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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-21-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By BumbleBee
Not near Midland but have family there. My family...

Not near Midland but have family there. My family there is all safe. I was looking at pictures and recognized a lot of the areas.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-21-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
Posted By BumbleBee
I haven't looked into the free internet thing...

I haven't looked into the free internet thing much though I have heard some companies are offering it. Thank you, I will look into it further.

It's just the frustration of the whole thing with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-20-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
Posted By BumbleBee
Our local school system is not known for its...

Our local school system is not known for its ability to be organized. We've all been waiting for the school system to get distance learning going. Mostly wondering how messed up it's going to be.
...
Forum: Daycare and Taxes 04-17-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,121
Posted By BumbleBee
I haven't had any success with anything. I have...

I haven't had any success with anything. I have more or less given up at this point. Our Michigan state system is so far behind right now, as I'm sure many are. I feel awful for my employee. I had...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-06-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,601
Posted By BumbleBee
Open but low census (1-4 kiddos), many days with...

Open but low census (1-4 kiddos), many days with no kids. Current state order in effect only allows us to provide care for dependants of critical infrastructure workers. Order is set to expire on the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-28-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By BumbleBee
We have 3 confirmed cases in my county. Like many...

We have 3 confirmed cases in my county. Like many others, I believe there's many others who have had it or currently have it that aren't eligible for testing. Or it's mild enough that it's not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By BumbleBee
SW Michigan here. Providing care for dependants...

SW Michigan here. Providing care for dependants of critical infrastructure workers currently, as allowed by the mandate. Out of 20 enrolled, I have 4 that need care.

We're just taking it one day...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-25-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,175
Posted By BumbleBee
I've been questioning my decisions since this...

I've been questioning my decisions since this whole thing started.

Multiple mandates, closures, etc.

The current mandate we are under lasts until April 13th and we are only permitted to provide...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 03-14-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,030
Posted By BumbleBee
We've slightly increased hand washing and...

We've slightly increased hand washing and sanitizing. I say slightly because we already wash hands multiple times a day and sanitize regularly.

My illness policy is, I feel, solid. From what I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-27-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 66,143
Posted By BumbleBee
Honestly, no.

Honestly, no.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-06-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,113
Posted By BumbleBee
I asked about that. The answer was no. Called my...

I asked about that. The answer was no. Called my sponsor today and quit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 02-05-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,113
Posted By BumbleBee
My new food program monitor. Recently had my 3rd...

My new food program monitor. Recently had my 3rd visit with her. I'm done. Sat on it for a week to give myself time to think. Nope, done. Calling my sponsor tomorrow to quit.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-11-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By BumbleBee
I don't stress about it anymore. I have and do...

I don't stress about it anymore. I have and do raise my voice at kids occasionally. It is not a regular occurrence but it does happen. Generally if it's a safety issue and I need to get their...
Forum: New Members - Welcome to the Daycare.com Forum! 01-11-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By BumbleBee
My first immediate term was a stressful event as...

My first immediate term was a stressful event as well. Like you I had a gut feeling during/after the interview but took them because $$$.

Showed up early the first day, late multiple times, etc....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-14-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
Posted By BumbleBee
Sent out a group text this week requesting...

Sent out a group text this week requesting schedules for the 3 days daycare is open over Christmas break. I sent this text after 8 reminders of dates closed beginning in January with the last...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 12-02-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
Posted By BumbleBee
Ever since I mentioned I was considering changing...

Ever since I mentioned I was considering changing my closing time to 5:30 instead of 6, THAT parent has been picking up at 5:45/6pm.

Pick up time before I mentioned the change? 5pm.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-26-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By BumbleBee
When I ended up in the ER needing surgery I...

When I ended up in the ER needing surgery I refunded for the week I was closed.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 11-17-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By BumbleBee
Am I Being Too Strict Re: Pink Eye?

dck age 1 was diagnosed with pink eye on Saturday. Has been on drops for the minimum 24 hours but is waking from sleep with crusties.

My rule on pink eye is 24 hours on drops AND no drainage.
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-29-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
Posted By BumbleBee
Dcb2 is driving me nuts. Dcb: "I can do it!"...

Dcb2 is driving me nuts.

Dcb: "I can do it!"

*attempts to do whatever it is*

"Hewp pees!"

*I attempt to help him*
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-22-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By BumbleBee
I close Thanksgiving & the day after. Then...

I close Thanksgiving & the day after. Then Christmas Eve thru New Year's Day.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-17-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By BumbleBee
"I am not pleased right now ma'am!" From dcg3....

"I am not pleased right now ma'am!" From dcg3. She can be a handful.

Dcb2 whose parents recently separated:
"Just shut up!" And "get out!"
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 10-16-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
Posted By BumbleBee
I know I'm blessed to have an emergency fund and...

I know I'm blessed to have an emergency fund and to have one that I haven't had to touch in 3 years.

But I hate it when I have to use it. I really hate it when I have to use a big chunk of it all...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 09-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
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, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
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, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,002
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
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, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
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, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
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, 02:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
Posted By BumbleBee
Apparently not.

Apparently not.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 05-23-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,005
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, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,834
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 251,766
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, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
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, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,406
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
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, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,213
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, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,097
Posted By BumbleBee
Coffee?

Coffee?
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 04-11-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
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, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,716
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, 11:12 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 251,766
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, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,106
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, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,458
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 251,766
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, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,932
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, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 251,766
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
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, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
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, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
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, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,481
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
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, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
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, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
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, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
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, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
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, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
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, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
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, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
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, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
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, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,163
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,115
Views: 348,190
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 917
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, 04:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By BumbleBee
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 01-13-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
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, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
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 01-12-2019, 12:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,504
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, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
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, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
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, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
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, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
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, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,102
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 689,340
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...
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