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In about 5 months Staci and I are going to have some sort of kid hanging around. And then a few months later we'll need a place for that kid to hang while we're at work.

Society, the law and Staci frown on leaving a baby home alone with a dog all day, even if our dog Kalli is super sweet and would take good care of it, so that idea was out. We whittled out nannies, day care centers and decided on an in-home place.

So a month ago we started calling people. And apparently we were months behind on the process of finding someone.

Problem is that most places have a waiting list of 1 to 2 years. Now this might be over-sharing, but Staci and I are both humans. That being said we have a gestation period of 9 months. And, to my knowledge, most of the folks in our neighborhood are human. So I didn't get this 2 year waiting list thing...yeah if the places were full that would be one thing. But they were either not full or they had a few kids going in to regular school.

They were holding spots for people that didn't even have pre-kids going on. People who had another kid enrolled and are just thinking that they'll have a baby in a couple years.
But shit can happen when you're trying to have a kid...it can take a long time..I was a bit perplexed by their business models.

So after Staci called about 30 places, most with waiting lists, we weeded out the total wackos, found someone we trust and put a deposit down.

But the moral of the story is if you're thinking about having a kid in the next couple years call some places up and put your name on a list.

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  1. "They were holding spots for people that didn't even have pre-kids going on."
    ^ I don't understand that either. Totally ridiculous.

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  2. I'm finding the same. It's effing crazy. Who has that kind of foresight?

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  3. Yeah, it's pretty f-ed up...Staci did tell me that some people with the waiting lists told her to call once we have the baby but Staci, and I'm sure most others, want to figure it out before they have a baby to take care of.

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