Am I just bizarre?

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Am I just bizarre?
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 10:59am
I read through alot of the posts where women state stuff like not being comfortable with leaving their babies with "strangers" and honestly, I never felt that way. Sure there have been times I felt sad to leave my kids, sure there are days that I wished I could have stayed home (more for me because the hustle bustle of work/drop off/pick up/lunches/getting up early/cookign dinner late, etc).

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:01am

no. I've stated numerous times that I LITERALLY did not give a second's thought to Liza's care each day. If they needed me they called me. I've left her with sitters and grammy an in the babysitting room at the gym with no problems or a backwards glance.

you are not alone my sister

"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:07am
I don't think you are alone. I have never had a problem leaving my children in their daycare. I DID get upset when I needed for find a sitter for my dd
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:11am
I have found the kindergarten childcare situation to be a nightmare as well.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:12am

No. I think it depends on people's overall assessment of the rest of the human race. I tend to believe that the majority of the population is intelligent and capable. when it comes to my kids, I am slightly less trusting, but as long as I have some reassurance (there are multiple adults present, they have some experience, they come recommended), I tend to feel comfortable that all is okay.

On the other hand, I know people who will not leave their kids with anyone. These are the same people who think their doctor is trying to poison them every time he prescribes medicine, that check the bag before they leave the drive-thru, count the change before they leave the ATM, and watch the cashier ring every sale item while calculating the discount on their handheld calculator.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:12am
It sounds to me not bizarre, but simply the payoff of doing your homework and finding good DC, and earning enough to afford it.
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:15am
I thank the stars every day for catholic school, full day kindergarten and afterschool care so Liza could stay at school from 7:30-4;30 every day without having to go somewhere else for care.
"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:17am
I think you hit the nail on the head.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:19am

I haven't ever had a problem with sleepovers -- Liza's gone to several and it's all been good -- it never really occurred to me not to be trusting to be honest. call me naive but I trust most people...and I trust my kid.

"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:20am

She had half mornings/half afternoons switching in January.


Half mornings-dropped her off at the busstop (the one by the sitter, not even by my home)-she then took the bus to the sitter's house and stayed there until I picked her up after work. (Sept-Dec)


Half afternoons-dropped her off at the sitter's house before work, she then went to after-care at the school until my dh picked her up after his work. (Jan-June)


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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:21am

>>On the other hand, I know people who will not leave their kids with anyone. These are the same people who think their doctor is trying to poison them every time he prescribes medicine, that check the bag before they leave the drive-thru, count the change before they leave the ATM, and watch the cashier ring every sale item while calculating the discount on their handheld calculator.<<


Not me!

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