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to wish children at school didn't bring sweets in for the whole class on the birthday

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brt100 Sun 01-Jun-14 10:50:34

Dn seams to always be coming home with sweets, I just think it should be up to the parents to decide on these things, I would be livid. Should the school ban this?

Igggi Sun 01-Jun-14 10:51:31

"I would be livid" seriously?

CoffeeTea103 Sun 01-Jun-14 10:53:14

You seem to have lots of issues with food. Do you enjoy controlling what people eat.

Jinsei Sun 01-Jun-14 10:53:14

It's mildly irritating at best. Livid is definitely an overreaction! smile

Piddlepuddle Sun 01-Jun-14 10:53:45

Will no one think of the children ?

StarDustInTheWind Sun 01-Jun-14 10:54:00

it is a bit of fun... if they bring them home they can be "rationed" if needs be...

mine used to love it because it meant they could spend their pocket money on yet more moshi monster stuff and still have sweets that week...

Mckayz Sun 01-Jun-14 10:54:24

YABU. My DC love taking sweets or cakes in for their friends. If you don't want them to eat them then don't let them.

Goblinchild Sun 01-Jun-14 10:54:29

We had this discussion when a couple of parents complained about the birthday sweets thing, so we put it to a parent vote and the majority came out in favour of allowing sweets for birthdays.
The parents did decide.
You could always ban your children from accepting them.

Bowlersarm Sun 01-Jun-14 10:54:33

I don't think schools should ban it. Why would you be livid?

DefiniteMaybe Sun 01-Jun-14 10:54:55

The only part if it that annoys me is that it's always a lolly and dd is obsessed with lollies so if ds gets one I have to go buy one for dd.

Silvercatowner Sun 01-Jun-14 10:55:08

Awww it's a lovely thing to do an teaches the children so much about celebration and specialness. Honestly - a few sweets aren't going to wreck your child's life. Save them for their pudding if you are that joyless.

brt100 Sun 01-Jun-14 10:55:13

Coffee society has issues with food with 2/3rd of adults over weight.

ilovesooty Sun 01-Jun-14 10:55:22

How bloody joyless that sounds.

Goblinchild Sun 01-Jun-14 10:55:23

'Why would you be livid?'

May all your troubles be sooo small. grin

magpiegin Sun 01-Jun-14 10:56:09

Livid? I'm guessing it's only a tiny bag of sweets or a lolly or something. Surely not worth spending too much time worrying about it.

Goblinchild Sun 01-Jun-14 10:56:15

I used to trade a lolly for chocolate with my two, because we didn't allow hard-boiled sweets.

Madamecastafiore Sun 01-Jun-14 10:57:18

No sweets, no making money from property, harbinger of bloody doom!

Busymumto3dc Sun 01-Jun-14 10:57:47

Our school don't allow it

Children take it boxes of raisins or little items such as rubbers instead

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 01-Jun-14 10:57:51

It's not allowed at ds's. school. In daft you can't send anything in.

magpiegin Sun 01-Jun-14 10:58:02

Yes, lots of adults are overweight, but some sweets are not going to make your kids into overweight adults. They need education about a balanced (including some bad stuff) diet and exercise from home.

Bowlersarm Sun 01-Jun-14 10:59:04

Ah ha that OP. (So you didn't get out of bed the right side this morning OP wink)

OorWullie Sun 01-Jun-14 10:59:15

Tell them to eat the sweets before they get home. Then it wont annoy you.

brt100 Sun 01-Jun-14 10:59:57

Well I think the view that sweets are the only fun thing for a birthday is pretty sad.

Goblinchild Sun 01-Jun-14 10:59:59

Op, you have a posting history full of minor worries about car lights, people eating meat in your house, colleagues and windows...have you thought of taking up a hobby?

ilovesooty Sun 01-Jun-14 11:00:52

I see it's not even your own child's health you have issues with, yet you want schools to ban sweets for birthdays?

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