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  • I guess it really depends on what's going on. I've been there, though, so I can understand how you might feel both emotions at the same time. Hopefully you can get it resolved quickly.

    On a lighter note... just when I think I've seen and heard it all, someone on this forum will share a situation that catches me totally by surprise! It never seems to fail. lol

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    • Had a previous DCD show up at my door this morning during breakfast, he nearly gave me a heart attack. All my DCK’s were in attendance so I was not expecting anyone. I hear the doorbell ring, I ignore it thinking it was either a package delivery or the mailman and I’d get to it after the kids finished eating. Shortly after the doorbell rings I hear loud banging and now my guard goes up wondering who could that be. I go to the front door look through the glass but I don’t see anyone, then I hear the banging at my side door. I reluctantly go to open the door to see who it is and see DCD, he asks if I can take DCG right then and there. I tell him I don’t just take kids like that, or at least try to tell him before he interrupts. I then tell him I’m full and DCD says not even for one day, I say no

      Mind you this was a family I had back in September and DCG was only in care for one week. It was roughest week I’ve ever had! DCG had a lot of behavioral issues; she screamed non-stop, the few minutes when she wasn’t screaming she couldn’t stay still and would climb on anything she could find and throw whatever was in her reach, on top of her not being able to be redirected or distracted because that would just cause her to scream more. Come to find out she had been kicked out of quite a few centers and in-home daycares, not surprisingly. Even if I had space it would have been a hard no.

      Funny enough I didn’t terminate care, I was going to give her another week to see if she just needed some time to adjust. But DCG’s parents pulled her at the end of the week because they didn’t want to pay my rate. I was happy to see them go, lol

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      • Blackcat31
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        Yikes! Parents can be so odd sometimes. Glad you stood your ground and said no. Shame on him for just dropping in like that. More than likely the child was termed from somewhere or parent simply couldn't deal with them and needed care ASAP.

      • DeeDee
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        Definitely a first never had a prior client or prospective client just show up at my door requesting care on the spot, but there’s a first time for everything. Lol

    • Let's see...one kid has on a Halloween princess costume and another one wore suspenders. One forgot to bring shoes and the other forgot snow gear.

      Really?! I can't with parents sometimes

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      • Blackcat31
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        Those types of things are little glimpses into their lives....sometimes I just.don't.want.to.know. lol!! Hang in there.... Friday is coming!!

      • Annalee
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        I've said many times 'I don't know how some of these people get up and put their clothes on'....lol

    • DCB leaves for Pre-K in the afternoons. There is a school delay today so Pre-K is pushed back an hour, which I am fine with since he still gets picked up before nap time starts. Today DCM says she'll still pick him up at normal time so he isn't waiting for an hour for his ride. Does she really think I still get him ready at normal time and make him wait by the door for an hour? I didn't comment since I prefer the consistent schedule, but

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      • Everybody gets their things on for recess, we get to the playground and dcg 3, who is potty training, says I need to go potty. So everybody's got to go back in the house, for her district down, go potty, and then put everything back on. Is it worth going back out?
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        • e.j.
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          I was just telling a parent that this kind of thing never fails! It takes me 20-45 minutes to get my kids ready to go out because as I'm getting one kid dressed, the others are getting themselves undressed. Just as I finally get everyone ready to go out, someone always announces some version of "I peed", "I pooped" or "I have to go potty!" And it doesn't seem to matter if I've just changed them or had the potty trainers use the bathroom.
          Last edited by e.j.; 6 days ago.

      • I get very few calls lately and the all seem to have some kind of red flag. Today I got a call and she asked if she could text me some questions. I yes that would be great, when her text comes in, she's someone that called me in 2021 and when I tried to respond to her she ghosted me.

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        • Alwaysgreener
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          She texted me asking how she could start, I said, let's meet, then do paperwork and deposit (first and last week). She lost it, well not really. She tried to start without the deposit. I told her that we could do payment plans with half of it but that the other half paid for care. The next thing I know, she is asking on FB for a babysitter, and one woman responded -- I have a feeling the woman that responded is going to not get paid.
          Last edited by Alwaysgreener; 22 hours ago.

      • dcg3 comes in with 2 backpacks; I tell mom those will not fit in her cubby; mom tries to take one back but dcg3 goes balistic; dcm then crams one into the other and gives me MEAN look; I literally give her back a bottle/paci every morning.....dcm, you are NOT winning this battle!

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        • e.j.
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          The parents are getting harder to deal with than the kids lately. I have one dcm who has been reminded several times that I don't allow food/toys from home. Every morning, her kid shows up with either a sippy of milk or juice, part of his uneaten breakfast or a toy in each hand.

      • My chromebook keeps telling me there is a virus in my google drive but it lists a word document folder??? My computer family says everyone is getting these notifications and it's fake but to change my passwords to my emails to be safe. Y'all seeing anything like this on your laptops/chromebooks?

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