INFANTS IN DAYCARE?

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INFANTS IN DAYCARE?
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Wed, 11-26-2008 - 12:20am

OK, remember this is a debate board, and I am going to play devil's advocate here, so please let's play nice.

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Wed, 11-26-2008 - 1:33am

Isn't Thanksgiving vacation wonderful? Ok, now that I've got that out of the way. The mother probably had the child for the same reason that the father did. How come no one ever asks that question of the father? Or those elite families that hire nannies and send their children to boarding schools at a young age. Not talking about you, PNJ. Not to mention that most babies don't go to daycare until they are older. Most infants are watched by family members. The average number of hours a child is in daycare is about 32 hours a week. And how many of those parents did you report when you worked in those daycares?

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 11-08-2006
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 6:11am

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because I'm allergic to dogs and not kids, ROFLOL!!!!

Seriously? I had my children because I KNEW, without a shadow of a doubt that I could continue to WOH FT AND raise three great kids. Yup, I'm just that good.

I'll deal with the rest of this drivel later.

Eileen

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 6:29am
What about the Dads? or do they get a free pass?
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 7:06am

simple. I wanted someone to fold the laundry and take care of me in my old age.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 7:36am
Because puppies don't give the same kind of status, and grandpas do not leave trust funds for puppies.
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Registered: 11-08-2006
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 7:44am

Now that I have a few extra moments, I will tackle the rest of this drivel:

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I'm a teacher. I'm still waiting for that "great high-paying career", ROFLOL!!!! I never "stuck" my babies in dc -o- and certainly not for 10 hours per day. When they were little, their dad would take them in for 7:30. I would pick them up between 3:30 and 4:00.

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back when mine were little, my ds cost me about $125 per week. yes that did double when we had two children, but by then I was making a bit more (as was ex). In fact, our childcare costs have INCREASED over the years because we went from in-home dc to preschools to nannies. Now we pay just under $2000 per month, but we can afford it. However, it WAS tight when I was a single parent.

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yes, we had fantastic people to do that with each of our children. It would kind of suck to pay that much money and have them not feed, take care of NOR nuture the wee little one.

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We put them to bed when they were ready for bed. Generally, I got home at about 4:30 (after picking them up at 4:00) and they went to bed by about 8 or 8:30.

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NO, it's not "except" for weekends. Weekends are a VERY real part of the week -- AS are holidays, vacations and summers. In fact, all in all, I'm home for about 180 or so DAYS per year.

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LOL! My "big expensive car" was a 1995 Honda Accord with 192,000 miles. I got it when it was 6 years old and drove it for another 8 years. I had planned to replace the engine in it this summer because there was NO money for another car loan.

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See all of the above. I'm sorry that this is just SUCH a difficult thing to comprehend.

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Nope. Not at all. I KNOW that my kids are very lucky to have me as their mom.

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DUH. WHO in the world do you think has been raising them? Because it sure ain't been the nanny - who would LOL because she's raising her own children.

Eileen

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 7:47am
Good points. I have tried and have discovered that it is simply not possible to teach a dog to fold laundry.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 7:59am
Why would a woman do that? For the same reason she would get married even though she will only see her spouse outside of work hours. It is very easy to love somebody and be thankful that they are in your life even if you only see them outside of work hours.
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 8:02am

ROFL at getting a puppy...at least kids potty train.

 

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 8:11am

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