Done w/childcare-what's the difference?

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Done w/childcare-what's the difference?
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Tue, 08-11-2009 - 10:07am

Yesterday morning I put my youngest on the school bus for the first time.

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Registered: 07-20-2009
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 1:59pm
My kids are the first too but are only 5 minutes from school so the majority of the time taken is picking up the other stops.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:00pm

Not to mention the joy of avoiding the car pool line.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:04pm

that's great.

 

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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:04pm

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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:05pm
Hear, hear on the traffic patterns thing. We live a block from the local elementary school. My kid walked when he went there, of course, but everybody in the neighborhood knows that you aren't going anywhere for about fifteen minutes before school starts and ten minutes after because of all the kids being dropped off -- and dismissal time is almost, but not quite -- as bad. It was bad enough when the school enrollment was the 250 or so students it was designed for, but last year enrollment topped 400 and it was a nightmare. There's a new school opening this year that should pull about a hundred of those students out.....I remain dubious that it'll be enough.
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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:10pm
I think I would be more likely to limit the number of activities my kids were involved in if I were working full time than if I was staying at home full time. Even if the activities are after school or on weekends, if I'm working, I'd have other stuff I'd need to do during those times that would interfere with the activities.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:10pm

so that means what exactly....that what your kids didn't know then they benefit from now because you've accumulated vacation time?

 

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:19pm

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I don't see an issue with being way too busy with my kids,

PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:25pm
I have to limit the activities my kids are in for their own good. Both of them are, thankfully, curious and spirited and have a lot of interests, but left to themselves, they would sign up for anything and everything that sounds interesting, and I have had to keep them down to a reasonable level. Not because of my job, but because it really isn't good for anyone if they are involved in too much.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 08-12-2009 - 2:25pm

Why does it please you?


PumpkinAngel

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