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BuggedMei
03-31-2010, 12:02 AM
Miss BuggedMei, daycare lady! /backstory


Since its spring break on campus this week, many of my co workers have taken off for vacation since we will have a lighter child load. Most classrooms that had 6-8 are down to 4-5.

I've been in the infant room so far this week. So far, we've only had 3 kids come in. Two regulars and one new kid. Hes a bit of a handful..4 months old, first time separated from his mother for a long period of time. I'll call him D. The other two are M and J. M is big for putting EVERYTHING in her mouth and J has learned to "walk" while holding onto something so she is a drool monster all over everything.

After a long day of dealing with D's fussyness, M having a cold and being quite miserable, and chasing J around the room, the room is a complete disaster. Me and my coworker are desperately trying to clean up everything as it happens. M and D leave and J is down for a nap. Two buckets of toys need washing and sterilizing, things need to be thrown in the washing machine, shelves and carseats cleaned... ect ect.

We get about.. 99% through with cleaning when J's mother walks in with her 4yr old who is in our pre-k program. We tell J's mother how her day was, waking J up to get her ready to go home, when her other kid goes "Can I set the table?" I tell her all the toys are wet, I'm sorry... I go back to talking to J's mother when I hear toy buckets being emptied. I ask the kid nicely to please stop and to pick up the mess. She says ok.. and starts jumping on the baby mats (in shoes, getting them filthy). I ask her mother to please get her to stop as we JUST cleaned everything. She tells her weakly "Ok enough now we are leaving" and the kid ignores her. This goes on for 30 minutes. Finally the three of them leave and the room is trashed again. Everything has to be re-cleaned and re-sterilized. I clock out 20 minutes late having to re-do everything.

Hate. Parents.
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Bonus suck!

I wear a trench to work. The kids ADORE it. I have been dubbed "Miss Batman". Some of the parents think I'm a little strange but most of them think I'm wonderful for exposing their kids to "new and interesting things". Sure... >_>;

Outside of work, I wear my trench with nice platform~y shoes to make me a little bit taller. At work, I wear sneakers so my trench touches the floor. I wear it for all of 30 seconds to take the garbage out.

Today, someone I didn't recognize was sitting in our reception area. I walked past him to take the garbage out, then back past him to take my shoes off to go back into the infant room.

"Isn't that a little, I don't know, big and evil for a daycare center?"

Excuse me?

"The trench. Its too big on you and its way too morbid for you to be working here."

Well, BossLady likes it! AND so do the kids. He goes off talking to one of the other kids about being "proper". I didn't know him so I called the kid over and took him into the infant room with me since I wasn't leaving him with a "stranger". I knew the kids parents, and he certainly wasn't one of them! Once we were inside, the kid goes "Miss Batman Pretty." *huggles* He vanished before I found out who he was. Jerk. I am not morbid.

RetailWorkhorse
03-31-2010, 12:12 AM
He's just being a jerk. Grin REALLY big at him, CHIRP, and walk away.

Mishi
03-31-2010, 12:13 AM
Wearing a trench is not morbid! *hugs* Kids should be exposed to many different styles of dress (as long as it's covering the important parts) so that they're more tolerant of others than the previous generations were/are.
I have one that I wear in winter, and it was always amusing to see peoples reactions when they realised I had a baby in a carrier in the front of mine. When I taught sunday school, I used to wear a spiked belt, because it was pretty and functional. Now some newcomers/visitors would look at me strangely when I came in, sometimes they'd try to convert me, right up until they were almost run over by the swarm of 2-5 year olds running towards me.

All that matters is the kids love your clothes and that you're comfortable!

mikoyan29
03-31-2010, 01:19 AM
A trench coat is evil?

BlaqueKatt
03-31-2010, 01:26 AM
"Isn't that a little, I don't know, big and evil for a daycare center?"

Excuse me?

"The trench. Its too big on you and its way too morbid for you to be working here."

he'd hate me then-I always wear together-Trench coat, Black flip-brim fedora, and red sunglasses--during the winter I have my custom made Organization XIII (http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/9169/747421-cloak_super.jpg) coat

LillFilly
03-31-2010, 03:06 AM
I have a trench coat AND a duster and fedoras to go with both! Take that trenches-are-evil lady!

Although I was wearing my black duster in a store one day and the way-too-perky saleslady came right up to me and said they had some nice black candles on sale that would be 'just perfect for a Satanic Ritual!'

Thanks.....:rolleyes: I'll pick them up next time I'm out buying more virgin chicken blood...

ottid
03-31-2010, 06:08 AM
Hehe, so I guess the always chirpy Abby on NCIS is morbid too? But then again, I bet some of her lifestyle choices would be seen as more "morbid" then the trencher (sleeping in a coffin anyone?)

crashhelmet
03-31-2010, 07:11 AM
Trench coats have had a bad rap since Columbine. It used to be the businessman's coat. Now it's the wannabe vampire/mass murderer's coat.

Yes, I know they were big in the various alternative scenes long before Columbine, but that's the lasting impression they have with them now.

CH

BuggedMei
03-31-2010, 07:26 AM
Hehe, so I guess the always chirpy Abby on NCIS is morbid too? But then again, I bet some of her lifestyle choices would be seen as more "morbid" then the trencher (sleeping in a coffin anyone?)

....I want a coffin bed. My friend got her parents to let her get one when I was in HS. That thing was really comfortable.

I'm used to odd stares when I'm out and about in my jacket, but to tell me I'm too morbid to work with kids? You don't even know how I act around them!! I'm the most far from morbid person you can find, I just like my clothes long, black, and covering everything.

NotSoInnocent
03-31-2010, 02:33 PM
The only problem with good gothic-style clothing is that, unless you get it custom made (and what parent can afford that??), there's literally -nothing- for maternity wear!

(Says the black-wearing, gothic-loving, energetic, generally-happy, mother-of-four who worked at daycare centers for 6 years.)

Most kids -love- black/white, black/red, black/purple combinations! And lace and leather are good sensory stimulants. Not to mention that I've never met a baby or toddler that didn't -love- my black rabbit fur pouch. (The FUZZY-O-DOOM!!!)

MrsEclipse
03-31-2010, 03:53 PM
Trench coats have had a bad rap since Columbine. It used to be the businessman's coat. Now it's the wannabe vampire/mass murderer's coat.



And what's worse, the Trench Coat Mafia or whatever they were actually wore dusters, which is a totally different animal. I mean, come on. If you can't tell the difference between the two, Eric and Dylan, then why should you get to spoil it for the rest of us?

Green_Fairy
04-01-2010, 12:30 AM
i work at one of the Sbux in town. some days i wear black combat boots with pink laces, heart lace stockings (to cover a calf tattoo), a skirt, and a button down white collared shirt with ruffles on either side of the buttons. safe to say...i don't look like most local baristas. it's awesome ^_^
looking different ftw


She tells her weakly "Ok enough now we are leaving" and the kid ignores her. This goes on for 30 minutes. Finally the three of them leave and the room is trashed again.

those kids are going to walk all over her when they're older. future SCs, probably.

Midorikawa
04-01-2010, 02:35 AM
those kids are going to walk all over her when they're older. future SCs, probably.

Sounds like the kid already does. Parents like this need a spine. It drives me nuts when I'm at a restaurant and some kid is screeching that high pitched "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!" scream some kids do when annoyed/happy/miffed/who knows what, and the parent does nothing to stop it, or worse, laughs and goes into the "aww, how cute" routine.

Hell, if that were me, I'd have been slapped on the wrist and/or butt, and grounded before I had even finished emptying those buckets for disrespecting an adult...but that's what happens when you're raised by 2 US Army officers... :-D