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    Sigh… it’s been a crazy start to the year. Dcg11 months gets picked up 30 min before pIck up time because I notified them of a really bad dry cough that concerned me. No one else is sick. Typically, it’s the only child who is sick all the time. I tell dcm to ask the doctor if there’s anything we can do to help since literally it’s only that child who gets sick nonstop.
    doctors says “oh it’s because they’re in daycare”… parent says it back to me and I couldn’t help myself and said something like hmmm interesting since no one else has been sick and crazy it it has nothing to do with them being a teacher and the other working in the medical field ….

    parent replied with ‘the doctor has FIVE kids”… I guess a doctor having 5 kids means more than me having 3 of my own and having more than 100 kids that I’ve watched in the past decade 🤷‍♀️

    (Star is already on the calendar for this family. I’m tired of teething and allergies turning into oops it’s RSV, covid, flu, etc. We exclude immediately based on symptoms but it’s still had it where colds making their rounds .. I know it’s inevitable because their kids, but people act like daycare is a place full of germs without realizing they’re the ones bringing the germs in)
    Last edited by Sahm121; 3 weeks ago.

  • #2
    This is the ONE thing that never changes about being a childcare provider. Parents that will NEVER, EVER accept the fact that germs come from other places besides daycare.
    You can inform them, educate them, provide proof to them, even have Santa or Jesus himself call and tell them and they will still blame daycare.

    I usually chalk it up to the fact that they are the type of people that simply believe their own reality simply because they repeat it enough.
    Funny (for us)/Sad (for them) that they are also the type of families that have multiple providers for their child(ren) in a short time span.

    Hoping that star date comes quickly!!

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    • Sahm121
      Sahm121 commented
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      Me too. I already have the letter typed up and waiting because I can’t tell if I’m jumping the gun because it’s been a long week (termed one after 2 hours on first dar because it was THAT bad and they obviously did nothing to prepare the child for group care).

      It’s sad for them though. There is no open spots in any daycare in the area. None at all unless you go to the super high end ones double my rate and even then it’s a waitlist. What’s crazy is this family changed their work schedule to be able to come to my daycare because they loved my strict illness Policy. I’ve since learned that they thought it meant strict for everyone except them.

  • #3
    If germs come from daycare then how do the germs get there? Ummmm you the parents! Geez.

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    • #4
      The teething, allergies, wind blew 30 degrees north excuses really get on my nerves too. I can’t stand it when I have a family like that. I can’t keep them long term either.

      I had a child once that came into my care with a dry cough. I had just started doing this so I was inexperienced. He had no fever. So I really couldn’t tell since it was dry. Big mistake! It was a really bad respiratory virus because I caught it too and it made me pretty sick.

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      • #5
        These are the same parents that argue with you about your hygiene policy because tHE dOcToR sAId ShE dOeSN’t nEed a BaTh EveRYDaY so their child just marinates in the germs/stench for two, three, even six days at a time. 🙄

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        • #6
          I sent one home for throwing up the other day and dcm texts “oh, I’m sure she just needs to poop!” 🤨What?
          She threw up twice more while waiting for pick up. I reminded mom of not being able to come back for 48 hours. She came back today and mom said “She had a huge poop and I think we’re back to normal finally!”
          What does that even mean?! 🤣I didn’t ask.

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          • e.j.
            e.j. commented
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            Well, that's a first! lol Just when you think you've heard it all...!

            My son was in the room when I started laughing. I read your post to him and his reaction was, "So what?! Does that make two of them with sh*t coming out of their mouths?!" Crude and gross but it had me laughing all over again.

          • flyingjewels
            flyingjewels commented
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            e.j.

            🤣🤣 tell your son I like his style! That was a clever, quick response! I’d high five that.

          • e.j.
            e.j. commented
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            flyingjewels lol

        • #7
          Originally posted by littlefriends View Post
          I sent one home for throwing up the other day and dcm texts “oh, I’m sure she just needs to poop!” 🤨What?
          She threw up twice more while waiting for pick up. I reminded mom of not being able to come back for 48 hours. She came back today and mom said “She had a huge poop and I think we’re back to normal finally!”
          What does that even mean?! 🤣I didn’t ask.
          Reply with “YAY, see you in 72 hours’. And when they say why not 24 or 48 reply with ‘I’m throwing up too so it must mean I have to poop soooooo I need 72 hours to work it out!’

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          • #8
            Originally posted by Sahm121 View Post
            Reply with “YAY, see you in 72 hours’. And when they say why not 24 or 48 reply with ‘I’m throwing up too so it must mean I have to poop soooooo I need 72 hours to work it out!’
            🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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            • #9
              Originally posted by Sahm121 View Post
              I know it’s inevitable because their kids, but people act like daycare is a place full of germs without realizing they’re the ones bringing the germs in)
              When I first opened, I had a dcd who owned his own business. The board of health inspector visited him one day and during their visit apparently, they got into a discussion about daycare. Dcd told him how frustrated he was that his kid seemed to get sick all the time and blamed my daycare for it. The BOH inspector said something about stopping by to inspect my daycare because of dcd's complaints. Dcd apologized in case he had caused a problem for me. This dcd is a super nice guy, very intelligent and I liked the family but I was livid because it was almost always his kid who came in sick first, spreading whatever he had to everyone else, including me! Later, in an unrelated discussion with dcm, I learned dcd had some kind of genetic issue that affected his immune system and dcb had the same issue - yet he still blamed daycare each time his kid was sick! Talk about a disconnect!

              Btw, there is something going around that come with a non-stop dry cough. One of my dc kids had it just before Christmas. His dad said it was because their dehumidifier wasn't working. I asked that they test for Covid and they did twice with negative results. I thought maybe it really was the dehumidifier and let him back in. I came down with the same cough 2 days later! I tested negative for Covid, too, but it became clear that whatever he had was contagious.

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              • #10
                Starting this year, I decided I was closing at 5.

                I had one client that picked up after 5 - it was a waste of my time to stay open an extra hour when I’m not needed. DCD works until 5, DCM works until 4:30 at home, just around the corner from my house. For whatever reason, DCM will not do drops/picks… even though she’s closer and gets off work earlier. The other day, DCD picks up the kid at 4:30 and says, “Let’s go Johnny, we need to get Dad’s stuff from the office before we can go home.”

                He just had to let me know how much of an inconvenience I am!

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                • #11
                  Star is on the calendar for Jan 20th but sent email today to follow up on our conversation from 12/15..: dcm sent me a text that it’s excessive to send dcg home every time they’re fussy.. I had texted saying dcb had been crying for 2 hours and I was worried something was wrong because out of character. That was dcm reply… I was shocked because they’re new and i had never sent home for anything…
                  that was the beginning of the end. Their rudeness is shocking and dcg cries so much almost all day. I’m exhausted and running out of things to try.

                  might be moving up that star.

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                  • Cat Herder
                    Cat Herder commented
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                    Try using "inconsolable tantrums for two hours, disrupting the entire program for other families". "Crying" is the new whining.... Just like "Expert" is the new talk show host or re-blogger of original material from the undocumented-educated. lol

                • #12
                  Oh!! This comment is my numberr one pet peeve.

                  My daycare is clean & appropriately sanitized. I teach elbow coughing from a very young age, immediately exclude for symptoms, handwashing, I could go on. But my DCK are constantly ill because the parents are sending their infectious children. I understand before symptoms show, but knowing they have symptoms and trying to sneak them in... drives me insane.

                  Sending home sick > keeping child home sick = Getting sick from daycare

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