Recently seen on my sister's facebook profile. Message to our other sister : "Hey, wanna take a day and go to Dunkin's and shopping this week? You can keep ( daughter) out of school. Attendance doesn't count until kindergarten :)"
This is a woman who is living free in our parents refinished basement with her three kids, receiving food stamps and state aid, and getting child support. She constantly complains about having "no money" but always seem to be going shopping for something unneccesary. She also keeps her kids out of school regularly for reasons like "going to the zoo", "making a trip into the city", and "taking the kids to see ( some show)". Her kids have also been out of school "sick" so many times this year that she has had to go into the principal's office to explain it.
So my questions are- 1. Where in the heck is this shopping and eating out and taking the kids places money coming from? 2. Why would you not only teach your kids that having fun was more important than going to school, but encourage other people's kids to feel the same way? And 3. Would you say something to her about this? She has nearly gotten her kindergartener suspended for poor attendance. He's in KINDERGARTEN for crying out loud!!
I know its my sister's business how she raises her kids, but now she is bringing in our younger sister and trying to show her how to be a "cool mom". She has also invited me and my year old son to these "school skipping" parties, and I have always declined even though my son is too young to understand that they are skipping school to have fun. I don't want him to think that it is ok even for a second. Unfortunately, my refusing invitation after invitation has created a sort of division between me and my sister, and I don't want to make it worst by saying anything, but for my sons sake I will.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:29 AM on Mar. 29, 2011 in General Parenting
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