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Is pulling kiddo from school for 1 day really horrible?

my husband and I are disagreeing on this. I say let's do it, he thinks it's bad. We have to travel (my DH and I) about 4 hours away to nearest big city 'cuz I destroyed my knee and the surgeon who fixed it years ago wants to see it again. Son (Kindergartner) would either come with us and we'd make it a fun family time (pool at hotel, eat at the rainforest cafe, etc) or he stays w/ grandma and attends school as usual. I say 1 day is not end of world, especially if we get his worksheets ahead of time and make him do them.

OH - husband slightly jaded since son is in private school ... so he sees dollar signs. (we're paying for a day he's not being educated) ... hubby and I will be staying overnight regardless because my appt. includes xrays and an MRI so will be too pooped to drive home safely


Asked by hibbingmom at 6:23 PM on Mar. 11, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • take him out and enjoy the day!

    Answer by pammomof9 at 12:47 PM on Mar. 12, 2011

  • I will probably be bashed for this but I don't think pulling him from school for just one day while he's in kindergarden is a big deal, I doubt 5 yrs ago he'll remember what he had learned that day, but he'll probably remember the fun mini-vacation with his mom and dad

    Answer by Lucky209 at 6:27 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Mini vacation with his Mom & Dad is probably more important and more exciting! Unless Daddy wants a mini honeymoon?

    Answer by MomofJJS at 6:40 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Maybe your DH is making an excuse to get you to himself for a day away.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 6:55 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • my son is in kindergarten - our doctors offices are 3 hours away .. we always pull him out.. we have no choice. actually next saturday my daughter has a dance competitioin an it starts at 8am .. 3 hours away.. we have to leave thursday we have no choice to take him..

    i think if he missed one day it will be okay!! it would be nice to get out an have a fun time!! just do it!!!

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 6:26 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I meant 5 yrs from now

    Answer by Lucky209 at 6:27 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Take him out.

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 6:33 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • Missing one day of school is NOT going to ruin his education. My son is 7 1/2 and in first grade and we've done the same thing, not for the same reasons, as you are talking about.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 6:38 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I have taken a day with my kids and pulled them out of school to go shopping. I dont think he will be completely ruined lol.

    Answer by gemgem at 6:42 PM on Mar. 11, 2011

  • I say pull him for the day. Life is to freakin short and you will cherish this memory with him:)

    Answer by mamallamaof2 at 6:50 PM on Mar. 11, 2011