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Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 03:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 446
Posted By Josiegirl
Do they require fingerprinting for coaches,...

Do they require fingerprinting for coaches, custodians, priests, bus drivers, etc.? I feel it's important to keep littles without voices, protected, by all means. But don't single some possible...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Josiegirl
What if you change his routine before lunch?...

What if you change his routine before lunch? Everyone else can play centers since they're good about picking up but put him at the table with a book or a single toy and tell him why.

Sometimes...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Yesterday, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Josiegirl
If the 1 yo's family work out, I'd fill that spot...

If the 1 yo's family work out, I'd fill that spot and to heck with the other one. Dad was angry about holding fees? He might be a future problem all the way around. I wouldn't have a problem with the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-16-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks so much for all your great ideas! Gave me...

Thanks so much for all your great ideas! Gave me some great inspiration!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-15-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 221
Posted By Josiegirl
Gift for 2 yo DCG

What do you get for a 2 yo dcg's birthday who already has a house filled with toys? :confused: I used to love shopping for little ones but it seems like it's gotten more and more difficult because...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-14-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By Josiegirl
Throwing

How do you stop kids from throwing toys? And I'm talking about 4-5 yos, not even little tots. :mad: They throw them when they're angry, when they want attention, or just because, and I've tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-12-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Posted By Josiegirl
Fires are everywhere this summer. :( Hope yours...

Fires are everywhere this summer. :( Hope yours is contained soon!!!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-11-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By Josiegirl
That's my style exactly. :) Thanks for...

That's my style exactly. :)



Thanks for the link; saved for further exploration. :)
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-10-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Josiegirl
Lesson Learned

Never assume a phone call to your telephone/internet service will be short enough to make during daycare hours.:rolleyes::mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Josiegirl
I completely agree. Up until 7-8 yrs. or so ago,...

I completely agree. Up until 7-8 yrs. or so ago, I could count on 1 hand how many dcks I've had that were completely non compliant with any rules. Now it feels at least half of any group I have, act...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Josiegirl
The Competition Is Ridiculous!

I'm taller, faster, older, better, smarter, on and on!! I've got the most toys, my mom's smarter than yours, my dad can fix all my broken stuff, he's funnier than yours, my mom will be here first, I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Josiegirl
Can't believe my own stupidity. I bought some of...

Can't believe my own stupidity. I bought some of those door knob covers awhile back but couldn't use them for my intended purpose and forgot I even had them. Going to try them today!!! :o

Thanks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-09-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
Double whammy. NOT a good start!! I hope you have...

Double whammy. NOT a good start!! I hope you have a standard trial period because my crystal ball tells me this dcf may not make it.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Josiegirl
If a child is acting fine and isn't running a...

If a child is acting fine and isn't running a fever, I'd let them come. But if there are other signs of the child feeling less than wonderful, I'd be much more reluctant in taking them. Sometimes a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By Josiegirl
Question for Home Providers

Do any of you keep all your own bedroom doors, etc., locked to keep the dcks out? Lately I've had an issue with the kids and doors. I've even had to tell the kids they now have to ask to use the...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-08-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 250,069
Posted By Josiegirl
Naps were taken by everyone yesterday. happyface...

Naps were taken by everyone yesterday. happyface Even the 5 yo dcg who slept 12 hours the night before. And she was so much sweeter and kinder yesterday too!!! You can just tell the difference.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks all! As for the 4 and 5 yo kids in...

Thanks all!
As for the 4 and 5 yo kids in school, they'll be here after school and days when school is closed. And I've already told them they'll have to pay the FT rate to keep their spots. :o
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By Josiegirl
Did you call for pick-up? How did it go? Must...

Did you call for pick-up? How did it go?
Must be something in the air because today was the closest I've ever come to tell a parent to pick up.:mad: I sent dcm some texts to give her a head's up...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
Dcb was still out in the swimming pool last night...

Dcb was still out in the swimming pool last night at 9:30. Why. Just why???:mad: Walked in this morning like a zombie and hasn't listened to a thing I said all day. :mad:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By Josiegirl
Not a Grand Idea?

You know how we always say, don't take children of family, or friends, sometimes even neighbors? :o Now I'm wondering if we shouldn't have extended this line of acceptance. :rolleyes: My sister is a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-06-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm thinking she paid a 1 time fee kind of an...

I'm thinking she paid a 1 time fee kind of an insurance of her intent, not a weekly fee for a spot.

To answer the OP question, I'd give her the hint that the 2 hr. transition times will enable her...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-05-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a 5 yo dcg starting K in a few weeks, and...

I have a 5 yo dcg starting K in a few weeks, and she is the exact same way. It drives me insane because the things she blames others for do not make any sense at all. :rolleyes: For example, she's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2018, 02:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm not sure we can ever really say we 100% know...

I'm not sure we can ever really say we 100% know a family. We think we do, and we can only know as much as they tell us, which of course isn't always based on truth. I have a dcm who tells me much...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-04-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By Josiegirl
I assume nothing at all happens to dcb on dcms...

I assume nothing at all happens to dcb on dcms time? How were dcbs nails at the time he scratched himself? I've had that happen a few times when a dck goes to nap, and wakes up with a scratch and I...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Josiegirl
It sounds like stress of potty training is...

It sounds like stress of potty training is getting to both of them. Even if they're 3 yos, if they're afraid, feel pushed, aren't really ready, then I'd step back a bit, fix their diet(parents need...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-03-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By Josiegirl
Do they contact you through email or by phone...

Do they contact you through email or by phone mostly? All I do is ask via phone/email? I ask the standard questions too, age/gender, allergies, their hours needed, child's previous care history, and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 559
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm so glad you shared this. I've been feeling...

I'm so glad you shared this. I've been feeling terribly guilty lately, feeling like I must hate kids or something. I don't tolerate all the things I used to as well, such as whining, general...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-02-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By Josiegirl
How in the world do you have time to call dcm...

How in the world do you have time to call dcm after every feeding? And what does that prove to her? I can't imagine if all 7 infants' moms demanded that kind of attention.:rolleyes:
I feel so lucky...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,172
Posted By Josiegirl
Mommyneedsadayoff, you make some very valid...

Mommyneedsadayoff, you make some very valid points but I still have a hard time believing it is that easy to disconnect our brains from another living human being in the car. The one that keeps us...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,172
Posted By Josiegirl
Thank you for the information and the links too....

Thank you for the information and the links too. Very interesting. I agree there are many variables at work and it makes it hard to compare. But I have a sad feeling the US is up there in numbers. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,172
Posted By Josiegirl
I wonder if we know international statistics of...

I wonder if we know international statistics of hot car deaths? Are people in other countries as negligent or 'forgetful' as this? Would they have repercussions in place for something like this?
...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,172
Posted By Josiegirl
I get auto-pilot too. I used to leave cupcakes...

I get auto-pilot too. I used to leave cupcakes sitting on the top of my car while driving my kids around, or even still pass the turn to the bank when my mind is elsewhere. But come on, kids?????...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,159
Posted By Josiegirl
It's maddening isn't it?? Hope the next potential...

It's maddening isn't it?? Hope the next potential family goes better. There isn't much you can do with rude people and I'll never understand why someone can't at least send a quick text or short call...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 08-01-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 758
Posted By Josiegirl
Other than possibly snapping pictures of her...

Other than possibly snapping pictures of her baby, I can't think of a thing that will instill trust in this woman. It's either a trust issue or she's jealous of others taking care of her own children...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-31-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By Josiegirl
:( I'm sorry the fires are affecting your...

:( I'm sorry the fires are affecting your area!!!! It's always a bad year for wildfires but this one seems to be especially bad. I hope the threat is gone soon and you're back in business. Do you...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Josiegirl
That's a good idea! Thanks!

That's a good idea! Thanks!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-30-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By Josiegirl
I'm torn on this one. I'm not sure that I could...

I'm torn on this one. I'm not sure that I could do that. I know this is business but if you're friendly with this provider....and talk happens.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Josiegirl
I don't normally rotate toys a lot(downsized...

I don't normally rotate toys a lot(downsized enough that I'm happy now with the amount I have)but I like Dave's take on it. If you place the unused toys out of view for awhile, they'll become like...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Josiegirl
I live in a small town and know of no place like...

I live in a small town and know of no place like that. But I do have a dcm who works for the department of labor, maybe she can point me in a direction that could use them. I know she's dealt with...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Josiegirl
I'll have to take another look through them but a...

I'll have to take another look through them but a lot of them are not really in good enough condition to give to classrooms, etc.. I've made alphabet books by cutting up magazines before, maybe it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-29-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Josiegirl
Uses For Old Kids Books

I have at least 3 medium size boxes of books that I brought to recycle yesterday; hoping they'd just let people look through and take some/recycle the rest. But they said I had to take the covers off...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Josiegirl
Is the issue because you're working with a chatty...

Is the issue because you're working with a chatty cathy type and the parents seem to like that a lot of info is offered to them without them asking? If so, adults should know that everybody is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By Josiegirl
I foresee having a runaway issue with an almost 2...

I foresee having a runaway issue with an almost 2 yo this fall and have already asked dcm how she feels about a wrist to wrist(or stroller) attachment or a child backpack leash. She said anything is...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 02:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Josiegirl
Ooh raspberry vodka sounds interesting. I'm a...

Ooh raspberry vodka sounds interesting. I'm a vodka kinda girl but always resort to oj/vodka or White Russian. Not that I drink all that often. The bottle of vodka I have has been in my cupboard for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-28-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Josiegirl
Children are very direct, honest(to a fault)...

Children are very direct, honest(to a fault) egocentric little beings by nature. And once they start school it gets even worse, with name calling and picking on others. :rolleyes: My 5 yo dcg just...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-27-2018, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By Josiegirl
My dcfs know, if they want their spot, they need...

My dcfs know, if they want their spot, they need to pay for a ft spot, no matter how many hours they come. I can have 6 ft dcks. They're still getting a deal compared to the local centers that are...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,172
Posted By Josiegirl
Cannot begin to imagine. :( I just can't.

Cannot begin to imagine. :( I just can't.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Josiegirl
I agree about 3 yos. I had a 3 yo dcg who...

I agree about 3 yos. I had a 3 yo dcg who screamed during black fly season and whenever the sun shone. That was challenging. :rolleyes: But 3 yos are changing every week, month. Next month it'll be...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
Will check out the tot-a-long because I will...

Will check out the tot-a-long because I will definitely need something for this child. Very precocious, inventive, sneaky, fast, you name it. No way do I want to think I can train her. Lol Her sister...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 640
Posted By Josiegirl
I can see the stress flowing out of you as you...

I can see the stress flowing out of you as you sip your drink.:) Enjoy! And I agree, looking pretty and happy for being so stressed from dc.:D

Every Friday I tell myself I'm going to relax with a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,366
Posted By Josiegirl
:D:D Crack me up.

:D:D Crack me up.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By Josiegirl
Yeh uh no, that wouldn't fly then. Tell dcm she...

Yeh uh no, that wouldn't fly then. Tell dcm she can work on 'the plan' on HER time, you have other children and sanity issues to consider. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 336
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd like to say I'd do exactly what everyone else...

I'd like to say I'd do exactly what everyone else has said but truthfully, I've been in that exact same situation a few times. Twice it worked out fine, the kids were just ready and that was that....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
Haha, that's exactly the way I'm feeling too. ...

Haha, that's exactly the way I'm feeling too.
I saw some cute backpack harnesses and also simpler ones that just attach to their wrist and an adult.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Josiegirl
I think my passion left me a lot of years ago. :o...

I think my passion left me a lot of years ago. :o I do remember a time when my heart and head were both in this game but nowadays, with kids' disrespect and state regs. taking up more time than...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-26-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,366
Posted By Josiegirl
I haven't read anything truer than this in a very...

I haven't read anything truer than this in a very long time. Kids and adults alike, are so tuned into being connected and I've never seen anything like it. :( It's all being used to feed people's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Josiegirl
Another idea I've seen in the past is attaching...

Another idea I've seen in the past is attaching game boards on walls with velcro, then storing games pieces in zip-loc bags. They wouldn't be so much educational, as fun and still accessible.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a really cool floor puzzle of numbers 1-20...

I have a really cool floor puzzle of numbers 1-20 with real life colorful pictures. Why couldn't you put together something like that, glue it together somehow and mount it using a frame of some...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
Dcg 5 yo, acting very tired and grumpy all...

Dcg 5 yo, acting very tired and grumpy all morning long, we lay down for quiet time and all she does is talk to herself the whole time. As soon as everybody wakes up, she drags her blankets and...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
Thanks for your input everybody. I've actually...

Thanks for your input everybody. I've actually spoken with dcm about child leashes before because she knows what her 2 dds are like. Dcm was telling me how her youngest had opened her child-proofing...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 515
Posted By Josiegirl
I'd like to quit. My 65th birthday is coming up...

I'd like to quit. My 65th birthday is coming up this fall and I'd love to be able to travel a bit, volunteer a lot, visit my kids. Those are all things I just don't have the time/energy/money for...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Josiegirl
Child Leashes

I always viewed them as a negative thing, until I had my own runaway child. :rolleyes: Now I can see them as a very valuable safety tool. My question is this: in September I will have a 15 mo, a 3...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-25-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,366
Posted By Josiegirl
And this really bothers me. Kids, on the whole,...

And this really bothers me. Kids, on the whole, are going to reflect the care they've received and the environment they spend so much time in. If a child always feels left out, unloved, insecure, not...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,366
Posted By Josiegirl
You're right. To a point. Sometimes we don't know...

You're right. To a point. Sometimes we don't know the rest of the story but sometimes we know too much. ;) And sometimes we see parents who truly don't want to be with their child/ren. We see the way...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
:(:( Can't begin to imagine the heartache of the...

:(:( Can't begin to imagine the heartache of the parents.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 503
Posted By Josiegirl
Evidently we're required to have an exit sign...

Evidently we're required to have an exit sign too. :rolleyes: Plus a fire extinguisher right near the exit door. I don't have a sign and my extinguisher is still in the kitchen. I'm waiting for a...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-24-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
Argh!!!! 4 1/2 yo bit my 5 yo yesterday....

Argh!!!! 4 1/2 yo bit my 5 yo yesterday. :mad::mad:
5 yo had jumped on top of 4 yo and he bit her. They're both extremely physical with each other. When I told 4 yo's mom, she said 'wow, he hasn't...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-20-2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Josiegirl
Is this the only family you have? I'd advertise...

Is this the only family you have? I'd advertise for others and out the door they'd go. Are you a licensed dc or doing this just for a little extra money; either way you've got to protect yourself...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
Oh No!! Not a good thing to have happen. :( I...

Oh No!! Not a good thing to have happen. :( I know you know what you're doing. Just know I'm thinking of you. No pain worse than a burn. :( And tell hubby he needs to hurry up and get better, YOU...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-19-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By Josiegirl
So glad you decided to close at 5!!! For your own...

So glad you decided to close at 5!!! For your own sanity and for the good of your own family too. It feels like we sacrifice way too much of our own health, time, sanity, family, etc., to appease...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-18-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By Josiegirl
Electronic monitoring for 2 months and mental...

Electronic monitoring for 2 months and mental health help? Okay. But I think she should be electronically monitored for much much longer. And how does one deem her mentally healthy after treatment?...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,348
Posted By Josiegirl
This is so true about almost everything when you...

This is so true about almost everything when you deal with kids!!!:D
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 427
Posted By Josiegirl
I allow some leeway for emergencies like this. I...

I allow some leeway for emergencies like this. I probably wouldn't charge the late fee this time, But that's me. :o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,348
Posted By Josiegirl
Yep, give him his lunch, no words or expressions...

Yep, give him his lunch, no words or expressions from you, and let him decide. The only thing I'd do, if food waste is bothering you is give him minute amounts. If he eats, give him more. I've tried...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 975
Posted By Josiegirl
Not that I can recall but I have turned down...

Not that I can recall but I have turned down someone who never even made it to an interview. :rolleyes: We had an interview scheduled, she was a no-show so I texted her. Strange because I never...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Josiegirl
Guess I'm Just Impossible to Please?

I figured this week would be a piece of cake; I just have my easy 13 mo and my pretty good 4 yo. But without the other 2 dcgs here, I now notice how often my name is called. :rolleyes: Whether it's...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-17-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 3,172
Posted By Josiegirl
It's scary what little ones can get themselves...

It's scary what little ones can get themselves into, and how quickly. Even when we think we've got our eyes on everyone.
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-14-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
That's a cool idea, except for the few spoiled...

That's a cool idea, except for the few spoiled selfish 18 yos who broke their bears. That's enough to make a mama proud. :rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
A former dcf had a yard sale couple summers ago...

A former dcf had a yard sale couple summers ago and came by my house after to see if there was anything I could use because they were taking it all to Salvation Army. Their ds and dd had been to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
Of course, and that's why we have to deal with...

Of course, and that's why we have to deal with all the impatient over-the-top frustrated expectant kids of today who throw tantrums every time they don't get their way. They've been taught...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Josiegirl
That was fun. :rolleyes: Honestly, people can say...

That was fun. :rolleyes: Honestly, people can say what they want about presidents, nuclear arms, drug cartels, but it's stuff like this that WWlll will start with. :rolleyes: Women can be brutal....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-13-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 567
Posted By Josiegirl
What did BoB expect???:rolleyes:

What did BoB expect???:rolleyes:
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Josiegirl
And some parents are just the opposite. My 21 mo...

And some parents are just the opposite. My 21 mo eats cashews(not at my house, they're too expensive!) and peanuts(again not at my house)0.:o
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By Josiegirl
I peel and 1/4 grapes for my 13 mo, just 1/4 them...

I peel and 1/4 grapes for my 13 mo, just 1/4 them for my 21 mo, the 4-5 yo eat them whole.
I don't understand 3 yos living on pouches and pediasure??

It's not just the food issues though. It's so...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Josiegirl
Quiet Time Fun

:rolleyes:
Almost 5 yo still needs naps a few days a week because without them she is a real terror and tries to fall asleep as soon as nap time is over. I'd offer quiet time activities if she would...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 03:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By Josiegirl
My ds watched Mr. Rodgers along with Sesame...

My ds watched Mr. Rodgers along with Sesame Street. I liked what he taught kids but found it hard to watch, as an adult. Just, I don't know, too *nice* or something. Lol

I grew up watching Captain...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-11-2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Josiegirl
It's recommended safer for under 12 yo to sit in...

It's recommended safer for under 12 yo to sit in the back seat for this reason. What so many of us did growing up was so different than nowadays. When did they install seat belts in cars? Or make car...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 574
Posted By Josiegirl
Ugh, why do people do these kinds of things?? Sit...

Ugh, why do people do these kinds of things?? Sit on ride-on mowers, ride on ATVs, drive a car....I had a wife(an R.N.) of a pediatrician who used to allow her little boy, around 3 yo at the time, to...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-10-2018, 02:37 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
ARGH Mad at myself and at dcg. I have a bunch...

ARGH Mad at myself and at dcg.
I have a bunch of soft balls over a gate that the dcks have to ask to play with because well, they're balls and it's inside the house.:rolleyes: So after lunch dcb...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Josiegirl
Definitely let them know right away they'll need...

Definitely let them know right away they'll need to pay you Monday for that week, otherwise I'd be surprised if someone didn't skip out on paying you.

Good luck! Sometimes, just knowing you've...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-05-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By Josiegirl
Two weeks can seem like a long time BUT at the...

Two weeks can seem like a long time BUT at the end of each day, I'd pat myself on the back for making it through and maybe have a glass of wine(or Ben and Jerry's), put my feet up and breathe slowly....
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-04-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 250,069
Posted By Josiegirl
I glanced at my outside thermometer this a.m. and...

I glanced at my outside thermometer this a.m. and saw numbers UNDER 90!!!! In fact, it read 60. lovethislovethis
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-03-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 614
Posted By Josiegirl
Diapers until they're almost fully trained, then...

Diapers until they're almost fully trained, then they can switch to pull-ups if parents so choose. I find all those weeks and months of training before everybody is truly on the same page and dcks...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 07-01-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Josiegirl
That is beyond adorable!!!! What nice work you do!

That is beyond adorable!!!! What nice work you do!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-29-2018, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,935
Views: 250,069
Posted By Josiegirl
I have a robin that built a nest right above one...

I have a robin that built a nest right above one of my outdoor lights by the front door. We are always going in and out the door; she'll probably choose someplace quieter next spring. :rolleyes: But...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
Wow, that's one of THE saddest things I've heard...

Wow, that's one of THE saddest things I've heard in quite awhile. :(
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-28-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
Grrrr 21 mo dcg climbed out of crib this a.m. so...

Grrrr 21 mo dcg climbed out of crib this a.m. so I tried putting her on a cot for nap time this afternoon. Nap will be over in 45 minutes and I finally put her back in the crib, watching her every...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By Josiegirl
Feel better!! And hey, drop even that twinge of...

Feel better!! And hey, drop even that twinge of guilt!
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-27-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4,623
Sticky: Venting Thread
Views: 445,958
Posted By Josiegirl
I had lots of fun at yard sales last weekend,...

I had lots of fun at yard sales last weekend, found some really cool stuff and was so excited for Monday morning to come so I could share my treasures with the dcks.

WTH was I thinking? :( Cool...
Forum: Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 06-26-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By Josiegirl
Start charging her late fees from the minute your...

Start charging her late fees from the minute your clock strikes 6 until she leaves and as far as snacks to go....just say no.

OR you could do what I'd probably do and send a note home, saying you...
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