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 - 11:40am
only child of single parents? Shes more at home with adults than other kids -- when she's at acting camp she says "when we're performing I'm fine, when we take a break and I have to hang out with the other kdis I get shy"
"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 - 11:43am

Aren't you a stranger the first time they drop their child off?

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:45am

well my nephews had gone to the same daycare so I knew the owner well, and I had done a few "dry runs" with the staff while I went to quick meetings at the end of my maternity leave and I had spent time there so I didn't feel they were strangers when the first 'official' day came.

Liza was like that with one of the sitters at the gym.. no WAY mommma LOL

"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 - 11:53am
Aren't you a stranger the first time they drop their child off?

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:54am

"Aren't you a stranger the first time they drop their child off?"

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:56am

Oh, ok. We have before care and after care so a child COULD be in school from 7:30am-6pm.

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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:58am
I felt the same way you did when my son was in daycare.
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 11:58am
aftercare is open until 5:30 -- her dad usually gets her around then I try to get her by 4;30 so the longest she could realistically be there is 7:30- 5:30
"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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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:06pm
I had a sitter at home when dd was a baby. The sitter was a middle-aged Greek woman (we were hoping for some help with the bilingual thing that way, ha!) and very careful. I did not worry that she would not care for the baby properly. Later we had problems, when dd was getting close to 2, so I fired the woman. No biggie. As far as "enrichment/stimulation," this was not on my radar really. I thought, and continue to think, that this aspect of child-rearing has been blown completely out of proportion to reality. I trusted that dd would find the stimulation necessary, whether she was with me or someone else. I am sure she was plenty unstimulated at times as a kid, both at home and in preschool, but tough! Judging from the results, it did not harm her too much.
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Mon, 02-04-2008 - 12:09pm
I do remember being anxious the first few times and feeling weird, but I never cried and could never understand why people do.

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