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    06-08-2013, 10:55 PM
My son has been at an amazing daycare at our local YMCA. Full time when he was little, before & after care during the school year & full time in the summer. Due to us switching schools, this up coming school year will be the first time in 6 years he has not been in daycare. Next summer, he will be 10 & we're going to try letting him stay home. Hubby only works 4 blocks away & comes home at lunch, so it will only be 4 hour blocks that he's alone. Plus our house buts up against the park.
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    06-09-2013, 01:38 AM
Sadly, my kiddo will be at daycare all day during the summer. I work full time, single parent, and my work hours extend past the drop off and pick up times of every summer camp i've looked into :(

There may be a day here or there that I may be able to take off work, but with not qualifying for holiday days until november (i just started my new job last november and it's a year til you get holidays), i'd be losing wages if I took days off. Single parent income does not allow for that!
    06-09-2013, 01:45 PM
I don't think daycare is as bad as people make it out to be. It's great for kids to be able to socialize with other kids.
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    06-09-2013, 03:07 PM
Originally Posted by aforred    
I don't think daycare is as bad as people make it out to be. It's great for kids to be able to socialize with other kids.
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oh, don't get me wrong, I am very happy with my kiddo's daycare and I am not upset that she'll be there over the summer. She likes it there and the staff and other kids are great. I just wish I could have her in a summer camp (a horse one would be awesome), or give her the opportunity to do more fun things over the summer. I also wish I could have time off to go do fun and interesting things with her. With my work hours, for monday to friday it's basically get up, get ready, head out the door. Then after work it's get home, make supper, eat supper, hang out for a few minutes, then bed time for her. We do have the weekends to do stuff, but it sure would be nice to make her summer even more enjoyable.
    06-09-2013, 03:51 PM
I know what you mean. I was referring to some trouble I had when DS was in daycare while I was going to school. People tried telling me that it was the worst thing I could do to my kid, and I should just be a stay at home mom until he was ready for school, blah blah blah.

It's nice when you get to do things with them, but reality demands work. Darn it! I bet she understands though.

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