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?