I have the day off until after school today, so have taken ds3 to nursery and then spent the morning with ds4, before treating the boys for lunch. Have just swept through the downstairs while they ate their lunches and they are now playing before we go to school.
Glad that your morning was fun, and hope that everyone esle is having a good day.
Parent persistently dropping off late - makes me , not exactly late for school, but turns into a gallop not a relaxing stroll to school for my boys. I say to parent, hey come on, be fair, I must be on way at X time, not 10 minutes after. Parent bursts into tears, it's hard getting outta the door with two children (I know, I do every school day fgs)
Am I enabling the late drop off by waiting?
Am seriously considering making a point by leaving at x time on the dot. If not there then tough.
I don't mind a one-off, but this is every farking day fgs. GET UP EARLIER Aaaargh
Boys - I would tell parent that if they can not be on time then you will have to leave and they will have to meet you at school or when you get home. It is not fair on you and the children to be so rushed because they can not get organised.
I have the opposite situation. Parent ALWAYS brings pretty much 15 minutes early every day. I should have said something when it started but didn't as on another day I picked up later than I was paid for which sort of made up for it. Now I don't do that but still early every day and I want to say something but as it's been happening a while I don't know what to say!
I'm really silly aren't I as I have just reviewed contracts and put prices up which is why I didn't want to say anything but I know I really should have done! I think I might mention it next week - If I can pluck up the courage!
Do you ever look at the chaos at the end of the day and think 'why bother starightening at all up?!' It will just be chaos again tomorrow!
Done four daily diaries today, tidy up way too many times, and house still needs a good clear up. Sigh!
When parents start and do contracts, I make it clear that when we come to review (and tell them the date of review), that I will alter it if times don't match up with contracted ones. This can be in their favour or mine, and slipping it in at the very beginning of business relationship starting shows that I will not let things go, and that I do keep an eye on these things.
This job is such a learning curve, 3 years in and am still constantly changing the way I do things, training and reviewing how I run my little business.