Karen- didn't I hear you say....

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sadieruth's picture
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Karen- didn't I hear you say....

that you and Wayne bought a house in AR near me and you were planning on opening a daycare?!??!?!?!?! Wink Seriously, can you consider it? I know we've asked you before, but come on. Is there anything I can say or do to get you here???

In our little area around here, we have ONE daycare. In the nearby town, we have ONE daycare. In the other town, we have 3 licensed daycares, 1 of which I would NEVER take my kids two, and the others are expensive. Well, Ruthie is in one, and Randy is in another. I got a call today from Ruthie's and she said that they had too many kids, and asked me nicely if I could pick up Ruthie. She said I was the most quote "understanding parent" she has and since Ruthie only goes part-time, she was wondering if I could get her. Geez. Of course I did, mainly b/c I can't lose my spot there b/c they allow us to pay part-time ($12 a day b/c of Randall's schedule 3 on, 3 off). Nobody else around here allows us to do that with an actual educational daycare. Randy's does, but she just does it out of her home, and she doesn't teach them anything. I LOVE her to pieces, just wish she was closer. I have to travel 20 miles OUT OF THE WAY to get Randy to her. AHHHHHH! I am so frustrated. Sorry to vent, but I just want you guys to move here!!!!!

MommyCB's picture
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No, you were mistaken, it was Texas she was moving to. hahahaha!!!! Wink

But on a serious note, I'm so sorry Sadie. We are in the SAME boat!! What is with these small towns and NO daycare??? i mean you'd think people would be jumping on it and have waiting lists.... ugh, I've cried many tears and stressed many nights about this. we are getting close to having to just let him stay with someone I'm not even that comfortable with. Sad :( I'll pray that something else works out for you sooooon!

sewgirly's picture
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Actually girls Karen is moving to Tennessee and we are going to job share!!!!

Sorry you two are having daycare issues. There is one on every corner here it seems. I think if I ever needed child care, and thats a big IF, I would search for someone that does it outside their home like Karen.

MommyCB's picture
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maybe we need to move to Tenessee then. Wink It stays warm there right??? Biggrin

sewgirly's picture
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It was 85 today... way to hot for April!!!

coolmama72's picture
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ugh, that sucks. I wish there was someone just like Karen where you all live. and I can't even imagine a 20 mile ride to daycare, the cost in gas must be killing you!!!

but you don't want to know what I was paying in daycare costs for my kids (when I stopped working, it was $23K/year for three kids).

coolmama72's picture
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Kelly - it got close to 90 here today, and we're farther north!!!!! it's dark and my computer says it's still 82 out.

Breen31806's picture
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Maybe I'll move North somewhere after graduation and do home daycare. Especially with florida trying to pass legislation to pay teachers based on kids passing or not.

home daycare sounds more appealing to teach.

captainswife's picture
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You girls are so sweet...how nice to come online and see everyone arguing over me. LOL...Well we probably will move but it will be even further away...to New Zealand...I'm still not sure how I feel about it...When Wayne and I first met in 2004 and started dating, that was one thing he flat out said he had to do one day...and I thought it sounded cool and was onboard...I think it was easy to agree to there because his family is CRAZY and my family is not much better and I was already living away from them (UK) anyway....now I could take it or leave it. I don't know...I'm kind of sick of starting over...yet I would welcome living somewhere nice and warm...hmm...not so sure. Will keep you posted. lol.

I'm sorry you girls are having all these child care struggles though! There are a LOT of daycares here too...but they burn out fast (probably because it is so hard oing it on your own)...I run mine with Wayne which makes it a LOT better...and that's why we get so much educational stuff done too. Wayne still wants to do some sort of degree and I'm not sure what to do about the daycare...I COULD run it on my own...but it wouldn't be what it is now...I guess I'll keep you posted on that too. lol.

"sewgirly" wrote:

I think if I ever needed child care, and thats a big IF, I would search for someone that does it outside their home like Karen.

I run it from the home silly. lol

Girls I will keep praying that more quality child care opens up in your areas soon....how about YOU move HERE?? It's gorgeous!! Biggrin And we could scrapbook ALL THE TIME! lol

K9Trainer's picture
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I will pray that God will open some doors for you both Sadie and Charys. I know how hard it is to find decent, dependable child care. Hugs to you both!!

sadieruth's picture
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Hey, I'll move to New Zealand! Biggrin Randall and I both talk about how we would like to get away from here. I like living in a small town, just wish it wasn't like it is. We have some strange people that live across the road. (Across the road to ppl in the city is like about a block away for us!) Thanks for the thoughts and prayers. Charys, still praying hon. KUP!

MommyCB's picture
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Now that's an Idea!!! We could all move to NZ!! Biggrin DH would probably be totally on board too. LOL
Thanks everyone for the prayers. And Sadie I'll be praying for you too! I'll KUP.

coolmama72's picture
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one of my good friends lives in NZ, I wish I could go see her. it's far and so expensive.

but Karen, it's beautiful there. I don't know that I'd jump at the option to MOVE there, but I'd visit in a heartbeat. Smile

K9Trainer's picture
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Oh, no, sorry. MOving to NY was hard enough for me. I'll stay here okay? I will miss yall though!!! Smile Well, wait, we can still chat right??? LOL

MommyCB's picture
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She BETTER be able to still chat or we're gonna sign a petition that she can't move. Wink hahaha

sadieruth's picture
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"MommyCB" wrote:

She BETTER be able to still chat or we're gonna sign a petition that she can't move. Wink hahaha

I second that!