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5 minutes with Luanne Merrill, retiring director of I Think I Can Daycare

Published: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 10:38 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 10:46 a.m. CDT

AGE: 62

HOMETOWN: Creston

FAMILY: 3 kids, April Loudon, TJ Parsons and Marissa Merrill

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED HERE? Since August of 1996

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE DAYCARE BUSINESS? About 21 years.

FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB: The hugs and the kisses from the kids

LEAST FAVORITE PART OF YOUR JOB: I don’t know. I’m not sure.

WHICH AGE RANGE DO YOU LIKE CARING FOR THE MOST? Infant to 4 years old

FAVORITE MEAL OF THE DAY: Breakfast

FAVORITE SEASON AND WHY: Fall because of the colors and the cool weather

LAST DREAM YOU REMEMBER: Dreaming about leaving here

HOW DO YOU RELAX? Crocheting

FAVORITE THING TO CROCHET: Blankets. I’ve made all the family some.

FAVORITE SUBJECT WHEN YOU WERE IN SCHOOL: Art

WHAT WAS THE LAST PICTURE YOU TOOK ON YOUR PHONE? It was my iPad, and of the kids here.

FAVORITE DISNEY PRINCESS AND WHY: Probably Cinderella. I think she’s the prettiest.

WEBSITE OR APP YOU USE MOST OFTEN: Fareway Grocery Store. We’re always checking the ads for here or home.

FUNNIEST THING A KID SAID: There was a little boy who fell down years ago, and he came to me and said, “Ms. Luanne, why do they make cement so hard?”

MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT ON THE JOB: When my chair tipped over behind the desk.

MOST HEARD KID’S SONG: “Let It Go.” That’s the one I hear the most.

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