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    Quote Originally Posted by finallyready View Post
    As a former teacher it used to irk me that parents would let their kids take days off when they weren't sick. Reasons ranged from:
    • Johnny slipped in the dairy this morning and didn't have a clean uniform
    • we had to see our cousins off at the airport (really?? for the entire day?)
    • preparation for the formal/deb ball (OMG... spray tans, hair, make-up, nails you name it they get it these days!)
    • slept in (so they take the whole day off!)
    • last day of term and Johnny says that no work is ever done on the last day
    • first day of term because no work is every done on the first day
    • family holiday (seriously! your kid is in Yr 12 and you're taking a family holiday during term!!)


    WOW my kids try and get me to let them have the day of last day of term and all that and Im like whats 1 day gonna hurt when you have the holidays and why would i let you all stay home an extra day when I have you all for the holidays at home but they try . Oh that is DD1 and DS, atm DD2 loves school hates holidays she would rather be at school

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    well for me, my child dislikes school. he is special needs and finds it extremely stressful, he gets bullied alot, his things get stolen, and he finds the work very mentally draining.

    his birthday is a celebration of his existance, its the one day where the whole day and night is about him(whatever he wants). if he wants to stay home with me on that day, i'd never begrudge him that. he deals with enough every other day of the year.

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    I think school is very important.
    DD will not be having a single day off school unless Shes bedridden sick.
    Its not just about what they may learn that day, but about teaching commitment/work ethic (yeP, as young as primary school)
    Preschool/daycare I would keep her home. Kindy onwards she will go to school.

    Sorry about spelling/grammar. On phone

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    Mischa / just wanted to say, in your/your sons circumstance, I'd do the same *hugs*

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    My DS1 stays home on his bday but that's cause the lucky little bugger came on his due date April 25th (ANZAC Day) so that's an exception I guess lol.

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    I am 33 and have never been to school or worked on my birthday, except one birthday where I worked past midnight on the night before. The benefits of having a birthday in the festive season.

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    Jeepers, I'd take the day off work on my birthday if I could!

    After all, it's the only day the world gets to celebrate the wonder of ME being born.


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    I do Ches
    It was the first rostered day off I took at my last job, to make sure I could actually get it!

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    Oh now that is COOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus^Lime View Post
    yep they do, I have to do a 12 hr shift mothers day *sob*
    Aww honey that sucks.


 

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