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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By BumbleBee
My assistant volunteered to work 6 hrs a day...

My assistant volunteered to work 6 hrs a day solo. So daycare will be open 10am-4pm M-F next week. No school pick ups. Without the after schoolers, #'s should be fine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By BumbleBee
Now my dilemma is whether to close next week or...

Now my dilemma is whether to close next week or not.

My assistant has prior commitments until 9am. Her start time has always been 9:30-10am.

I'm on lift restrictions. No more than 20lbs max....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By BumbleBee
Home! Sore, as expected. Not horribly so, just...

Home! Sore, as expected. Not horribly so, just enough to move and go "oh yeah. Ouch"

Ice packs and pain killers are my best friends right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-04-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By BumbleBee
Thanks ya'll! 25.5 hours later we're just...

Thanks ya'll!

25.5 hours later we're just waiting for the last bag of antibiotics to run, then get the final all clear from the surgeon & bust outta here.

Surgery went well. Pain is standard....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-03-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By BumbleBee
That Didn't Go as Planned

Had a bellyache all night last night. Figured it was something I ate. 4am...south end starts. 5am...north end starts.
And why does my stomach hurt so bad???

10am, assistant arrives. I say see...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By BumbleBee
Sounds like she's found a way to get their...

Sounds like she's found a way to get their attention
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By BumbleBee
I use Intuit QuickBooks online. I pay per...

I use Intuit QuickBooks online.

I pay per hour.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-17-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 162
Posted By BumbleBee
Kidkare Down?

I haven't been able to get the kidkare page to load in 5 days. Tablet, phone, computer...none are working.

Is anybody else having issues?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-05-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
In 24 hours my most difficult dck's summer...

In 24 hours my most difficult dck's summer schedule went from:

2-3 days a week, mornings only. (15 hours)

3 full days a week (30 hours)

5 full days a week (48 hours)

God help me
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Obviously they picked it up at daycare on Friday!...

Obviously they picked it up at daycare on Friday! Just kidding!!! I have a few who look like street urchins today. Nobody napped this weekend. You'd think that would make nap time easier here today...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-28-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By BumbleBee
Mine is $1 per minute per child. I have it...

Mine is $1 per minute per child. I have it written that way in my handbook though. So I'm not much help. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-26-2019, 01:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By BumbleBee
2-3 hours on nice days this time of year. Summer...

2-3 hours on nice days this time of year. Summer varies depending on temps but anywhere from 2-5 hours.

Winter is generally an hour a day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Apparently not.

Apparently not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Newsflash: your baby is not "behind" because your...

Newsflash: your baby is not "behind" because your friends baby is the same age and already crawling.

2nd newsflash: I don't "need to force" your baby to crawl.

Your baby will crawl when your...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
I agree! I'm on my 3rd round of "teething" this...

I agree! I'm on my 3rd round of "teething" this year already.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-22-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By BumbleBee
5 days. July 1st-5th. 7 if you count...

5 days. July 1st-5th.

7 if you count memorial day and labor day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-20-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
Posted By BumbleBee
I've gotten Dr notes to switch at 9, 10, 11...

I've gotten Dr notes to switch at 9, 10, 11 months but never 8 months.

Personally I would tell her you are required to do formula until age 1 without a dr's note.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,038
Posted By BumbleBee
Daycare hack: When the kids realize the...

Daycare hack:
When the kids realize the sidewalk disappeared during nap time, tell them they're all detectives and their job is to find out where the sidewalk went.

Enjoy 20 minutes of children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By BumbleBee
Turns out she's getting 18-24 oz of formula...

Turns out she's getting 18-24 oz of formula between 8:45pm and 6:45am.

The story before today was she was sleeping thru the night and not taking much of her morning bottle before she got here....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By BumbleBee
This little stinker has us trained. She's...

This little stinker has us trained.

She's taking three 6 oz bottles between 8:45pm and 6:45am.

So no lack of formula intake, just a baby who trained us well.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-14-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By BumbleBee
I do the same. I have one currently sitting at...

I do the same. I have one currently sitting at the table nibbling on a single pear slice. "Doesn't like" anything else on his plate.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-13-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By BumbleBee
8.5 Month Old Refusing the Bottle

She'll drink *maybe* 3 oz of a bottle before it goes flying. And she will not take it back after she tosses it.

I tried putting it in a sippy cup, 1 sip and the cup went flying coupled with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-06-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Turns out it was strep throat. Lovely.

Turns out it was strep throat. Lovely.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
I really love it when I catch allergies from...

I really love it when I catch allergies from coughing, sneezing, snotting children.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-03-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By BumbleBee
Currently pay minimum wage when hired. After 1...

Currently pay minimum wage when hired. After 1 year of employment annual raise, after 2 years of employment quarterly bonuses, after 3 years of employment paid time off at a rate of 1 hour of PTO per...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-02-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By BumbleBee
Thank you for your replies. I'm struggling with...

Thank you for your replies. I'm struggling with an employee being sick quite often. Today is the 5.5th sick day this year in addition to 1.5 personal days since January 2nd.

I feel like it's a lot...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By BumbleBee
Reasonable Number of Sick Days for Daycare Employees

What is a reasonable number of sick days, personal days, etc. For a daycare employee to take? When daycare is open. Not holidays, vacation weeks, or when daycare is otherwise closed.

Paid or...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Dead serious. It's cool that they celebrate this...

Dead serious. It's cool that they celebrate this holiday and all but c'mon, it's nap time. Her kid has been here for 2.5 years. Nap time hasn't changed. And she'd be the first to complain if someone...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-01-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Friggin parent. 1:30pm, smack in the middle of...

Friggin parent. 1:30pm, smack in the middle of nap time. *Bang bang bang* HAPPY MAY DAY! As her kid clangs his noise maker.

Me: "thanks. It's nap time." Take flowers and shut the door on them.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-23-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Yesterday: baby arrives in heavy fleece footie...

Yesterday: baby arrives in heavy fleece footie outfit. High yesterday was 75.

Today: baby arrives in short sleeve onesie and pants. No sweater/coat. High today is forecasted at 53. It is currently...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-17-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Dcg4.5 thought it would be a good idea, while in...

Dcg4.5 thought it would be a good idea, while in timeout, to stick her leg out and attempt to trip me when I was walking by, with a child in my arms.

Newsflash: it was not a good idea. I avoided...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-16-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 626
Posted By BumbleBee
Coffee?

Coffee?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 947
Posted By BumbleBee
Had she had the blowout earlier in the day I...

Had she had the blowout earlier in the day I probably would have washed and dried her jammies then put them back on her...but I'm like that "sometimes."
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 947
Posted By BumbleBee
Last week 7 month old arrived and had her jammies...

Last week 7 month old arrived and had her jammies on. I honestly didn't even notice bc her jammies vs day clothes are very similar.

Until dcm opens her mouth. "She wouldn't let me take her jammies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-03-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,038
Posted By BumbleBee
7 month old spit up in my ear today. The...

7 month old spit up in my ear today.

The other dck's thought it was hilarious.

My reaction was certainly Oscar worthy.

Not much can make me gag or gross me out but warm, slimy, lumpy spit up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-02-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
10:30pm, Tuesday, during spring break is a lovely...

10:30pm, Tuesday, during spring break is a lovely time for the pressure relief valve to fail on the hot water heater.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-24-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By BumbleBee
I felt the same way when one of my more...

I felt the same way when one of my more challenging kids went to school in another district.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-23-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
From what I've heard the Amish involved are ok....

From what I've heard the Amish involved are ok. This was the most minor of the 3 accidents.

The first an Amish gentleman was critically injured, 2nd a horse was killed. Both of those the buggies...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 738
Posted By BumbleBee
I do. But I feel it's a personal choice, on the...

I do. But I feel it's a personal choice, on the providers part, to tell or not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-22-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
3rd time in less than a year that an Amish buggy...

3rd time in less than a year that an Amish buggy has been hit by a vehicle. In all 3 instances the Amish were not at fault.

There's been serious injuries, horses killed, buggies smashed.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-13-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By BumbleBee
Contagious stuff (not colds) I say "we have a...

Contagious stuff (not colds) I say "we have a confirmed case of strep/hfm/puking/diarrhea/etc." List the signs/symptoms and incubation period if I know it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-11-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,038
Posted By BumbleBee
Dcb turned 4 today. He was so excited about his...

Dcb turned 4 today. He was so excited about his birthday breakfast (at home.) What did he pick to celebrate this momentous occasion?

Salad. He picked salad. With LOTS of ranch. 😂
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-05-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By BumbleBee
He/she said no. Listening ears. ...

He/she said no.

Listening ears.

Manners.

No thank you.

Clean up your mess please.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-22-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,038
Posted By BumbleBee
A parent came in and she was talking with her kid...

A parent came in and she was talking with her kid about the baby crane they saw on the way here, flying around calling for his mommy.

My dumb@ss took entirely too long to realize they were talking...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By BumbleBee
Parents are something else. Of course the...

Parents are something else. Of course the stuttering is blamed on daycare. Isn't everything daycare's fault?

16 month old never did nap. Baby cat napped all day thanks to the loud kids, she was a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-19-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By BumbleBee
Stupid Full Moon

They are a mess today. 16 month old is refusing to sleep, he woke up 4 kids with his screaming, even though he's in another room with the door closed.

Baby has been woken up 3 times today by two...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-10-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By BumbleBee
I charge hourly as do both of the other providers...

I charge hourly as do both of the other providers in our small town. It works for me.
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 02-07-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By BumbleBee
Tater tots, sweet potato fries, corn.

Tater tots, sweet potato fries, corn.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By BumbleBee
Ugh. Just ugh. Primary assistant still out. Back...

Ugh. Just ugh. Primary assistant still out. Back up assistant is covering the 3 hours I absolutely need coverage.

I really don't like soloing. It's a primary reason I switched to group care. And...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By BumbleBee
And it continues! My assistant just informed me...

And it continues! My assistant just informed me she's vomiting. I'm trying to get ahold of my back up assistant to see if she can cover. If not then I'll be making phone calls this evening to see who...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-03-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By BumbleBee
Thank you. I can't justify not doing it, and I...

Thank you. I can't justify not doing it, and I would feel insanely guilty if she was injured or died trying to do it herself. Knowing her she would. I'm still ticked at her kids though. I don't have...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By BumbleBee
It's a balmy 27F out today with a forecasted high...

It's a balmy 27F out today with a forecasted high of 35. It feels like a heatwave out there!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By BumbleBee
*I would not be surprised if the 7 month olds...

*I would not be surprised if the 7 month olds family leaves care.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-02-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 677
Posted By BumbleBee
Rough Week

No school all week due to weather.

My elderly neighbor was basically forgotten about by her kids all week. I know the weather and cold was wicked but still. I usually shovel out her walkway,...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Frost-nipped my fingers over the last 3 days. I...

Frost-nipped my fingers over the last 3 days. I hate frost nip. I know it could be way worse, but I'm grumping about it here then moving on.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By BumbleBee
I can't wait for next week! Not excited about the...

I can't wait for next week! Not excited about the flooding that we're sure to have but very excited for the temps!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By BumbleBee
With the wind chill sitting at -24F right now,...

With the wind chill sitting at -24F right now, 65F feels downright balmy when coming in from shoveling.

Regulations say it has to measure 65F at a point 2 feet above the floor. For my house, with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By BumbleBee
I have 5 today, but all 5 have parents who are...

I have 5 today, but all 5 have parents who are working today and/or attending the welcome home for Corporal Wixom (killed in a military accident last week)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-31-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By BumbleBee
I have Michigan Gas Utilities, I'm not sure how...

I have Michigan Gas Utilities, I'm not sure how interconnected the natural gas utilities are, but I turned mine down as far as I could and still be within regulations to stay open.

At night I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-30-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By BumbleBee
Well only 2 kids. Which is fine. Mom and dad work...

Well only 2 kids. Which is fine. Mom and dad work for the same company and that company is open today.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By BumbleBee
Well I talked to the parents who are working...

Well I talked to the parents who are working tomorrow, checked the most recent weather report, and have decided to stay open.

Will probably have 8 kids, all whose parents are scheduled to work...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By BumbleBee
Thank you. I hadn't seen that yet.

Thank you. I hadn't seen that yet.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By BumbleBee
Good to know! I wasn't sure if we were required...

Good to know! I wasn't sure if we were required to close. Guess not. I'm discussing it with my emergency services clients.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-29-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 878
Posted By BumbleBee
Am I Supposed to Close During State of Emergency?

I honestly don't know. We are under a State of Emergency I think tomorrow, maybe today? The news stories are a bit confusing. I do have some parents who are in emergency related fields who will most...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-28-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Had a parent complain about my driveway during an...

Had a parent complain about my driveway during an ice storm last week. I point blank looked at his foot wear (tennis shoes) and told him to try boots next time.

Then for the next 3 days I sent him...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-25-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,411
Posted By BumbleBee
How many things daycare gets blamed for. How...

How many things daycare gets blamed for.

How many parents think they can pull one over on me.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-21-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 304,328
Posted By BumbleBee
I am ridiculously happy about having squeaky snow...

I am ridiculously happy about having squeaky snow right now.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-16-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
10 days? Wtf is she smoking??? Everything I've...

10 days? Wtf is she smoking??? Everything I've read says low grade fever or fever up to 102 for 24-72 hrs can be a normal side effect from anethesia.

Either way with the other symptoms, even w/o a...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-14-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By BumbleBee
Mine has been in the 25-30% range consistently....

Mine has been in the 25-30% range consistently. But I'm horrible at tracking hours outside of when daycare kids are here and have only included the hours I can 'prove.'
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-14-2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By BumbleBee
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By BumbleBee
I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I've had 2...

I'm kind of in the same boat as you. I've had 2 assistants in the last 3 years. 1 worked 7 months and left to start her own daycare, the other has been here 2 years. The one who has been here for 2...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-13-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By BumbleBee
Awww you edited your response. The first one gave...

Awww you edited your response. The first one gave me a chuckle.

I went with counting the mileage, one way, from the grocery store to my house. But I have the store receipt and can always change to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 977
Posted By BumbleBee
I prepare meals. I don't know that I ever thought...

I prepare meals. I don't know that I ever thought about it, I just did it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By BumbleBee
I average about 5 extra hours a week. Admittedly...

I average about 5 extra hours a week. Admittedly I try to get as much daycare stuff done as I can during nap time or before opening because I hate working on daycare stuff in the evenings. I have no...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 01-11-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 521
Posted By BumbleBee
Mileage Question

I had a non-daycare related appointment yesterday that was across the street from a grocery store. Seeing as how I needed milk and bananas for daycare breakfast today, I stopped at the store after my...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By BumbleBee
Yes the calendar/record keeper. I did not receive...

Yes the calendar/record keeper. I did not receive one during my last visit but it was early October so they may not have been ready yet.

I will call the office tomorrow. Thank you.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-06-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 436
Posted By BumbleBee
Providers Who Use ACD Food Program Re: 2019 Calendar

I believe ACD is a food program sponser in Michigan and Illinois. Any providers use them? Have any of you who use them gotten your 2019 calendar yet?

I'm still waiting on mine.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-03-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
The defiance amongst the kids here today is...

The defiance amongst the kids here today is ridiculous. It's 3 particular kids but man they just don't stop. They dig in and that's it, even when they're given an 'out' they hold strong.

Hopefully...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By BumbleBee
I mean any business related goals 😃 I, too,...

I mean any business related goals 😃

I, too, need to get back to enjoying the kids. I find myself sitting back and watching more and more. Burnout? I don't know but I've noticed myself doing it.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-01-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By BumbleBee
2019 Business Goals

What are your business goals for 2019?

I only have 2.

1. Track my mileage better.

2. Track my hours better.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,436
Posted By BumbleBee
I'd do it! I take a week off in July and a...

I'd do it!

I take a week off in July and a week off over Christmas/New Year's. It's definitely not enough.
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-28-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By BumbleBee
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-28-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By BumbleBee
This is what I generally do but I usually don't...

This is what I generally do but I usually don't pay bills this late in December. I thought I was being smart getting January bills paid now.

In all honesty I'm probably way overthinking it and in...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-28-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By BumbleBee
I've worked when having bronchitis, pnuemonia...

I've worked when having bronchitis, pnuemonia (secondary to a chest cold), ear infections and sinus infections.

I have worked while having diarrhea and minimal vomiting but given my intestinal...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 12-28-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By BumbleBee
What Year for Bills Paid at End of December?

I recently paid utility and pest control bills (2018). Some of them will not be received by the companies until Jan 2nd, 2019. What year do I put them on for taxes?

I assume the payments received...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-23-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,092
Posted By BumbleBee
There's a handful of families I'd do this for,...

There's a handful of families I'd do this for, only because I know they would have exhausted all other options before asking me. There's also families I'd have no problem saying no to.

Frankly if...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-22-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,386
Posted By BumbleBee
F1: gift certificate for massage, chocolates,...

F1: gift certificate for massage, chocolates, headband, tervis cup
F2: gift card for red lobster
F3: hand towel set & the dck's favorite animal crackers.
F4: cash
F5: gift certificate for massage...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-20-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5,334
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 564,037
Posted By BumbleBee
Throwing a fit until you puke. Just what I wanted...

Throwing a fit until you puke. Just what I wanted to deal with during nap time. Grrrrrr
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-19-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,132
Views: 221,038
Posted By BumbleBee
Dcb7 had to bring 7up for his class party. He was...

Dcb7 had to bring 7up for his class party. He was pretty stoked that he would get to drink 7up. Until he found out the 6 yr olds in his class would get to drink it to because:

"7up is only for...
Forum: Daycare Menus, Breakfast, Lunch and Snack Ideas 12-06-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,967
Posted By BumbleBee
Water and milk. Juice is an occasional treat...

Water and milk. Juice is an occasional treat here. Birthday's, holidays, making jello, etc.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-04-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By BumbleBee
That was my impression. Though the rate you pay...

That was my impression. Though the rate you pay goes up if someone collects.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-03-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By BumbleBee
Ditto. I'd report her.

Ditto. I'd report her.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-29-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By BumbleBee
Interesting. This could very well be it.

Interesting. This could very well be it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By BumbleBee
What mom is reporting.

What mom is reporting.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By BumbleBee
She watches little bear, Elmo and Mickey mouse...

She watches little bear, Elmo and Mickey mouse clubhouse. Screen time is 1 episode, Max of 30 min, while dinner is being made.

No caffeine. Occasional chocolate treat but otherwise water or milk....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By BumbleBee
2.5 Year Old Sleep Issues

This dcg will wiggle and fidget on her cot in order to keep herself awake. If she does fall asleep, she's awake 20-45 min later. Mom reports chronic night terrors, and upwards of 2 hrs of keeping...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-28-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By BumbleBee
Dollar tree dress up vests and capes.

Dollar tree dress up vests and capes.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By BumbleBee
Shoveled twice and calling for another 4 inches...

Shoveled twice and calling for another 4 inches tonight. We got dumped on this go around. It's 50/50 on school tomorrow.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By BumbleBee
The infamous "ran out of time" excuse.

The infamous "ran out of time" excuse.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By BumbleBee
Fussy baby. 18 oz of spoiled breast milk. Using...

Fussy baby. 18 oz of spoiled breast milk. Using frozen but she's not liking it at all.
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