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Old 11-11-2018, 07:15 AM
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Default How Often Do You Dream About Daycare?

Just a fun question.

How often do you guys have a dream and it ends up being about daycare or one of your dcks is in it?

Iíd say this happens to me about once a month maybe. And then I just wake up feeling exhausted when I feel like Iíve just had them and then have to have a whole day with them too. I know dreams are subconscious but man if I could turn off daycare dreams that would be lovely.

Thankful last nights dream was a weekend and I have all of Sunday to rest and recharge before Monday.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:03 AM
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I've had dreams about the kids in my care but it doesn't happen often at all
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I donít think I have ever dreamt about daycare! That is definitely weird since I am doing it 50 hours a week.
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:53 AM
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When I first started doing day care, I had frequent dreams about it and I felt the same way - exhausted when I woke up. I also used to hear babies crying even after the kids went home for the night. Both eventually became less and less frequent over the years and up until last week, I hadn't had a dream about day care in years. Hopefully, I'm not going back to that.
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I have the occasional stress dream where I leave the house forgetting that there is a daycare baby still here. Once I realize it, I panic trying to get back to the house. Every obstacle known to man gets in my way but I eventually get there to find the baby crying. Oh, man. I'm stressed just talking about it.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:52 AM
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I have the occasional stress dream where I leave the house forgetting that there is a daycare baby still here. Once I realize it, I panic trying to get back to the house. Every obstacle known to man gets in my way but I eventually get there to find the baby crying. Oh, man. I'm stressed just talking about it.
Here lately, things have been so busy that when I close for the day, I am immediately heading to do something else on the run and I have that quick thought "oh no, were all the kids gone".
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:06 PM
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Close to my inspection time, I have a dream my licensor comes and its all bad news lol
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Old 11-11-2018, 01:29 PM
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I have a recurring dream....actually a nightmare. Itís naptime, and I have 10-12 kids running wild. No one will go to their matsóitís just total chaos.
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I've also heard the ghost babies crying when nobody is here. As far as dreams, I have dreams about the different kids but not in the dc setting, if that makes sense.
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Old 11-11-2018, 07:41 PM
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i have. It was disturbing. Mine was totally a way for my subconcious to deal with the feeling I had towards this child (a mean, naughty child).
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:28 AM
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I'm sure I have, but I don't remember a specific dream about the daycare or the kids.
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:43 AM
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I retired 3 years ago.I dream about DC weekly.Always to many kids,parents don't pickup on time,I loose one everything that can happen happens.I wake up tired and stressed.Harder than when I actually ran DC.
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I can't remember if I have or haven't, but my sister who also does daycare had one recently. She heard a lot of crying, and went into her living room and found it full of babies still in their car seats that parents just dropped off and left without a word!
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I have had the "left behind sleeping baby" nightmare many times. It has various endings, none good. I find it happens more often when I have too many chronic "last minute" pick-up families in care. More specifically, when I have to rush out the door behind them, to my second job, too often because they waited until the last minute.

It has improved greatly since changing hours to allow a 30-minute buffer.
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I have a recurring dream....actually a nightmare. Itís naptime, and I have 10-12 kids running wild. No one will go to their matsóitís just total chaos.
Here I call that a Tuesday.
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All the time 😂😂 yesterday i taught the kids about what makes teeth healthy or unhealthy and i had a dream last night that my teeth were rotting 😨
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Here I call that a Tuesday.
That used to be my reality
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I've also heard the ghost babies crying when nobody is here. As far as dreams, I have dreams about the different kids but not in the dc setting, if that makes sense.
Ghost babies?
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:36 AM
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I am glad I am not alone. And I have deff heard the phantom baby cries as well.

When I used to nanny the family that I nannied for was a very crunchy granola hippie dippy type family. Love them but wouldnít raise my kids the way they are. Anyways they co slept at night and when the youngest was a baby they didnít want her napping anywhere but someoneís arms so I held her her entire nap, every nap. It was fine bc I got snuggles and the Netflix remote and they didnít care if I also napped. Any time I did nap though I always had the same dream. That the mom came out of her office and woke us up but that I was unable to open my eyes but consciously aware of everything that was happening. I stopped napping with her after that happened 3-4 times. It felt so real it was scary.

Also if anyone was wondering said coddled child is now 6.5 and last I checked still slept in her parents bed and has hella anxiety and struggles in school a ton when it comes to appropriate social interaction. Iím not saying itís their parenting style but for sure that I would not raise my own children they way they chose to raise her.
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