The Leaky Bottle

AAHHHH! That’s not a scream. Well, it could be if you knew where I was writing this. (Ehem. On the kitchen bar while the kids eat snack) It’s the sound of angels singing and giving me praise for creating “The Leaky Bottle” blog.  And yes, a golden ray of sunshine is shining down on me. Oh wait, thaaaaat’s pee. Great! It could be worse. A. LOT. WORSE.

I am a mom. A mom of 2 great kids. Yes absolutely every once in a while I want to sell them on the black market. But I quickly get over it and love them like the little gems they are. My first born son, he’s 10. And he is amazing. He has the biggest heart I’ve ever seen. He is compassionate and kind. He makes friends easily and he is the best big brother a girl could ask for. My second born. She’s 2. And exactly like me. Its a little scary because I know exactly what she’s thinking. And anyone that knows me knows that I’m a little off my rocker. So I know what I’m in for when she becomes a teenager. Scary.

I run a small in home child care business. At first it was a means to supplement mine and my husband’s income. So not all of the pressure of making an income fell on him. It quickly turned into a means of survival and it has blessed me in more ways than I can think of.  I have had the pleasure of caring for some truly amazing families and have made some life long friends in the process. And though I have enjoyed my time as a child care provider, I am turning to a new adventure.

I’m finding myself at the closing end of my child care business. Which is bitter sweet. It helped me survive in utter chaos but it has also made me question what I know. I have been in the child care business for more than 15 years. I have seen a lot. I have cared for many children from many walks of life and with many different capabilities. So I as I move on with the next chapter of my life I would like to share with you my stories and experiences in the child care world.  To be a voice and a sounding board for child care providers out there who may not have the luxury of speaking up. Many of us can not for fear of losing our income so we stay silent and suffer through in order to provide for our families.

I am not someone who sugar coats things. I am sarcastic and honest. Much of what I say will probably offend the masses. It’s not meant to be offensive, just meant to be the truth. I will talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Keep in mind that in my journey to take you through my adventures that I am trying to make light of some difficult situations. Humor is sometimes the only way to remain positive about negative situations. Sit back, relax, laugh, and enjoy my chaotic life!

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