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Old 02-22-2021, 09:18 AM
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Why would a nyone need a provider either virtually or in person?? How are they suppose to watch children if they are doing it through the computer screen???
Their reply was about finding a provider to tour with this week. Either a virtual tour or in person. Since I could not tour on the days they wanted me to.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:00 AM
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I'm just tired this week. Burnout is r-e-a-l.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:18 AM
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Dcm that I gave two weeks notice to, drops off this morning and says they are going to pick up early because they are going to meet with the new provider....awkward. But I guess it is to be expected.
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Their reply was about finding a provider to tour with this week. Either a virtual tour or in person. Since I could not tour on the days they wanted me to.
Oh ok, guess I misread your statement
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:58 AM
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Dcm that I gave two weeks notice to, drops off this morning and says they are going to pick up early because they are going to meet with the new provider....awkward. But I guess it is to be expected.
Yeh, you get to that point where you just want it over with already. But hopefully you'll find relief at the end.
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Old 02-24-2021, 11:34 AM
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Yeh, you get to that point where you just want it over with already. But hopefully you'll find relief at the end.
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Sometimes I start questioning my decision to term you but then you remind me by keeping me hostage in my living room during nap time. Thank you very much for the reminder, only one day left before I can get my quite naptimes back. Good luck with your new provider.
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Old 02-25-2021, 05:48 AM
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I am noticing a trend, here. 3 years going.

My *boy moms turn in paperwork & requested supplies, read notices and notify me of changes promptly and without need of reminders.

My *girl moms have to be reminded, hounded and occasionally threatened to do so.

Even the moms who have one of each. Boy is always covered, girl is left to wait or make due.

What is the deal?
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Old 02-25-2021, 09:45 AM
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I'm just tired this week. Burnout is r-e-a-l.
Me Too! I think I get this way every year in February. I just remind myself that once the weather warms up, this job gets easier and everyone is happier!
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Old 02-26-2021, 09:55 AM
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I'm just tired this week. Burnout is r-e-a-l.
Agreed. IDK why it seems so much more difficult right now. Maybe itís the Covid factor and everything having been closed in my area so thereís not much to do away from the home.

I was in Target a couple weeks ago and a toddler was having a tantrum in the cart. I simply couldnít listen to it any longer and went to the other side of the store. It was like ďNope, I listen to this crap all week long. Not going to do it on weekends too.Ē

Iím taking a week off for the first time in five years this spring. Not going anywhere. Just will have my house to myself for a week. Canít wait.
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Old 03-04-2021, 08:21 AM
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This week has gone by so fast... how is it already Thursday? Not ~really~ complaining about it almost being the weekend, but I feel like I have accomplished like NOTHING this week.
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I feel like I say "We don't play with the chairs" or "sit nice" or "you're going to fall if you keep doing that" or some variation on the theme CONSTANTLY all day. Today we were getting ready for lunch and as I was helping to wash hands dcb bounces in his chair and falls backwards, knocking his head on the floor. Nice big black and blue egg. I say these things because I don't want you to get hurt, not because I like the sound of my own voice! I just hate when my kids get hurt.
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:21 PM
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I feel like I say "We don't play with the chairs" or "sit nice" or "you're going to fall if you keep doing that" or some variation on the theme CONSTANTLY all day. Today we were getting ready for lunch and as I was helping to wash hands dcb bounces in his chair and falls backwards, knocking his head on the floor. Nice big black and blue egg. I say these things because I don't want you to get hurt, not because I like the sound of my own voice! I just hate when my kids get hurt.
Ugh!

I donít know why they need to learn most everything the hard way. If itís not the daycare kids, itís our own kids.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:29 AM
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My first family of three arrived just after 7am this morning with 5y/o dcg wailing because it was cold outside and she wanted to stay home. Dcm waived and left while dcg plunked herself down in my entrance stairway bawling about her hands being cold. It was 10 degrees outside and 70 inside.

My second family of 3 arrived so I had to drag dcg, kicking and screaming, out of the stairway so they could safely enter.

First dcm sent me text apologizing for dropping off screaming child.

Third dcd dropped dcb off and informed me he forgot the kidís pull-ups. Oh-well, heís got 3 left. When I put the last one on, youíll be getting a call to pick him up.

Ugh! I hate Mondays after daylight savings!!!
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"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and my replacement came late."

So, you were late picking up your kids from daycare because you were too busy virtue signaling for attention?

What would Jesus say?

Happy Easter, y'all.
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:38 AM
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"I am so sorry. I was on the cross at church and my replacement came late."

So, you were late picking up your kids from daycare because you were too busy virtue signaling for attention?

What would Jesus say?

Happy Easter, y'all.
I bet there aren't too many of us who have heard that excuse! Just when you think you've heard it all, some inventive parent comes up with a new one! lol
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Old 04-06-2021, 06:41 AM
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Why do schools schedule things for the middle of the day??

Ds program is in the afternoon, so now I've gotta close daycare for the day for an hour program.

BUT, I'm super thankful we get to go! Covid took away so much this school year, so I'm excited we get to attend this!
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:12 AM
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Why do schools schedule things for the middle of the day??

Ds program is in the afternoon, so now I've gotta close daycare for the day for an hour program.

BUT, I'm super thankful we get to go! Covid took away so much this school year, so I'm excited we get to attend this!
They do that here because parents would not bring their kids at night time. An entirely different generation/culture of parents
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Old 04-06-2021, 08:50 AM
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Why do schools schedule things for the middle of the day??

Ds program is in the afternoon, so now I've gotta close daycare for the day for an hour program.

BUT, I'm super thankful we get to go! Covid took away so much this school year, so I'm excited we get to attend this!

I get you. I had book off a day when my oldest had kindergarten graduation. But now I'm disappointed this year cause there is no little cap and gown pic or ceremony for my youngest (covid).
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:09 PM
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Why do schools schedule things for the middle of the day??

Ds program is in the afternoon, so now I've gotta close daycare for the day for an hour program.

BUT, I'm super thankful we get to go! Covid took away so much this school year, so I'm excited we get to attend this!
Yes, be grateful that you get to go. We get nothing.

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They do that here because parents would not bring their kids at night time. An entirely different generation/culture of parents
That explains why they do this. When I started DC I thought I would be able to go to things and I found out when dd started school that I can not.
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Old 04-06-2021, 07:25 PM
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I think I offended DCM.

Due to covid, the school keeps losing bus drivers and not replacing them. So routes keep changing. In January we got a new driver and she comes later than the other driver. I also started a DCB (that did not work out) that had to walk down to the bus stop, he would refuse to walk back up and we would not get back up in time for the next family to arrive.

So I said to dcm, the bus time has changed and we need to change your drop-off time by 5 minutes so I can get all the kids back to the house safely before you pull in. It should not be a problem since you normally come 6-8 minutes after the scheduled drop-off time, (she also would talk to me if she came on time). She gave me a look when I said that but she agreed to the change. (in the last month she has come 10-13 after the scheduled drop off time and still gets to work on time)

Just now she asked if they could go back to the normal time, "I know I'm normally late but I just wanted to check"
(Ironically the bus time is changing again after spring break.)


Did I offend her? I did not mean it as an insult, I was just pointing out that she already comes late anyways so there would not be any difference.
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Old 04-07-2021, 06:07 AM
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I think I offended DCM.

Due to covid, the school keeps losing bus drivers and not replacing them. So routes keep changing. In January we got a new driver and she comes later than the other driver. I also started a DCB (that did not work out) that had to walk down to the bus stop, he would refuse to walk back up and we would not get back up in time for the next family to arrive.

So I said to dcm, the bus time has changed and we need to change your drop-off time by 5 minutes so I can get all the kids back to the house safely before you pull in. It should not be a problem since you normally come 6-8 minutes after the scheduled drop-off time, (she also would talk to me if she came on time). She gave me a look when I said that but she agreed to the change. (in the last month she has come 10-13 after the scheduled drop off time and still gets to work on time)

Just now she asked if they could go back to the normal time, "I know I'm normally late but I just wanted to check"
(Ironically the bus time is changing again after spring break.)


Did I offend her? I did not mean it as an insult, I was just pointing out that she already comes late anyways so there would not be any difference.
I wouldn't worry about it. You aren't in charge of the bus times. When I took school aged kids and needed to coordinate drop off times, I just TOLD parents this is the time I will/won't be available. I rarely if ever worried if it effected their time or not.

I would tell her you are available for her to drop off between X and Y times and leave it be. If she's late, that's on her. If she's early and you aren't there just yet... that's also on her. I'd offer up the times for parents and let them figure it out.

I wouldn't stress about whether or not the DCM is offended by any of what you said.

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Old 04-09-2021, 05:35 AM
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18 month old came in today screaming cause she didn't get to open the door. I got her calmed down and DCM comments how her DD is so funny sometimes and she is the sweetest little girl. She hopes her personality never changes. I have considered terming because her behavior is so bad at times I think DCM is trying to convince me that I'm seeing things wrong
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Old 04-09-2021, 06:43 AM
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some people......nothing surprises me anymore.....let's just leave it at that!!!!
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