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Old 05-29-2013, 08:09 AM
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I have been doing this awhile so I have a lot. Here are a few:

Please don't walk through my flower garden.
Please don't let your kids steal my garden decorations.
Please don't drive in my grass (and repeatedly run over my sprinkler heads!)
Please don't throw cigarette butts in my driveway.
Shut the door (cuz I am paying to either heat this place or cool this place off!)

Notice I have given up on the please at this point!

Wipe your feet!
Don't smash into my sons truck in the driveway.
Don't kick my dog!

Yeah! A dcd brought his dog in the back of his truck. When my dog saw his dog my dog barked and I watched as dcd KICKED my dog!

Sheesh! I WAS having a good day but now I am wondering why I do this at all! LOL
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:15 AM
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Please Pay Me lol
Please don't come 2 hours late
No your child can't spend the night
I'm displaced because of the sandy storm No you Can't drop your children off to where i'am lol

the list goes on and on
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:16 AM
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I have been dong this awhile so I have a lot. Here are a few:

Please don't walk through my flower garden.
Please don't let your kids steal my garden decorations.
Please don't drive in my grass (and repeatedly run over my sprinkler heads!)
Please don't throw cigarette butts in my driveway.
Shut the door (cuz I am paying to either heat this place or cool this place off!)

Notice I have given up on the please at this point!

Wipe you feet!
Don't smash into my sons truck in the driveway.
Don't kick my dog!
Yeah! A dcd brought his dog in the back of his truck. When my dog saw his dog my dog barked and I watched as dcd KICKED my dog!

Sheesh! I WAS having a good day but now I am wondering why I do this at all! LOL
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:18 AM
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No, I can't watch your child on my CLOSED holiday, even for an hour!
Sorry, showing up 45 minutes prior to drop-off time won't work for me!
Yes, you really need to come pick up your child who vomited
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:18 AM
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I have been dong this awhile so I have a lot. Here are a few:

Please don't walk through my flower garden.
Please don't let your kids steal my garden decorations.
Please don't drive in my grass (and repeatedly run over my sprinkler heads!)
Please don't throw cigarette butts in my driveway.
Shut the door (cuz I am paying to either heat this place or cool this place off!)

Notice I have given up on the please at this point!

Wipe you feet!
Don't smash into my sons truck in the driveway.
Don't kick my dog!

Yeah! A dcd brought his dog in the back of his truck. When my dog saw his dog my dog barked and I watched as dcd KICKED my dog!

Sheesh! I WAS having a good day but now I am wondering why I do this at all! LOL

Holy crap. If a DCP kicked MY dog, I wouldn't be asking/telling them not to. I'd be saying: Here is your kid, here is your kid's stuff. Don't come back-you're done here, A&%@*^!.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:20 AM
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First off, if a daycare parent ever kicked my dog, that would be their last day here!!

Here's mine.

Please put a skirt or pants on your three year old. Yup, dcm sent girl wearing a shirt and leotards, no skirt. It happened twice and yes I did mention it the first time.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:23 AM
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"I know you are doing Elimination Communication at home, but I cannot allow, encourage, hold your child over the sink to pee. Its not allowed in a licensed center, for obvious safety and health reasons."
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:26 AM
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"I know you are doing Elimination Communication at home, but I cannot allow, encourage, hold your child over the sink to pee. Its not allowed in a licensed center, for obvious safety and health reasons."
I'm sorry but this one gets me every time
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:27 AM
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"I know you are doing Elimination Communication at home, but I cannot allow, encourage, hold your child over the sink to pee. Its not allowed in a licensed center, for obvious safety and health reasons."
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:32 AM
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Please do not talk about your child's birthday party in front of the children as you only invited one of them.

No, I will not drop your child off at your work because you can't find your car keys.

Your almost 5 year old who pees everywhere DOES need to see a Doctor.

GET YOUR KID OUT OF THE FRONT SEAT OF YOUR RUNNING VEHICLE RIGHT NOW!!!! (I was yelling...kid almost ran into me...it was very scary)
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:36 AM
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No, I won't push your standing baby to sitting because you "fear" she's going to walk soon and it'll ruin your dillusions of her being a tiny baby forever.

No, sunscreen is not optional.

No, I will not put your not even 2 year old child on the potty every 20 minutes around the clock for days on end.


I don't fret about that kind of stuff though because there's nothing you can really do to change receiving odd requests. Just respond accordingly, stick to your guns and go about your day.

You gotta just address it and then learn to let it roll off or you're going to drive yourself crazy!
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:39 AM
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1. Please hang up your cell phone and greet me and your child with respect
2. Please do not turn around on out front lawn, as we spend a great deal of time and effort keeping it in good shape
3. There is an envelope in my front entryway for payment. Please refrain from tucking it into my front pocket (yup, really happened!)
4. Please do not look in my family's refrigerator for a "quick snack"
5. If you MUST use my bathroom before leaving, please remember to shut the door for privacy and flush the toilet when done (you, DCD just decided to pee one day in my family bathroom, with the door wide open)
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:05 AM
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I have one dcm (dcd is fine) who p*sses me off every day. She's one of those princess dcm's who has never been held accountable and has always gotten by on her looks - no shocker her 4 yo dd is the exact same way. Anyways, every day this happens:

I hear door open (I prefer people to just come in)

Me - in the other room: "good morning!"

*crickets*

Me - walking towards front hallway trying to figure out who's here: "Good Morning!"

*crickets*

Me - turn corner to front hall and come face to face w/dcm: "Good morning."

Dcm: "oh good morning"


I just find it rude. I know she hears me bc her kids (3 & 4) will say to her "Mommy, Miss ***** said good morning."
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:26 AM
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Please have DCB wear onsies every single day he is here until he no longer reaches in his pants, I no longer want #2 smeared everywhere. Thanks.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:34 AM
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No I will not give DCB the energy drink you brought for breakfast "because he needs more iron in his diet" BTW monster has .01/mg of iron

No I will not take my dog to doggie daycare during DC hours.

No I will not provide McDonalds as a reward for using the potty.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:36 AM
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Today?

"I cannot discuss another childs conferences and discipline plans with you, its a privacy matter" (DCD whos son was bitten last week, Dad wanted to know what happened when I met with her mother. Uh, no.)

"No, I will not take dcb's shirt off and inspect him for scratches every time we stop an activity" (Same DCD, wanting to know why his son had a superficial scratch on his shoulder. It was just red, didn't even break the skin. This kid is very clumsy and falls a lot and also plays very rough. He gets hurt at home a lot.)
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:44 AM
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Please don't let your kids run around in the (very small) front yard and towards the busy street at pick up.

Please leave room for the neighbors to get in and get out as this is a shared driveway (almost a daily issue with one of my dcm). **Had to to damage control yesterday because same dcm blocked neighbor from getting to and from work at drop off AND pick up. Twice in one day...

Please don't tell me about all the awesome preparations you've been working on for your sons birthday this weekend, as you already told me you would be 4 days late on payment.

Please don't tell your child he may bring candy and eat it here since you don't want him to eat it when he's with you, and also don't tell the same kid that he is allowed to break my 'no toy from home' rule if he is the only big kid there that day. He's STILL not allowed.

Please don't drop your kid off when he's having a tantrum and being destructive towards my property without saying any thing or helping to calm him down first.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:27 AM
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I have a DCD who uses his car for intown driving but doesn't trust it for the commute, so he buses from my house. He wanted to park his car in my single car driveway for 11 hours a day so he could take the bus from my house instead of taking his car back home after drop off and catching the bus there. I said no. He was upset and threw a bit of a tantrum that I wouldn't allow it. I said that my other clients use the drive for pickups and drop offs. He said, "Why are they so special that they can use it but I can't?" The answer was still no.

Another I've had to say a few times: "Your child cannot attend with pink eyes that are draining yellow discharge. Yes, your doctor is probably right that it is just a cold draining out the eye, however, that is the textbook definition of VIRAL PINKEYE which is specifically listed in my contract as a reason for exclusion."

"No I will not send my sick child to stay with grandma so you can feel better about your child being here."

"No I will not work weekends/holidays/evenings." (says so in my contract)

"No, I will not give a discount. Please reread my contract where it says that I do not offer discounts, so please don't ask because it's awkward for all involved."
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:28 AM
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Reading all of these with horrifying amusement made me think of more.

Please do not feed your child candy on the way to daycare anymore. I noticed this morning that he had a mouthful of something sweet and red and he told me he gets it every morning if he gets into the car. We've been talking about his morning bad behavior for months and this seems to be a big cause.

I've had the neighbour's complain about the noise you make in the morning. Please save your "family cheer" for your driveway.

No I will not take only one of your child to community programs. I have many other children to think about and the logistics of making one child out of my daycare a "special" child is not something that will work at all.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:32 AM
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Don't keep telling me that I charge too much for daycare and that you give me your whole paycheck and stop telling me a story your daughter said about marrying my son and that I better be paying for the wedding because you give me all of your money for my service.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:33 AM
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don't keep telling me that i charge too much for daycare and that you give me your whole paycheck and stop telling me a story your daughter said about marrying my son and that i better be paying for the wedding because you give me all of your money for my service.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:42 AM
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Don't keep telling me that I charge too much for daycare and that you give me your whole paycheck and stop telling me a story your daughter said about marrying my son and that I better be paying for the wedding because you give me all of your money for my service.
Could you imagine replying:

"Oh DCM, that's so funny. As if you'd be stupid enough to work without making any take home pay.Bahahaha.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:42 AM
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Don't keep telling me that I charge too much for daycare and that you give me your whole paycheck and stop telling me a story your daughter said about marrying my son and that I better be paying for the wedding because you give me all of your money for my service.
To which I respond: If what you are giving me is your whole paycheck, why do you even bother going to work-why not just stay home?


When I used daycare, it was about 7.5% of my salary to pay daycare. I STILL didn't like paying it. I also don't like that no one drops food off at my house for free, heck, I don't like that my house and utilities for it aren't free. No one likes paying for essentials, but I don't complain to my hairstylist or plumber that they expect me to pay for services provided, and I certainly wouldn't have said it to the person that I trusted with the most precious person in my life!
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:46 AM
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Another favorite, from my prize-winning DCD ~

"Hey it is DCM's birthday today. If you could have all the kids make her a card that would be great."
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:56 AM
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Please don't send your potty training child wearing a onsie and suspenders under his pullover sweatshirt.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:59 AM
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I did tell her multiple times that's why I stay home. She left because she got another job and a month later wanted to come back. I had raised my rated significantly because I wasn't making anything and she had the nerve to say I then charge too much and at that time I was still lover then average for the area.

I went from $130 to $250 for 2 kids full time.

I would have rather not had them unless I was getting paid well enough.
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No, you didn't hire my child to be your child's playmate. You hired ME... to keep your child alive and safe, and maybe educate her, while you work. You are NOT allowed to be annoyed that my child lives her own life
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I've had lots of "common sense" things I've had to say.

I don't know that I want to say the most ridiculous thing I've had to say. Either I'm ridiculous for having my 3rd deceased baby's grave on my property, or the parent is ridiculous for allowing their child to dig in the baby's grave.
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Not most ridiculous, but in the last week;

No I won't waive your late payment + late pick up fee.

No I won't work late FOR FREE because you want to run errands. (quoted her for the extra time and she looked at me like and said she thought I wouldn't charge her)

No I won't refund your days off. You took them, you supposedly read the contract.

No I won't rearrange our schedule because you bring your kid late and he misses our cute crafts/projects EVERY DAY. Get here on time.

No I won't NOT charge you a late fee "float you for a few days" or however else you want to put it, especially when you just showed me your new coach shoes and purse that are worth TWICE dck's weekly tuition rate.
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I have a dcm who is going to be a nanny this summer for her friend's kids so that she can make almost enough money to pay me so her kids can come to my house and her husband will have to pay the rest of what she doesn't make.
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I've had lots of "common sense" things I've had to say.

I don't know that I want to say the most ridiculous thing I've had to say. Either I'm ridiculous for having my 3rd deceased baby's grave on my property, or the parent is ridiculous for allowing their child to dig in the baby's grave.
The parent...

Do people have no respect?!

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For 14 month old daycare child: "His diaper rash is pretty bad, so let him go bare bum as much as possible today." (hmmmm not unsanitary at all)

During interview:" Can you leave the younder ones here sleeping while you get the older ones from school?" (nope, pretty sure that is frowned upon

Hands puke sodden child out at arms length over to me at drop off. Says "I'll be right back." Comes in with puke sodden car seat and toys "Where should I put these, can't handle the smell of them for the ride to work."

Those are just the first three that pop in my head.
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4. Please do not look in my family's refrigerator for a "quick snack"
The nerve! I ask even my own mother before I go rummaging through her fridge....geesh..
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For 14 month old daycare child: "His diaper rash is pretty bad, so let him go bare bum as much as possible today." (hmmmm not unsanitary at all)

During interview:" Can you leave the younder ones here sleeping while you get the older ones from school?" (nope, pretty sure that is frowned upon

Hands puke sodden child out at arms length over to me at drop off. Says "I'll be right back." Comes in with puke sodden car seat and toys "Where should I put these, can't handle the smell of them for the ride to work."

Those are just the first three that pop in my head.
Ok, the first two were pretty bad, but the puke.one is just.......jaw dropping!
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I've had lots of "common sense" things I've had to say.

I don't know that I want to say the most ridiculous thing I've had to say. Either I'm ridiculous for having my 3rd deceased baby's grave on my property, or the parent is ridiculous for allowing their child to dig in the baby's grave.
whatttt///// The parent let their kid try to desecrate your baby's grave and did nothing/ That's shameful.
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I have a dcm who is going to be a nanny this summer for her friend's kids so that she can make almost enough money to pay me so her kids can come to my house and her husband will have to pay the rest of what she doesn't make.
Say what?? That is just plain sad. Why bother--just stay home with your OWN kids. Sheesh.
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Please don't tell me one more time how EASY your 6 year old is and how I probably won't even notice she's here. Please don't follow that by telling me she will help me out SO much and will be happy just sitting in front of a TV all day if I let her come this summer. I know you're saying these things in hopes that I will lower my rate for her. FYI, she is 6 so she will not be any help, she is also not my child so she will be work. She will take up time and resources and I charge accordingly. You may have also noticed we don't even have a television in our daycare!
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Please don't tell me one more time how EASY your 6 year old is and how I probably won't even notice she's here. Please don't follow that by telling me she will help me out SO much and will be happy just sitting in front of a TV all day if I let her come this summer. I know you're saying these things in hopes that I will lower my rate for her. FYI, she is 6 so she will not be any help, she is also not my child so she will be work. She will take up time and resources and I charge accordingly. You may have also noticed we don't even have a television in our daycare!
And, Mom forgot to mention that since she is 6, she will not want to play with your newborn to 4 year olds, so she will follow you around all day saying: I'm boooooooooooored! I think 6 year olds are MORE work when they don't fit with the other ages.
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Please hang up your cell phone and greet me and your child with respect
This is a HUGE pet peeve for me. I just start talking. I talk WAY more than I would have if they weren't on the phone. I go on and on about what their kid did, the cute thing they said, what we're doing tomorrow, the weather, the traffic, etc. etc. Nonstop talking. I don't give them room to be on the phone. They are in MY house, and I will NOT be quiet so they can carry on a conversation. They should have told the person IN THE CAR that they'd call back after they pick up their child.

I also hate when they arrive and SIT in their car on the phone. If possible, I will walk outside with the kid and all his belongings, and stand by the driver's door. If the kid is older (8,9,10) I will send them outside to the car while I watch.
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Wow! So far, the things listed on this thread just amaze me! Here are my contributions:

No, I'm sorry. I don't have a couple of bucks to give you so you can buy your morning coffee.

Please don't look through my cabinets or refrigerator for snacks for the trip home. Your child just had a snack and should be fine for the next 10 minutes.

Yes, I do hear the thunder and no, I'm not still playing outside with the kids.

I'm sorry. I don't allow the kids to pee in the play area. He'll have to go inside and use the bathroom.

The state requires me to brush your child's teeth but it's supposed to be in addition to the brushing you do at home - not instead of....!

I'm sorry. Your child still has lice crawling in her hair. There's one now! She can't return until they're all gone.

Your son is throwing up? No, I didn't give him anything unusual to eat today. You gave him the bottle you found under the seat of the car? It had curdled milk in it? Yeah, I agree. That probably was what caused him to vomit.

Please leave your dog in the car when you pick up your child. He jumps all over the kids and I can't continue to have him pooping and peeing in my play area.

I know I have your kids here for day care but I'm not equipped to watch your dog, too.

You brought her in those shoes because you were "hoping to force me to stay in today?" You are putting me in a tough position. I am required by the state to bring the kids outside if the weather permits and today, weather permits. The other parents expect me to bring their kids outside to play and will be upset to hear that they didn't get out today. Yes, if you feel strongly about it, you're probably going to have to keep her home any time she gets a bug bite and you don't want her to go outside.

I'm so sorry your wife left you. I'd be happy to take the girls tomorrow so you can work but it's very unfair of you to accuse me of being happy about the situation because it means more money for me!

Please take your hands out of my soup bowl. I know you haven't eaten yet and you're hungry and I know the oyster crackers look good but now that I've got the kids settled in for their naps, that was going to be my lunch. On second thought, go ahead. I'm just going to toss it out anyway. (Was too dumbfounded to actually say anything to the parent but I was definitely thinking it!!)
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This is a HUGE pet peeve for me. I just start talking. I talk WAY more than I would have if they weren't on the phone. I go on and on about what their kid did, the cute thing they said, what we're doing tomorrow, the weather, the traffic, etc. etc. Nonstop talking. I don't give them room to be on the phone. They are in MY house, and I will NOT be quiet so they can carry on a conversation. They should have told the person IN THE CAR that they'd call back after they pick up their child.

I also hate when they arrive and SIT in their car on the phone. If possible, I will walk outside with the kid and all his belongings, and stand by the driver's door. If the kid is older (8,9,10) I will send them outside to the car while I watch.
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Wow! So far, the things listed on this thread just amaze me! Here are my contributions:

No, I'm sorry. I don't have a couple of bucks to give you so you can buy your morning coffee.

Please don't look through my cabinets or refrigerator for snacks for the trip home. Your child just had a snack and should be fine for the next 10 minutes.

Yes, I do hear the thunder and no, I'm not still playing outside with the kids.

I'm sorry. I don't allow the kids to pee in the play area. He'll have to go inside and use the bathroom.

The state requires me to brush your child's teeth but it's supposed to be in addition to the brushing you do at home - not instead of....!

I'm sorry. Your child still has lice crawling in her hair. There's one now! She can't return until they're all gone.

Your son is throwing up? No, I didn't give him anything unusual to eat today. You gave him the bottle you found under the seat of the car? It had curdled milk in it? Yeah, I agree. That probably was what caused him to vomit.

Please leave your dog in the car when you pick up your child. He jumps all over the kids and I can't continue to have him pooping and peeing in my play area.

I know I have your kids here for day care but I'm not equipped to watch your dog, too.

You brought her in those shoes because you were "hoping to force me to stay in today?" You are putting me in a tough position. I am required by the state to bring the kids outside if the weather permits and today, weather permits. The other parents expect me to bring their kids outside to play and will be upset to hear that they didn't get out today. Yes, if you feel strongly about it, you're probably going to have to keep her home any time she gets a bug bite and you don't want her to go outside.

I'm so sorry your wife left you. I'd be happy to take the girls tomorrow so you can work but it's very unfair of you to accuse me of being happy about the situation because it means more money for me!

Please take your hands out of my soup bowl. I know you haven't eaten yet and you're hungry and I know the oyster crackers look good but now that I've got the kids settled in for their naps, that was going to be my lunch. On second thought, go ahead. I'm just going to toss it out anyway. (Was too dumbfounded to actually say anything to the parent but I was definitely thinking it!!)
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Wow! I cannot believe how much these parents act the same no matter where we live. Every time I was going to tell a horror story, someone beat me to it. lol
I had a parent park in my yard every day until I finally had to ask them to not park there during the rain because the car tracks will be even deeper then the other tracks they've been leaving. They never parked there again after that.
I also had a dcm try to get me to give her a discount for her school aged child for summer because she was older. They are more trouble to me as well because they get bored easier!
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Wow! I cannot believe how much these parents act the same no matter where we live. Every time I was going to tell a horror story, someone beat me to it. lol
I had a parent park in my yard every day until I finally had to ask them to not park there during the rain because the car tracks will be even deeper then the other tracks they've been leaving. They never parked there again after that.
I also had a dcm try to get me to give her a discount for her school aged child for summer because she was older. They are more trouble to me as well because they get bored easier!
I'm done with SA kids. I have to keep my grandkids, but they know better than to push my buttons.
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This one right here wouldn't have even received a comment from me. All the client would have gotten from me would be a long and uncomfortable silence probably followed by a click and a dial tone.

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I KNEW this one would be in here as soon as I read the topic of this thread.

Here are mine:

Can you please not ask me to breast feed YOUR baby. I won't do it no matter how many times you ask.

Can you change your child's diaper before you bring him? His obviously overnight diaper at 10:00am drop-off is leaking all over my carpet.

Can you keep your 3yo's pocket knife at home please even though you swear to me that he can't get it open by myself.

(to a DCD) Can you not write cheeky things in the memo line of your check like "sexual favors" or "a good time". I mean, I think they're absolutely hilarious and everything ... my husband and probably the IRS and Law Enforcement just don't feel the same way
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First of all some of the previous posts were WOW!....

No. I will not fully undress your crying son who doesn't want to go potty or get pee on himself so he needs all his clothes off and then try and catch his pee in a potty chair while he stands cause he doesn't want to touch himself. I am pretty sure those are all signs he is NOT ready and I have not been trained in pee catching.

No your child cannot get an ear infection because he fell out of his toddler bed last night. Thinking it might be because you didnt finish his meds from the ear infection he had last week!

No. I will not spank your child when they do something wrong even though you think they deserve it and I should.

Allowing sa child to do homework here does not mean I will tutor them and check it over. Nor will I make the science project that is due Friday that you forgot to do. Homework means just that. HOMEwork. I do not have time for one on one care. If you want to pay me extra to tutor after hours let me know.
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Oh wow. The check memo thing is a big WOW
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This one right here wouldn't have even received a comment from me. All the client would have gotten from me would be a long and uncomfortable silence probably followed by a click and a dial tone.



I KNEW this one would be in here as soon as I read the topic of this thread.

Here are mine:

Can you please not ask me to breast feed YOUR baby. I won't do it no matter how many times you ask.

Can you change your child's diaper before you bring him? His obviously overnight diaper at 10:00am drop-off is leaking all over my carpet.

Can you keep your 3yo's pocket knife at home please even though you swear to me that he can't get it open by myself.

(to a DCD) Can you not write cheeky things in the memo line of your check like "sexual favors" or "a good time". I mean, I think they're absolutely hilarious and everything ... my husband and probably the IRS and Law Enforcement just don't feel the same way
I would be handing the check right back and ask that they rewrite it.
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Tomorrow I get to ask a mom to please stop letting her 14 month old son claw all over her face and smack her because he is now starting to do it to the other kids. I am in disbelief that I actually need to have that conversation.
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Your child ate dog poop today!
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Don't keep telling me that I charge too much for daycare and that you give me your whole paycheck and stop telling me a story your daughter said about marrying my son and that I better be paying for the wedding because you give me all of your money for my service.
Wow, no way I'd hear that more than once. I'd nip that in the bud.

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For 14 month old daycare child: "His diaper rash is pretty bad, so let him go bare bum as much as possible today." (hmmmm not unsanitary at all)

During interview:" Can you leave the younder ones here sleeping while you get the older ones from school?" (nope, pretty sure that is frowned upon

Hands puke sodden child out at arms length over to me at drop off. Says "I'll be right back." Comes in with puke sodden car seat and toys "Where should I put these, can't handle the smell of them for the ride to work."

Those are just the first three that pop in my head.


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This one right here wouldn't have even received a comment from me. All the client would have gotten from me would be a long and uncomfortable silence probably followed by a click and a dial tone.



I KNEW this one would be in here as soon as I read the topic of this thread.

Here are mine:

Can you please not ask me to breast feed YOUR baby. I won't do it no matter how many times you ask.

Can you change your child's diaper before you bring him? His obviously overnight diaper at 10:00am drop-off is leaking all over my carpet.

Can you keep your 3yo's pocket knife at home please even though you swear to me that he can't get it open by myself.

(to a DCD) Can you not write cheeky things in the memo line of your check like "sexual favors" or "a good time". I mean, I think they're absolutely hilarious and everything ... my husband and probably the IRS and Law Enforcement just don't feel the same way
My jaw hit the floor with the breastfeeding request! Just... Ew.

The pocket knife thing is a problem with one of my dcbs too!
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This one right here wouldn't have even received a comment from me. All the client would have gotten from me would be a long and uncomfortable silence probably followed by a click and a dial tone.



I KNEW this one would be in here as soon as I read the topic of this thread.

Here are mine:

Can you please not ask me to breast feed YOUR baby. I won't do it no matter how many times you ask.

Can you change your child's diaper before you bring him? His obviously overnight diaper at 10:00am drop-off is leaking all over my carpet.

Can you keep your 3yo's pocket knife at home please even though you swear to me that he can't get it open by myself.

(to a DCD) Can you not write cheeky things in the memo line of your check like "sexual favors" or "a good time". I mean, I think they're absolutely hilarious and everything ... my husband and probably the IRS and Law Enforcement just don't feel the same way
Omg, that last one!!!

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Oh wow... I'm not actually open yet, still in paperwork phase, but this thread left me really thinking I am making such a wonderful decision in opening a daycare in the first place.
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Oh wow... I'm not actually open yet, still in paperwork phase, but this thread left me really thinking I am making such a wonderful decision in opening a daycare in the first place.
How so ? I am not sure I am reading your comment correctly.
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This is a HUGE pet peeve for me. I just start talking. I talk WAY more than I would have if they weren't on the phone. I go on and on about what their kid did, the cute thing they said, what we're doing tomorrow, the weather, the traffic, etc. etc. Nonstop talking. I don't give them room to be on the phone. They are in MY house, and I will NOT be quiet so they can carry on a conversation. They should have told the person IN THE CAR that they'd call back after they pick up their child.

I also hate when they arrive and SIT in their car on the phone. If possible, I will walk outside with the kid and all his belongings, and stand by the driver's door. If the kid is older (8,9,10) I will send them outside to the car while I watch.
My thought here is that the child isn't considered picked up until the parent is in my doorway and talking to me about how much fun his child had today. If the parent wants to sit in the car on the phone, then fine.. have a good time with that as it's going to he quite an expensive phone call. My late pickup policy (in my contract) says we go by the clock in my home, and you can't see it from your car.
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How so ? I am not sure I am reading your comment correctly.
Just not looking forward to dealing with some of these examples. Kinda hoping maybe I get one family with 5 kids and they pay me in advance by the month. (of course this is the part where my alarm goes off and snaps me violently back to reality)
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No, I will not attempt to pour breast milk into a 6 month old's mouth, because you forgot to send bottles that day. (Luckily DCG had no problem drinking from the extra bottle we keep).

Lots of, "No I will not bring your child to the toilet every 20 minutes, undress them, place them on the toilet, and redress them. I have had that conversation many many times.

Please don't let your 15 month old touch the 9 week old DCG's face. I mean how would the 15 mo old's DCM (super overprotective) have felt had I let a toddler touch her newborn.

No, DCM I will not apologize to 4yo DCG because I have been having to correct her behavior so much lately. How about we address her behavior ?? What a novel idea ?!? This one actually resulted in a termination. She was determined that we needed to apologize - never even asked if DCG had been poorly behaved. Was just insistent that her daughter's feelings were hurt. Umm, it's called a consequence and sometimes they do hurt - that's the point.

Please don't allow your child to open the front door. It's a little bit of a dangerous habit to start, since I would prefer they not open the front door during the day. :roll eyes:
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Just not looking forward to dealing with some of these examples. Kinda hoping maybe I get one family with 5 kids and they pay me in advance by the month. (of course this is the part where my alarm goes off and snaps me violently back to reality)
Totally get what you were saying now.

For me, sibling groups are difficult - because the problems seem exaggerated because it deals with multiple children. Also, terminations are scary with sibling groups because if either party terminates care, that is a large sum of money to lose. I once had a DCF with 3 kids in care, and altered their contract to include a month's notice (instead of 2 weeks), because it would have been such a financial hit if they had decided to leave.

I think the majority of my examples came from a while back, when we first opened. You will surely get your share of crazies . They somehow have a way of sniffing out the new DCP ! Eventually you will hit your stride, with policies and a sixth sense for understanding who will be a good fit for you... it just takes some settling in time.

Still, even with my current DCP, somethings never cease to amaze me. But it does seem a lot better now. But I'm sure the next mind blowing comment is just around the corner... and you all will be here to hear about it
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Imreallyndidnt need to know your husbands low sperm count number. It's not a consideration in the enrollment process.

(Same parent). Yes, I do need to know the name of your child's last provider. Without it, I will not enroll your child. (Never heard back from her......red flag?)
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Don't keep telling me that I charge too much for daycare and that you give me your whole paycheck and stop telling me a story your daughter said about marrying my son and that I better be paying for the wedding because you give me all of your money for my service.
Oh My!!!!! I get so annoyed when parents make the broad statement: I work to pay daycare! Ummm- then stay home or don't complain!! Oh- and don't follow up the next day by telling me you wish you could afford not to work- like me- umm... Didn't you just say you give me ALL your money- and I would LOVE to not work either! Ugh!!! Now I'm riled!
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AMEN!!!! Yes my daughter will go play with her friends and NO your kid can't go!!!
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Totally get what you were saying now.

For me, sibling groups are difficult - because the problems seem exaggerated because it deals with multiple children. Also, terminations are scary with sibling groups because if either party terminates care, that is a large sum of money to lose. I once had a DCF with 3 kids in care, and altered their contract to include a month's notice (instead of 2 weeks), because it would have been such a financial hit if they had decided to leave.

I think the majority of my examples came from a while back, when we first opened. You will surely get your share of crazies . They somehow have a way of sniffing out the new DCP ! Eventually you will hit your stride, with policies and a sixth sense for understanding who will be a good fit for you... it just takes some settling in time.

Still, even with my current DCP, somethings never cease to amaze me. But it does seem a lot better now. But I'm sure the next mind blowing comment is just around the corner... and you all will be here to hear about it
Amen to this entire post!
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please don't correct another child's behavior, ever. Also said child was just defending himself when your child shoved him. (Parent actually corrected a child to watch their tonr when the child said "no push me! gentle hands!") parent & HER child were both corrected by. E.
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Allowing sa child to do homework here does not mean I will tutor them and check it over. Nor will I make the science project that is due Friday that you forgot to do. Homework means just that. HOMEwork. I do not have time for one on one care. If you want to pay me extra to tutor after hours let me know.
I have to address this one ALL THE TIME. Also...

No, I will not enforce 30 minutes of non-school assigned reading time to your child who hates reading, while all of the other kids are playing. Read with them when you get home!

Payment is due today. No, you can't just "catch me next week".

No, I will not allow you to pull into my driveway and honk the horn for your child to come out at pick up time.

No, I will not let your child sit in a dirty diaper so that you don't have to buy so many.

It's 20 degrees outside and we wait for the school bus, please send your child with a coat tomorrow (child arrived in a t-shirt!).

No, I'm sorry - I can't lock your child in my son's bedroom until you pick up. (I'll probably never get over being shocked at this and it was years ago).
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I am about 9 months new to daycare and still feel like I am just now hitting my stride(a little bit). Don't know how long it took everyone else but I think each daycare is unique to how things/schedules can be done successfully.

About the crazies....it is soooo true. I seem to have gotten all families that other daycares have terminated (and I would find out why a few weeks later.....) I just consider it an initiation, or a "welcoming" if you will, into the daycare world.
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hmm well I havne't been doing this too long. but already..

Please wash off the cereal from your child's face before you bring him. When its left on for hours it hurts to wash it off.

Don't give your child tylenol before you bring him.

I can't take him if he has diarrhea.

Please bring your child with boots. (Sock feet when it was 30 below!)
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