If you know me in "real life" and really even in the blog-0-sphere, you know that I adore our day care. Really, there are so few issues and Grace has thrived in her care. I love her.
Except today. I dont. I am mad today. In fact, I was mad all weekend but finally calmed down about it by Sunday afternoon.
At pickup time on Friday, day care handed all the parents a notice. It read:
1. Please bring a bathing suit and swim diapers for your child. We will be playing water games a few times a week during the summer. Great! Super! No problem.
2. Please dont send your kid sick to day care. (Day care Lady was diagnosed with breast cancer and is going through chemo....and yes, still caring for 6 kids during the day. She is my hero in that way!). A doctors note is required after a child is sick stating s/he is not contagious. Okay, no problem with that.
3. Day care will close early on July 3 and will be closed July 4. Okay, that is manageable. We will remain closed until July 15. WHAT!? They are closed for a week and a half and gave the parents a week notice. A day here and there is no problem. But now, all the working parents have one week to figure out what to do with their pre-school age children for a week and a half.
I have no idea how we are going to manage it.
And I still have to pay her for the time she is gone. You know, paid vacation and all.
This is my only complaint with our day care; short notice on extended time off like this makes life much more difficult than it needs to be.