It doesn’t have to be this way

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As little as 40 years ago, most households – including the poor – only had one breadwinner. What’s more, families could manage on the one income,which is how it should be.

Men went out to work and women were housewives bringing up the children and looking after the home… A full time fucking job in itself. 

Now before  you women go calling me a male chauvinist pig, I have to tell ya that you would be very, very wrong.

I have no problem with women going out to work if that is what they want to do.

What I’m saying is, women have no choice but to go to work these days – whether they want to or not.

And that I’m afraid, is an indication of just how far the British standard of living has dropped. Then again, thats all part of the master plan.

Course, the fact that two incomes are necessary just to keep the family fed these days, has led to the breakdown in family life and values.

Parents are too tired and have too much to do once they get in from work to allow them to spend any quality time with their kids… And as far as I’m concerned, that ain’t living life the way its meant to be. 

Now, I do know what I am talking about here because I have brought my daughter up on my own since she was 6 months old – she’s now 17, nearly 18 years old.

Moreover, I can hand on heart say that the past 17 years have been the happiest and most rewarding of my life… The skintest too, because I had a few fucking bob before I gave my building business up to raise Stace, I can tell you.

But, if I hadn’t given it all up for her, there is no way in the world that we would have the bond that we do, and I can promise you that bond is worth more than having a big wad of cash in your pocket. 

Hark at me going all fucking soft… But its the truth, never the less.

Therefore, I cannot imagine any woman going out through choice, for 40 hours a week and doing some mundane job for a pittance, while entrusting a nursery to look after their children. 

Why would any mother, or father for that matter want to miss out on seeing their kids grow up?

And, its a fact that they do grow up quick. Too fucking quick.

Fuck me, it only seems like 5 minutes ago that I was pushing Stacey around Rochford in a push chair... We got some fucking funny looks too.

Yet, on top of Mum and Dad having to slog their guts out just to get by, they have the added worry of whether their offspring are being properly looked after.

Worse still, the Government are now going to raise the ratio of children to child minders in nurserys. As it stands, the number at the moment is four children to every child minder (depending on age). This ratio is set to be raised to six children to every child minder.  Source

Now that would be okay I suppose, if nurserys could ensure the children’s safety. But fuck me, they can’t even do that with the current ratio, let alone having to look after any more. 

I’ll keep on saying it people… It really doesn’t have to be this way. Just remember that.

 

Nursery investigated after two toddlers found wandering in middle of busy road 45 minutes after walking out of open door

By DAILY MAIL REPORTER

PUBLISHED: 11:52, 12 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:52, 12 May 2013

A Staffordshire nursery is being investigated after two toddlers escaped and wandered the streets for 45 minutes before they were rescued.

Layton Rimington, four, and his two-year-old sister Lilly disappeared from Playmates Day Nursery in Hamil Road, Burslem.

The siblings were found 300 yards away after they had crossed a busy road.

Layton Rimington, four, left, and his sister Lilly, two, right, were spotted 45 minutes after they disappearedLayton Rimington, four, left, and his sister Lilly, two, right, were spotted 45 minutes after they disappeared

 

Playmates Day Nursery in Hamil Road, Burslem, pictured, is under investigation after the toddlers escaped, with staff unaware they had gone missingPlaymates Day Nursery in Hamil Road, Burslem, pictured, is under investigation after the toddlers escaped, with staff unaware they had gone missing

The youngsters were spotted by Anne Parr, owner of Annie’s Hairdressers, on High Lane at lunchtime.

She alerted police and then rang the nursery, which reportedly did not know the toddlers had gone missing.

 

 

A member of the  private care facility arrived shortly afterwards to pick them up.

Police have referred the incident to social services and watchdog Ofsted.

Their mum, Charlotte Rowley, 23, from Mill Hill, said in The Sentinel: ‘The nursery rang me after the children had been found to say there had been an incident.

‘I thought they had just been squabbling and didn’t think it would be serious – but then they said they had got out of the nursery and had been found on a main road.’

The pair were found on High Lane, pictured, by Annie's Hairdressers owner after they had crossed a busy roadThe pair were found on High Lane, pictured, by Annie’s Hairdressers owner after they had crossed a busy road
Layton and Lilly's mother has taken them out of the nursery, which they attended three times a weekLayton and Lilly’s mother has taken them out of the nursery, which they attended three times a week

She has been told the private care facility is investigating whether a door was left open.

Layton and Lilly stayed at the nursery three times a week while their student mum trained for a hairdressing qualification at Cauldon College in Stoke-on-Trent. They have now been discharged from the nursery.

Charlotte, who has received an apology from the nursery, said: ‘The hairdresser saw my little boy walking past with a young girl dawdling behind him and clocked they were not with anybody.

‘My son was stood in the middle of the road and my daughter was about to join him when she got there and grabbed them.

‘When reality started sinking in I couldn’t believe what had happened. High Lane is very busy and they could have been killed.’

Staffordshire Police said they received a call at 2.30pm on Friday, May 3.

A spokesman said: ‘Two children aged four and two were in the care of a hairdresser. Staff had spotted the children walking past on their own and crossing over the main road so staff had gone to fetch the children and alerted police.

‘Police attended and a member of Playmates Day Nursery was at the hairdresser when we arrived.

‘It appeared the children had wandered out of the nursery unaccompanied and unnoticed. The police patrol drove them back to the nursery and carried out a check.’.

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