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Giving DS the day off school

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user1498912461 Sun 22-Oct-17 19:00:48

DS (5) and I have been away all weekend (having a great time!). We get home at around 9pm/9.30pm tonight, DH wants to keep DS off school tomorrow as he thinks he'll be too tired. I'd prefer him to go as he's missed quite a few days this term. DH is adamant he doesn't go. Would you keep a child off school because they are tired?

RainbowPastel Sun 22-Oct-17 19:01:40

I wouldn't class that as late. He should go to school.

Wolfiefan Sun 22-Oct-17 19:02:28

He's only going to bed a couple of hours late. I wouldn't keep him off. Early to bed tomorrow.

Delilah21D00LoT Sun 22-Oct-17 19:03:05

No I wouldn't keep them off school for that reason. Do it once and it will continue.
Send him to school and earlier night the next night.

Glumglowworm Sun 22-Oct-17 19:04:10

He should go to school

At the very least you should see how he is in the morning

JustMumNowNotMe Sun 22-Oct-17 19:04:57

Oh god no, send him to school and give him an early night tomorrow.

TabbyMumz Sun 22-Oct-17 19:06:11

Send him to school. He might sleep more deeply because he is tired and be fine by morning. Kids are resilient. He needs his education.

VioletCharlotte Sun 22-Oct-17 19:10:28

9.30 isn't that late, he should go to school really (and I'm normally pretty chilled about this type of thing!)

user1498912461 Sun 22-Oct-17 19:17:51

I agree that it's not that late. Hes sleeping all the way home (2 hours). DH is now insisting he has the day off. Sigh.

RainbowPastel Sun 22-Oct-17 19:18:50

Then overrule him you are the parent too. Very bad precedent to set.

Sirzy Sun 22-Oct-17 19:18:54

Of course he should go to school

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sun 22-Oct-17 19:20:38

If he's asleep on the way home then it's only a minor disturbance. He really should go to school.

Moanyoldcow Sun 22-Oct-17 19:20:43

My son is nearly 5 and often doesn't go to bed until 9 anyway!

Before I get flamed for his late bedtime, he just doesn't need that much sleep - never has. He goes at 9-9.30 and wakes at 7 bouncy as anything and needs no naps. You can't get him down earlier (if bloody only!)

NC4now Sun 22-Oct-17 19:22:36

Good lord no! They have to be physically incapacitated to have a day off school in this house.
School in the morning, early night tomorrow.
Don’t set him up to be a sliver.

NC4now Sun 22-Oct-17 19:22:52


Tilapia Sun 22-Oct-17 19:24:07

I think he should go to school.

StitchesInTime Sun 22-Oct-17 19:24:26

I’d send him to school.

With a note for the teacher saying he may be more tired than normal because...... and then an early night tomorrow.

Blondephantom Sun 22-Oct-17 19:24:34

I would send him to school. If he has missed several days already, you could be close to attendance monitoring/action. Plus they can miss a lot of education on one day and feel on the Blackfoot when they return. Could you pass on a message to the teacher to call you if he is struggling? Might that persuade your DH? If you sell it as let him try but you will get him if he can’t manage.

Lukeandlorelai4Ever Sun 22-Oct-17 19:25:34

But if he's sleeping in the car now anyway isn't he getting his full sleep? Just carry him in and put him to bed?

Fruitcorner123 Sun 22-Oct-17 19:27:15

No he should go in especially as he is sleeping in the car and he has had a few days off already. They've only had about 40 days so if he has had 3 or 4 days off this will be nearly 10% absence! You will end up on some kind of list for his attendance if you are not careful.

Also what excuse will you give? Is your DH expecting him to lie when he goes back in?

Caulk Sun 22-Oct-17 19:30:21

Just say to DP that you think he should go to school.

Maybe go in at lunchtime if you have to compromise...

TribbleWithoutACause Sun 22-Oct-17 19:31:23

Gosh send him in, he'll be abolsutely fine. The school will ring if there's an issue.

AuditAngel Sun 22-Oct-17 19:33:39

My DC are involved in professional theatrical productions. Dd2 turned 7 last week, she was getting home at 10.30 after a show and still going to school the next day.
Lashes was 5 for her first show and that was about 3/4 hour drive, so got home at about 11, still went to school everyday

Witsender Sun 22-Oct-17 19:34:07

If it was a genuinely late night I would happily keep a child off, but 930 isn't that late.

deepestdarkestperu Sun 22-Oct-17 19:39:15

He definitely needs to go to school. 9pm with a 2hr nap is really not that late!

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