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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-19-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By AmyLeigh
I love that they were interested in cooking,...

I love that they were interested in cooking, especially learning different cultures.
I think I have posted about this,but in the past, I've done a "round the world" theme during the summer. I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By AmyLeigh
The kit I used said to use the dyes within 45...

The kit I used said to use the dyes within 45 minutes of mixing, so I just threw out the leftovers.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,652
Posted By AmyLeigh
I've had licensing stop by for an inspection, oh...

I've had licensing stop by for an inspection, oh at least 3 times when I either had no kids in care or was closed. I only have 2 dc kiddos right now, so if they aren't here, I'm closed! The analysts...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-04-2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By AmyLeigh
Me too. I have 2 kids after school/school...

Me too. I have 2 kids after school/school holidays only and have to deal with licensing because they are not related. My visits are usually in the winter, so I have never had to deal with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-11-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By AmyLeigh
Don't cancel an existing life insurance policy!!!...

Don't cancel an existing life insurance policy!!! You can call the company and ask to change beneficiaries of a current policy. It's usually just a simple form to fill out and fax.

Remember,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-15-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,272
Posted By AmyLeigh
This is where we run into problems. I have had a...

This is where we run into problems. I have had a couple of "recommendations" from analysts. At first, I thought that they were actual licensing requirements until I did my due diligence. I have...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 11-19-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By AmyLeigh
I have two fireplaces, one in the living room and...

I have two fireplaces, one in the living room and one in the play room, both brick. The one in the playroom is blocked by tubs of stuffed animals and other toys. Most people don't even realize...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-20-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,527
Posted By AmyLeigh
Anyone who is good at their job makes it look...

Anyone who is good at their job makes it look easy. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-17-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,518
Posted By AmyLeigh
Not a long timer, but my first year was awful! I...

Not a long timer, but my first year was awful! I had my three at home, plus my most difficult dck's. I frequently had random people commenting on how tired I looked. For me it just took some time...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,500
Posted By AmyLeigh
Gotcha...I was trying to find an out for you! I...

Gotcha...I was trying to find an out for you! I used to feel guilty running my dishwasher twice daily until I did the research about water usage.
Just another reason I'm glad that QRIS hasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,500
Posted By AmyLeigh
Is the hand washing your decision or is it...

Is the hand washing your decision or is it mandated by your city? I'm only asking because many sources show that hand washing dishes uses the same amount or even more water than a dishwasher does. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,090
Posted By AmyLeigh
"See? She loves me more than you!" ...

"See? She loves me more than you!" :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-27-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,266
Posted By AmyLeigh
I rarely have payment problems, but one that...

I rarely have payment problems, but one that still has me scratching my head two years later:
"My paycheck didn't come through today. I'll have to pay you tomorrow."

Hmm, your coworker who is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By AmyLeigh
I love how much you care about your dckids and...

I love how much you care about your dckids and what an advocate you are for them.

That being said, I don't know how much more you can do for this child within your capacity. They are the parents,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-07-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
Today is the last Friday before dcg starts...

Today is the last Friday before dcg starts school, so I thought it would be fun to do a special field trip. To top it off, she is the only dck in attendance today. So I get her and my kids excited...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,615
Posted By AmyLeigh
People are always nice when they get their way. ...

People are always nice when they get their way. It's when they don't that the real character, or lack there of, shows through.

You handled the whole situation very well. Hoping you get a great...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By AmyLeigh
Do it!!! happyface (I'm taking the...

Do it!!!

happyface

(I'm taking the Friday before Labor Day off, too.)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,325
Posted By AmyLeigh
I watch the air quality as well as the...

I watch the air quality as well as the temperature. My personal cutoff is 95 degrees as we usually have very little humidity in my area. But on bad air days, no matter what the temperature is, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By AmyLeigh
The 5's and 1's made it look like he gave you...

The 5's and 1's made it look like he gave you full payment when stacked together and folded. He was definitely trying to pull one over you and dcm.
She knew something was up, which is why she...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By AmyLeigh
The steel drum band concert was part of the local...

The steel drum band concert was part of the local library summer program. They sponsor really cool programs each year.
We do a lot of morning field trips in the summer. Today is park day. The...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-23-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By AmyLeigh
My SA'ers today went to a local steel drum...

My SA'ers today went to a local steel drum concert, played minecraft, twister, clue, jenga, made up a camping trip, and are now choreographing a dance together. I think they are planning on doing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
Part time dcg spent the last two and a half weeks...

Part time dcg spent the last two and a half weeks with her doting grandparents. Today is her first day back here with me.

Now I have to teach her that she is not the only child in the world. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By AmyLeigh
I feel ya. :hug:

I feel ya.
:hug:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,917
Posted By AmyLeigh
Dontcha know, they are special! :rolleyes:

Dontcha know, they are special! :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-16-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,911
Posted By AmyLeigh
Talking Back on topic...

If I were to be in your situation, I would have said to dcm:

"Little Johnny isn't quite done napping yet. He should be up in about a half hour. So take a few minutes for yourself and chill. I'll...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-30-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
108 degrees today. ...

108 degrees today.
:Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny::Sunny:

Need I say more?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,160
Posted By AmyLeigh
Good! Keep commending her when she remembers to...

Good! Keep commending her when she remembers to take the meds.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,160
Posted By AmyLeigh
likethislikethislikethis

likethislikethislikethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-25-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,033
Posted By AmyLeigh
Baking soda and vinegar work to remove odors,...

Baking soda and vinegar work to remove odors, separately and together. The vinegar smell goes away after it has dried completely.
There is also some product, the name escapes me now, that I found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-24-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,160
Posted By AmyLeigh
Oh HECK NO! My children aren't anywhere near...

Oh HECK NO!

My children aren't anywhere near your dd's age, (11, 8 and 6) but they all do work around the house. They have daily chores, weekly chores, responsible for their own rooms and laundry...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By AmyLeigh
I used to believe this too. My ratios changed...

I used to believe this too. My ratios changed after having my oldest dd. She is so much like my husband's sister, it's crazy. Not so much is how she looks, although she is built a lot like her,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,782
Posted By AmyLeigh
likethis Oops, you're right. ICWA is about...

likethis

Oops, you're right. ICWA is about involuntary removal, this law is about voluntary surrender of parental rights. I worked for CPS a few years ago and my mind automatically goes to ICWA. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-22-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,782
Posted By AmyLeigh
That's actually a federal law, called Indian...

That's actually a federal law, called Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. It has to do with the political sovereignty that the tribes have.

http://www.nicwa.org/Indian_Child_Welfare_Act/
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
DCM was complaining that her week of 4-10 hour...

DCM was complaining that her week of 4-10 hour days this week have been just sooo exhausting.

I held back telling her that her 10 hours days translated to me having 11 1/2 hour days. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By AmyLeigh
Just the way I think of things.... This is...

Just the way I think of things....

This is my family's home, and I happen to run a daycare in it.

This is NOT a daycare that we happen to live in.

See the difference?

If you think and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-19-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 922
Posted By AmyLeigh
We do this during the summer, too. Last year, I...

We do this during the summer, too. Last year, I bought some Vegemite for the kids to try. It was hilarious! So not for young American palates! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 250,022
Posted By AmyLeigh
3379 'Nuff said.

3379

'Nuff said.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 250,022
Posted By AmyLeigh
Dcb actually hugged me goodbye! I have hugged...

Dcb actually hugged me goodbye! I have hugged him a few times in the past, but this was the first time he initiated. For anyone who has had 'cool' 9 yo's, you know what a big thing this is.
His...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By AmyLeigh
Just like any other business, we are more apt to...

Just like any other business, we are more apt to discuss the negatives than the positives.

When was the last time we told our bff about the wonderful customer service we got at the grocery...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-16-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 973
Posted By AmyLeigh
It's only supposed to get up to 100 today, with...

It's only supposed to get up to 100 today, with no humidity and small breeze, so we are playing under the shade trees right now, lol.
Triple digits are normal in the summer. We are used to it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,895
Posted By AmyLeigh
Hahaha, I may have to borrow this one! I'm...

Hahaha, I may have to borrow this one!

I'm getting a little frustrated with the comments every. single. time.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-10-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 190,854
Posted By AmyLeigh
I made whole wheat zucchini bread for snack. ...

I made whole wheat zucchini bread for snack.

Dcb, who doesn't like anything unless it has a cool commercial :rolleyes:, gobbled up a slice and told me that he loves banana bread.

Me: "I'm glad...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
Remember the kid in Daddy Daycare that did that? ...

Remember the kid in Daddy Daycare that did that? :lol: It's funny when it's fiction, not so much in real life, huh?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-09-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,106
Posted By AmyLeigh
The bolded is exactly what happened to me this...

The bolded is exactly what happened to me this morning, except without any warning at all. I couldn't believe that dcm would bring this child in underwear. She said it was because child peed in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-08-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By AmyLeigh
Love It When DCD's Pick Up

They usually earlier and much quicker about it, too!

Today all the dad's were on pickup duty, lol. By 4:58 everyone was gone instead of dragging out the day to 5:30, 5:35, 5:40 by chatting it...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
Rule of inverse energy levels: The less I have,...

Rule of inverse energy levels: The less I have, the more they have.

I'm just tired from a late night and sore from yesterday's work out. The kiddos, OTOH, are having a good ol' time. :ouch:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,523
Posted By AmyLeigh
One of my families made me feel sooo guilty when...

One of my families made me feel sooo guilty when I started talking about closing. Not on purpose, but still. It was enough for me to agree to stay open at least one more year, but only part time. ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
Reasons for 2 yo's meltdowns since 7:00 am today:...

Reasons for 2 yo's meltdowns since 7:00 am today:

came to daycare
had a spoon when she wanted a fork (for cereal)
drank all her milk
I wanted her cup to refill with milk
I made her put her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-29-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By AmyLeigh
Everyone came in dragging this morning, so I...

Everyone came in dragging this morning, so I decided to cancel our park outing. Instead we will have lots of free play, read the library books we checked out yesterday, do some sort of art and have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
Ugh, the sweet little girl who has a lot of...

Ugh, the sweet little girl who has a lot of annoying habits...:o

I can deal with it, but she is getting on everyone else's nerves now, too.

I have been working on some of the behaviors, but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By AmyLeigh
Same here. This morning I checked my email for...

Same here. This morning I checked my email for dh's deposit amount then realized that it's Thursday, not Friday. I have been so thrown off all week. I even started to fix lunch an hour early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By AmyLeigh
Think of it this way, would you let a dc family...

Think of it this way, would you let a dc family do this to you? Would you hold a spot open not knowing when or if they are coming back?

I doubt it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By AmyLeigh
Yay!! Good for you!

Yay!! Good for you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 190,854
Posted By AmyLeigh
OMG! Same thing here! My 6 yo gets lazy when...

OMG! Same thing here! My 6 yo gets lazy when pronouncing her words, so I really emphasize the NNNNNN. :eek:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By AmyLeigh
Oh, to have an afternoon once or twice a week...

Oh, to have an afternoon once or twice a week sounds heavenly. Nice.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By AmyLeigh
Last day is June 5, first day is Aug 13.

Last day is June 5, first day is Aug 13.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 190,854
Posted By AmyLeigh
On the way back from this morning's outing, I...

On the way back from this morning's outing, I hear from the back seat, "Hey, look, someone drew on the car!"

I'm thinking, oh crap, who is drawing on my car.

Then I see the car next to me has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-19-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,320
Posted By AmyLeigh
"Lack of planning on your part does not...

"Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."

I've found myself saying that a lot, even outside of daycare.

Actually, more outside of daycare.

People need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By AmyLeigh
I would list exactly what would be okay for...

I would list exactly what would be okay for summer wear. Tanks that cover bra straps, capris no shorter than knee length, etc.

If you really think about it, anytime we start a new job, unless a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By AmyLeigh
So, I'm guessing you kinda like yoga. ;)

So, I'm guessing you kinda like yoga. ;)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,560
Posted By AmyLeigh
Volunteer at spca and library, read, garden,...

Volunteer at spca and library, read, garden, crochet, exercise, craft, learn more crafts, host parties, diy home repairs or upgrades, organize my home, learn to cook different ethnic cuisines...give...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 190,854
Posted By AmyLeigh
Everyone is sitting at the table, waiting for...

Everyone is sitting at the table, waiting for lunch.

DCG started singing "What does the fox say?" (I hate that song)

I asked, "Can you think of a less annoying song to sing?"

Everyone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,003
Posted By AmyLeigh
I have several friends who are from different...

I have several friends who are from different countries and are multilingual, highly educated individuals. They ask my 8 year old how to pronounce certain words in English.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-12-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,003
Posted By AmyLeigh
I've heard it too. I even stopped using kid to...

I've heard it too. I even stopped using kid to refer to children for quite some time. I get the reasoning, but language changes and it doesn't carry quite the disrespect it did years ago. I have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By AmyLeigh
I don't remember my analyst going into the off...

I don't remember my analyst going into the off limit rooms. I think she may have just taken a peek, but that is it.
The pre licensing inspection process for me was easy, even with the corrections...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-11-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 190,854
Posted By AmyLeigh
I'm not as awesome as your wife, but very few...

I'm not as awesome as your wife, but very few things freak me out. I can handle all sorts of bugs, spiders, reptiles, etc. with no problem, but mice are the bane of my existence. All dh has to do...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By AmyLeigh
Don't compare them to the other kids. You never...

Don't compare them to the other kids. You never know what is going on in their lives. While in high school, I was exercising daily and taking 3 dance classes a week, eating a healthy, mostly plant...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By AmyLeigh
Does jasmine grow well in your area? That's one...

Does jasmine grow well in your area? That's one of my favorite climbing flowers because it smells so good. Scents are often tied to memories, so it can become part of the children's memories of fun...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-08-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,855
Posted By AmyLeigh
I had one dcg come in Monday morning and ask me...

I had one dcg come in Monday morning and ask me if I missed her. (I was on vacation last week)

My response, "just as much as I missed everyone else." Shhhh....:lol:

As much as I care about...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-07-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,601
Posted By AmyLeigh
I had a feeling it was due to the parents'...

I had a feeling it was due to the parents' behavior over the child's physical sleep needs. They are really doing a disservice to their little girl and it will only get worse as she gets older.

I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By AmyLeigh
Outdoor project, wine AND pizza? Three of my...

Outdoor project, wine AND pizza? Three of my favorite things! I'm there! :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,493
Posted By AmyLeigh
I have a short grace period also, but only...

I have a short grace period also, but only because it has not been abused. On my advise, all of my families have given themselves an extra 10 minutes on their contracted pick up times to avoid this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,601
Posted By AmyLeigh
My question would be, what are the parents doing...

My question would be, what are the parents doing while the child is acting up in bed? Are they going in every couple of minutes to tell her to go to sleep or are they just letting her be in there...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,288
Posted By AmyLeigh
This is what I would get: PVC pipes cut into...

This is what I would get:

PVC pipes cut into various sizes, connectors and elbows. Great for imaginative play

Supplies to make an outdoor chalk board

Lot and lots of fragrant flowers and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,177
Posted By AmyLeigh
Not much exciting here, either ...

Not much exciting here, either

Electrician/Tax specialist
City parks department/County Human Services Supervisor
Agriculture/School office job
Electrician/WalMart Department head


I just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,784
Posted By AmyLeigh
I know this isn't a great comparison, but when...

I know this isn't a great comparison, but when the statement of college vs. child care was made, I did a quick look to see what it would be here in CenCal. Now compare the Fresno State tuition to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,784
Posted By AmyLeigh
Just for comparison's sake: Local State...

Just for comparison's sake:

Local State university tuition: 3150 a semester, 6300 a year

Current daycare subsidy in same county: 34.13 a day for 2-5 year old or 8532 a year full time.

Now I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-04-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
Day 1 back off of a wonderful vacation and first...

Day 1 back off of a wonderful vacation and first drop off is a grumpy, sleep deprived 2 yo.
Yay...this ought to be fun.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By AmyLeigh
:( :hug: So sorry you are dealing with all...

:( :hug:

So sorry you are dealing with all of this.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,021
Posted By AmyLeigh
Um, just wondering: He didn't think there were...

Um, just wondering: He didn't think there were shoes in the bag, but once you told him to go home and get some, he knew that she didn't have any?

I betcha she would have some if you pressed the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-24-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By AmyLeigh
Hahaha. It's another day in paradise. ...

Hahaha. It's another day in paradise. :rolleyes:

I just told the 2 yo that I don't believe crying when there are no tears. She just yelled louder.

All because I moved her out of the way of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,553
Posted By AmyLeigh
likethis I do school transport, so I...

likethis

I do school transport, so I understand that part. I think it would be a major pain to drag a newborn out twice a day. I vote for the SA'ers, too.

Congratulations on your new...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
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Views: 1,800
Posted By AmyLeigh
I can see both sides. I can do all of my...

I can see both sides. I can do all of my shopping with my kids, but it's much easier and faster (and cheaper :lol:) if I go without them.

Even more so if I leave dh at home, too. :D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By AmyLeigh
Twister

I am having a blast watching 5 yo dcg and 6 yo dd play twister. Think about how educational it is, it reinforces colors, left/right, cooperation, it's a physical activity, and just good...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-22-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By AmyLeigh
If you really think about it, the daily rate is...

If you really think about it, the daily rate is better for both parties. Mom technically pays less, as the math shows, and it protects you against possible future schedule changes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,818
Posted By AmyLeigh
Everyone forgot how to play over the weekend. ...

Everyone forgot how to play over the weekend. Sigh.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By AmyLeigh
Not too out there, but today the legos were...

Not too out there, but today the legos were having a heated verbal exchange. :rolleyes: :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1,020
Views: 190,854
Posted By AmyLeigh
Apparently, 'Duck, Duck, Goose' is so last year. ...

Apparently, 'Duck, Duck, Goose' is so last year. Now it's 'Duck, Duck, Flower, Weed, Tree, Dog Poop, Goose'.

:eek::lol::lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,573
Posted By AmyLeigh
Well, that Explains a Lot!

DCB 5 and his foster sister, 2, are currently my pickiest eaters, always asking for processed foods such as crackers, pop tarts, granola bars, etc., when it's snack time. I usually don't have those...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-15-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,939
Posted By AmyLeigh
Yep. DCD is hoping he can bully you into...

Yep. DCD is hoping he can bully you into changing your mind, why else would a meeting be necessary? You have already explained your position. They have two choices, accept your terms or go...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,762
Posted By AmyLeigh
Whaaaaa?? Oh my goodness....:dislike:

Whaaaaa?? Oh my goodness....:dislike:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-14-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,264
Posted By AmyLeigh
Only on occasion, about once a month, I will text...

Only on occasion, about once a month, I will text a picture to the parents. Usually its when they are doing something super cute that has to be seen, not just described verbally, kwim?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By AmyLeigh
What is he saying or doing that makes you feel...

What is he saying or doing that makes you feel this way?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-10-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,783
Posted By AmyLeigh
Tired grumpy kiddos here, too. They are...

Tired grumpy kiddos here, too.

They are actually fighting because no one wants to play with anyone else, but then is mad because their friends don't want to play with them! :rolleyes:

Dd and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,203
Posted By AmyLeigh
Good for you!!!happyface

Good for you!!!happyface
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-09-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By AmyLeigh
The bolded part is exactly how I've been feeling,...

The bolded part is exactly how I've been feeling, too. You are not alone. I am closing this fall mostly due to this reason.
When the guilt starts in, think: In 5, 10, 15 years, who is going to be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,463
Posted By AmyLeigh
I saw that. Dad cried, mom went back on Zoloft...

I saw that. Dad cried, mom went back on Zoloft and felt like a bad mother. Sorry. I don't buy that it's worth 10K. :rolleyes:
A great majority of reports are unsubstantiated. It happens. All....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-01-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,463
Posted By AmyLeigh
Okay. I agree that the provider didn't need to...

Okay. I agree that the provider didn't need to report this child. Obviously, there was some other motivation going on there.
But what I don't get is the award to the parents. They got a voice...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,067
Posted By AmyLeigh
Sorry, its late, but I'm laughing at the term,...

Sorry, its late, but I'm laughing at the term, crappy diapers. Pun intended?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-27-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,347
Posted By AmyLeigh
4-10 shifts are becoming very common in my area. ...

4-10 shifts are becoming very common in my area. Dh's work moved to this about 3 years ago and many government agencies offer 4-10's or 9-80's for their employees.
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