January 23, 2007

It's Only Tuesday?

This week is going slow. Today was a long day. I had all the kids here and the twins are just not fitting into our schedule. It makes things really rough when you have two 8 month olds screaming all day and you're trying to get preschool done and all the other things you have to do each day with the kids. I'm afraid that I may have to let this family go early, which makes me feel horrible because I feel like I made a commitment to them to care for their kids until March. But I'm not sure I can. Tuesdays and Thursday are just too hard and I feel like my preschoolers aren't getting all the attention they need from me. I'm not sure what I'm going to do. And I'm too tired to think about it, so I won't.

I was SO exhausted tonight and by 5:30 I was dreaming of eating a quick dinner and heading for bed. Well, that was a nice DREAM! I soon remembered T2 had basketball practice. I wanted to cry. Seriously. I was SO tired I didn't think I could make it. I really wanted to tell him we just couldn't go, and since it was just practice, it really didn't matter. But it did matter because I want to teach my children the meaning of commitment and when you commit to something, you do it whether you're tired or not. So we went. And it wasn't that bad. I got a second wind and my son got a star for his jersey for saying his Bible verse that he has worked so hard to learn all week. (Another reason why I KNEW we had to go!)

Tomorrow will be easier. I hope. I am sleeping in a little. Or rather, I am not setting the alarm clock. Don't get too jealous though, I'll be up by 7:00 am. The one and only child that comes at that time, makes tons of noise. He's either crying, whining or make loud noises. So he'll either wake me up, or I'll be awaked by my neighbor's dog. I had a horrible headache Sunday night and as I was laying in bed trying to get over it, that stupid dog barked for over an hour straight. I love dogs, but I was secretly praying that this dog would drop dead.

I had an interview last night. Not sure about it. The parents seem really nice and the kids seem ok, but the dad was very concerned with the thing dads are concerned with most... price. I'm pretty sure they would be paying twice what they are paying now if they came here. But, you get what you pay for. I do charge more, but I have a small group, I provide everything but diapers and formula and I do more with the kids than just sit them in front of the tv. The home daycare they're at is illegal, has a ton of kids and is cheap. The dad was shocked when I pulled out a weekly menu for them to look at. He said he doesn't have a clue what his daughter eats at their daycare. They also mentioned some other issues they've had and I was just amazed that any parent would continue to keep their child in a situation like that. My other question is, WHY is this woman still doing daycare? She's done it for like 20 years and I'm just shocked that no one has turned her in. And even more shocked that she has so many kids and that there are so many parents out there who are only looking for cheap daycare and not concerned with the quality of it. Why wouldn't you pay more for better daycare?

Anyway, I'm tired and I need to get to bed. Good night! Sleep tight! Don't let the bed bugs bite! See you in the morning light!