Spoke too soon?

The other day, I raved about daycare and how convenient and great it was.

Well, I’m definitely not feeling that way today.

As I was walking out of the room today, after dropping Mason off, one of the girls said “Did you bring him any milk?”

Now, every night, we get a sheet that clearly outlines when he ate, when his diapers were changed, if they were wet or poopy, when he napped, and what supplies he is low on. The sheet was filled out completely and there was no mention of any supplies needed.

Yet, somehow, he has no milk at daycare. And considering that’s all he eats, that’s a bit of a problem.

So, instead of heading to work, I went home to get him some milk. And ended up 12 minutes late for work because of it.

P wanted me to call the director and complain. This has happened once before (in the two months he’s been there) – last time I showed up and was informed that he had 3 diapers to get him through a 9 hour day.  Today, I was angry enough when I left the house to go back to the daycare that I was totally on board with calling and complaining.

But then I got to the daycare and the girl who asked me for milk (who was also the one working last night) was nearly in tears. She was very apologetic and assured me it won’t happen again. I told her it better not. And I think I’m going to leave it at that.

I understand that people make mistakes. And I understand that between the two of them, they are caring for 7 infants. But dang, you just fed the kid all day long, how did you not notice “Hey, this is his last bag of milk! I better mark that on the sheet when I mark down what time he drank this bottle!” She clearly told me this morning that she had no clue he was out of milk until this morning. Aargh.

If it happens again, I’m going to talk to the director. I don’t want to be “that mom” that all the caregivers hate, but I also want to make sure that the people looking after him are paying attention to these things because it’s their job. I’m lucky enough to have a job that is very forgiving if I show up a bit late, but most people aren’t that lucky. I’d hate to see someone get fired because of something as silly as the daycare teacher forgetting to circle milk or diapers. I’m also going to start checking on his supplies myself before I leave there every night.

What would you do?

4 thoughts on “Spoke too soon?

  1. Hannah Post author

    I used to work at a daycare and I think you are doing the right things. I would check yourself and if it happens again I would talk to the director. It is there job, caring for eight infants is hard work but it is also their job! You have every right to be frustrated. I hope things go better for you from here on!

  2. The Redhead Riter Post author

    I would wonder if they are truly caring for my child. If they don’t notice something like diapers and milk, what are they doing with my child all day? I would probably look for another daycare.

  3. Uyen Post author

    I would totally do what you did. Yes, they are taking care of 7 kids but it’s their job and that’s what they are suppose to do. They need to be more organize and keep track of things. I’m always afraid of daycares. Hopefully this won’t happen again to poor Mason. BTW…he’s a cutie!

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