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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 08:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 460
Posted By Pestle
If we were required to monitor the children's...

If we were required to monitor the children's safety when they were not in our care, we would also, I hope, be entitled to the stipend the state pays to foster parents. Heck, they should just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 460
Posted By Pestle
How does it happen? My ADHD spouse goes on...

How does it happen? My ADHD spouse goes on autopilot and takes the wrong route quite often. He also forgets part of the schedule when there are multiple steps to it, so people don't get dropped off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Pestle
Well, you've done it again: Shared an insight...

Well, you've done it again: Shared an insight that's going to stick with me forever and probably help ease a conflict I haven't even had yet. likethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By Pestle
Immediate termination for verbally abusing you....

Immediate termination for verbally abusing you. You can't let this family poison your daycare dynamic or your home life.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Pestle
Last week I had to send two minor injury reports...

Last week I had to send two minor injury reports to parents within one minute, because they happened at opposite ends of the room and Iím not Stretch Armstrong. And this is why I have approximately...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-18-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Pestle
I had one who screamed while crawling. Her mother...

I had one who screamed while crawling. Her mother carried her everywhere. I was glad to lose that one.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 360
Posted By Pestle
I use Amazon Subscribe and Save for Honest...

I use Amazon Subscribe and Save for Honest Company diapers. I have a small program, so everything else I buy when I need it.

My program is geared toward toddlers and focuses on building motor...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-17-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By Pestle
Junior Bandages

Does nobody sell these any more? I just ordered a couple of boxes on Amazon after checking all the pharmacies, grocery stores, Target, and Walmart.

What do you use for tiny fingers?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-16-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Pestle
All of the children have Alzheimer's and...

All of the children have Alzheimer's and Parkinson's on Mondays. They can't remember what to do, and when they can remember, they don't have the motor skills to do it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 256
Posted By Pestle
I have one who's undersized, which gives her a...

I have one who's undersized, which gives her a screech like a piccolo. I came on here in a daze a few weeks ago when she'd first discovered this wonderful new sound. Now she reserves it for special...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 437
Posted By Pestle
A forest kindergarten teacher told me their rules...

A forest kindergarten teacher told me their rules are:

-Your stick may not be longer than your arm
--You may hold a stick longer than your arm if you are building something with it

That...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Pestle
Oh, I usually use "BECAUSE Miss Pestle said to"...

Oh, I usually use "BECAUSE Miss Pestle said to" and she goes "Oh okay," but sometimes it's fun to follow these things all the way back to the Big Bang.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,483
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 428,328
Posted By Pestle
"HWHYYYYYUH" "Please pick up the train cars...

"HWHYYYYYUH"

"Please pick up the train cars so nobody trips over them."
"WHY"
"So nobody trips."
"WHYYYY"
"Tripping hurts."
"WHYYYYUH"
"Because our feet have nerves in them, which send pain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Pestle
Yesterday being Monday, I always expect nap...

Yesterday being Monday, I always expect nap schedules to be out the window after a weekend of being on the parents' schedules. I ended up with two different nap sessions to cover the four kids; two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 295
Posted By Pestle
I'm sunburned! :( I sent out the email Friday...

I'm sunburned! :( I sent out the email Friday that we need sunscreen and bug spray and sun hats. Two sun hats have come in. No sunscreen or bug spray so far. :mad:

I already have pretty limited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Pestle
My mother was a lit professor for 30 years, then...

My mother was a lit professor for 30 years, then went through a certification/training program and became a medical coder in her mid-fifties. That industry went through a boom-and-bust, though.

If...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-27-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Pestle
We're surrounded by trees and branches come down...

We're surrounded by trees and branches come down in strong winds, so I'm pretty conservative about wind. It usually isn't windy here, though--just when storms are rolling in, which is all the time in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Pestle
They should have been raised by you instead of by...

They should have been raised by you instead of by whomever let them get away with that when they weren't very heavy.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Pestle
You can tell which providers allow kids on their...

You can tell which providers allow kids on their sofas by looking for the threads discussing how to get vomit and diarrhea out of couch cushion filling.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 454
Posted By Pestle
I have a gate to separate the kids' area from the...

I have a gate to separate the kids' area from the area with furniture I don't want manhandled. I don't know whether your setup allows for some creative rearrangement.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,838
Posted By Pestle
It's been seven years and I'm dying to know....

It's been seven years and I'm dying to know. SAHM, was your husband setting you up to collect the insurance money after you "fell" down the stairs?

Did it go like this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-26-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Pestle
"Children need more sleep than most adults...

"Children need more sleep than most adults realize. I do not wake a child from their nap; they need to sleep until their body is rested enough to participate in the program."

If they go on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-25-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Pestle
I'm just very, very late! :lol:

I'm just very, very late! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Pestle
We mean that she didn't MEAN to interfere with...

We mean that she didn't MEAN to interfere with the child that was entrusted to the care of a skilled professional child care provider. We mean that it didn't occur to her that the parent of this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Pestle
Tell me about this! She has always mouthed...

Tell me about this!

She has always mouthed toys, flung her food onto the floor as soon as it's served and dived under the table to try to shovel it into her mouth before I can sweep it up, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Pestle
This one pushes furniture around and tries to use...

This one pushes furniture around and tries to use it to climb over the gate. She has no spatial sense and is terribly misjudging the heights of everything, though, so she hasn't actually made it over...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Pestle
Fantastic point. :ouch: In this case, her...

Fantastic point. :ouch:

In this case, her two least favorite things are 1. Being held, and 2. Being put on the other side of a gate. Thus the dad-grabbing-her-by-the-ankle situation and the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Pestle
Well, it mostly worked out. I'm not knocked up,...

Well, it mostly worked out. I'm not knocked up, which is good and I'll just blame my dynamo stuntman baby for stressing me out so much that my entire body is out of whack. The out-of-stock bag of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Pestle
What a cool product! That would work great in the...

What a cool product! That would work great in the winter. It's usually in the mid-90s here from late spring through early fall, so they'd get overheated.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Pestle
Older child is mellowing and I love him and his...

Older child is mellowing and I love him and his family. As long as I keep him separated, he plays contentedly. He's doing great with his motor skill development, and I made color-coded placemats...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Pestle
While I was typing this, she ran up and slapped...

While I was typing this, she ran up and slapped my leg while laughing, so I told her "No," then put her into my lap because the other kids are napping and I don't have a gate or play yard handy. She...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Pestle
Nonstop Destructomobile--How to Curb the Hitting?

I have the world's tiniest healthy 17mo (size 2 diapers and the 6mo clothing has growing room). She's been up and running since 9 months. She has this deep, maniacal chuckle, and she grins while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Pestle
So far, the guy assembling my order has made a...

So far, the guy assembling my order has made a replacement for:
-The bananas (okay, fine)
-The grapes I actually like to eat (disappointing)
-The pregnancy test (ominous)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 382
Posted By Pestle
Grocery Delivery

Instacart/Peapod/AmazonFresh/whatever. . . does anybody use one of these services?

I'm trying Instacart. I'm hoping it'll save me two shopping trips a week, give me more time at home for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Pestle
What you're suggesting makes sense. I'm worried...

What you're suggesting makes sense. I'm worried about fighting the parents over outgrown rain boots in addition to fighting them about outgrown shoes, and having parents try to bring the clothing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Pestle
Okay, the question was too specific. Who provides...

Okay, the question was too specific. Who provides clothing in their program?

Who's got a supply fee for things other than art materials?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 84,485
Posted By Pestle
That's hilarious. Hm. . . . honest day care...

That's hilarious.

Hm. . . . honest day care names.

"House of Chaos."

"Snips 'n' Snails 'n' STOP PULLING THE PUPPY DOG'S TAIL."

"Pestle's House of Let's Everybody Nap at the Same Time,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 11,867
Posted By Pestle
So. . . John learns that he can ignore you until...

So. . . John learns that he can ignore you until you divert all of your attention to him and eventually do the job yourself?

I ain't got time for that. :lol: My 3yo gets to sit in the Boring Chair...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Pestle
Supply Fee For Rain Gear?

Anybody else provide boots and rain coats/ponchos?

If so, did you buy a bunch of sizes at once, or just add as you went?

What supply fee do you charge?

Did families balk or were they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Pestle
Salem > Satan :lol: My kid went to school with...

Salem > Satan :lol:
My kid went to school with Potato and Lemon (Matteo and Lennon).
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Pestle
"Oh no you don't" is an awesome knee-jerk...

"Oh no you don't" is an awesome knee-jerk response in this situation. You don't see her stepping in and interfering when there's a school group out on a field trip, do you?

Oh, I hope you don't....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By Pestle
I give an ounce at a time, or even less, to kids...

I give an ounce at a time, or even less, to kids who do this. If they soak themselves, I leave them wet unless we're going out where it's cold or I'm about to put them down for a nap. They need to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Pestle
My church had Big Luis and Little Luis (dad and...

My church had Big Luis and Little Luis (dad and son). Then Little Luis hit puberty and. . . never mind. He was still called Little Luis when he towered over his dad.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Pestle
:lol::lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By Pestle
PREACH. Tied to this: The dishes. Dear god,...

PREACH.

Tied to this: The dishes. Dear god, the dishes.

My mini stuntman, who keeps me on high alert at all times. In the time it took me to send a text to DH about how stressful the kid's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Pestle
"Was Miss V nice to you today?" is a great open...

"Was Miss V nice to you today?" is a great open for you to say:

"Are you concerned about the quality of care your child is getting?"

Not in a defensive or aggressive way. Just a matter-of-fact,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-18-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 574
Posted By Pestle
Nicknames Picked Up In Your Day Care

My kid got the nickname "Sofa" from another toddler in her day care. Now I've got a kid whose nickname is the impressive "Nua Buddabud Pickapeel," which is what came out when a kid tried to shout...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Pestle
I tell the kids "These flowers belong to the bees...

I tell the kids "These flowers belong to the bees and the butterflies and the hummingbirds. We love to look at them! We don't touch them. We need the flowers to live and grow." They get to sow the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,658
Posted By Pestle
It's in the 40s and one of my kids "refuses to...

It's in the 40s and one of my kids "refuses to put on socks." So at pick up today, I'll tell the parents to just send in a pair of socks each morning and I'll have it available to her when we're...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,641
Posted By Pestle
Ann Leckie wrote a novel, Provenance, set in the...

Ann Leckie wrote a novel, Provenance, set in the universe of her multiple-award-winning Imperial Radch trilogy.

The driving trauma of the narrator comes from her role as the foster child of an...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Pestle
I know, right?! This is me...

I know, right?! This is me (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq66JCpJxII) trying to keep the kids who abandoned their afternoon snack from harassing the kid who's still stolidly munching away.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Pestle
Trying to get the 3yo to understand that jumping...

Trying to get the 3yo to understand that jumping up and shouting "I want to!" won't make me let her up in my lap while I'm trying to eat my lunch.

Don't Touch Me...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 422
Posted By Pestle
Stories with a gentle cadence, so they're fun for...

Stories with a gentle cadence, so they're fun for me to read, and lovely pictures and a few surprises for the kids.


Quiet Time with Cassatt...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Pestle
And yesterday, trying to get a bunch of rowdy...

And yesterday, trying to get a bunch of rowdy toddlers to settle down and nap in a dark, quiet room right after a filling meal without passing out myself:

Stay Awake...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-12-2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Pestle
Current Mood

How's your day going? Mine's persistently cheerful, no matter how hard these guys are trying to derail my mood. :ouch: So I'll say the current mood is:

10 hours of Whistle Stop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-07-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By Pestle
My brother has dysgraphia. We were homeschooled,...

My brother has dysgraphia. We were homeschooled, and my mother taught him to write his letters using a variety of mostly-kinetic exercises. If you pick up any of the Montessori early education books,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Pestle
Naaaah. I completely agree with this article on...

Naaaah. I completely agree with this article on it (https://www.dailydot.com/via/cards-against-humanity-problems/). Don't forget to look at the images.

We play Funemployed...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Pestle
My toddlers are all, "My mommy." "No, my mommy."...

My toddlers are all, "My mommy." "No, my mommy." "NO MY MOMMY!"

On Wednesday, my preschooler decided to play the peacemaker, and cut in with "EVERYBODY mommy."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Pestle
:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: When I first...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

When I first started out, there was a changing disaster one day and I learned how quickly I can strip out of my pants. Findings: Slightly slower than poop soaks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 450
Posted By Pestle
I haven't got it in writing, but when I had one...

I haven't got it in writing, but when I had one who screamed nonstop, I started texting for pick up by lunch time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Pestle
Good; you've been paying attention! You've found...

Good; you've been paying attention! You've found your way to the official website of the Temple of Blackcat, who does, in fact, know everything. All draw near to the Oracle, who dispenses her wisdom...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Pestle
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a known...

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a known health hazard and are poorly regulated when it comes to essential oils and other scented products. They also only mask odors via sending more of their...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-05-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,762
Posted By Pestle
Wrangler cargo pants (pockets! heavy canvas that...

Wrangler cargo pants (pockets! heavy canvas that doesn't rip the third time I wear them!) and quality thick, solid-colored tee shirts (I love the Eddie Bauer shirts--get them off thredup.com). And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Pestle
*Sings in Eddie Murphy voice* I'm all alone. . ....

*Sings in Eddie Murphy voice* I'm all alone. . . there's no one here. . . be-SIDE me!

*Switches to Bette Midler voice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8Iwmcs1hps)*
And my PROB-BLEMS have all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By Pestle
I took the door off the closet in my playroom. It...

I took the door off the closet in my playroom. It has some shelves up high where I keep the books that cycle through the book display. Other than that, it's a dedicated "Quiet Corner" available for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Pestle
I want to clarify that she's not trying to escape...

I want to clarify that she's not trying to escape the house or anything; she just wants whatever's on the other side of the gate and won't take the time to ask me.

I also want to crab that, while...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Pestle
3yo Physically Testing Boundaries

I have a 3yo who is in a boundary-testing phase. I have narrowed down the boundaries to the ones I really want to enforce--stay inside the day care area; don't play with the gates; don't touch the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By Pestle
I would call them if you're interested, because...

I would call them if you're interested, because the product description makes it sound like it's what the image shows--a surface-mount climber.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-26-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 827
Posted By Pestle
It's in my handbook that my husband may sometimes...

It's in my handbook that my husband may sometimes be home and interact with the children. He usually makes a brief appearance during the interview.

When he is home, I make him read to the kids so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By Pestle
Lie down. Lie back down. Lie down. ...

Lie down.

Lie back down.

Lie down.

LIE DOWN.

"Joh-NNY!" just as Johnny is winding up to pop another kid. He freezes, then reels, goes off-balance, and half the time flings himself to the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By Pestle
Depends on the kid. I just spent 30 minutes...

Depends on the kid. I just spent 30 minutes glaring and using my DEEP STERN MAN VOICE on my two who pop up and run around the moment they think I'm not looking at them. :rolleyes: It helps that I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By Pestle
I have not. Are they the pull-ups that peel open...

I have not. Are they the pull-ups that peel open on the sides, or the kind that don't open? (I hate those!) Could you either train him to open his pull-ups instead of stepping out of them, or put him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 727
Posted By Pestle
I'm doing an egg hunt for my own kid, I'm...

I'm doing an egg hunt for my own kid, I'm spending Holy Saturday on an Easter party for a child I'm mentoring, I'm going to church at least twice, and the child is in the church children's choir so I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Pestle
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Pestle
Well, since the shrieking is nonstop, I do...

Well, since the shrieking is nonstop, I do pretend to ignore it most of the time. She's not shrieking for attention; it's just the vocal development stage she's at. I figure she'll keep shrieking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 30,326
Posted By Pestle
Different people have different feelings about...

Different people have different feelings about it. That doesn't make those feelings equal--we all believe there's a massive amount of scientific evidence to support our side and that the people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By Pestle
:lol: "Your mind and your body need rest" is...

:lol:

"Your mind and your body need rest" is what I tell them. And "You will not keep the other kids awake." That there's some name-it-and-claim-it theology. I'm trying to speak my best life into...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 664
Posted By Pestle
Things You Say Way Too Often

Today is a greatest-hits reel of my most ineffective phrases:

"Find a thing to do that doesn't involve picking on another person."

"If you do that, you will get hurt."

"Oh, bummer. You did...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 30,326
Posted By Pestle
Sorry, but I already believe in Jesus and am not...

Sorry, but I already believe in Jesus and am not interested in adding another faith system at this point in time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Pestle
I'm Going to Die: The Shrieks, Man

Got a 16mo who has always been a max-volume beastie. But this week is a doozy. Constant joyful shrieks. She hates being picked up and shoves off from me and runs away to shriek from another part of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 30,326
Posted By Pestle
Not even going to address that tomfoolery ^ ...

Not even going to address that tomfoolery ^

I took a call yesterday afternoon from a woman looking for summer care for her SA kid. She told me I had to take him because his school only requires...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 6,244
Posted By Pestle
Oy vey. Trying to get this conversation started...

Oy vey. Trying to get this conversation started may be confusing an honest dialog or speaking the truth to power with keepin' it real...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By Pestle
You're the parent; he just lives with her. :P

You're the parent; he just lives with her. :P
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Pestle
:eek:

:eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-15-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Pestle
Ride-on toys, balls, chalk, bubbles, and scoops...

Ride-on toys, balls, chalk, bubbles, and scoops keep these kids occupied. I don't lead them in activities unless somebody's getting fussy; then I'll do a song and dance in a circle like "The Horses...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Pestle
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Pestle
That's your area of potential, then. You can't...

That's your area of potential, then. You can't adjust where your walls are placed, but you do have control over your flooring and how you and your husband balance authority/submission in your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Pestle
If it's a big, eat-in kitchen with a breakfast...

If it's a big, eat-in kitchen with a breakfast nook, putting a play yard gate around the kids' area will at least slow them down and draw a visual barrier.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Pestle
Our kitchen is gated off unless we're using it....

Our kitchen is gated off unless we're using it. However, in this situation the kids were already at the table so how would you be expected to respond when the baby cried? Should I have taken the kids...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Pestle
I have had several kids who seem compulsive...

I have had several kids who seem compulsive movers, and they get up even while still eating. All of these kids, judging by what I can see of the parents, are allowed to cruise their own homes with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Pestle
I take just the cup or just the plate. If they...

I take just the cup or just the plate. If they are frequent offenders to the point where they're not eating/drinking, I mention it casually to the parents--"Johnny wasn't interested in keeping his...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By Pestle
You can't stop him from choosing to throw the...

You can't stop him from choosing to throw the food on the floor, unfortunately. I have a couple of kids right now like this. I've tried offering sensory activities and pouring/scooping activities,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 813
Posted By Pestle
Geez; when you said "in the refrigerator" I...

Geez; when you said "in the refrigerator" I thought you meant somebody was suffocating in there. :rolleyes: Which is the reason licensing won't allow them access to the kitchen.

Or that someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-12-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By Pestle
This is horrific. I wish there were more...

This is horrific.

I wish there were more responsible sifting of the litany of abuse, neglect, and resultant child behavioral issues in this article. Some of these items are typical of child...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 185,840
Posted By Pestle
Me to Jane, who's on the potty: "You did it!" ...

Me to Jane, who's on the potty: "You did it!"
Jane: "No; me Jane."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-10-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 185,840
Posted By Pestle
My friend shared this video to Facebook. It's...

My friend shared this video to Facebook. It's pretty much accurate.

https://youtu.be/lGvV-ha6x7Y
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-09-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By Pestle
It sounds like you need to draw boundaries....

It sounds like you need to draw boundaries. Explain to her that the non-daycare areas of your property need to be reserved for your own family's use, and that timely pick-up--not just on-time, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-01-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Pestle
Ditto!

Ditto!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-20-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By Pestle
Hey, your version of Johnny Rebeck is sanitized!...

Hey, your version of Johnny Rebeck is sanitized! I grew up singing what I assume is the original version:

"Oh, once there was a Dutchman/His name was Johnny Rebeck/He was a dealer in sausages and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 654
Posted By Pestle
Exactly! My Mimi was my great-grandma. In my...

Exactly! My Mimi was my great-grandma. In my family, we've had Mimi and Papa (equal emphasis on both syllables), Nana and Grandfather, Bamps and Memaw, Granee (emphasis on the 2nd syllable) and...
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