I've lost my Belwe font, and I don't know where to find it :( It was my favorite, too.
I like this one, but the other was my font... know what I mean?
I've put my sloganizer in my about me section, so we don't have to keep going back to an entry ;) But, I wish it wasn't so long! Takes up too much space.
You know how I complained about Mondays at work? Today is no exception ;) We only had 8 kids, that is half of normal count, and I swear to you~it was worse than if they were all there. Really, I am not kidding.
I still say parents who work full time through the week run around all weekend long. These kids are so tired on Mondays~and it makes them all whiny and snotty until naptime. Today, we had 3 kids fall asleep in the buggies at 10:30 am. Naps aren't until at least 11:30-11:45. We make them get out and help 'push'. Don't laugh, we really do....
We took them all out for buggy rides around the neighborhood before lunch. With low numbers, we can accomplish things ahead of schedule, so lunch was set out for them by 11:00. They finished around 11:30, then it was naptime :)
We have a new one, AJ, who does not sleep long at all. She doesn't come in until 10:00 am, so we're betting she's not out of bed before 9. It took until 12:30 to get her to sleep, and she was up an hour later.
I came back from lunch at 2:00, and 4 kids were awake, 4 sleeping still. We only need 2 of us in the room for this number of kids, so Asst #1 left early, leaving me and #4.
It's after nap when they get a little stir crazy. We could've taken them outside had one boy not slept until 3:30! The others had already eaten their afternoon snack and were playing when he rose and shone. I was ready to pull my hair out by 5:00, and I had three 6 o'clockers left.
We read books, played with the big tonka trucks, played on the riding toys, and sang silly songs.... all by 5:00pm. Still an hour left, and we had gone through everything in the room for them to do. Hell, I was bored, too. There were 6 kids left at this point, and I was out of tricks.
Too late to have them color or paint as we never know when parents are going to show. And some do not like to be kept waiting. Yeah, sad I know.. but true. That's another reason we don't go to the playground in the afternoon. Some parents don't like to make two trips, one to gather the kid's stuff, and another to get the kid. Sheesh...
I had them run races, across the floor, to the other side of the room. I put on some music and had them dance. I still had 3 until 5:45, then 1 until 6. It does suck to be a closer. There is always, at least, one.
I'll let you in on something here~my brother and I were the last ones picked up from daycare. In separate rooms, too. So I make sure my last ones are treated special and that they look forward to 'our' time alone. Today, I had mini M&Ms. Gotta love those! Tot sized :)
They may be toddlers. They only be with me a year. But they will love mini M&Ms forever ;)