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    We never had the day off for birthdays - much more fun at school!

    No, I wouldn't let a child stay at home for their birthday. I think There's time after school for celebrating and I know from a teacher's point of view that having kids absent when they don't need to be is frustrating (especially if you have to catch them up)

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    If there was something specific being planned like a zoo trip or something like that then I would let him have the day off however if he is just going to sit at home and play computer games all day then no....he goes to school.

    They make a big deal of it at school especially if you bring in a treat for the class and they have more fun there.

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    Oh yeah, I have let DS1 have one birthday off because we wanted to go to Dreamworld when it was quieter!

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    I let DD chose and usually she wants to go to school, I however usually knock off work early if I'm working that day so I can set the house up full of balloons etc for when she gets home

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    Yep, my DD goes to school on her birthday. She only gets a day off if she is sick.

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    I send dd. school day birthdays are fu anyway... You get to share cakes and everyone sings you happy birthday and stuff. This year she came home a bit early because mum came up to see her... But she only missed about 1.5 hours.

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    My kids go to school and get to choose what they can hand out eg, cupcakes, icecreams, mini chocolates etc.. this year dd choose mini strawberry tarts.

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    My girls love going to school on their birthday. They enjoy the extra attention and eating cupcakes with their class, much more fun than staying home with me. If we had something special planned I might consider them staying home - but usually we put the birthday celebration off until the closest weekend anyway.

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    We always had the day off for our birthdays , I always made a rule not to work on mine and I've written it into all my staffs employment agreements that if their birthday falls on a work day they can have it off with full pay! ( we usually all end up going to lunch anyway!)
    But we are big birthday /event celebrators in my family so we always make a big deal for birthdays
    Dad used to take the day off for our birthdays and we always did a lunch or something fun, with DS I'll leave it up to him but i always felt extra special having the day off!

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    I think I'll send DS1 it's his first year this year. I'm sure he would love to take in cupcakes it's what all the other kids have been doing

    Eta his birthday is actually on a day off anyway lol


 

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