Disclaimer: As a member of a very cool team of influencers for Verizon Wireless #SwitchersRemorse campaign, I received compensation for this post, but this story is completely mine. Verizon has their own campaign for those who were once a Verizon customer and are ready to come back!
It is time to get personal again, today I am going to share a story with all of you about how tough it was to choose a daycare for my precious kids. I am sure I am not the only one who knows how difficult choosing the right daycare is for their own kids. I am going to really dig deep and talk about both of my kids! I love my girls more than I can ever explain. The unconditional love and protection that I have for them is unreal. So I might just be the helicopter mom who follows her kids around for every step they take just in case they trip because they might get a bump on their head. Well, when it comes to finding a daycare for my kids, it was one of the most emotional decisions that I had to make.
Before you read my story let me remind you that EVERYBODY will find different options that is BEST for him or her. There isn’t JUST ONE right daycare choice, there are many for different people. You will KNOW when you find the right daycare…you might not feel comfortable at first but you will know if it is time to go back to the RIGHT decision like I did!
The first decision:
With my oldest daughter it was easy to find a daycare. So I thought! We had at an at-home daycare picked out and it was my sister’s friend. If my sister trusted her, than so did I. We were thrilled at her services. She was always genuine and watched my girl for almost 3 months. Then it happened, she called in sick, then called in sick again, then I got another call from someone else saying she quit and she refused to tell me why. Tears ran down my face for days, it was the middle of the week and I had nobody to watch my girl. I was able to take a couple of days off of work and I went and interviewed daycare center after daycare center. NONE of them felt right. We finally had an opening to someone who we loved and felt comfortable with.
So baby number 2 comes around- Center or At-Home Daycare:
Our previous daycare closed. So I have ran out of “mutual friends”. I had to post in groups, on facebook, I interviewed daycare centers, and more. I interviewed an at-home daycare that was recommended to me, and she was great! BUT I didn’t know her. I was terrified, but I liked her. Since I didn’t personally know her…I went and checked out all these daycare centers and they just weren’t the right fit for me. I remember crying to my husband telling him how scared I felt to send OUR BABY to someone we didn’t know. I thought my decision would be with the daycare centers…but I just didn’t like the idea that they could hire anyone and they didn’t keep their babies on schedules. There were also so many kids there that I wouldn’t know the families. The a-home daycare was the obvious choice.
Choosing the Right Daycare – Switchers Remorse:
Although I thought that with baby number two I would want to have a daycare center rather than an at-home daycare…it wasn’t the right fit. Searching for the center I liked just didn’t feel right. I knew in my heart that it was the wrong decision that I had made spending all this time hopping around the city interviewing all of these centers. I ended up going with our at-home provider and after a couple of weeks the feeling of comfort came back.
The Unique Spin To My Story:
As some of you read our family business had over 2 Million Dollars stolen and it was forced to close. So my husband has been lucky to be able to stay with my girls without needing our daycare provider. I pray that when he goes back to a job that our at-home provider has a spot available, if not I am back in the same boat I was in 2 years ago.
Choosing the right daycare might be a bigger decision to you than your phone carrier, but is it?! 🙂 Verizon has a new promotion right now called Switchers Remorse! They have had so many customers who have left Verizon COME BACK to them. They were promised so much better things on the other side that once they left…they KNEW they made the bad decision! Some of their stories are funny and totally not as serious as mine. BUT hey, they are messing with your wallet. You can claim over $300 by going back to Verizon!
Just like I thought I wanted to send my children to a daycare center once I started looking into it I knew that it wasn’t the right decision. Going to back was the right decision even if I felt a little discomfort. Verizon is doing what they can to remove any discomfort that you might feel if you left and were wanting to come back.
Switchers Remorse sounds like a cool plan. I know I’ve had remorse about switching my cell carriers in the past! It’s a tough decision!
It can be so hard to find a daycare that you can trust. These are great ways to do that. I worked in daycares for years we loved when people came in with questions and wanted to visit.
These are great tips, and people do need to know them We had some great and horrible experiences with daycare. Happy that is behind us now, it can be such a stressful time.
Jennifer Medeiros says
You were very fortunate that you were able to do that. I felt lucky that we were able to give that to our children.
Child Care decisions are so tough and emotional! I love your reminder to stay in tune with your intuition!