Health club daycare

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Health club daycare
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Tue, 08-25-2009 - 12:34pm

On the radio this morning one of the DJ's shared a real-life scenario that I thought might make an interesting debate topic.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 12:52pm

I think Melissa is full of it. If the gym daycare doesn't have a problem with it, then it's really none of her business. When my kids were little, there was some kind of time limit as to how long your kid could stay there. I don't even remember what it was, but let's say three hours. During those three hours, I am sure people were swimming, taking aerobics classes, running the track, using the machines,showering, and maybe having a cup of coffee with friends at the coffee and juice bar before picking up the little darlings. I think I used the gym daycare a couple of times when my younger one was really little so I could watch the older one have a swim lesson in peace.

Really, if this is all Melissa could find to get all hot and bothered about this morning, then the world is in a lot better shape than I thought!

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Registered: 04-14-2003
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 12:53pm

are you sure

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 1:07pm
i was expecting this to lead to a mom who drops off her kid at a gym DC then leave the bldg.

 

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Registered: 05-19-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 1:09pm

I do not think the mom's did anything wrong. As long as they are members of the club, they are pretty much allowed to do whatever they want at the club while the kiddos are in daycare. If I was walking in at the same time as they ladies (like the dh was) I might roll my eyes a bit at their antics. But I've also been a sahm who had not break with her kids & did look forward to the break.

I wouldn't join a club just for the babysitting so that I could chill with a friend, I'd feel obligated to actually work out. But I wouldn't feel obligated to the club rules, I'd feel obligated to get my money's worth for the gym fees.

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 1:14pm
I used to take my kids to daycare and do my Christmas shopping or get my hair cut or something. Why not? The kids were happy at daycare and the mall is crazy enough around the holidays without two more toddlers added to the mix.
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Registered: 03-06-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 1:28pm

oh please - I used to send Liza to day care when my office was closed but daycare was open - and take a glorious wonderful day to myself.


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Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 1:31pm

I think that they were well within their rights as paying members. The membership gives them the right to use the daycare while they are using the gym and that is what they did.

I so nothing wrong with their attitude. I often have had the same attitude when getting a break from my kids.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 1:36pm

"some ppl don't bat an eye at that."

Why would people bat an eye for a non issue?

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Registered: 03-06-2009
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 1:40pm

seriously.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 08-25-2009 - 2:28pm

If the women are paying a fee to use the club, it's their business how they use it.

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