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    I've just spent ten minutes trying to un-pop-up one of those pop up tent things...and I've given up!!!

    Stupidly it only got used because the trusty a-frame clothes airer snapped and I didn't take five minutes to fix it before tents were required!

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    My least favourite minding job is....changing a never ending supply of poopy nappies and wiping the constant stream of green snot which is ever present at the moment!!
    If all else fails......add glitter!

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    Paperwork, paperwork and paperwork.

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    Dressing the dolls at the end of the day, knowing they will be naked within ten seconds of mindee arriving and having to help redress them through the day.

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    Same as above and also having to put up and take down 2 travel cots daily!!

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    Oh gosh, yes 2 travel cots here everyday except Thursday! And the snot!

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    Snot wins here too at the moment. Hoping they've all recovered by monday!

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    Putting gloves on little people!! I have patience for everything else in the world EXCEPT PUTTING GLOVES ON ! Grr !

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    Green snot and travel cots.

    <ponders to self whether 'green snot and travel cots' is a good name for a blog>

    I put two cots up each day and they each have their own personalities - if you don't press them in just the right place they won't go up/down - cue lots of sweary language from me! Never mind the unique child, it's the unique travel cot!

    Disclaimer: cots are put up before mindees arrive so bad language is not a problem.
    Life is all about how you handle plan B

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    Anything to do with Ofsted and paperwork.

    I'm immune to poo, wee, snot, mud, spit, vomit etc.

    I would happily sit in a bath of all of the above, rather than have Ofsted visit me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *daisychain* View Post
    Putting gloves on little people!! I have patience for everything else in the world EXCEPT PUTTING GLOVES ON ! Grr !
    This is me too!

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    Getting travel cot up and down from cupboard :heavy: and the buggy/carseat juggle are my pet hates.

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    Yes yes yes to snot , poopy nappies, buggies travel cots and car seats.
    Not exactely a job as such but it does grate me a bit that after a brief hour or two of wear my clothes are dirty with shoe prints, mucky fingers, snot etc etc. I seem to be constantly washing clothes! Aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrreggggggggggghhh!!!

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    Lifting heavy car seats, heavy buggies, heavy highchairs, heavy children - not good for my already wrecked back!


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    The hardest job is opening the door just to let them in :-D
    When someone tells you nothing is impossible, tell them to go slam a revolving door

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    Paperwork that I know is only being done to tick boxes rather than be of any real help.

    Cleaning up vomit or leaky nappies/toilet accidents on my carpet/furniture.

    Sitting in on a nice day waiting for the toddler to wake up - parents were sooo proud of themselves for buying blackout blinds and training him to sleep in a darkened room and he cannot sleep anywhere else.

    Potential parent visits.

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    I have a 10 month old who has really smelly dirty nappies on two days a week open window job and the other is bathing and combing out headlice out of another mindees hair which I have to do each week on other 2 days I just have chance to dry comb hair.
    Children are born with wings we help them to fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *daisychain* View Post
    Putting gloves on little people!! I have patience for everything else in the world EXCEPT PUTTING GLOVES ON ! Grr !
    I so agree! Especially when the gloves are quite small and there is no extra room to maneuver!!!

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    I have one mindee , just turned 2 , comes every morning and almost without fail does 2 pooey nappies

    they smell soo bad and are really runny , it leaks everywhere and goes up the back and down the legs , so mostly its a mammouth job and a change of clothes , then the windows fly open

    why are some kids nappies soo foul

    he is an absolute cutie though and always has a smile on his face

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    Oh another one... Settling in a new child. I find it so stressful as you just don't know how they will be. And then the moment you find out that there are a few details the parents didn't mention.. 'Oh yes, she does draw on walls sometimes....'
    Aaaaahhhhhhh

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