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Let her skip school?

Posted by on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:20 AM
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My little brother is coming into town on Saturday and here until Tuesday. Monday the kids, brother and I are going into Seattle (we live 45 minutes away). My oldest really wants to come but the issue is school. She's in 1st grade and already has missed 8 days of school since September (7 of those were illnesses and 1 was when I had the baby). The kids haven't seen him in person since September 2014. We FaceTime monthly so they have "seen" him. 

So would you let her come or say no?

by on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:20 AM
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firespurity
by Emerald Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:22 AM
It's not spring break?
Mommato5kids
by on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:24 AM

Nope, our spring break isn't until the first week of April. I tried to get him to come out then but he insisted this weekend.

NunyaBizzness
by Platinum Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:25 AM

im not a fan of skipping school unless they are sick.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:27 AM
I suppose it depends on school's absence policy. Here (Michigan), they can be held back for missing so much school.
Mommato5kids
by on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:28 AM

Same here. My husband and brother are trying to guilt me so I let her skip. 

Quoting NunyaBizzness:

im not a fan of skipping school unless they are sick.


NunyaBizzness
by Platinum Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:33 AM

you have to do what you feel is best.  

Quoting Mommato5kids:

Same here. My husband and brother are trying to guilt me so I let her skip. 

Quoting NunyaBizzness:

im not a fan of skipping school unless they are sick.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:34 AM
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I would let her skip class. If parents realized how much time is wasted at school, they wouldn't feel so guilty about important family events.
Pooh_ki
by on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:37 AM

Yes let her out for the day.

SleuthMaria
by Love a tomb. on Mar. 11, 2016 at 3:58 AM
I'd likely let her miss school to go. Of course, I missed a month or so of school in 9th grade because we moved & then another day, that same year because we went to Paris for Easter.

If she missed a day because you had a baby, I think she can miss a day for a family trip with an uncle she seldom sees.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 11, 2016 at 4:09 AM

She's only missed 8 days in 6 months? Yeah I'd let her.

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