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Old 03-30-2020, 07:37 AM
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I am supposed to use a temporal thermometer as children arrive ( I will take current/previous emergency personnel only) , I only have an ear one . So I checked Amazon as there are none of any kind in stores . It was $39 yesterday but it said that it couldn't be shipped to me . Today I checked and the same one is $80 .
I also have an ear thermometer and recently ordered a temporal one.
I did pay $90 for it but that was the price when I ordered and other ones listed were similarly priced so I guess I just thought that was a normal price for it.


My issue is that it was suppose to arrive on March 13.
I keep getting updates saying it's been delayed.
This morning tracking info shows it's FINALLY made it to my state although it's still 4 hours away from me.

Predicted arrival date is sometime this week.
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:49 AM
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I also have an ear thermometer and recently ordered a temporal one.
I did pay $90 for it but that was the price when I ordered and other ones listed were similarly priced so I guess I just thought that was a normal price for it.


My issue is that it was suppose to arrive on March 13.
I keep getting updates saying it's been delayed.
This morning tracking info shows it's FINALLY made it to my state although it's still 4 hours away from me.

Predicted arrival date is sometime this week.
I got a cheap head thermometer from Walmart but every order I have placed on walmart.com has cancelled the next day after ordering. The trucks aren't running is what I've been told???? I had ordered a few Graduation invitations for my son to view before ordering 100. But when I went back to reorder I was told they would not be able to be delivered

So I had to go through walmart in the store and I am not near satisfied
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We sent parents letter saying since only essential businesses are open and you should travel only for essential, we ask you if you work from home to keep your child home because we will be open only for children of parents who work essential businesses and both have to travel to work.
Dcm comes in the morning with her child and we know she works from home and did not expect her , then we ask her if she works from home still and she says yes and we tell her the letter said to keep your child home. She leaves pissed off. Few minutes later call from her that she asked her boss if she can go to work because her child cannot stay at daycare if she works from home and boss said yes and then she brings her kid back. She works at a bank. And who knows maybe she lied to us and is sitting home right now.
So yes bring you children to dc during the plague when you stay safe home, just because you cannot stand him
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:58 AM
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We sent parents letter saying since only essential businesses are open and you should travel only for essential, we ask you if you work from home to keep your child home because we will be open only for children of parents who work essential businesses and both have to travel to work.
Dcm comes in the morning with her child and we know she works from home and did not expect her , then we ask her if she works from home still and she says yes and we tell her the letter said to keep your child home. She leaves pissed off. Few minutes later call from her that she asked her boss if she can go to work because her child cannot stay at daycare if she works from home and boss said yes and then she brings her kid back. She works at a bank. And who knows maybe she lied to us and is sitting home right now.
So yes bring you children to dc during the plague when you stay safe home, just because you cannot stand him
I see this parent's point of view.
Its difficult to work at home with young children.
Especially when a parent working from home is new for the child.

I have a few parents that bring their children to care and are working from home. They are essential workers so I must accept them into care regardless of what physical space they are working from. IMHO, the risk is the same.
Actually it's probably less as the parent is at home verses in "public" work space like those that can't do their jobs from home.
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:50 AM
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I see this parent's point of view.
Its difficult to work at home with young children.
Especially when a parent working from home is new for the child.

I have a few parents that bring their children to care and are working from home. They are essential workers so I must accept them into care regardless of what physical space they are working from. IMHO, the risk is the same.
Actually it's probably less as the parent is at home verses in "public" work space like those that can't do their jobs from home.
I have a professor of nursing parent and she brings her kids Tuesday and Thursday since the college closed and she now has to meet online with lecture with her students. She tried it with her sons home and she said that was disastrous
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I see this parent's point of view.
Its difficult to work at home with young children.
Especially when a parent working from home is new for the child.

I have a few parents that bring their children to care and are working from home. They are essential workers so I must accept them into care regardless of what physical space they are working from. IMHO, the risk is the same.
Actually it's probably less as the parent is at home verses in "public" work space like those that can't do their jobs from home.
Agreed. We actually did the opposite. Parents practicing social distancing and working from home were encouraged to stay in attendance. Those NOT practicing social distancing and on the 'front lines/high risk' for covid we asked to find alternate care/stay home. All have a parent working from home/laid off. One of our parents is an ER nurse in a large hospital. No thanks.
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Old 04-07-2020, 01:35 PM
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I forgot how hard 2 babies are! Both need to be changed every 2 hours. One eats every 3 hours, the other every 4 hours. Neither one sleeps more than 25-30 min at a time, and never at the same time. They literally tag-team naps, just as I get one down the other wakes up. I had exactly 7 minutes when everyone was sleeping today. I know it's going to get better, but right now is really hard on top of all the other stress.
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First scare currently happening- a DCG (18 most) dad's coworker tested positive, so dad had to get tested yesterday evening in one of the drive-thru testing places. So she's currently excluded until the result comes back. I hope its negative
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:14 PM
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I see this parent's point of view.
Its difficult to work at home with young children.
Especially when a parent working from home is new for the child.

I have a few parents that bring their children to care and are working from home. They are essential workers so I must accept them into care regardless of what physical space they are working from. IMHO, the risk is the same.
Actually it's probably less as the parent is at home verses in "public" work space like those that can't do their jobs from home.
It is hard to work from home with your kid but I think most employers understand that and are making concessions for their employees because most of them are at home with their kids and it’s not their choice. I think some parents just don’t want to take care of their kids!
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Old 04-08-2020, 06:15 PM
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Constant text mom is STILL sending me texts! Every day its a new picture of her kid doing regular kid things that I DO NOT CARE ABOUT. It is so annoying. She is like a thorn in my side. I respond every few days and thats it.
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Constant text mom is STILL sending me texts! Every day its a new picture of her kid doing regular kid things that I DO NOT CARE ABOUT. It is so annoying. She is like a thorn in my side. I respond every few days and thats it.
That's pretty funny, from this end of it anyways.
So Ariana, if and when you ever decide to reopen your dc again, will you take this dcm back? This woman must believe you guys are besties forever or she has no life/friends of her own.
I'm sorry, I shouldn't laugh because I know how irritating it must be for you.
Maybe you should tell her 'haven't you heard?? They've upgraded social distancing to virtual distancing and you want to protect your (mental)health.'
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Old 04-09-2020, 05:58 AM
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That's pretty funny, from this end of it anyways.
So Ariana, if and when you ever decide to reopen your dc again, will you take this dcm back? This woman must believe you guys are besties forever or she has no life/friends of her own.
I'm sorry, I shouldn't laugh because I know how irritating it must be for you.
Maybe you should tell her 'haven't you heard?? They've upgraded social distancing to virtual distancing and you want to protect your (mental)health.'
I would love too!! I respond with 1-2 words every few days and she still does not get it!

The other day she texts me complaining that they might be cutting down on her husbands hours at work. Ummmm do you not know that I have lost my ENTIRE pay check? So insensitive! I wrote back “well at least you are saving a lot in daycare costs to more than make up for it, I am making nothing”. That was kind of the last straw for me. I really want to close for good.
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Old 04-09-2020, 01:08 PM
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I would love too!! I respond with 1-2 words every few days and she still does not get it!

The other day she texts me complaining that they might be cutting down on her husbands hours at work. Ummmm do you not know that I have lost my ENTIRE pay check? So insensitive! I wrote back “well at least you are saving a lot in daycare costs to more than make up for it, I am making nothing”. That was kind of the last straw for me. I really want to close for good.
Can't you block her?
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Old 04-09-2020, 04:02 PM
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Can't you block her?
I could but I feel bad about doing that since she is a client of mine
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You could tell her that you have gone down to the basic cell phone plan due to no income and need her to limit unnecessary texts and send no data.

I keep my business cell on the cheapest plan possible and turn it off at closing each night. Bliss. $35 straight talk.
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You could tell her that you have gone down to the basic cell phone plan due to no income and need her to limit unnecessary texts and send no data.

I keep my business cell on the cheapest plan possible and turn it off at closing each night. Bliss. $35 straight talk.
Perfect solution! You're so smart Ch.
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Perfect solution! You're so smart Ch.
I wish it was about intelligence. But, alas, no. It is about tolerating things until I almost burst then finding a solution out of necessity over the years.

Luckily, I have access to this forum to learn from others, now, too.
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Old 04-19-2020, 10:41 AM
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Can't you block her?
Finally blocked her!

She sent me a text of the new outdoor trampoline and the new bike trailer they bought for the kid....you know while I am out of a job and a pay-check. The insensitivity knows no bounds!

Love the suggestion CH! Will use it when I reopen for sure but my long term plan is to term her ASAP. I can’t keep dealing with her bullshit. Best thing about this pandemic is that I learned we do not need my paycheck which means I have WAY more power than I thought
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Not DC related but...
Omg, first It was the wind chimes, now my neighbor built a waterfall. Now i have to listen to running water 24/7. Both these sounds are so irritating to me and cause me severe anxiety attacks, where i feel like i need to fall over. Long story.

Time to blast the inappropriate rap music.
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I just love Monday mornings when a parent comes in and declares they started potty training and hands me a handful of pull-ups.

Says she wore underwear and never wet them all weekend. Yes the child holds it for a long time but is not verbal and does not say when she needs to go.

Mom also said she is going to sign chil up for free preschool in the fall.

I'm not potty training just so she can go to preschool. Nice try dcm!
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Old 04-20-2020, 12:52 PM
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Parent on one of my FB mom groups continuously complaining about having to pay her provider because her grocery bill has doubled. Asks people for proof from the government that she does not have to pay her daycare provider.

Same person posts about “wanting to support local, looking for an electrician to hook up my hot tub”, posts about how amazing teachers are and all of the places she is using for take out to again “support local”

The irony is painful.
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I have no words Ariana.
Why do providers receive such disrespect and little regard in some cases?
It must be painful. I am sorry.
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Our local school system is not known for its ability to be organized. We've all been waiting for the school system to get distance learning going. Mostly wondering how messed up it's going to be.

They rolled it out today. We way over estimated their abilities. It's a mess.

Elementary school:

Teachers were told, last week, that learning packets would be mailed to each student. So teachers told parents learning packets would be mailed to each student.

11pm last night the elementary school posted on FB that packets needed to be picked up today between 11 & 12.

1pm today the elementary school posted on FB that packets weren't ready at 11 so now pick up is 2-3pm.

2:30pm today the elementary school posted on FB that packets aren't available today and need to be picked up Thursday...but they're not sure what time yet.

The middle and high school is even worse. My middle/high school teacher parents are ranting up a storm right now. Currently they're being told they have to grade the work, despite 60% of students not having internet access here, and there is no plan for collection of work. They're being told they have to speak with each of their students for a minimum of 20 minutes per week. Some of these teachers have upwards of 100 students a week. Not to mention that's 7 phone calls each student will recieve (1 call per teacher) per week.

The school put out a daily schedule, with no explanation, to the parents. It basically came across as your child must be logged in at x time to be counted for attendance. No exceptions. Except that whole internet access issue. Didn't bother telling the teachers about it. So they got inundated with angry parent emails.

So, this should be interesting to see how this turns out.
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Our local school system is not known for its ability to be organized. We've all been waiting for the school system to get distance learning going. Mostly wondering how messed up it's going to be.

They rolled it out today. We way over estimated their abilities. It's a mess.

Elementary school:

Teachers were told, last week, that learning packets would be mailed to each student. So teachers told parents learning packets would be mailed to each student.

11pm last night the elementary school posted on FB that packets needed to be picked up today between 11 & 12.

1pm today the elementary school posted on FB that packets weren't ready at 11 so now pick up is 2-3pm.

2:30pm today the elementary school posted on FB that packets aren't available today and need to be picked up Thursday...but they're not sure what time yet.

The middle and high school is even worse. My middle/high school teacher parents are ranting up a storm right now. Currently they're being told they have to grade the work, despite 60% of students not having internet access here, and there is no plan for collection of work. They're being told they have to speak with each of their students for a minimum of 20 minutes per week. Some of these teachers have upwards of 100 students a week. Not to mention that's 7 phone calls each student will recieve (1 call per teacher) per week.

The school put out a daily schedule, with no explanation, to the parents. It basically came across as your child must be logged in at x time to be counted for attendance. No exceptions. Except that whole internet access issue. Didn't bother telling the teachers about it. So they got inundated with angry parent emails.

So, this should be interesting to see how this turns out.
Sorry that you are dealing with this, our school is on top of things at least for elementary, the school said we would get packets if we had no internet the everyone got a packet in the mail. They had breakfast and lunches bagged and passed out twice a week since the first week. My DD teacher has Google classroom set up with her extra assignment. The even have a Free site for pe, music and art assignment.
We are trying to get a good balance going to get everything done during naptime.
Anyways
Did you hear, Comcast and other internet providers are offering free internet for about two months to help with school assignments. Maybe you could help get the word out so families with out internet can have access.
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I have no words Ariana.
Why do providers receive such disrespect and little regard in some cases?
It must be painful. I am sorry.
It is. I really feel like this pandemic has shown me parents true colours. I also feel angry that some providers who are not getting paid continue to do zoom story time and learning activities with their daycare kids. Then if I don’t choose to do it because I VALUE my time, I am the one who is a crappy provider. I don’t know any other profession who would continue to work for nothing....do you?!

On a side note only one of my families has checked in with me since this started over a month ago...constant text mom, thats it. I find it really weird to not even reach out to see how my family is doing. I made a couple of posts on the daycare page and they simply it and thats it. It is disheartening to say the least. Not sure I want to open again for these families.
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Sorry that you are dealing with this, our school is on top of things at least for elementary, the school said we would get packets if we had no internet the everyone got a packet in the mail. They had breakfast and lunches bagged and passed out twice a week since the first week. My DD teacher has Google classroom set up with her extra assignment. The even have a Free site for pe, music and art assignment.
We are trying to get a good balance going to get everything done during naptime.
Anyways
Did you hear, Comcast and other internet providers are offering free internet for about two months to help with school assignments. Maybe you could help get the word out so families with out internet can have access.
I haven't looked into the free internet thing much though I have heard some companies are offering it. Thank you, I will look into it further.

It's just the frustration of the whole thing with the school. They've been awesome about supplying meals. The "joke" around here right now is the food service director should be managing the distance learning, because he has food service running like a well oiled machine.

I hope they get it figured out asap but based on how they've managed other district wide situations, many of us are not optimistic. Questions are not being answered, suggestions are being ignored, we just keep being told to be patient and give it a chance.
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I can't stand it when a child doesn't like something and starts crying "Mommy, Mommy, Daddy, Daddy!" Seriously - I only told you to go wash your hands!
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I can't stand it when a child doesn't like something and starts crying "Mommy, Mommy, Daddy, Daddy!" Seriously - I only told you to go wash your hands!
This is mine and my mom's (she owns the center that I direct) biggest pet peeve too!!! Outside of business hours, whenever we are at each others' places and one of us asks the other person to help with something we both go "Mommy daddy mommy daddy!!!!" sarcastically and then laugh hysterically and then oblige, lol. It's the worst when a kid does it seriously though, ha.
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I had a mom facetime call me yesterday because her 2 year old wouldn't get dressed and she wanted me to tell her to put her clothes on. Really?!?! I did talk to her and she was dressed by the end of the call, so I guess mom got what she wanted...
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I had a mom facetime call me yesterday because her 2 year old wouldn't get dressed and she wanted me to tell her to put her clothes on. Really?!?! I did talk to her and she was dressed by the end of the call, so I guess mom got what she wanted...
$5 for the first minute.
$1 for each additional 5 minutes
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when spoken directly to the child in question it's $20.
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I would simply not reply. Umm, you do have other things to do. I don' t ever make my parents think that I am so involved in their lives. Once they are out of sight, they are out of mind. Now, I answer text if it is important.
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I really hate that I keep learning new things I need to put into my contract. Always by a "lesson learned" experience with jerky clients.

On a related note: I never thought I'd have to term someone while in a pandemic.
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$5 for the first minute.
$1 for each additional 5 minutes
any advice given is a flat fee of $10
when spoken directly to the child in question it's $20.
See?! This is why I come here - I just keep learning!
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How was your weekend? "it was great! we went to the park & dog park. And little snowflake made a new friend too!"
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How was your weekend? "it was great! we went to the park & dog park. And little snowflake made a new friend too!"
Oh, that sounds like fun. See you back in two weeks.
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Oh, that sounds like fun. See you back in two weeks.
This is from the honest family. Others probably aren't telling us
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I really hate that I keep learning new things I need to put into my contract. Always by a "lesson learned" experience with jerky clients.

On a related note: I never thought I'd have to term someone while in a pandemic.
And THIS is why my parent handbook is 58 pages long! (Also because it's divided into sections and each section starts on a new page, but still...)
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My mind is just not in it this week. I'm sick of distance-learning and school agers.

Two more weeks of this.
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My mind is just not in it this week. I'm sick of distance-learning and school agers.

Two more weeks of this.
You and me both!

I am a nanny to twin 8 year olds. They are in 2nd grade.

When this all went down, the school said that at most you are looking 2-3 hours TOPS. That was a bunch of BS. We would start at 9 (if not earlier) and if we were lucky be done by 4:30!!! That's only with a 3-30 min breaks! And these are 2nd graders!!

Thankfully enough people complained and finally they lessened within the past few weeks but still. It was/is stressful.

I am in countdown as well!!
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I had a mom facetime call me yesterday because her 2 year old wouldn't get dressed and she wanted me to tell her to put her clothes on. Really?!?! I did talk to her and she was dressed by the end of the call, so I guess mom got what she wanted...
I never, ever, NEVER answer phone calls from families outside of daycare hours. If they leave a message that sounds like I truly need to answer I might call back but even then I usually would text the answer. No way in hecccc am I getting stuck on the phone on my downtime with a daycare parent!!
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Was refreshed after having several weeks off. Was looking forward to getting back to work!

First day open and I had a few complaints and comments.

Was really hoping after not having care for almost 2 months, my families would appreciate me a little more. Yeah right!

Parents. AAGGHH!
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Was refreshed after having several weeks off. Was looking forward to getting back to work!

First day open and I had a few complaints and comments.

Was really hoping after not having care for almost 2 months, my families would appreciate me a little more. Yeah right!

Parents. AAGGHH!
people are so self-centered.
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I never, ever, NEVER answer phone calls from families outside of daycare hours. If they leave a message that sounds like I truly need to answer I might call back but even then I usually would text the answer. No way in hecccc am I getting stuck on the phone on my downtime with a daycare parent!!
Agreed! I figure that KinderCare isn't answering the phones during off hours, and parents don't have staff members' numbers to contact them at home, so in this one way I'm going to do what KinderCare does.
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Can rompers be banned at daycare, please?!
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Can rompers be banned at daycare, please?!
AND overalls?!
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Can rompers be banned at daycare, please?!
I have that exact thing in my contract! Kiddos need to be dressed in clothes that support independent pottying habits.
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Can rompers be banned at daycare, please?!
I just change them into play clothes and change them back during the last diaper change. After seeing their kids in spare clothing all the time in photos, they finally catch on.

I can't let them mess with my day and I am tired of policing adults.
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I just change them into play clothes and change them back during the last diaper change. After seeing their kids in spare clothing all the time in photos, they finally catch on.

I can't let them mess with my day and I am tired of policing adults.
That's a good idea!

Dcm knows it's inconvenient, too! She told me as she dropped off, "sorry, I know these aren't practical for potty time."

Thanks for sending her in them anyway
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Theee day weekend coming up and I actually had someone ask if we will be closed Monday! Yes it's a holiday we are closed. Try reading your parent handbook it's in there so you won't have to ask me. 😑
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Why do parents do this at drop-off?

"Miss X will get you a blanket."

"Just ask Miss X and she'll go get you a stuffed animal."

"You're gonna go outside in just a few minutes." (Not true)

"I bet if you ask, Miss X will get out the train set for you."

"Don't worry, I bet Miss X will hold you."

No, I will not be doing any of these things! I know they only do it when their child is being difficult at drop-off, but still!
Drives me bonkers!!
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Why do parents do this at drop-off?

"Miss X will get you a blanket."

"Just ask Miss X and she'll go get you a stuffed animal."

"You're gonna go outside in just a few minutes." (Not true)

"I bet if you ask, Miss X will get out the train set for you."

"Don't worry, I bet Miss X will hold you."

No, I will not be doing any of these things! I know they only do it when their child is being difficult at drop-off, but still!
Drives me bonkers!!
Yes!!! So annoying! Just wanting to make it easiest for themselves so they can get out of there without a fuss from kiddo. I had one that was coming alone for a bit during the stay at home and his dad every time at dropping off time "OOOO Petey, You get Miss X all to yourself again today!! You could ask her to do anything you want! What do you want Miss X to do with you today?"
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You guys are more patient than me. "Karen, please stop coaching him to ask for things he already knows he can't have. You are making us both uncomfortable and taking up valuable time. We have a routine here. If you want him to play with the train set, you can let him play with his own at home after daycare."
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Why do parents do this at drop-off?

"Miss X will get you a blanket."

"Just ask Miss X and she'll go get you a stuffed animal."

"You're gonna go outside in just a few minutes." (Not true)

"I bet if you ask, Miss X will get out the train set for you."

"Don't worry, I bet Miss X will hold you."

No, I will not be doing any of these things! I know they only do it when their child is being difficult at drop-off, but still!
Drives me bonkers!!
Hey, Sweetums, I bet Momma will stop at McDonald's on the way home!
Hey, honeybunches, just ask mommy to stop at the park when you leave dc today!

You get the idea.....
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Hey, Sweetums, I bet Momma will stop at McDonald's on the way home!
Hey, honeybunches, just ask mommy to stop at the park when you leave dc today!

You get the idea.....
OH. MY. GOD. Yes!!!!
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You guys are more patient than me. "Karen, please stop coaching him to ask for things he already knows he can't have. You are making us both uncomfortable and taking up valuable time. We have a routine here. If you want him to play with the train set, you can let him play with his own at home after daycare."
Exactly! I once had a preschooler (!!!) who was always difficult when he was dropped off. Thankfully we were outside usually at that time so it was easy. One time, she was late dropping him off and we were in the classroom. So (my assistant was in the room) he started running down the hall chasing her as she was walking away. I ran and grabbed him and she told him goodbye again. I started walking away and he was crying holding out his arms. I was telling him the fun stuff we had planned etc.

She was FOLLOWING ME!!! Then she was telling him to be a good boy etc. I was LIVID!

The next day, again we were in the classroom..she said "it's okay Snowflake...Ms X will hold you (he's a freaking PRESCHOOLER!!!) while Mommy goes to work". NOT AGAIN! I said right to her face "No I am sorry I can't. It will just upset him more once he knows you will follow him. Please just say all your goodbyes now. Snowflake, when Mommy leaves for work, please come and join me and Snowflake 2 (his BFF) at the cars and we can build a ramp for jumpoffs." Then I walked away. He followed me immediately. She didn't do that BS again
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I hate having only one child in care! That's the case for me tomorrow. I told dcm that dck would be the only one here tomorrow hoping she would take my hint.

Told me that dck could stay home since the other siblings are home, but nope. Still sending dck. Now I'm bummed knowing that dck COULD stay home, but she'll be here anyway. I COULD have had a paid day off with my kids.

*sigh*

It was worth a shot
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I have the annoying parent who calls everyday during lunch time to "check in". She asks the same questions every single day yall I voiced how i felt multiple times it's always an excuse to keep calling I gave the option to call later during the day which was great for 1 week then started calling earlier and earlier. I told her I will stop answering and she said naw dont do that. Now she want to talk to the kid I'm so over it !!
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I have the annoying parent who calls everyday during lunch time to "check in". She asks the same questions every single day yall I voiced how i felt multiple times it's always an excuse to keep calling I gave the option to call later during the day which was great for 1 week then started calling earlier and earlier. I told her I will stop answering and she said naw dont do that. Now she want to talk to the kid I'm so over it !!
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I have the annoying parent who calls everyday during lunch time to "check in". She asks the same questions every single day yall I voiced how i felt multiple times it's always an excuse to keep calling I gave the option to call later during the day which was great for 1 week then started calling earlier and earlier. I told her I will stop answering and she said naw dont do that. Now she want to talk to the kid I'm so over it !!
Tell her you just don't have time for that and then stop answering. Say it nicely (or text it if you have trouble saying things like that face to face) but once it's said then stick to it. She will either eventually quit trying or find another daycare. If she wants that kind of special she needs a nanny anyway.
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Tell her you just don't have time for that and then stop answering. Say it nicely (or text it if you have trouble saying things like that face to face) but once it's said then stick to it. She will either eventually quit trying or find another daycare. If she wants that kind of special she needs a nanny anyway.
Real suggestion: Don't answer. Text her later to say "Sorry I didn't answer but I was changing a diaper." Next time, "...feeding the baby." Then "...dishing up lunch." "Reading story." Eventually she'll get the hint.

Friday afternoon suggestion: When she calls have one of the older ones let out a bloodcurdling scream and yell "Oh my God!" then hang up. Don't answer the rest of the day.
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Is anyone else just incapable of waking up today? I've been awake since 6am, working since 7:30 and its now 9:10 and I am seriously having a hard time energizing. Coffee isn't even working
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Is anyone else just incapable of waking up today? I've been awake since 6am, working since 7:30 and its now 9:10 and I am seriously having a hard time energizing. Coffee isn't even working
Same. I have not seen the sun in seven day. Still raining and dark. Blah.

The DCK's are all in a mood. Three day weekend brings out the drama in them.
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Same. I have not seen the sun in seven day. Still raining and dark. Blah.

The DCK's are all in a mood. Three day weekend brings out the drama in them.
Same here, the two days the sun was out this past week, it'd been so sticky icky humid.

I've slightly woken up, but only because one of our DCM's brought us donuts. Little sugar to start the day.
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Same here, the two days the sun was out this past week, it'd been so sticky icky humid.

I've slightly woken up, but only because one of our DCM's brought us donuts. Little sugar to start the day.
Nice. We just received a shipment of new books. I tossed out the pillows, blankets and magnifying glasses. Silence for the win.
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I hate when I'm told a dck won't be here tomorrow only to be told at pick-up, "What time do you open? I might bring her."

Not a big deal, but I was looking forward to an easier day without my most difficult child. Never fails.
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I hate when I'm told a dck won't be here tomorrow only to be told at pick-up, "What time do you open? I might bring her."

Not a big deal, but I was looking forward to an easier day without my most difficult child. Never fails.
Same.

Mine showed up without warning 3 minutes before cut-off begging for breakfast that ended an hour previously. Parents pulling a bass boat behind their truck with DCM wearing flip-flops and bathing suit cover.
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"Dcb hasn't pooped since Friday, so I put Miralax in his water bottle this morning."

I don't think so, dcm. Down the sink it went.
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