Daycare Drama

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by CoolWife, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    No shame.
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  2. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    My parents have a long history of not having it quite together for the holidays (understandable). January 6 gifts 'from the Befana' became a family tradition.
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  3. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yesterday I totally spaced on bringing C’s stuff for nap to school. I looked at the camera during rest time and saw him with some janky pink blanket over half his cot and something else rolled up like a pillow. :shrug:
  4. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    As someone who works with kids, all of those gift options are wonderful because we are always so surprised that a family will give us anything at all.
  5. hallokween

    hallokween Chicken

    I missed Christmas gifts last year. I took E in and saw other parents bringing cards and stuff. The thought had never even occurred to me and I felt very guilty.
  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    I don’t remember there ever being a gift for any of my teachers growing up. It seems like something to do if you’re close to them/if giving gifts is your thing, but not something they should be pressuring parents to do (which sending a note feels like pressuring).
  7. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    @MagnificentCat Yea I think its super weird that its become “standard” for certain positions to receive gifts. Gifts shouldn’t be an obligation. Not to say its not nice, I just don’t think it should be sent home in a letter which is setting an expectation whether they wanna pretend it doesn’t or not.
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  8. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    My mom always sent gifts for our teachers. But I cannot imagine a letter was ever sent to her.
  9. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Some parents give us gifts, some don't. It's more common in high income neighborhoods, of course. It's always a nice gesture. Gift cards are always the best, imo, considering how much of our own money we put into the classroom, but it's just nice to be thought of and appreciated, even if it's just something from the dollar store
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  10. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    My mom made homemade bread for our teachers. It was a tradition that she'd send an extra and my friends and I would dig into it for lunch :drool:
  11. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    Fitz's post reminded me that my mom used to make fudge and cookies and rice krispie treats and send them in these novelty red boxes that looked like Chinese takeout boxes. The teachers always loved it, but I remember being teased for the boxes by the class bully.
  12. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    School bullies can suck it, that sounds awesome.
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  13. A. Ham

    A. Ham Chicken

    (And now I want fudge.)
  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    So yesterday I was picking C up - they are usually in a room after 4 or so. I take him back to his usual room to get his stuff.
    "Ew, it smells like poop in here!"
    C: Yeah, it does! Probably because Jack pooped in the bathroom!
    Me: Well, that's the right place to poop...
    C: No, he pooped on the FLOOR in the bathroom.
    Me: Gross!
    C: I know!

    ..Wtf, 5 year olds taking a shit on the bathroom floor? I told D and C confirmed it again, but didn't give any more details about what happened, just Jack pooped on the floor.
  15. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Maybe he had an accident?
  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    C knows what an accident is - he’d definitely be able to tell me the kid pooped his pants or whatever.

    I mean, kids are gross and shit happens, I’m not mad about it, just :?: and grossed out.
  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I just got a notification that 8degF w/ windchill is "too cold for recess." Really?
  18. deet

    deet Chicken

    I feel like this was talked about before, but our daycare has a rule that if it is (with or without windchill) below 20 degrees, they don't go outside. I am less worried for G now, but M's face gets immediately chapped when it is cold and especially very windy, so I am thankful for that rule. Yeah we didn't have those rules as kids, but I dunno that we shouldn't.
  19. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Here for the elementary schools I'm pretty sure it's -13F with the windchill before they start doing indoor recess. I think that's the same as when I was a kid.
  20. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah there are definitely rules I've just apparently forgotten over the summer what they were, 8 seemed not that cold when windchill was a factor also.

    C gets really red cheeks too, so I'm not mad if they were playing inside instead, he just needs. to. run.
  21. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra


    Y’all are definitely better at bundling up your kids than the average parent here, but I bet most daycares here wouldn’t go outside if it was below like 45.
  22. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Restaurants there have heat lamps on when it’s 65 degrees so, yeah.
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  23. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    Well I feel personally attacked.
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  24. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I think the department of health says that anything below 24 degrees is too cold for our city? Something like that.
  25. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    :lol: I hate being cold but I was genuinely baffled when I was in LA in JULY interviewing for a job and was on a patio and felt heat lamp heat!

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