Just got a letter from Declan’s summer daycare that I was late picking him up on 7/5/07. Time on the letter that I picked him up? 5:03pm. Time they close? 5:00pm.
Granted, I was late. Absolutely. And she did warn me the other day when I was 5 minutes late that day. And I promised to try harder.
But seriously, closing at 5 in the first place is crazy. Especially when last year this place’s hours were 7am to 6pm and they cut them by 2 hours with exactly 2 weeks notice to the parents. Exactly how is a single parent supposed to manage an 8am – 5pm pick up situation? We are lucky because we can flex our hours, but it is still difficult for me to get out of here at 4:30, and get across town in rush hour traffic.
But I will try. I’ll set 4 more alarms and have my assistant yell at me to get out of here on time.
In exchange, though? How about the staff at his daycare actually say hello to me at drop-off and pick-up? Does that sound fair?
I am ready to bring back the Dream Team.