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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By Chickenhauler
And when the business assets run dry, then the...

And when the business assets run dry, then the come after YOU personally, since you were the person who screwed up.

The scenario you describe will work with an employee who screws up, but not when...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-23-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,514
Posted By Chickenhauler
With groceries, it would be really tough (if not...

With groceries, it would be really tough (if not impossible) to say "this gallon of milk was only served to daycare kids" or "This pizza wasn't eaten at all by anyone who lives here" or "I ate this...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By Chickenhauler
Yup, they've been pent up sitting in a chair all...

Yup, they've been pent up sitting in a chair all day, your only hope is duct tape to keep them restrained for much more!

If you have the safe space for it (we do) bicycles can really burn off that...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-23-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,944
Posted By Chickenhauler
Tell her she's getting what she paid for? :D ...

Tell her she's getting what she paid for? :D

I think you may have gotten into one of those "give them an inch and they'll take a mile" situations.

Also, another thing....even though you're not...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-23-2010, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,457
Posted By Chickenhauler
Right there is the key to it all.

Right there is the key to it all.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-22-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,706
Posted By Chickenhauler
Sounds like too many cooks in the soup, if you...

Sounds like too many cooks in the soup, if you want my honest opinion.


FYI-In our contract, a fever cannot be 'masked' or "reduced" by Tylenol. It's not curing or clearing up the root cause of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 09-22-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,706
Posted By Chickenhauler
Do you really want to know what comes first in...

Do you really want to know what comes first in today's society?

Who is at fault, and who is going to get sued.

While YOU may not have chosen to sue the daycare, they were deathly afraid you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,055
Posted By Chickenhauler
Let's talk about this in reality-even if you get...

Let's talk about this in reality-even if you get a grant or a freebie, you're still paying for it. That money doesn't appear by magic. It comes from taxes that you and I pay (or debt the gov't goes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,957
Posted By Chickenhauler
Some kids are higher value freight than...

Some kids are higher value freight than others....LOL.

We have one around here I don't think even the pigs would touch!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-22-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,746
Posted By Chickenhauler
Way back when, before my wife and I were an...

Way back when, before my wife and I were an "item", we were just friends, and her daughter was 4 years old. They came over to visit, and I had a new puppy. Now, at the time, this dog was about the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,957
Posted By Chickenhauler
Most freight contracts are pre-paid (just like...

Most freight contracts are pre-paid (just like you do with the post office). This helps prevent fraud.

Also, I haul high risk and high value commodities (hazmat, electronics, makeup, shoes,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,585
Posted By Chickenhauler
Every contract, and every situation, is a little...

Every contract, and every situation, is a little different, and results in different outcomes/degrees of liability.

In this case, she (the provider) tripped and fell on the child/gate. If I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By Chickenhauler
Not being a morning person myself, I can't...

Not being a morning person myself, I can't imagine dealing with "running around and screaming" at 630 am.

Mornings around our place are subdued thankfully. Being loud early in the morning in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By Chickenhauler
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it...

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it sounds like you have yourself a typical, run of the mill, average, ordinary 3 year old kid on your hands.

Why, What, When, Where, Who, How.....What I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,957
Posted By Chickenhauler
Tell her, since it's high value, high risk cargo,...

Tell her, since it's high value, high risk cargo, you charge $5 per mile for all miles incurred during the excursion, freight must be pre-paid.:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,197
Posted By Chickenhauler
Good for you on sticking to your guns. Some...

Good for you on sticking to your guns.

Some people, it takes going through with the threats (late fees) to make them realize that
a) They need to pay their bill
b) You're serious

You almost...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-16-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,055
Posted By Chickenhauler
I'm speaking from my experience about those with...

I'm speaking from my experience about those with degrees (not only providers, but people in general) and their attitude. Not saying EVERYONE with a degree is that way, but either there sure seems to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-13-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,197
Posted By Chickenhauler
Notes are nice, but electronic messaging (email,...

Notes are nice, but electronic messaging (email, text, IM, etc) is the way business is done, like it or not. And, the larger the business, the more they use/rely on it. Many large companies are to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,957
Posted By Chickenhauler
My mother did daycare for 30 years, and my father...

My mother did daycare for 30 years, and my father farmed (not a hobby farm, a working, for-profit farm).

She had a parent ask during an interview "What do you do with all the cattle, pigs and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,373
Posted By Chickenhauler
After reading this, I really hope you don't have...

After reading this, I really hope you don't have a dog.

Because if you do, I would be having a chat with Rover about his "doggy duties" and 'deriliction of duty'. "Sneaking up" isn't possible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2010, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 9,967
Posted By Chickenhauler
Another idea....if you have a concrete pad or...

Another idea....if you have a concrete pad or walk, sidewalk chalk will fascinate/occupy kids for hours and hours.

And when they run out of "canvas", a good blast with the garden hose, and they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-12-2010, 03:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,055
Posted By Chickenhauler
Hour for hour, are they comparable to a private...

Hour for hour, are they comparable to a private school tuition?

Nope.

You get what you pay for.



True, but keep in mind, daycare providers aren't teaching calculus or chemistry, they're...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 09-12-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,947
Posted By Chickenhauler
Tom's on the right path here. Let me add...

Tom's on the right path here.

Let me add this....if you're not making alot of profit, the penalties and interest don't amount to much for not filing quarterly, and (at least for me) it's less...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,871
Posted By Chickenhauler
It really depends upon if there is a breeze, and...

It really depends upon if there is a breeze, and if there is shade or not.

Even when it's humid and hot, if you have a decent breeze and some shade, being outside isn't so bad.

And water, lots...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,055
Posted By Chickenhauler
The difference is, one position is child CARE,...

The difference is, one position is child CARE, the other is child TEACHING.

What about the parents interacting with their own children? Why is it a daycare providers duty to teach and raise these...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,172
Posted By Chickenhauler
Are we watching the same kids? :D Yup, we...

Are we watching the same kids? :D

Yup, we have an older boy who is able to regularly dump his glass over at least once per meal minimum. He drinks from a sippy cup.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,351
Posted By Chickenhauler
Yup, most cats are smart enough that they'll bug...

Yup, most cats are smart enough that they'll bug out if they're not comfortable with a situation, and won't allow themselves to be handled or put in a spot they're not feeling safe.

Our cat in the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,467
Posted By Chickenhauler
I really wish you'd stop this victim mentality...

I really wish you'd stop this victim mentality complex stuff.



Actually, we have a group home for retarded adults in our town. They have an agreed to, set discounted price with the barbershop...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,446
Posted By Chickenhauler
Simplified Employee Pension ...

Simplified Employee Pension


http://www.irs.gov/retirement/sponsor/article/0,,id=139828,00.html

One of many investment vehicles available to self employed persons.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-13-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,893
Posted By Chickenhauler
While those subjects may seem out there, a couple...

While those subjects may seem out there, a couple things you have to take into consideration....

1) It's not 1954, and our world view (and the information that we have at our fingertips) has...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,353
Posted By Chickenhauler
Earplugs are kinda like wearing gloves on your...

Earplugs are kinda like wearing gloves on your hands.....you still have your senses, but it takes the "bite" out of the sharper things you come in contact with.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,851
Posted By Chickenhauler
Look at it from a providers standpoint,...

Look at it from a providers standpoint, especially in today's litigious society.

If someone is bringing this up right from the start, a provider may very well be a little gun-shy about where...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,851
Posted By Chickenhauler
To sum it up, it's not allowable to teach or...

To sum it up, it's not allowable to teach or practice hatred and bigotry on the taxpayer dime.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,467
Posted By Chickenhauler
Or so you think. Did you ask? You'd be...

Or so you think.

Did you ask? You'd be amazed at what paying in cash does for the rate if you only ask.


While YOU may not be negotiable, your competition very likely is. And if they match...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,009
Posted By Chickenhauler
In your hubby's defense, wiring, outlets, boxes,...

In your hubby's defense, wiring, outlets, boxes, breakers and fixtures are not cheap.

I just bought a 250 ft roll of 12-3 Romex a couple weeks ago, and the price was over $150. $1000 disappears...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,467
Posted By Chickenhauler
I think that was pretty rotten of that family to...

I think that was pretty rotten of that family to do that.




Since the first service provider was hired to do a job.

All service fees are negotiable....it's called a free market. Granted,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,009
Posted By Chickenhauler
Owens Corning makes some really great products...

Owens Corning makes some really great products for soundproofing, not just insulation, but an acoustical sheetrock (I know this isn't a bargain solution, but it can make a world of difference).
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,353
Posted By Chickenhauler
I agree, it's going to be tough, but she's going...

I agree, it's going to be tough, but she's going to have to break this child of the "me me me" center of attention 24/7 habit she's in, or this kid is going to have a rough go of life.

The sooner...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,851
Posted By Chickenhauler
While it was kinda tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, I was...

While it was kinda tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, I was being serious about "why was it even brought up"?

With hutchison4life's PM to you, their previous location may explain why this was brought up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,851
Posted By Chickenhauler
The biggest question I have is, "Why was it even...

The biggest question I have is, "Why was it even brought up"?


Unless the place is run by a group of guys who dress like the Chiquita banana lady with a few odd members of the Village people...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,951
Posted By Chickenhauler
It's all good-my standard response is "I've been...

It's all good-my standard response is "I've been called worse than that by better people than you" :lol:
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 08-08-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,402
Posted By Chickenhauler
It's all good-my standard response is "I've been...

It's all good-my standard response is "I've been called worse than that by better people than you" :lol:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,134
Posted By Chickenhauler
Let them go, and head down to small claims court....

Let them go, and head down to small claims court.

Wish them the best of luck finding someone to do it as cheap as you were.

You stated you were providing the service for half price to begin...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,412
Posted By Chickenhauler
I'd view the one day on, next day no show/no call...

I'd view the one day on, next day no show/no call the same as an employer would....you're not serious about this position, and you're no longer welcome here.

Find someone else to fill that slot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,214
Posted By Chickenhauler
My first thought is: Who is going to stay awake...

My first thought is: Who is going to stay awake and watch the baby while she's sleeping during the day?


Who wants to take bets....first child of a child worshipper?:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By Chickenhauler
Just keep your rcpts, I find it easiest to...

Just keep your rcpts, I find it easiest to highlight business related purchases ASAP (sometimes the description on the rcpt defies logic, and 6 months later you're going HUH?)

As for second hand...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 33,951
Posted By Chickenhauler
That's the first thing that comes to mind when I...

That's the first thing that comes to mind when I start trying to decipher some of these acronyms.

Some of them are pretty self explanatory in the context, but some of them are waaaaaay out there.
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 07-31-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,402
Posted By Chickenhauler
That's the first thing that comes to mind when I...

That's the first thing that comes to mind when I start trying to decipher some of these acronyms.

Some of them are pretty self explanatory in the context, but some of them are waaaaaay out there.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,590
Posted By Chickenhauler
And VERY VERY illegal, too. Can carry a fine...

And VERY VERY illegal, too.

Can carry a fine of $11k and up to one year in the pokey.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,391
Posted By Chickenhauler
An LLC or corporation of any type is like a whole...

An LLC or corporation of any type is like a whole new person (in a sense). When you created that LLC, you created a new 'entity', with it's own tax return, bank accounts, IRS data, etc.

LLC's are...
Forum: Book Club - Reviews / Suggestions 07-30-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,531
Posted By Chickenhauler
They are chapter books, but read really easy and...

They are chapter books, but read really easy and really fast-The Boxcar Kids.

I think we were reading them in 2nd grade in school.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,037
Posted By Chickenhauler
A garage, by classification, is adequate to park...

A garage, by classification, is adequate to park cars and light trucks (normal, runaround pu truck), along with gather every piece of clutter that never gets actually put away where it belongs (but...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By Chickenhauler
Because they never grew up, that's why. They...

Because they never grew up, that's why.

They never had their parents look them in the eye and say "You made your bed, now lie in it".

Along those lines, when I first got my drivers license, my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,071
Posted By Chickenhauler
I'd have looker her in the eye and asked "And I'm...

I'd have looker her in the eye and asked "And I'm supposed to care.......why?"

follow up with

"You aren't the first dck I've had, nor will you be the last, but while you are here, you will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By Chickenhauler
Look her directly in the eye and ask "Did you...

Look her directly in the eye and ask "Did you sign the contract? No? Then don't worry about it, it's not your concern!"



"When you start writing the checks, then we can discuss the payment...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,037
Posted By Chickenhauler
She got to 'chick up' the house....heck, I only...

She got to 'chick up' the house....heck, I only have 1/3 of the closet, and one little corner of the bedroom for anything of mine. I even lost my lazyboy to her!


To be honest, the shop is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,300
Posted By Chickenhauler
There may be a silver lining to all this..... ...

There may be a silver lining to all this.....

We all know a few idiots who have bred and are now raising children. (your results may vary)

If the parents are idiots, then they will have less...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 07-28-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,257
Posted By Chickenhauler
Add to that, I usually write the address and...

Add to that, I usually write the address and phone number (if it's not in the ad) along with the directions to the sellers location on the bottom half of the printed ad when I go look at something.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,122
Posted By Chickenhauler
Shortly after our son was potty trained, he of...

Shortly after our son was potty trained, he of course, wanted to be independant and would refuse to let anyone wipe him.

This, as you can imagine, didn't always turn out so well, and I found...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,037
Posted By Chickenhauler
In my case, before the wife and kids came along,...

In my case, before the wife and kids came along, my entire home was a "man cave"....it was decorated with a motorcycle parked in the living room, ******* clock in the bathroom, beer advertising pool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,037
Posted By Chickenhauler
Tell him to go outside and play!:D ...

Tell him to go outside and play!:D

Seriously....you said you have 4BR's, and two of them are used for daycare. Couldn't he set up a TV and his video game system and a lazy-boy in the 3rd BR? ...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By Chickenhauler
Aha, one more piece to the puzzle!

Aha, one more piece to the puzzle!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,965
Posted By Chickenhauler
I agree-be honest and upfront. Don't sugarcoat...

I agree-be honest and upfront. Don't sugarcoat it, keep in mind that parents have a hard time admitting (even to themselves) that their kid may be "marginally exceptional" (George Carlin's words),...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By Chickenhauler
How much you want to bet that it's not the child,...

How much you want to bet that it's not the child, but the mother who has some germaphobe issues?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,122
Posted By Chickenhauler
Add to that tinker toys, lincoln logs, lego's,...

Add to that tinker toys, lincoln logs, lego's, etc things of that nature where the possibilities of what they can build is only limited by their mind.

It's rare that a day doesn't go by when the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,122
Posted By Chickenhauler
Things I've found myself saying to daycare...

Things I've found myself saying to daycare kids....

What on god's green earth made you think that was OK?

Don't throw the cat!

Do you act like this at home?

(and if the answer is yes, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,557
Posted By Chickenhauler
Expedition has a good track record of customer...

Expedition has a good track record of customer satisfaction, but unless you're tall, they're a long reach to get an child in a carrier into the center of the 2nd row.

Whatever vehicle you choose,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-26-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,703
Posted By Chickenhauler
What exactly did the pediatrician (an MD) do to...

What exactly did the pediatrician (an MD) do to cure your childs mental anguish from water? Why would you take a child to a medical doctor when clearly the problem is not a physical injury, but a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,201
Posted By Chickenhauler
Sounds to me like a classic case of children in...

Sounds to me like a classic case of children in charge of the parents.

I'd have responded to "mom doesn't make him eat green stuff at home, only tasty like candy food" with "I'm not your mother,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2010, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,722
Posted By Chickenhauler
He's almost school age, and he's going to find...

He's almost school age, and he's going to find out really soon that if he continues this behavior, when he gets to school, he'll be ostracized by his peers anyways.

Maybe experiencing it now will...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2010, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chickenhauler
Same here, but they weren't supposed to spank...

Same here, but they weren't supposed to spank kids when I was in elementary school.

Unfortunately, my father and the principal were good friends who had gone to the "old school" together and he...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,080
Posted By Chickenhauler
Honestly, when it comes to civics/social studies,...

Honestly, when it comes to civics/social studies, history, and hands-on learning (shop class-technology, whatever they want to call it), I think our kids have learned more by listening to the wife...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,080
Posted By Chickenhauler
My senior year, I needed an extra math credit, so...

My senior year, I needed an extra math credit, so I took "Basic Math For Basic Living" and it taught things like balancing a checkbook, figuring how much you're really paying on a car loan, making a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2010, 03:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 17,670
Posted By Chickenhauler
If they're still doing rehabs/rebuilds of houses,...

If they're still doing rehabs/rebuilds of houses, they may be agreeable to doing some trading work/labor for payments on the property.

IDK what your hubby's skill level is, but I have a friend of...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2010, 02:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chickenhauler
Not only the training, but the equipment too, cuz...

Not only the training, but the equipment too, cuz I'm sure that duct tape is not an approved restraint device.

I'm unsure about the requirements for public schools having a restraint trained...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,592
Posted By Chickenhauler
:eek: Uh, I'm going to prescribe an evening...

:eek:

Uh, I'm going to prescribe an evening out of the house spent with adults and no children for you, Ma'am.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,592
Posted By Chickenhauler
Good thing you mentioned this....these new "water...

Good thing you mentioned this....these new "water saver" (green) toilets suck, or don't suck (depends on how you look at it).

It takes water volume to make the poo go away, and these new green...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,527
Posted By Chickenhauler
I know in MN there is no requirement for...

I know in MN there is no requirement for restraint/hog tie training for a daycare license.

But, I'm pretty good with a lasso and can bind a calf pretty easily, kid can't be that much harder-they...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,272
Posted By Chickenhauler
Sexist or just a man hater? Why can't...

Sexist or just a man hater?



Why can't a man be a daycare provider? And since when isn't being a daycare provider a job?

I'll admit, I avoid changing diapers at every opportunity available,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 07-09-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,321
Posted By Chickenhauler
IMHO, I think you would be better off picking one...

IMHO, I think you would be better off picking one and sticking with it. One DC two days per week, and another one day per week can pose many problems, differences in rules, expectations, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,082
Posted By Chickenhauler
Regular old floor dry. Spread it down, grind...

Regular old floor dry.

Spread it down, grind it in with your foot, and sweep it up.

Works just fine in my shop, and I make messes in there that are only topped by oil company disasters.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,592
Posted By Chickenhauler
I wouldn't worry about the quantity of TP they...

I wouldn't worry about the quantity of TP they use, but the quality of their handwashing.:D


You'd never shake hands with me after what I did last week-I was armpit deep in septic system pipes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-09-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By Chickenhauler
It is a wise decision to move/remove anything...

It is a wise decision to move/remove anything that could be a danger, easily broken, or a hazard to children up out of their reach.

As for kids that won't follow the rules, the corner is a lonely,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,500
Posted By Chickenhauler
I think that a reasonable person would be...

I think that a reasonable person would be amenable to paying for the services they receive, pay an additional fee on a snow day, no school day, etc vs a school day, or for a delayed start or early...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-12-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,486
Posted By Chickenhauler
Our additional coverage for daycare...

Our additional coverage for daycare transportation is part of our daycare liability policy through Adults and Childrens Alliance (food program administrator).

The policy reads to the effect of...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 35,297
Posted By Chickenhauler
Actually, no, there is not a state law about a...

Actually, no, there is not a state law about a minimum age.

I posted the link about this not long ago, too....and now I can't recall where I placed it. DOH!


Your county may have a statute,...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 35,297
Posted By Chickenhauler
You do understand the McD's are franchises, each...

You do understand the McD's are franchises, each store is individually owned, right?

Not all are the same.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-11-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,956
Posted By Chickenhauler
Who, wha...huh.....? Glad to see I'm not the...

Who, wha...huh.....?

Glad to see I'm not the only one completely confused here......
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-04-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By Chickenhauler
That right there is why I don't like toy guns,...

That right there is why I don't like toy guns, especially with how realistic many of them appear.

My nephews (city kids) have airsoft guns and no respect or understanding when it comes to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,834
Posted By Chickenhauler
I tried the 'sole proprietor-gonna have to...

I tried the 'sole proprietor-gonna have to close-financial hardship' reason, and they denied me.

Another time, I got home and found I had been summoned to appear a week before (I was gone on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,244
Posted By Chickenhauler
If they're all bent out of shape about it,...

If they're all bent out of shape about it, they'll find a new daycare.

But, I'm betting that the rate increase is petty in the overall budget.....they may have to skip a Starbucks once a week to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,145
Posted By Chickenhauler
It ties back into the reptilian programmed part...

It ties back into the reptilian programmed part of the human brain where the male is the alpha/provider, and the female is the nurturer.

Boys playing dominance/king of the hill games and girls...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,765
Posted By Chickenhauler
OK, I'm going to be odd person out here.... ...

OK, I'm going to be odd person out here....


You're going about it all wrong. These kids are fascinated with guns because it's forbidden. Think of it like a teenager smoking (and cure it the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,652
Posted By Chickenhauler
In a way, I'm kinda glad we have some idiot...

In a way, I'm kinda glad we have some idiot families.....no matter what, I can still look at them and say "Ya know honey, we're pretty damn good parents":D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,295
Posted By Chickenhauler
Nothing wrong with that, at least this way, there...

Nothing wrong with that, at least this way, there is no chance of it getting lost on the interwebs somewhere.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-03-2010, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,146
Posted By Chickenhauler
ASK? I wish they'd ask.....they just show up...

ASK? I wish they'd ask.....they just show up with the critters without asking!



About blankies or dolls, if only used at naptime and then stowed away, I wouldn't see any harm in it.
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-03-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 35,297
Posted By Chickenhauler
I did, and believe it or not, most McD's offer...

I did, and believe it or not, most McD's offer not only medical, but dental, 401k, profit sharing, flex time, etc etc.

(I visit many McD's around the country in my travels, I have a weakness for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2010, 12:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,146
Posted By Chickenhauler
Toys are one thing, but pets are another! In...

Toys are one thing, but pets are another!

In the last year, we've had people want to bring their new puppy, kitty, etc over to 'show and tell'...one family did this with two dogs, a kitty, then...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-01-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,989
Posted By Chickenhauler
I've dealt with ringworm in livestock, and it...

I've dealt with ringworm in livestock, and it kinda feels like a dry elbow scaly skin like condition.

Many times, any hair that is growing in the affected area also falls out.

Almost looks like...
Forum: Parents and Guardians Forum 06-01-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 35,297
Posted By Chickenhauler
Sounds like a classic case of class envy instead...

Sounds like a classic case of class envy instead of looking at another option to determine if it will be viable for your personal situation.

Here's an idea, if your current employer does not offer...
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