Friday, August 12, 2011

Back to Reality!!

Yesterday, all our local public school teachers went back to work.  Since all my day care kids are teacher's kids, that means I went back to work as well!
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Usually during the summer, I get a new "batch" of kiddos.  They are usually older, and out of school for the summer.  But this year, Barb Wire Man and I decided I needed some time off.  I wanted to be able to take my kids to the park spur of the moment, and spend time just enjoying their company.  My goals were to get Little Man potty trained (which I pretty much did!!!), work on some 3rd grade curriculum with Flower (we mastered multiplication and cursive!), and get some knitting projects finished up (which I sorta did!)
I think my daycare kids need this cute shirt from tremdyembroidery, $18.00!
I've completely enjoyed this restful time, but for the last couple of weeks have been ready for things to get back to normal; to get back into a routine.  All three of my pseudo-kids showed up this morning, and it was as though nothing had changed!  They were all excited to see each other, and started playing like before.

I'm really thankful that the kids all feel comfortable here.  They know they can laugh and play and have fun, but they also know that when I clear my throat, its time to settle down.  At nap time, they all laid right down and crashed in less than 5 minutes!  We must play pretty hard around here!
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I'm also thankful that the moms all trust me to care for their babies.  Since I worked until Flower was 7, I know how hard it is to find someone who will love and care for your kids the way Mama does.

So yes, its back to wild, crazy days around here again.  Its chaotic, and its loud.  There's lots of diapers, and sippy cups.  And instead of jammin' to my favorite 90's tunes, or worship music, I'm jammin' to the Fresh Beat Band.  Its all good though.  I don't think I'd trade it for the world!


  1. I think it takes a very special lady to care for others' kiddos! I had a lady keep our daughter when she was small...and that's so much better than a public day care center!!! God will bless you, sweet blogging friend. And, I agree with your Dad....where would we be without our HOPE in HIM!!! HOPE you have a great weekend!

  2. I am a new follower from the blog hop would love a follow back

  3. periodic table earrings?? love it. i wonder if it would count as cheating to wear them in a biology class. lol.
    at home daycare is such a blessing to mom's, you will be SO blessed for what you pour into the kids and the peace you give to the mom's.
    thanks SO much for your support with GiveLove, i'm just so excited for people to be encouraged and join in!! you're the best :)


  4. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment.

    Lioness- Your Newest Follower

  5. I'm really digging reading your blog!! every day i look forward to your post saying it's ready! it always puts a smile on my face!! i'm currently working on potty training my 3.5 year old....yesterday he dropped trou in the back yard and pooped in the least it wasn't his underwear!! lol!!



  6. Hi! I'm a new follower of your lovely blog.
    Have a nice day!

  7. Hi, I'm your latest follower. Nice to meet you! Hope you have time to stop by me, and follow me too. Thanks! Have a great weekend.

  8. Thank you to my new followers, and I'm going to follow you as well!
    Deb, when I first started, my goal was to be the daycare provider I couldn't find for my own kids!

    Ashley, I can't wait to help you out! That is such a cool idea!!

    Val, THANK YOU! I was sitting in church waiting for the VBS program to start and laughed out load at your comment! I feel your pain!


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