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    Filed at 6:35 pm under by dcobranchi

    I really don’t know what to say about this post.

    5 Responses to “POOR ZOE”

    Comment by
    July 12th, 2007
    at 8:13 pm

    It reminds me of how I felt when, from our 2nd floor apartment, I could see one of my husband’s co-workers getting her two kids out of the house in mid-winter. She was a nice lady, and her children were nice as well. I just felt forlorn watching the kids trudge out to the car in the (gov’t quarters) apartment parking lot to get in the car to go to daycare while my kids were curled on the couch still waking up. It looked like a bleak way to start a morning.

    Comment by
    July 12th, 2007
    at 8:21 pm

    I used to do it with my kids, Valerie. It was pretty bleak. But *I* was the soldier and not a SAHM back then 🙂 I certainly appreciate the lazy mornings now but I did what I had to do back then.

    Comment by
    July 12th, 2007
    at 11:57 pm

    My daughter was 3 going on 4 when we encountered this attitude. She was in daycare two days a week, but I paid for five, because my job let me work at home most of the time and in the office only two days a week. However my daughter was being promoted to the four year olds’ room and I was told she had to be there every day. After all, they were going to be using an Abeka curriculum that she had to work on. I pointed out that I had the very same set of books at home and she could work at home, but was told she had to be present in class every day. I asked about the possibility of picking her up at noon on the days I was off and was told she had to be present until 3 pm. I unloaded some not very nice phrases and attitude to the church daycare administrator and took my child out of the daycare that day. That’s when I asked myself that if a church daycare administrator acted that way about my child, how was a government school principal or teacher going to behave.

    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    July 13th, 2007
    at 12:39 pm

    Zoe’s Dad doesn’t sound quite ready for fatherhood.


    Comment by
    July 14th, 2007
    at 6:32 am

    *”People who work regular shifts can make arrangements to drop their children off at the same time each day. But the likes of me, whose schedule is fluid and has to adjust to the needs of the day, are out of luck.”*

    Join the club. Try working retail and finding child care. Without understanding relatives close by or living in a major metropolitan area – you are shit out of luck.

    That’s the facts, Jack. :p