Thursday, September 01, 2005


Yesterday afternoon I received a call from the director of the daycare center that's across the street from my house. If you don't remember the original story click here.

She wanted to get some first hand information about the incident I reported. She had already spoken to her staff about it, and had questioned the janitor who also was an eyewitness to the event. After I finished with my version of the story, she told me that her entire staff had lied to her about this. I know, it's hard to believe, people lying to cover their butts. But, it's true and she even seemed a little dismayed by it.

She also told me that this child hasn't been going to that daycare for very long, only about 2 weeks. He doesn't like to leave the play area once he's out there so he hides out in the play houses. Smart kid! I guess they now count the children when they leave to ensure everyone's accounted for.


InterstellarLass said...

Ok, hopefully those lying teachers get suspended from their jobs! A child's safety is at stake!

Walking,Talking,Poison said...

I hope something happens to the liars. Its petrifying to me, having 3 kids, that a child would be wandering around like that. I have made my own mistakes with my own kids and I know its embarassing but I certainly have never lied about it.
Perfect example- I sent upstairs to do my makeup thinking my 1 1/2 yr old could not open the screen door and not know how to work the lock on it. To my surprise 5 min later I had 3 neighbors on my porch with my 1 1/2 yr old saying he was playing on the STREET???!!! None of my other ones ever "escaped" on me like that. Parenting and kids are a non ending learning experience. Admit your mistakes and move on smarter than you were before =)
BTW-Have you heard the new "punkier" remake of margaritaville? Im not sure if I like it or not =S

Carnealian said...

Yep, it's one thing to make a mistake with your kid but I don't want anyone else making mistakes with them.

No, never heard that version of Margaritaville...who does it?

Walking,Talking,Poison said...

Im not sure, its kinda cool tho. Certainly not a replacement for the original, but fun say in a pit situation, dreaming of a real drink and having a plastic cup in hand =P
Ill try to find out tomorrow.
My point was though that everyone makes mistakes. I would feel much more comfortable having my son in a place, that even if they had misplaced him, said "yes, we made a mistake and are now counting heads". Versus a place where everyone denies responsibility. To err is human, to deny it is a person that thinks theyre better than everyone else. Look for them in the nearest tower with a sniper =P

fsgsf said...

Glad they are on top of the situation!! good you went to them and not to the authorities right away!


NJ from NJ

mman said...

Thankfully they are counting the children after playtime. What the hell are they thinking? Of course they should take a headcount. That's common sense for most people. Oh well. It is sad commentary on the daycare industry. But here in Texas there is always a news story about a kid left in a car or bus or lost in general. Some parents/adults out there just suck in the common sense department.

Carnealian said...

It's bad enough when people leave their pets in the can we stop idiots from reproducing?

Jim said...

off topic -- C -- I added a link to your site and also one for Dorman's site -- thanks for the info about his videos, they are terrific! -- Jim

InterstellarLass said...

Oh, people leave their kids in the car too C. A couple years back, a waitress at a restaurant next to my office complex left her child in the car. Baby died, and I walked out of my building right onto the scene. It was awful.

Carnealian said...

Thanks Jim! Dorman is very insightful about the goings on over there, I think you'll enjoy his opinion.

IL-I don't even know what I would do walking into a situation like that. I think I'd head straight for the nearest bar!