Kathryn1011's Blog

Life as a mother, daycare owner

What are parents thinking??

Why do parents just assume they can pick up there kids whenever they feel like it?  I have a contract and it clearly states the times that their child should be picked up.  I realize things happen and I am not unreasonable, but come on each day!?!  Really makes me crazy!

Now that I have vented that, I am excited about my new chandelier, where should I put it?  HHMMM?????  I will figure it out.  More later


January 21, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A rainy day at Kathy’s house

It is going to rain today and I have all the kids.  Tues and Thurs are my full days so it gets challenging when we can’t go outside and burn off some energy.  Plus, I need the sun!!!  I keep saying I am solar powered since I feel like I might be sick or have absolutely no energy.  I help run a community pool, Beulah Pool, so I am use to being outside.  We will survive and figure out what to do to make it a fun day. 

I am tryng to get stuff done this winter that have been put off like fixing the trim around the built in book shelf, going through the pictures and organizing them stuff like that.  This will be my goal this weekend and in the evenings.  Thurs is also one of the days I go to the gym so I will have to push myself to go since it is raining.  Why is it so hard to do things that are good for you but easy to do things that arent???  I never have to talk myself into eating chocolate!! LOL

Off to start my day, more later!

January 21, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Thoughts for today

I have decided I will put most of my pet peaves on this blog. I have quite a few so I will only mention few. I am a home daycare provider, not a babysitter!!! I figure a babysitter is 15 or works for drug/alcohol money. I have a full preschool cirriculum and focus a lot on respect, manners and proper ways to socialize. I have found that a growing number of kids have little or no respect for anyone. I try to teach through example, roll playing and any trick I can think of at the moment to show empathy for others. I love my daycare kids and they are all so special and I find it a shame when other kids don’t have a strong foundation and just go to the babysitter or daycares and don’t learn the fundamentals on how to be a good person.
With that being said my daily advice to parents, providers and anyone else who deals with kids on a daily basis, you are doing them an injustice is you let them have there way. I say this today because of an incident that recently happened where the parent said “It is just easier to give in”. The world doesn’t work that way and when the child finds this out, it makes for a miserable “awakening” period for the child.
Okay, more tomorrow

January 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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January 20, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment