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  • Another day of ALL-12 kiddos......10, 11 or 12 each day since Jan 1.....kinda got used to it now!

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    • Annalee
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      Four kids today; all called out, some sick; some just spent the day at home; one text at 8:00 and said "I've overslept but I can still come, right?"; uhm NO...have a good day! guess they saw my post from last week and didn't come. LOL

  • Generator is fully installed and passed inspection. Today we had strong winds and all I keep thinking is just in the nick of time. Luckily the power did not go out. But the wind made it awfully cold to be outside.

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    • Alwaysgreener
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      During installation my husband had to dig a trench from the propane tank through the sidewalk and behind the fence. He also removed the paneling of the fence so that the installers could get to the backyard easily.

      I'll put it in the newsletter if you walk around, use the other sidewalk and don't go across by the cones. You could completely see the generator when you came up the sidewalk.

      The work was done when I was closed on Fridays, then everything had to be left open for the inspector that took another week.

      The generator was delivered in December and work started on it in January. This week only one parent asked what kind of work I was having done, but he didn't ask until after the fence went back up and the hole was filled.

    • e.j.
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      If your luck is anything like mine, now that you have a generator, your power will never go out again and you won't ever need the generator. Murphy's Law ways your power will only go out when you don't have a generator to use as a backup. lol

      Your dc parents are really observant, huh? ;-)

  • Srorms, Storms and more storms today!

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    • e.j.
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      Stay safe, Annalee. Hopefully the storms aren't too strong. It's scary enough but when you have other people's kids to care for, it's even more stressful.

      The weather has definitely been strange this year, BC. The weekend before last, we had a couple of abnormally cold days. It hit -13 with wind chills of -30 here which broke records for cold in this area. A week later, highs were in the 50's and today it's 59 with a feel like temp of 61 which is breaking records again for the heat.

    • Annalee
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      Had tornado warnings this evening......we are ok, but two miles down the road and some areas out west of us had roofs, trees, debris.....several without power still.....it was on us fast.....just sitting here and my phone emergency alarm sounded.....went into action as we have a basement and texted my family to take cover....... I received so many calls/text as our area was on the news to take cover......now may have some flooding but the tornadoes are gone.

    • e.j.
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      Sounds scary! Glad you made it through, though. I hope you didn't end up with flooding.

  • Doing some re-arranging here. Had a few terms and then a few new kids start.
    I've learned that some issues will never be non-issues in childcare but I've also learned that the same issues coming from different families makes a big difference to my sanity. lol!


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    • Feeling a little overwhelmed/anxious today.....don't really know why.....don't like starting my day like this!

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      • Blackcat31
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        Oh no! That makes the morning tough for sure! Hoping it passes quickly!

      • e.j.
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        That's not a good feeling. I hope all is ok.

    • I was closed yesterday for the holiday. I had one parent send me a text saying they were keeping DCK home because DCK was sick.

      I have an interview tonight for an infant. I’m not keen on taking infants, but it’s only three days a week. We’ll see how it goes!

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      • Blackcat31
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        I was also closed yesterday. Hate short weeks but love the long weekends!

      • e.j.
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        Good luck with your interview tonight.

      • GirlMomma
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        e.j. Thank you! They’ve already filled out the paperwork online, so far so good!

    • First day back after a long weekend. Of course ALL my kiddos are back as none of my DC parents can manage more than a weekend with their kids so the kiddos are "WILD" as can be today... Wish a few of them would have been sick enough to stay home.

      The worst one's parent always makes a point if telling me their child isn't 100% but none of the symptoms impact the child's ability to participate as normal.

      Yeah....sure....they just impact MY day as I've had to stop and wipe boogers off the child's face 3X's while typing this.

      Gonna be a LONG short week! Grrrr!

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      • GirlMomma
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        The short weeks are always the longest!

    • Very Springy feeling here!

      HAPPY THURSDAY!

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      • Snow storm happened this week. Day two of no school. SA family let me know last night that they wouldn't be here. DCM/DCG1 let me know this morning that she would be here 30 minutes late and DCM/dcg3 said she couldn't get out of the driveway so she was staying home. Dh got up and ready for work it then came back to bed because he wasn't feeling well.


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        • If any of you watch "Dr Phil" watch it today or DVR it to watch later on the topic today is "daycare dangers"
          Christy Sewell

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            • Since my current infant is doing so well, I decided to offer an infant spot in the fall with restrictions. I advertised for it yesterday and I was getting messages at 1 AM!

              I couldn’t believe it!

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              • e.j.
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                1 AM is kind of crazy but I can believe you'd get a ton of messages. If infant spots are as hard to come by where you are, as they are here, parents will jump at the chance to secure a spot. I hope you get some good prospects.

              • Alwaysgreener
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                What restrictions did you put on it?

              • GirlMomma
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                e.j. The 1 AM person is on the never call list 😅

                Alwaysgreener the infant had to be over a certain age, safe sleep trained and DCP should baby led wean. This is also part-time only - at a full time rate.
                Last edited by GirlMomma; 02-26-2023, 03:17 PM.

            • I put my ds in sport camp, it is four weekends and we are on the third weekend.

              There was something about one of the coaches that keep bothering me. I told my dh that I couldn't figure out how I knew him.

              This week, I heard his name and lightbulb, he is an old client from before ds was born. They left when dcm went on maternity leave but came.back after my maternity leave and only
              ​​​ stayed for a few months when I had to term/cps. They have a DD a few months older than ds. Sure enough, their DD was playing too.

              Dcb that I termed after a very stress full month is also there. DCM says hi to me and friendly, I had blamed the term on our boys not getting along but there was way more to it than that. Dcb seems to remember ds and says hi to him. Ds thinks it is great that he knows a bit his age and wants to invite him over. Lol, I just can't.






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              • Do I smell a Monday coming....???? Been a busy weekend.....just now really getting to sit down a bit...... got a large cup of coffee with hersheys chocolate/caramel creamer topped with whipped foam.... gotta get my down time sometime.......

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                • Annalee
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                  It's been a good MONDAY!!!!

              • What is it with Wednesday and Thursday with storms/rain/flooding? Here we go again! HaPpY ThUrSdAy!

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