Guess what I’m doing this afternoon? Come on…guess!
Fine. I’ll tell you. I’m going to check out another daycare.
“But don’t you already have a daycare, Zoot?”
“Why yes, I do!”
“Why, then, do you need another?”
“Because I’m a snooty Mom who demands things for her child like an administration who wouldn’t consider firing a teacher all the PARENTS love while hiring one several have complained about. I’m so demanding!”
See, we had these two teachers who we really liked. Then, they started training a third who, although REALLY sweet and good with the kids, seemed a tad unqualified. She didn’t seem capable of tending to more than one child at a time. For example, she took 15 minutes changing Baby #1’s diaper. And although Baby #1 was enjoying the experience because the teacher is funny and sweet, Babies number 2-4 were all screaming bloody murder.
One of the other Moms and I decided we were concerned about her being left with 4 babies at one time so we both made a point to tell the owner, “Hey – we love the original two teachers and as long as one of them is there with the new teacher, we’re fine, but we don’t think the new teacher should be left alone.” We made our concerns known early last week.
I came in this morning and found out that one of the original teachers, my FAVORITE, the one who the other Moms all LOVE (one Mom didn’t even want her child moved up, she loved that teacher so much) was “let go”. The reasons? Seem to have to do with the fact that she was very open about her distaste of the administration. So, they let a teacher go who the moms LOVED and who the kids ADORE because the Admistration doesn’t like her.
I haven’t gone into the details of our issues with this place, but lets just say this is one of MANY complaints I’ve had, so far. And seeing as how the one thing I LOVED was this one teacher who is now GONE? And considering 40% of my take-home salary goes to this place? I would like to have a little less to bitch about.
Oh – and when I went for NikkiZ’s nursing time this morning? She was screaming that red-faced-been-crying-for-at-least-ten-minutes scream, which she doesn’t do much, at ALL at home. They were all “Oh look! She’s hungry!” and when I picked her up I’m all, “Or MAYBE it’s because she’s sitting in her own SHIT.” She had a dirty diaper that had squirted poop all up her back. Which, in the big picture? No biggie, that happens at home too. But – we find it BEFORE she starts screaming. And at that moment they had TWO teachers for THREE babies and one of those babies was SLEEPING so its not like they couldn’t have given her their attention.