I love my job, I really do. I love the chosen children that come into my life every morning. I love the extended "family" that I get every day...
I really wish that parents would respect my rules. I only have 3 daycare families right now - 2 of whom are fabulous and the other one just doesn't seem to get it. I don't have many rules for parents...really...how hard are these to follow??
1. Please don't bring outside food in -- it's brought anyhow. I'm not talking the tail end of a piece of toast or whatever was eaten in the car on the way here -- I'm talking a full out bag full of snacky things. I mean, I have more than enough food to feed these little munchkins all day long. When you bring in food from home, guess what -- it causes Tiny Toddler War. Your child may not be the toddler, no -- but the fruit loops that she brings are akin to dropping an atom bomb in my play room. I work hard to ensure that the children get tasty, nutritious food. Stop sending your kid here with CRAP.
2. Please don't bring toys from home -- yes, your little doodle-shnuckums loves her teddy bears and barbies with 1000s of pieces. I don't. I also don't enjoy the search for said toys at the end of the day. Nor do I enjoy the fighting over said toys during the day. Nor do I like the "Look at my new toy, isn't it beautiful? DON'T YOU DARE TOUCH IT" that comes out of your princess' mouth. Nope. Don't like it. Do you realize that I have an entire basement that is devoted solely to daycare? Do you realize that I have teddy bears, dolls, barbies, kitchen areas, books, cars, blocks, puzzles, crayons, paper, glue....and thousands more things here that are more than enough for your kid to play with. Please tell me why you need to bring another thing in here? And don't get mad at me when I can't find the stupid toy and refuse to look for it at pick up time, because, you know what? I told you not to bring the damn thing in the first place.
That is all.
5 days ago