Friday, December 12, 2008

Daycare Hell

Yesterday Mikie called just after picking up Zack from daycare. Our daycare lady has decided to go to work for another daycare that does not take babies. He also found out our friends knew about this since they pulled out there child at the first of the week. These are friends we are suppose to go to Florida with in March. She acted like it was not a big deal we were all loosing daycare. Our daycare lady is going to work for her best friend and she will be sending her son there and getting a discount from what she pays now. We on the other hand have no where else to go(no one in our town takes babies) except for the town where I work and pay upwards of 120per week. That is a big difference from the 75 per week we are paying now. That plus the fact it will be to far for Mikie to pick him up everyday and he will have to be in daycare from 6:30 to 5:30 every day. Right now he goes from 6:15 to 3:00. When Mikie gets off he picks up Christopher and then Zack from daycare.
This has dumbfounded me. Our daycare we attend now just remodeled a house with the intent of turning her old house into a daycare. She spend lots of money on the fire proof paint, inspections and all the other stuff to get ready and got certified. Then when she moved, she moved the daycare to her house and did not pursue getting more kids to fill up her daycare. Now instead she is taking a pay cut to go somewhere else.
I have asked my sister in law about baby sitting, she said she would keep him for what I pay now but only until the 1st of the year. Then she wants to get a job. Which from my stand point translates to she does not want to work or keep my kid. The last person I had to watch Zack told me she needed to find a job because her husband said she need to make more money, she has yet to even look for a job. I know this because she is my friend. That did not bother me at the time because I have our daycare now as back up and my friend is not a follow through kinda of person. I knew that from experience.

1 comment:

tina said...

I went through this when my youngest son was in daycare in Germany. It was a pretty stressful time for us. It happens. A big inconvenience but it will work out. Be positive! Good luck!