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    If they were to demand it, no. If they request...

    If they were to demand it, no. If they request something nicely, I will do my best to accommodate it.

    I don't run my business as a "it's my way or the highway" and I work with the parents to help...
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    I allow the kids to play and get messy but I'm...

    I allow the kids to play and get messy but I'm with mom a bit on this one. Clothing is expensive and allowing them to push trucks on their knees on bare pavement isn't something I'd do. Ripped...
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    I am not a pets/animal lover but we have had a...

    I am not a pets/animal lover but we have had a beta fish for I think 2 years now. I kept it super simple. It's just a large fish bowl, some large blue rocks and a plant. The kids picked the fish out,...
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    He also had rsv, as well as a handful of other...

    He also had rsv, as well as a handful of other friends kids. It is very bad this year apparently. I'd be cautious with that too.
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    My friends almost one year old had croup just a...

    My friends almost one year old had croup just a couple weeks ago. He was hospitalized twice due to it and stayed 5 days the first time. It was very scary for her :(

    In the past, daycare kids have...
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    It's Friday and I'm exhausted.....but, isn't that...

    It's Friday and I'm exhausted.....but, isn't that basically the same thing? Lol :)

    If you meant it was a child coming happy but excited to go home versus an unhappy child coming and then not...
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    Why can't you use coupons? As stated in my...

    Why can't you use coupons? As stated in my previous post, I've used them.

    I wondered about the price matching too but always forget to ask. I don't price match very often at all so it hasn't been...
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    Sorry to hear you're going through this :( ...

    Sorry to hear you're going through this :(

    I'd talk to my doctor first to rule out depression actually. If you're depressed and not necessarily just burnt out, it won't matter what you do, those...
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    Yes you can absolutely claim a percentage of it!!...

    Yes you can absolutely claim a percentage of it!!

    Gas for it, the lawnmower, salt, grass seed etc
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    The SS click and collect is AMAZING!! Lol. We've...

    The SS click and collect is AMAZING!! Lol. We've used it a handful of times and my husband goes during the week (cheaper then weekend days) and picks it up. They are super friendly, even load it if...
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    This works out to about $5/child/day. I'm...

    This works out to about $5/child/day. I'm thinking that's probably the average for most of us

    In reply to busyecemommy's post....
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    Fwiw, I have 4 daycare kids and 2 adults in my...

    Fwiw, I have 4 daycare kids and 2 adults in my household and I buy my groceries all together (personal products brought separate and not claimed) and then I'm able to claim half of my grocery bill,...
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    Merry Christmas

    Hope everyone has had a great holiday season with the kids. Hopefully you all get some time off to enjoy Christmas with your own families!!

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the best in the...
  14. I no longer keep a waiting list. It was a waste...

    I no longer keep a waiting list. It was a waste of time contacting them when a space opened as like you said, most had found care elsewhere because so much time had passed. I now just tell them to...
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    Whoa, that mom needs a major dose of reality! If...

    Whoa, that mom needs a major dose of reality! If she wants to give the grandparents a gift that wasn't even made by her child, buy one!! How ridiculous....."here grandma and grandpa! My dcp made you...
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    I don't like when they say yucky either,...

    I don't like when they say yucky either, especially if they haven't tasted it!

    I say, "5LM made this for you and it took a lot of time. It's not nice to say yucky. That's rude. It's yummy stuff...
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    Went a different route this year. They still did...

    Went a different route this year. They still did a canvas craft....foot/hand print reindeer and we will do a few more ornament ideas but their gift to the parents is a movie night basket. They picked...
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    That sounds really fun!! I've considered doing a...

    That sounds really fun!! I've considered doing a big party like this but then feel like I'd have to do it every year and I'm bad with commitments like that LOL.

    From now until Xmas we will do...
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    This has happened to me before. Child was sick...

    This has happened to me before. Child was sick the day before so paid as I was open but then next day I was sick and closed. I didn't charge any of the parents.

    I try to treat these situations...
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    Bowling outside, hopscotch on driveway (or use...

    Bowling outside, hopscotch on driveway (or use water colour or paint) to mark the grass/snow, big bubble sticks, paint the ground?
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