I have always wanted to write how many diapers I change on a day care day and just put it down on paper. I didn't add them up today but I wanted to share my first 3 hours of day care fun that I had today.
My day starts with kids at 7:30 am and sometimes goes until 6:00 PM or later. My "break" that I have is usually between 1:45 pm to about 2:15 pm. This time lets me get all my paperwork done for the day, answer phone calls, eat and clean up the kitchen and table where all the kids ate.
At 8:10am, I fed the first baby.
Get Sid's stuff ready and get her out the door with Chris so she can catch the bus by 8:18 am.
At 8:30am, baby was done with his bottle and pooped through his pants. Change that baby and all of his clothes. Get all the kids down to the day care room...usually by 8:30am.
Go over letters, day of the week, weather outside and other fun things for a few minutes. 9:00am, start changing diapers before round 1 of naps.
9:15am, start to get 2 babies down for their naps.
While I was doing this process, a preschooler decided to draw on one of our walls with a dry erase marker. (the drawing is still currently on our wall)
9:30am, check on the babies...are they asleep yet?
9:40am, get bigger kids to start picking up the day care room.
9:45am, preschooler pees her pants (we are potty training...first day in big girl pants).
9:50am, remind bigger kids to keep picking up and continue to change the preschooler, wash hands, put wet clothes away, etc.
10:00am, everyone gets hand sanitizer!!!! napkins passed out and snacks passed out
10:10am, story read while kids eat
10:15ish am, craft started. Depending on the craft this could take 10 minutes or could take 20 minutes.
10:30/10:40 ish am, coloring and/or painting. Today was coloring.
Somewhere in there I changed 2 other diapers, ate something fast for breakfast and went up or down a flight of stairs about 15 times (we have a 2-story house so that would be from the basement to main floor or main floor to 2nd floor...usually about 16 stairs in one flight)
That was about 3 hours...only about 7 hours more :)