Welcome to my 7th year as an A to Z April Blog Challenge participant. In years past, I have blogged about my banjo playing (years ’14 & ’15), did some sewing sampling in ’16, and created quilt blocks for each letter of the alphabet in ’17, ’18 & ’19. This year I’m talking Child Care. I’ll be blogging topics related to my many years in the family home daycare profession. I hope you can find a tidbit of information that is useful in caring for children whether you’re a parent, grand or some other important person in a child’s life. And to end each post, I’ll share a bit of my creative side/relaxation time. Taking time for yourself is good for your health. Both yours and your family’s 😉
In my family home daycare, we have ages newborn to age 5 o 6 during the school year and sometimes a couple school-agers during the summer. No matter what the age, we try to keep the clothes they arrive in the same ones they leave in. And since I know a thing or two about extra laundry, I like aprons. They help. A lot!
Whether we are cooking together, painting or performing a science experiment, aprons keep them tidy for the most part. Side note: We always encourage families to send children in everyday play clothes–not your Sunday best. It’s that Murphy’s Law thing…..If it can stain, Do not refrain. (An original Stephanie quote.) It will find a way to attach to their clothes.
In my years as a provider, I have been gifted aprons and made a few of my own. Not just referring to the children here. Remember to create or purchase some for yourself. Although I typically dress in t-shirts and jeans, it’s nice to keep the same clothes on in the event I have an after-work errand or appointment.
On Second Thought…….
As for After Work, when we did our Theme Reveal, we weren’t yet in the throes of this pandemic. I’m writing ahead and since I’m not yet back to work-aka Open for Business, what I do for relaxation after work will be ‘what I’ve been doing to keep myself grounded.’ Hope you enjoy the creations I’m working on regardless.
Hope to see you tomorrow for Letter B of the 2020 April A to Z Challenge! Click here to visit more wonderful posts in this year’s challenge.