Providers and Parents ~ Test Your Translations!
Parents have you ever wondered what those end-of-the-day remarks really mean? Caregivers, see if these translations are anything like yours!
SHE SAYS: SHE MEANS: Daycare is over already? Goodness, how time flies! Thank God! I'm dying for a cup of coffee! Perhaps Tommy should leave his wrench at home tomorrow! If your kid shows up again with that lethal weapon, lady, I'll scream! It would be helpful if you'd put nametags on her clothing, Mrs. Burns. She's wearing five blue sweaters and someone else's diaper. Well, these adjustments do take time, you know. He's been screaming since 9 a.m. Daycare was a bit lively today! Only two of the fifteen took naps. Cindy seems to prefer chocolate milk. She arm-wrestled three boys for their thermos--and won! He's certainly a creative child. I hope that finger-paint washes out of his shirt..pants..socks..hair Well, these adjustments do take time, you know. She went through four pair of underwear today. Peter needs a litle help in perfecting his peer-group relationships. Can't we refund this kid's tuition? Perhaps you might dress her a bit more casually, Mrs. Jenson. Don't you think organdy and chiffon is a bit much for the sandbox? He's quite active, isn't he? But does he have to bring six wooly blankets two stuffed lions and that withered pacifier every day? Aren't they darling? Please don't wake them up!
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