Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Why is it......

.....that if I plan a bunch of activities for these younguns that they are nutty babies? If I let them free play (by choice or by circumstance), they are fine...happy-go-lucky and NOT crying??

So I got a phone call today from someone who needs care for her 8 and 10 year old children before and after school. She seemed flabbergasted that I would only charge her $45-$50 dollars a week for her two kids? And $150 during the summer for both? I can't believe that a daycare center would charge someone $300 a week for watching older children like that. It's a crime!

Griffin's back to wheezing again. Yesterday he had a bit of a fever, too. I think that he might be getting bogged down by allergies..... 'tis the season.

We go tonight to look at a few more houses. I really hope that we get the house that we have in mind. It would be so nice for us......


Anonymous Anonymous said...

while you are looking for a new house I hope the one you live in now doesn't burn......then where would you live? think about it

2:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised that the lady was surprised a bit about your prices. If you stopped being a wuss and start charging more than maybe your husband wouldn't have to work so hard all day long.

2:55 PM

Blogger diligent law student said...

Who the hell wrote those anonymous comments? b/c whoever you are, you are so out of line - back off my sister in law and get a life.

3:53 PM

Blogger diligent law student said...

Yeah, I have NO problem telling off my own brother! so there, Aaron!

4:45 PM

Blogger Preemie Mum said...

Love the comment Aaron! Sorry Steph, but you are far too cheap!!
I have a friend who's child minder was charging £150 just for after school hours and a lot more for hols! That's why I had to give up work!

Can you imagine the child care for 4 kids!!

BTW - Roflmao -- Glad I'm not the only one who's DH read's my blog!!

6:41 PM

Blogger Village-Idiot said...

On a serious note...You realize you are short changing yourself on the price you charge for day care. If a daycare charges $300 you charge $200. It’s a double bonus for you, you feel good for not ripping them off (as much) and you have some extra duckets in your pocket. As a regular reader, I can honestly say you don't charge enough--you're bustin your ass 12hrs a day. Wake up and realize your services are worth more. (BTW, I'm sure your hubby will continue to work just as hard regardless).

10:27 PM


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