Thursday, May 15, 2008

just a bunch of nonsense

I've not been around much this week, I've barely been on the computer long enough to check emails. I've just not been feeling well, I'm a little better today though so I think I'm about over it. Not that I would of posted anything real exciting. There's just not been a lot going on in my household. In other households of people I know there has been but their story is not mine to tell ('cept for my little nephew that was born this past week, welcome to the world cutie).
Anyway kids have had field days this week. A field day is like a track meet type of thing if ya didn't already know 'cept with a playground twist. They do activities like tug-o-war and freeze tag. Anyway so far with 3 out of 4 of the kiddies having done their field activities I've only seen one ribbon. I don't know what all they do 'cause I've had to work all week but they don't even give out participation ribbons, which really sucks because the other school my kiddies went to that did field day at least handed out participation ribbons so that everyone got to bring home something. My daughter said something about no one in her class got a ribbon. So something just does not make any sense to me.
Just 3 and a half more days of school left before the kiddies get summer break. So only 3 and 1/2 more days of free babysitting...ok ok so that's not the only reason they go to school. I'm not looking forward to this summer as it's gonna be a verwy, verwy expensive one. The school age child care that the school has is open M-F during the summer but for all four kiddies to go it'll cost me about 225 dollars a week. I make about 500 dollars every two weeks give or take a few dollars as I'm guessing on the taxes and after childcare this leaves me with about 50.00. Yeah this is why there are so many stay at home moms, you do back breaking work for about 40 hours a week to earn some money and after childcare are left with 50 bucks. Of course if you add in costs of t-shirts, field trips and other expenses they have planned during SACC then that 50 is long done and all you working for is to pay the daycare. It's crazy to have to pay that much for someone to watch your kids. Especially when they are older kids and all you have to do is make sure they are fed and don't beat up each other. It's not like your having to change diapers or watching a bunch of 1-3 year olds going around trying to stick fingers in plug-ins or objects in their body orifices. It's school-age children so age 5-12, give them all a playstation controller and their fine for at least 10hrs. You don't even have to have the game system 'cause they will pretend that they are controlling each other. No one expects their kids to be educated at daycare, really they don't, they expect the daycare workers to be in the fetal position in corner somewhere sucking on their thumbs praying that all these hellspawn are quickly removed and money is exchanged. Parent's know this 'cause by Monday morning we are in the same position 'cept we don't paid for it.
No actually I'm kidding about some of that rubbish. I think anyways. I've been sick with a fever and stuff so my brain is like, like, like....
I'm going to have to figure out something, right now I'm figuring on half my crew spending June at their granny's and grandma's houses and the other half spending July and my dd spending whatever else time at her friends. So hopefully that'll cut that cost in half. Besides it's only till August 5th then school's back in section so only about 2 months and a week or so. I'll figure it out.

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