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WIBU to keep my son off school for this?

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Fantoosh Fri 26-Jun-15 14:55:34

So I had a hairdresser appointment this morning for 9.30. I desperately needed a cut and colour before going on holiday next week.

Unfortunately my dd was sick at 7.30am...although she seemed fine afterwards. This meant I had to keep her off school.
Given that the chances of getting another appointment in time for the hols was zero, was I bu to call in a sicky for my eldest son (14) this morning to watch her while I kept the appointment I had? Fridays are a half day at school anyway here.

My hair is looking great now but I don't know if I did the right thing.
What would you have done?

eyebags63 Fri 26-Jun-15 14:56:54

Yabu obviously. Keeping your teenager off school to babysit because you desperately 'need' a haircut. really?


BakeItOff Fri 26-Jun-15 14:57:39


If this is real, then yes, YABVU

LegoComplex Fri 26-Jun-15 14:57:41

yabu.. not a great example to set for your son, I wouldn't have done it.

hobnobsaremyfave Fri 26-Jun-15 14:58:05


PennyHassett Fri 26-Jun-15 14:58:06

Yes you were being unreasonable.

catlovingdoctor Fri 26-Jun-15 14:58:25

What a fantastic work ethic to pass on to your children (!) YABU!

AuntyMag10 Fri 26-Jun-15 14:58:36

Yabu and this is bad parenting. I can't believe someone would actually do this.

ilovesooty Fri 26-Jun-15 14:58:45

This can't be serious surely.

DonkeyOaty Fri 26-Jun-15 14:59:08

Fucks sake. Your boy's education v a bloody haircut.

Jeez. Give your heid a wobble. But at least your hair looks great huh.

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PurpleSwift Fri 26-Jun-15 14:59:59

Er, no that's not reasonable at all.

Onedayinthesun Fri 26-Jun-15 15:00:35

Why am I even reading and bothering to comment on this...need to go get a life quick!

Fantoosh Fri 26-Jun-15 15:01:04

It really did look awful...two to three inches of grey root coming through.

QuintShhhhhh Fri 26-Jun-15 15:01:43

He has had his exams so not sure what they are doing in school other than being kept there so parents can work or enjoy their leisure, and if you only can enjoy your leisure while he provides childcare, then thats what you do....

Fantoosh Fri 26-Jun-15 15:02:05

I'm not a troll, I promise.

BakeItOff Fri 26-Jun-15 15:02:09


WireCat Fri 26-Jun-15 15:02:27

Yanbu op. It's one day.

You will get crucified!

WireCat Fri 26-Jun-15 15:03:03

Op isn't a troll.

WhereAreMyDragons Fri 26-Jun-15 15:05:06

Oh for fuck sake.

yanbu as long as it's a one off.

KurriKurri Fri 26-Jun-15 15:05:09

I hope for your son's sake you don't get a near fatal broken nail or an emergency attack of split ends when he's doing his GCSE's.

llammallamamissesmama Fri 26-Jun-15 15:05:56

I think you have your answer OP.

Number3cometome Fri 26-Jun-15 15:07:17

No you are not being unreasonable. I would have done the exact same thing.

said no one ever

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