As Told By A DayCare Teacher

Hey guys, as you may know, I work as a daycare teacher. I’ve been working at the same centre for two and a half years now.

Lately, I was inspired by Bea’s As Told by a Substitute series, that I thought I would share my own little anecdotes about what the little kids get up to. I don’t know how often I’ll do this, but I do have a loot of stories, so hopefully I can do them often.

On a random note, I also plan to split up the stories with random photos of things at my work.

Our new mat in the Infants and Toddlers room

Mum or Dad

As all the kiddies are, they get very excited when they get picked up to go home at the end of the day. One little boy gets extra excited and starts jumping up and down shouting “Mum!” when his dad comes to get him. Dad always laughs and corrects him saying “Mum? I’m Dad”. But that little boy will shake his head and say “No! Mum!”, then give him a huge cuddle. He calls his actual Mum “Mummy”, so I guess he just has a a Mum and a Mummy, but no Dad.

Glitter balls that fascinate me as much as the babies

Self Styling

This was in the over 2 area, where I was hanging out at the end of the day, helping with closing. One of the last boys to go saw his Mum arrive, who he greeted. Mum looked happy to see him till she noticed his pants. There was a cut in them. Mum gave him a look and asked if he cut his pants with scissors (again. He was a bit of a troublemaker). He looked her in the eye, then down at his pants. Then he slipped his whole hand into the hole and said “No. Is pocket”. I had to hide my face as I was about to crack up after he said that.

The kids’ sign in area


Glasses Issue

So since working at my current centre I have never worn contacts. I always wear glasses. The few times I take them off to clean them, all the babies and toddlers stare at me. They look part horrified, part confused. The older kids are more confused and curious, rather than horrified. One four year old girl brought it up when she saw my wedding photo at work (The one photo with all my work mates is hanging on our wall). She ran up to me and asked if it was me in the photo. I said yes. Her response was “Why did you forget your glasses?” This comes up a lot when they see my wedding photo.

Said wedding photo

That’s all I’ll share for now. Do you guys have any funny kids stories to share?



Have You Met Courtney?

Haaaaaaaaave you met Courtney?

Courtney blogs over at Courtney Livingston. She’s a twenty something from Florida, USA. She is currently doing a lot of travelling over summer before moving overseas (to China I think??) She also writes for Elite Daily and Thought Catalog, and has recently written a book! She started her blog late last year in October. She blogs about fashion, lifestyle, and travel.

Night Out In Kona Hawaii With J. Crew

Courtney is one of the bloggers I’ve been following the longest. She was one of the earliest blogs I remember following. She has so much fun adventures, her writing is fun to read, and she showcases lots of photos. What’s not to love??

Here are some of my favourite posts of hers:

Picnic Style by Courtney Livingston

As a fan of picnics, this little post was such a fun read! Courtney shares with us 5 little tidbits to make your picnic extra special and cute.

3 Simple Ways to Find Fashionable Clothes On A Budget – Courtney Livingston

The outfit Courtney is wearing in this post only cost her $7. I personally love the shorts,  they’re so colourful! Courtney shares with us three handy ways of finding clothes on a budget. Also, read on in the comments, as her readers share some handy hints too!

In celebration of Trenton and Courtney being married for three years, Courtney shares three of the most important things she’s learnt during that time. Also, she shares even more wedding photos, and I’m always a sucker for those!

Chankanaab Park in Cozumel Mexico

Courtney has been lucky enough to do some travelling to some incredible places, and one of these includes exploring some Mayan ruins!

Akaka Falls in Hilo Hawaii

Another travel post! This time to Hawaii, where Courtney ran into some family also vacationing there. They spend time together chasing waterfalls!

The Smart Girl's Guide to Surviving Her Twenties by Courtney Livingston

Courtney is a published author!! In this post, Courtney shares tips and tricks on how to get on the path of getting published yourself. There are many places that take submissions and are a great way to get your name out there.

Be sure to check out Courtney on Instagram as well!

Courtney, you are amazing! You’re such an inspiration as a blogger, and a talented writer! I have no idea what’s next in store for you, but I can’t wait to follow along and see 🙂

So, have you guys checked out Courtney??