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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Holli and her sisters

Despite her father being ass, Holli is having a blast with her sisters




Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Define a week

The Diva's father was going to bring her back on Wednesday. I couldn't believe it. Seriously what did he expect me to do take off from work because he can't keep his word. He is suppose to either pay for or watch his daughter two weeks of every month this summer. It is what he agreed to and now that I am wanting him to honor his word he is acting like he is the victim and I am the bad guy. I swear some days he is just stuck on stupid.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Childless

Well the Diva is in Lubbock this week with her Dad. I know amazing huh. She will be 7 in September and this is the first time he has had her overnight, much less for a week. Unfornatley I don't think it was some intervention from God or he was so upset that his daughter told him "see you a Christmas" on Father's day he decided to step up to the plate. He agreed in April to help pay for summer care. This was his week and so since he is staying in Lubbock with a friend he decided he would take the Diva with him.

I am so happy for Holli because she gets to spend some real time with her sisters. She hates being an only child on my side so I am afraid she may not want to come home. I hope he decides to take her back in August also.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Perfect Daycare

One of Holli's classmates suggested I take Holli to her registered home daycare provider in March because the Diva was in the after school program and they closed when the school was closed and I had to take off or find alternative care. Me who "was" very prejudiced against a home daycare and found another daycare. Holli hated it from day one. She hated it. She told her teacher she hated. It was not that she was mistreated or abused she just did not mesh well with the teacher or other kids, a problem she had never had before. I even talked with the Director, who was very nice etc. I kept thinking I should change her, but it was $170 a month. That is an awesome price and as a single mom I have to watch not just my dollars, but pennies also. Well summer comes along and Holli still hates it even with all the fun activities they are doing so I decide to look into different care. I called the homedaycare and I really liked her from the begining. Well this morning started Holli's second week there and at 7:00 am (We leave the house at 7:45am) Holli informs me she is ready to go and she is going to go sit in the car. I had to practically drag her out the door to get her to go to the daycare before and then she clung to me. Now she leaves me at the door without even a goodbye.

So now my child is doing fewer activites with the homedaycare and it $25 cheaper a week. It will be $17 more a week than summer, but it so worth it.

Note to self - a great deal is not always the best deal.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Just a little update

Holli just came back from a week at Paw Paw and Pooka's. I love it because Pooka send back a suitcase full of clean clothes. She actually stayed the week and said she had fun so that is a big step for her because usually she hates it.
Her cousin has been a little mean to her, but Holli is so forgiving she lets it falls off of her. She had a melt down in the car when the cousin would not give her the DS back. I am now talking to her about not whining, but speaking very clearly about what she wants. If she wants her toy back she needs to say it in a very clear tone.

She started a new daycare today. I thought we would have problems, but her friend Ellie was there so she left and did not say a word to me.

I worked on her room a little bit and hope to do a little more this week since she will be at VBS in the evenings.