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  • littlefriends
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    That’s awesome!! 👏

  • Annalee
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    Thanks, y'all!

  • Blackcat31
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    Way to go!!! It's so nice to finally break free from habits you know aren't helping! Super proud of you!

  • Annalee
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    I've lost 5.8 lbs in 5 weeks; I've stopped my grazing between meals and not eating after supper counting 12 hours before I eat again....

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  • littlefriends
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    My kiddos were SO EXCITED to finally change our weather chart’s stuff to snowy this morning at circle time. I had to smile-I hate cold and snow so much but they’ve been waiting for this moment. One of the girls said “wheeeee” when we got done singing the song. 😂

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  • Annalee
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    Well, I would tell the other parents that xxxx thinks I need more days so here they are..... LOLOL

  • Blackcat31
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    Yay! It's nice to have clients that can follow your schedule. I also charge 52 weeks a year regardless of absences or closures and the last 2 families I have enrolled take more time off than I do and one even commented on my number of days off...she felt it wasn't very many and I should take more! lol!

  • Blackcat31
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    Enjoy!!!!!!

  • Annalee
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    There are so many threads going on with days off/closings/etc. Just wanted to share that my most recent three interviews was interesting as I'm closed ALOT from now till Jan 4....and I charge 52 weeks per year; so I was impressed with those three families; it was ALL good as we went over the contract and I focused on how they would be paying and to just be aware of that....and they were asking to pay two weeks in advance per their jobs how they get paid....so I was excited about that. I was prepared to say I would keep interviewing if they did not take the spots but that was not even discussed nor brought up. So, maybe, a little shift to the good side!
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  • e.j.
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    Enjoy!

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  • Annalee
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    My three-day weekend has now begun

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  • BeeNature
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    I wouldn't normally post about a termination being positive, but I feel so relieved now that this child will not longer be here. DCG 3 had not been in a daycare before this summer. Prior DC didn't go well for her, but parents weren't honest about it and just said they were looking for something closer. So I signed her on end of August so my other 3 year old could have someone her age to play with. She was used to being watched at home by a nanny (mom works from home) and having one on one care. She just never could fit in with the group care or child led setting I have. Crying over every little thing, and wanting to be constantly entertained by someone or the TV. Didn't know how to play on her own. When she would stop pouting she would play with the other 3 year old and seem fine...why I gave it two months. I kept her mom up to date on how she was doing and she was always very understanding. Well today she spent one hour crying and saying she wanted to go home, but perked up when we went outside. She swang on the swings for a bit and was happy and then went to the playhouse and started crying and screaming she wanted to go home again. I was at my limit as this had been pretty much a daily thing, and told mom I couldn't watch her anymore as she is just not happy here and we hadn't seen any improvement. Mom was very understanding and not surprised. When mom picked up DCG let out a little laugh when she saw her mom...well she got what she wanted, back at home with mom.
    I do hope things work out for the girl because she will be starting Pre-K next year...it's just not going to be my problem anymore. I've been doing daycare almost 7 years now and have learned a great deal on my limits. Also learned how important is to keep open communication with parents that way they aren't blindsided when things don't go well. This was one of the easiest terms I think I've ever done and no longer having the emotional drain. You know it's time to term when you start dreading a certain child coming to care and how well the day goes when they are not here. Also, I felt like I was having to change our routine and how we do things to accommodate her to keep her from crying. It was just getting to where nothing worked. The last two years have taught me that life is way too short and I need to start taking care of myself, and that includes anything that is causing too much stress. The loss of income is not as important as my happiness and the happiness of the kids in my care, as she was starting to affect their moods too. I will be sleeping much better tonight

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  • Alwaysgreener
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    Dcd keeps calling out DCB9 for not holding still when I try to take his temperature. This is a daily thing and dad has had enough of it.

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  • e.j.
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    She's a keeper!

  • Sahm121
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    One of my DCM has a cricut and I told her I kept debating buying the big turkey online for $20 + so everyone can decorate a feather and we decorate daycare:
    she was on a work conference call and starts sending me pictures of the turkey and feathers she created so I wouldn’t have to spend money!!

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