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Old 10-31-2019, 05:23 AM
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Default Let the Halloween Day Begin

I wake up at my normal time, do my normal routine, grab my phone and head into the kitchen, only to discover that a parent decided it was OK to text me at 11:57 last night. So far this morning I have received eight text messages from parents about stupid Halloween things. I swear today and tomorrow are the worst days in daycare of the year. How is your Halloween day going so far?
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:23 AM
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So far, so good. The party scene is set up. The treats are ready for going home. The crafts are almost dry. Only two kids are late showing up and missed breakfast.

Everyone claims they are coming to pick-up early so I made a Halloween Themed dinner to serve all my closing time pick-ups before they head off to TRT. Parents tend to forget to factor in today's traffic.

I've been here before.
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:44 AM
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Oh yes...everyone to pick up early.....I will not hold my breathe.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:08 AM
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I am off tomorrow so YAY!

I plan to fill them full of party fun and candy goodness and send them all home happy and ready to go Trick or Treating with their families.

Several of my kiddos are going home early which is awesome since I had a DCK forgotten here last night. Usually picked up at 4:15. Still here more than 45 minutes past closing First time in years..... DCP's got in LOUD argument in the driveway when they did show up.

But today's agenda is to just have fun and enjoy the day!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

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Old 10-31-2019, 07:13 AM
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I have never had any issues with Halloween so that is good! I didnít do costumes this year, only black, white and orange or halloween themed clothes. Have some pumpkin themed food for the day and we are going to dance and make monster faces.

We are supposed to get 50mm of rain tonight and wind gusts so Halloween here is gonna be a dud I am sure
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:12 AM
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I am off tomorrow so YAY!

I plan to fill them full of party fun and candy goodness and send them all home happy and ready to go Trick or Treating with their families.

Several of my kiddos are going home early which is awesome since I had a DCK forgotten here last night. Usually picked up at 4:15. Still here more than 45 minutes past closing First time in years..... DCP's got in LOUD argument in the driveway when they did show up.

But today's agenda is to just have fun and enjoy the day!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Do they still have a spot with you?!
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:19 AM
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Do they still have a spot with you?!
They do. But I also have a bit of extra cash to spend over the weekend too so....

It really wasn't DCMs fault. She works later and is responsible for all drop offs. DCD is pick up person and he decided to have a quick nap that ended up being longer than intended so my beef is with him more than DCM.
She left work and came IMMEDIATELY after seeing my text.

They are really young and DCM tries to do it all..... DCD is like a second child to her. I so want to give her advice but I remember all too well how welcome that kind of helpfulness was when I was her age so I try to just let their issues be their issues.

I've had them in care for a few years now and this is the first time they've messed up. I can forgive and move forward. Plus DCM brought me Reese's peanut butter cups today so....
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:08 AM
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We do low key Halloween here. We wear pjs, watch a G rated Halloween movie, we decorate and eat sugar cookies, do a hand print keepsake craft and a Halloween lunch.

However, the kids are bonkers today. The anticipation and excitement drive them wild

BC, isn't today your birthday? Happy birthday
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:25 AM
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BC, isn't today your birthday? Happy birthday
???....no idea what you're talking about....
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:42 AM
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The kids are in costume here, though they have been removed for lunch and nap. I'm in costume as well, this year I made it simple, I'm wearing a onsie dragon pajama from walmart.


My kids are at school both in costume. One is wearing his dragon onesie (zips in front for easy potty access he is 3). He wanted to be a scarecrow but there was nothing in anywhere or online in his size, just every other size. Dragon was his seconed pick, but the costume ones all are not potty friendly. My other guy is Shazam.

Eta: I close an hour early tonight so I can enjoy the night with my kids, though were getting rain and wind gusts. I'm sure the kids will have fun. I just keep telling myself it's not a blizzard, like the weather were I grew up
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:53 AM
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Happy birthday BC!!!

I just have my own two kids and one DCBaby. Easy day for me!... which is good because I was up until 3am making our costumes for tonight.
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:16 AM
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We did a full on party, costumes, games, prizes , home made pizza, and now nap time. All early pick ups, so they say.

BC , are you going to share your pb cups?
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:52 AM
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Knew I was forgetting something!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKCAT
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???....no idea what you're talking about....
Happy Birthday Blackcat!!! Enjoy your extra long weekend!! Smart of you to close the day after the Annual Candy Feast Night!

Doing all those parties/decorations/crafts/treats became a drag for me in recent years. So why do I miss it today??
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Happy Birthday, BC

Bet you'd be shocked to know my daycare kids that were supposed to be picked up by now are still here.
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We do low key Halloween here. We wear pjs, watch a G rated Halloween movie, we decorate and eat sugar cookies, do a hand print keepsake craft and a Halloween lunch.

However, the kids are bonkers today. The anticipation and excitement drive them wild

BC, isn't today your birthday? Happy birthday
Thank you for the birthday wishes!
Your activities sound like a lot of fun!

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Happy birthday BC!!!

I just have my own two kids and one DCBaby. Easy day for me!... which is good because I was up until 3am making our costumes for tonight.
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

3am? Yikes you are a dedicated mom!

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We did a full on party, costumes, games, prizes , home made pizza, and now nap time. All early pick ups, so they say.

BC , are you going to share your pb cups?
I'd share but somehow I don't think they will last too long before I cave and end up eating them all.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLACKCAT
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

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Happy Birthday Blackcat!!! Enjoy your extra long weekend!! Smart of you to close the day after the Annual Candy Feast Night!
Thank you for the birthday wishes!

Yes, I was pleasantly surprised that this year worked out so well that I could close the day after and not have to endure any of those awful Halloween hangovers that we all know every single kid will have.

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Happy Birthday, BC

Bet you'd be shocked to know my daycare kids that were supposed to be picked up by now are still here.
Thank you for the birthday wishes too!

I hope your kiddos all go home soon...I'm only waiting on two of them and both should be here in a few minutes.

DH spent the afternoon out in the front yard waving at all the busses pasing by (the school is 2 blocks away from me) and "scaring" parents as they arrived.

Here he is with one of my little guys and his older sister.
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:46 PM
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Late to the party but Happy Birthday Blackcat!!!
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Late to the party but Happy Birthday Blackcat!!!
Thank you!!
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:33 PM
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We live near the Reagan Library and had a mandatory evacuation yesterday after noon. We are finally back home and I made a mad rush to put up all the Halloween decorations for the kids tonight. Not sure any are going to show up after all the fires.
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We live near the Reagan Library and had a mandatory evacuation yesterday after noon. We are finally back home and I made a mad rush to put up all the Halloween decorations for the kids tonight. Not sure any are going to show up after all the fires.
Oh no Michael that sucks! How are the fires now? Stay safe
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:10 AM
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Oh no Michael that sucks! How are the fires now? Stay safe
Fires are out near me but a new fire has started to the north near Ventura. It looked huge from my house last night but is probably 20 miles away. MV who is a member here must be very close to it.
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Happy belated birthday, Black Cat.

Michael, I've been thinking of you and your family. I hope you all (and MV) stay safe. I get anxious just seeing the news footage every night and I'm on the opposite coast! I can't imagine having to deal with that fire threat.
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