waiting for him to try to climb out of his pnp. I don't do nap mats, so this is a great alternative!!...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,100
Posted By deliberateliterate
Good lord. I thought it was just pee, and was...

Good lord. I thought it was just pee, and was totally going to tell you to let him change his own diapers. My daughter is 6, and I can't imagine having to change her diapers, that's just awful.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,185
Posted By deliberateliterate
I have two sibling sets. 1 - Both full time....

I have two sibling sets.

1 - Both full time. I'm giving them a $3/day/child discount. It amounts to about $120 less per month. In addition, I open 15 minutes early for no charge.

2 - 1 full...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,421
Posted By deliberateliterate
It wouldn't bother me, but I can understand how...

It wouldn't bother me, but I can understand how it could bother others. I like whom ever gave the idea of telling DCP that it's your son/daughter's job.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-24-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,099
Posted By deliberateliterate
My favourite Van Morrison song, and a great song...

My favourite Van Morrison song, and a great song to unwind to.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,120
Posted By deliberateliterate
That's frustrating. You're trying to work with...

That's frustrating. You're trying to work with them, but they aren't willing to compromise at all. What ended up happening?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,851
Posted By deliberateliterate
Yes this. "Awesome! It sounds like it worked...

Yes this. "Awesome! It sounds like it worked out just as well for you as it did for me".
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,059
Posted By deliberateliterate
Thank you!!! I started doing following your...

Thank you!!! I started doing following your advice at diaper changes the day I posted this, and I noticed a difference within 24 hours. Previous, I just powered through, thinking that if I made it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-13-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,877
Posted By deliberateliterate
I think this one is legit. I've been following...

I think this one is legit. I've been following her story for a couple of years now. She's one my province wide FB group, asking people to write in to their local MPs (I guess like a Senator? I'm...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,328
Posted By deliberateliterate
OMG, magna tiles! They are expensive, but my all...

OMG, magna tiles! They are expensive, but my all of my kids 2+ (even my 6yr olds) will sit and play with these...sometimes for an hour at a time!! Such a good investment!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-04-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,628
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'm going to start doing this, thanks!. It's...

I'm going to start doing this, thanks!. It's bedlam here for the last 30-60 minutes and I have a feeling it gives off a bad impression to the parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,340
Posted By deliberateliterate
Wow, lucky daycare kids! I definitely make...

Wow, lucky daycare kids! I definitely make simple meals.

Today was meatballs, rice and roasted butternut squash.

Tomorrow will be the pancakes that we had for dinner last night, scrambled...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,059
Posted By deliberateliterate
THANK YOU everyone for your words of...

THANK YOU everyone for your words of encouragement, advice and support.

I catch glimpses of what DCM sees, so I hope that once I get him under control, he'll be the sweet boy his mom thinks he is....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,059
Posted By deliberateliterate
I Need Some "It Gets Better" Stories

I have a new-ish 13 month old boy. This is his 5th week. He's FT with his 3yo sister, 715 - 445.

All day long, he's pushing, hitting, pinching, grabbing faces, stealing toys, climbing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
No kidding. I had his kids completely ready to...

No kidding. I had his kids completely ready to go yesterday. Opened the door, said hello, deposited kids, wished him a good night, closed the door.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'm having my very first experience with a DCP...

I'm having my very first experience with a DCP that I just don't like. At all.

I posted about him a few weeks ago. He tried to hand in his contract with the part he did't like scratched out. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-26-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,316
Posted By deliberateliterate
Oh good luck. I have so been there, and just...

Oh good luck. I have so been there, and just reading your post brought back such awful memories :hug:

In my case, it was a 14mo that had a horrible sleep schedule at home. Not to make you loose...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
Pretty much exactly what happened. I asked for...

Pretty much exactly what happened. I asked for more pullups and mom said that DCG is using them as diapers and it's too expensive to continue and that she'll give it some time and try again in a few...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,205
Posted By deliberateliterate
I was trying to figure out what kind of fruit PCs...

I was trying to figure out what kind of fruit PCs were so I could buy it since they were cheaper than apples :p
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-15-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,888
Posted By deliberateliterate
well... They came back. She responded to my...

well...

They came back. She responded to my email last night saying that they were really happy with my care, and it was my daycare, and my rules, although she mentioned that she didn't know...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,888
Posted By deliberateliterate
We absolutely discussed this at the interview,...

We absolutely discussed this at the interview, and she didn't say anything. We also discussed everything at length while she was here visiting for an hour on both Monday and Tuesday.

I have no...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,622
Posted By deliberateliterate
just 2. 1273

just 2. 1273
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-14-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,888
Posted By deliberateliterate
First Ever In Person Confrontation at Pickup

It's their first day and he was arguing with me over my vacation policy (no charge when I'm off, 50% for anything additional). He wouldn't let it go, and I stood my ground. The mom and son are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,169
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'd prefer to have everyone nap, but it isn't a...

I'd prefer to have everyone nap, but it isn't a requirement for me. I just started a 3yr old non napper last week actually. I'm watching her making a pillow fort on her couch while watching tv.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
I don't understand the rush to potty train. ...

I don't understand the rush to potty train.

I have a 2y3m DCG that is not ready in the slightest. She is just starting to talk, has zero interest in the potty, and can't even really follow...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,276
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'm letting a DCK come 1.5 hours early on Friday...

I'm letting a DCK come 1.5 hours early on Friday with no extra payment. I wanted to say no (obviously), but she picks her kid up early pretty much every day, and I didn't want to make waves about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,176
Posted By deliberateliterate
I agree with you that a lot of it stems from...

I agree with you that a lot of it stems from parents not wanting their kids to cry, but I don't buy that it's because of what they read in some parenting books. I think it's deeper than that. I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,218
Views: 262,729
Posted By deliberateliterate
I have a new DCG3. It's her first day today, and...

I have a new DCG3. It's her first day today, and she's already been through 2 pairs of paints and underwear. Neither were actual accidents, she just clearly didn't want to stop playing, and had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-05-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,413
Posted By deliberateliterate
Not to mention that she brought EIGHT changes of...

Not to mention that she brought EIGHT changes of clothes. She knew full well what kind of day you were going to have. That's beyond disrespectful and right into rude. I'd give that kid a huuuuuge...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,313
Posted By deliberateliterate
Weekly, yikes! I need to step up my game. I...

Weekly, yikes! I need to step up my game. I wash playpen sheets once a month. I figure that they use them for 2 hours a day. If they are full time, that's only equivalent to 1 full night's sleep...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,561
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'd be so tempted to take him up on his offer and...

I'd be so tempted to take him up on his offer and text him the exact same thing every. single. day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,331
Posted By deliberateliterate
Good for you. I've never termed before, but I...

Good for you. I've never termed before, but I think I'd have to make an exception for this behaviour. Her parents need a wake up call, and hopefully this will be it for them. Good luck!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,956
Posted By deliberateliterate
I tend to shy away from those types of crafts...

I tend to shy away from those types of crafts because of the reasons you mentioned. I find that the kids enjoy, and get more out of craft time when I give them paper/crayons/paint/stickers/stamps,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-18-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,662
Posted By deliberateliterate
I would only understand that logic if it was...

I would only understand that logic if it was because she didn't want him to be as thirsty at night so she could cut out his bottles. Since she isn't, that makes no sense.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-16-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By deliberateliterate
If it were me, it would depend on if I was...

If it were me, it would depend on if I was charging them extra on the days they picked up late. If yes, then I'd accept a late pickup. If no, then I'd absolutely make sure they were picking up on...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-10-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,583
Posted By deliberateliterate
No kidding! I work through colds, sinus and...

No kidding! I work through colds, sinus and bladder infections, etc, and I don't close lightly (twice in over two years), but if I'm too sick to adequately take care of my DCKs, I'm going to close...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By deliberateliterate
No advice, just commiseration. I have a group of...

No advice, just commiseration. I have a group of 2yr olds, and they are just horrible to each other. H is witness to it some mornings before he leaves for work, and he is amazed at just how quick...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-20-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,951
Posted By deliberateliterate
That sounds really difficult. I'd start by...

That sounds really difficult. I'd start by removing the toys that DCB has taken ownership of.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,238
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'm so sorry your friend is going through this. ...

I'm so sorry your friend is going through this. Make it as easy as you can for yourself today. Put on a movie for them, easy lunch. Good luck.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,885
Posted By deliberateliterate
I started mat play on the advice of others here...

I started mat play on the advice of others here because of this thread: http://daycare.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74108

As hard as it is, it's miles better than letting them loose as I was doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-19-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,885
Posted By deliberateliterate
Some Days I Wonder Why I Bother

My kids (2) just do not know how, or care to play. Because they interact so badly with each other, I set up mats that they stay on independently, and we rotate. I start them off showing them what...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,757
Posted By deliberateliterate
Oh man, I have a DCG that started out like yours....

Oh man, I have a DCG that started out like yours. Complete with bottle at home to fall asleep. It took forever, but now she's a decent sleeper. When she wakes up early, she;ll play quietly to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-08-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,651
Posted By deliberateliterate
How awful.

How awful. I had something similar run through my DC last spring. It hit every single one of my DCKs, most of their siblings and parents and me (on my actual birthday). The only one that survived...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,862
Posted By deliberateliterate
I think it also has a little to do with the fact...

I think it also has a little to do with the fact that so many parents (myself included) just don't know what they're doing. Until very recently, kids helped raise their younger siblings and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,216
Posted By deliberateliterate
Wow, ok. Being completely honest, until last...

Wow, ok.

Being completely honest, until last week, I was completely ignorant to diabetes. dCM made it sound so simple. Count carbs, test, administer insulin if necessary. I was completely ready...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-03-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,216
Posted By deliberateliterate
Has anyone had a DCK with type 1 diabetes?

My 2.5 yo DCB was just diagnosed last week. Understandably, DCM's head is all over the place. At first, she was going to come here during the day every time he needed to be tested. She works 30...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,790
Posted By deliberateliterate
For the most part, I agree with this. Before...

For the most part, I agree with this. Before opening
A daycare, I was rarely sick. I took a sick day one every few years and was the only one that stayed healthy when my whole family was under...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-01-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,612
Posted By deliberateliterate
My feet, and especially my heels have really been...

My feet, and especially my heels have really been bothering me lately and I've been considering something with a little support. I live in an area that shoes are just not worn in doors, so the idea...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-31-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By deliberateliterate
How much would you charge

I have a current DCB that comes 3 days a week, 9 hours/day, and I charge $114 weekly ($38/day). His older sister just started coming after school, and I'm charging $30 for all 5 days (3 days for 1.5...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,759
Posted By deliberateliterate
Can you just pay them exactly what you're...

Can you just pay them exactly what you're charging for whomever is there on Fridays? You'd be loosing out on that money if you were to close every Friday anyway. It might be a great opportunity for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,790
Posted By deliberateliterate
Is that different or better than taking a b12...

Is that different or better than taking a b12 vitamin daily? I just started taking one along with my multi a few weeks ago, but haven't noticed much of a difference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,429
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'm getting really tired of getting hit at by my DCG

This has just been escalating for about 6 months now. At first it was directed at my 4yo son. Now he's at school during the day, so it's directed at my other 2yo DCG, and more recently, it's at me....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,300
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'd say it just like that. Maybe using terms...

I'd say it just like that. Maybe using terms like that, instead if pee and poo will hopefully make her realize how serious having messes like that are.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-23-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
Tired of being jerked around. DCB was three...

Tired of being jerked around.

DCB was three set days/week 730-430. Mom got a transfer, and I allowed to switch to 3 varying days, varying hours (7-3 or 8-4). Hours were always different than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,365
Posted By deliberateliterate
Ditto this. Sometimes it makes me feel a little...

Ditto this. Sometimes it makes me feel a little heartless, but I'm never super sad to see anyone go.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,253
Posted By deliberateliterate
I generally have great parents. One works by...

I generally have great parents. One works by appointment only, and generally picks her kids up as soon as she is done for the day. She texts me all the time to let her know when DCK is up from her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-14-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,836
Posted By deliberateliterate
It's Official, You Guys Are Geniuses

I was so frustrated last week about my free play situation and posted asking for help. I got some wonderful suggestions, and implemented some of them today. I only have two kids, so I layed down 2...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
happyface. My SIL texted me for some info last...

happyface. My SIL texted me for some info last Friday, stating clearly that she didn't need said info until the following week. Within a few hours of me not responding, she sent an email with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,608
Posted By deliberateliterate
In glad (and sad) to know I'm not alone. I told...

In glad (and sad) to know I'm not alone. I told him his kids had exceeded their daycare hours for the week. He went and got me Subway, put on Netflix for them upstairs during nap time, and is now...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,608
Posted By deliberateliterate
OMG, You Have The Day Off, Pick Up Your Kids

Usually I don't mind, but the kids in question are mine. ;)

It's a PD day, they are at each other's throats, Im getting my period any minute, and he's sitting on the couch playing computer games....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,643
Posted By deliberateliterate
I like all three of these ideas and think I might...

I like all three of these ideas and think I might be able to combine them. I really like the idea of the blanket/rug specific to each set of toys. I'm going to try placing each child on a rug with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,105
Posted By deliberateliterate
If you don't want to say ho visiting at all, this...

If you don't want to say ho visiting at all, this is a great alternative. You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,954
Posted By deliberateliterate
I have nothing, just a :hug: I'm going...

I have nothing, just a :hug:

I'm going through something similar with things just feeling like they are out of control and not even knowing how or where to start.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,510
Posted By deliberateliterate
I haven't read any of the responses or follow...

I haven't read any of the responses or follow ups, but I'm so mad for you, and upset for your son.

The teachers in both my kids K and G1 class encourage the kids to react exactly how your son...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-09-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,643
Posted By deliberateliterate
I need help, a plan of action, something.

Free play is driving me crazy. Either I'm not doing it right, or my DCKs aren't. Probably a combination of both. I'm positive most, if not all of this is age appropriate behavior, but it is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-07-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,943
Posted By deliberateliterate
I hope it's OK that I bumped this, it's such a...

I hope it's OK that I bumped this, it's such a great idea for a post.

Mine is not wonderful, but it's all I can think of. I read on my local Facebook mom's page that one of my DCMs was looking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-29-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,399
Posted By deliberateliterate
Do you leave books in their cot/playpen to use...

Do you leave books in their cot/playpen to use when they wake up? I have two that nap together and they wake each other up every day with their babbling. When one is away, they sleep close to 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-26-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
The final straw that led to my initial vent was...

The final straw that led to my initial vent was when I sat down at nap time on my couch, my arm touched something wet and then I saw it was a snot trail down the side of the arm. I've decided that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
If you guys take care of my grouchy snotty DCKs,...

If you guys take care of my grouchy snotty DCKs, I'll plan, prep AND clean up your meals. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-25-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'm so grossed out. I only have 3dck, so I...

I'm so grossed out. I only have 3dck, so I shouldn't complain. They all have colds and I'm so over dealing with wiping their boogers everywhere, drooling, putting their hands in their mouths. This...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,078
Posted By deliberateliterate
yes, this. When my DS doesn't want to put his...

yes, this. When my DS doesn't want to put his coat on himself in the winter, I bring it with me, and wait until he's cold enough to do it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-18-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By deliberateliterate
Me too, except both my DD and DS both started...

Me too, except both my DD and DS both started going all day at the same time. When they're here, it's chaotic and loud, but as soon as they get on the bus and I wave goodbye, I just want them back...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-10-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,241
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 726,707
Posted By deliberateliterate
Today: -My dog had an allergic reaction to...

Today:

-My dog had an allergic reaction to some post surgery medication I gave him this morning. Puked multiple times all over my carpet. Ran out of paper towels last night, so I had to use and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,745
Posted By deliberateliterate
yes, lol!! I think in my entire daycare career...

yes, lol!! I think in my entire daycare career I've had a parent ask *maybe* one time what was for lunch. Maybe. But I always fear that the days when I just throw something together will be the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-22-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By deliberateliterate
my Friday funny - he's lucky I'm honest

It was one of my DCB's last day yesterday as he is going to JK. No thank you's or goodbyes, at pick up, but whatever. They live across the street and I'll see the boy all the time, but the gesture...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,877
Posted By deliberateliterate
In my area, the majority of people I see and chat...

In my area, the majority of people I see and chat with at the park are grandparents. Some are f/t caregivers, who come in from out of town every day, and some do it part time because one parents...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,728
Posted By deliberateliterate
Same here. I have two spots open as of next...

Same here. I have two spots open as of next week, but I'll be happy with just filling one. I've gotten a few request one or two days a week. As soon as I mention my 3 day min, I never hear from...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By deliberateliterate
Last day for SA!!

happyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyfacehappyface

Day off tomorrow, then vacation next week. I'm so over the constant bickering, rowdiness, out of control behaviors, inability and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,015
Posted By deliberateliterate
I finish before 5 every day, sometimes even 3:30....

I finish before 5 every day, sometimes even 3:30. I can put my kids on, and get them off the bus.

All the hugs and kisses I ask for.

Those fall days where the air is crisp, the sun is shining,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,759
Posted By deliberateliterate
"pictures include in response" That can't be...

"pictures include in response"

That can't be legal???
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-19-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By deliberateliterate
That would really bother me as well. Some days...

That would really bother me as well. Some days only two feels like so much more.

I don't have any wine, but I have lots of whine to spare. Really, come to my house and take some off my hands.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,778
Posted By deliberateliterate
I don't have any parents that care if their kids...

I don't have any parents that care if their kids get dirty, so I don't really notice the colour of their clothes.

Yesterday, I had one 22 month old come in skin tight yellow jeans. Kid couldn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,866
Posted By deliberateliterate
Favorite Toys For 2-3 Age Group?

I have three little ones between almost 2 - 2.5 The oldest is a great little independent player, but the younger two...not so much. Both are first childs, and I think are use to constant attention...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,588
Posted By deliberateliterate
Are you me?? Mine is now occasional, thank god.

Are you me?? Mine is now occasional, thank god.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By deliberateliterate
I'm guessing it wasn't good news, and that he...

I'm guessing it wasn't good news, and that he didn't come today? What a stupid reason for changing daycares after a child has already started to settle in. That's way more traumatic for a little...
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