View Full Version : Do you think Im mad - another newbie maybe?

10-03-2008, 09:53 AM
Got another mom coming at 1 today with a 3 year old - fill in one space I have left its only for about 20 hours a week - thought it would be good for the 2 year old that started the other week

My 3 year old little girl is leaving next week they are going back to Ireland

I have told everyone that im not going to replace her I have 14 children on my books so think enough is enough

But when it came to it just did not like to say no on the phone haha

Let you know how it goes

Angel xx

Splish Splosh
10-03-2008, 09:57 AM
good luck with this one angel wishing you the best

10-03-2008, 09:57 AM
Aren't you busy enough! :eek:

Then I suppose if you're doing all that work anyway, what's another body... :panic:

Good luck with the interview! :D

10-03-2008, 09:58 AM
Your a gluten for punishment. Ddont know how you manage with them all. i struggle with my own 2 and another part timer.

Dont want to run yourself into the ground.

10-03-2008, 09:58 AM
Good luck Angel.

10-03-2008, 10:01 AM
Good luck Angel xx

10-03-2008, 10:25 AM
Yes I think you are off your rocker http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-208.gif

Have you not got enough on your plate already http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Thinking/thinking-023.GIF

Good luck.....let us know how you get on :thumbsup:

10-03-2008, 10:35 AM
After meeting you yesterday I don't think you are mad

I know you are :laughing:

14 children on your books :panic: OMG

It's no wonder you work long hours.

Good luck with her

Carol xx

10-03-2008, 11:19 AM
Hope it goes well xx

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
10-03-2008, 11:20 AM
Good luck Angel if you are happy with it then go for it.

I think you must be mad 14 children on your books.

Good luck with the mum anyway.

Lorraine xx

10-03-2008, 11:21 AM
good luck Angel x

10-03-2008, 11:31 AM
Good luck with the meeting, I guess you will know once you've met them.

14 children! Wow! That's a lot of birthday presents and christmas presents - not to mention Easter eggs!

10-03-2008, 12:40 PM
I don't think you're mad

A 3 year old is not the same as a baby and as you say could be good company for your 2 year old

Twnty hours a week is not too much and it isn't extra work as you are replacing one who's leaving

You don't have to take them on see what you think when you meet them this afternoon

Good luck
Miffy xx

10-03-2008, 12:48 PM
i had 14 children on my books 2 years ago then most of them went on to high school and didn't think it was cool to come to a childminder then when my daughter left primary i stopped dropping off and collecting so lost another 2, now i only have 4 but another baby due to start in september/october and although i would like a little more money i think i have enough work and can't keep up with the paperwork as it is.

good luck though angel

10-03-2008, 01:23 PM
Good luck Angel

Emler x

10-03-2008, 03:46 PM
well donr hun and good luck.

14 kids on books and possible another your defo mad hun, yet your doing really well which is good
hints and tips please lol

10-03-2008, 03:50 PM
I think your mad!!

But then thats nothing new :D

How'd the meeting go?


10-03-2008, 04:14 PM
yes I think your mad lol!!

The most I've ever had was 11! phew the end of the month doing bills was a nightmare:o

10-03-2008, 04:20 PM
I know what you mean about not being able to turn down the work - I mean you just don't know what's round the corner. Good luck!

Mel x

10-03-2008, 05:28 PM
if they seem nice and hasstle free why not?:clapping:

10-03-2008, 06:06 PM
The truth???? GOD YOUR MAD!!!!!!!! hehehe

How do you do it?????

Good luck:clapping: :clapping:

11-03-2008, 08:16 AM
I've got 12 kids on my books and still have room for a full-time during the day but I'd even jump at the chance of another part-timer. I'm never over numbers, just really busy, mostly after school. I prefer being busy because I actually get more accomplished and the kids keep each other entertained (when they're not squabbling). And let's face it, I love the money, be lying if I said I didn't!:littleangel:

So no, I don't think you're crazy cos I'd do it myself. Ummmm, well, that's not much of a recommendation, really because I've heard whispers about my own sanity lately...:jump for joy:

11-03-2008, 09:21 AM
How did it go Angel?

11-03-2008, 12:09 PM
Hi Debbie

Well the appointment was for 1

She did not show

I waited an hour when I got back I had a message on phone
She said she could not find my house which I found hard to believe because she only lives 2 roads away

She was moody and not happy but said they had started out late making them late for appointment ( could have called to tell me I think )

I have since called back and left a message but nothing

Angel xx

11-03-2008, 12:12 PM
not a good start

shouldn't think you'll want to work with her even if she does show

right frozen food to put away must get off my butt and do it before it all defrosts

11-03-2008, 12:44 PM
How rude. Did she not have a mobile on her to give you a quick ring to say I'm on your street, can you pop your head out the door so I can find you?

Ah well. Hope it gets sorted to your satisfaction.