It's Nothing Personal
by Karla ° Wednesday, January 30, 2008
My Friday without Nate last week, my day to pursue personal interests, my day to think, bathe and breathe air, toddler free, was totally wonderful, thank you very much.

That is, until the bomb dropped.

I spent the morning working on an article, and then since it was too cold and windy in the afternoon to go running outside, and because I am not a fan of the treadmill, I did some much needed cleaning instead, followed by a little bit of shopping, which included a trip to the beer store - where I got ID’d.

That totally made my day because I am almost ten years over the legal drinking age here in Ontario. It’s always the small things in life, eh? I was trying to be all nonchalant about it too, but I haven’t been to a beer store in ages and my ID was lost in the vast andromeda that is my bottleless mom purse, which is actually a woman’s business case with no less than 18 secret compartments that have slowly, over time, become the holder of goldfish crackers, wipes, diapers and a mountainous pile of Wal-Mart receipts to prove the perpetual need of said items. And do you think I could find my driver's license in all of that?

“I’m sorry, I know it’s in here somewhere”, I said as I began unloading the contents of my purse to speed up the search.

I'm thinking that unloading a stack of diapers at the beer store probably doesn't count as a shinning moment in motherhood greatness.

But then again, neither does finding out that after only one day, Nate was kicked out of daycare.

I am so not even kidding.

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whaaaat?? how can he be kicked out??
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  January 30, 2008

LMAO.....After 1 Day????
Well then, I wouldn't put much stock in her ability to care for children. She/They need more than one day to tell whether they are/aren't going to care for your child. Can't you just imagine that Nate or any child would be scared spitless with the interruption of their schedules and that should plan for that? At least until said child gets used to them.
Psssssssshaw! And you should say, "Good Riddance!"
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  January 30, 2008

What? He was kicked out? What the hell for? Too awesome?
Posted by Anonymous Alison :  January 30, 2008

Haha! Don't leave us hanging!
Posted by Blogger Colleen :  January 30, 2008

Ok.. I'm joining the bandwagon of inquiring minds... What was the infraction? That sweet little guy? Hmmm?

Nicki in NC
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  January 30, 2008

What? How does that happen? He looks so sweet and innocent...
Posted by Blogger Bunny :  January 30, 2008

Don't they know that they cannot kick out a Rockstar?
Posted by Blogger Gina :  January 30, 2008


Posted by Anonymous uumomma :  January 30, 2008

It has to be something administrative, right? Like, they're eliminating their "one-day-a-week" plan?

Your baby must be a real bad ass!
Posted by Blogger Christy :  January 30, 2008

What the hell is up with Nate being kicked out of daycare in one day? No place should make a decision like that in one day. Even in my daughter's case, we had three weeks until we were asked about locating a suitable alternative for her.

Posted by Blogger Once A :  January 30, 2008

Tune in tomorrow for the rest of the story...

That is the most ridiculous thing I know. If he was that bad,they had your phone number I am sure. What the heck?
Posted by Blogger Donna :  January 30, 2008

WTF? After one day? Was it because they tried to get ahold of you and you were at the beer store?
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  January 30, 2008

You KNOW you have to give more details!

How did sweet Nate get kicked out???
Posted by Blogger Angella :  January 30, 2008

Hmmm..must have bit someone?
Me thinks you should have eased him into hour a day for a few days, then a little longer..etc..cold turkey is a little shocking to the system..

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  January 30, 2008

He missed you and cried too much? That's what kids often get kicked out for. Like it's easy to leave your mom for the first time!
Posted by Anonymous Jan :  January 31, 2008

I bet he was sick. When I taught Sunday school the yellow snotty feverish kids were kicked out. Of course, our Karla would never send him that way. He developed these symptoms after she left. That's my guess. He's just too young to be a little hellion.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  January 31, 2008

I've NEVER heard of a child getting kicked out of daycare after the first day! What could possibly have happened?
Posted by Blogger Lovebuzz38 :  January 31, 2008

Oh, I am so sorry. I know how you feel. Friday, son was almost kicked out, and my daycare provider is a friend of the family for years!
Apparently he pushed a little girl down the stairs! Although he is only 19 months, and couldn't understand the consequences, it is the fact that he puts his hands on other children way to much.
We are working on it, but it is slow going.
Don't feel bad....the daycare seems inadequate if they came to that conclusion after only one day.
Posted by Anonymous Val :  January 31, 2008

WHAT?!!? You can't just drop that bomb without explaining!
Posted by Blogger Heather :  January 31, 2008

I am giggling a bit about your handsome little rockstar getting kicked out of daycare. Is he bad to the bone? Were the other kids to jealous about how darn cute he is?? I can not wait to here the story on this one.
Posted by Anonymous Karen :  January 31, 2008

It's because he's too cute, and too dangerous around the ladies!!! :) Fill us in, fill us in!!!
Posted by Blogger Megan :  January 31, 2008

I'm not trying to be trollish or flame anyone, but reading through the comments at all of the people who have had their kids thrown out of daycare, I'm wondering if you are the same parents who don't believe in discipline?

I'm not saying that to be rude or to start a fight, and it's very hard to word this diplomatically online but it just seems that today's trouble-makers have parents who don't believe in discipline or sorry, only believe in "positive reinforcement."

I'm just scared that almost every generation after mine (I'm 30) seems to be spitting out a bunch of brats with no respect for anyone or anything. I'm just trying to see if there is a correlation.

And no, I'm not implying that anyone's kids on here are evil and setting out to destroy society, I'm truthfully just curious.
Posted by Anonymous Anonymous :  January 31, 2008

Anonymous, I suspect 20 years ago, those 30 year olds thought we were undisciplined brats too. My personal opinion on the state of childhood today is I worry more about too much sugar and tv than lack of punishments.
Posted by Blogger Julia :  January 31, 2008

Awwww, what happened?? I bet he just missed Mommy too much, but can't they give him another chance?? I mean, jeez, he's a baby. I'd kind of expect him to cry the first day.

And Anonymous, if you are gonna leave a comment like that on someone's blog, why not sign your name to them?
Posted by Blogger Deborah :  January 31, 2008


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