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AIBU to just send him in with his uniform on?

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christmasjumperday Fri 13-Dec-19 07:51:30

So it's Christmas jumper day at DS school, we don't celebrate Christmas. Muslim household here, don't even have a Christmas jumper. AIBU to just send him in with his uniform? Feel sad that he might stick out like a sore thumb blush

LIZS Fri 13-Dec-19 07:52:27

Does he have a green or red top he could wear?

Allinadaystwerk Fri 13-Dec-19 07:52:46

Just put a normal jumper or top on him

RhymingRabbit3 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:53:44

Just go non uniform, normal clothes.

B1rdinthebush Fri 13-Dec-19 07:54:13

I had this same discussion yesterday! How about you just send him in in something bright and colourful? Then he still feels like he got to wear something other than school uniform like the children who have worn a Christmas jumper.

Comps83 Fri 13-Dec-19 07:54:52

I’d send him in casual clothes rather than uniform . I take it other kids will be wearing jeans etc with their Xmas jumpers ?

JellyBellies Fri 13-Dec-19 07:55:19

Does he not a own a single jumper? Just send him in his own clothes with any jumper.

Siameasy Fri 13-Dec-19 07:55:57

I would just choose something cheerful looking. We are on our third Xmas jumper day in a week. She has no Xmas jumper so I’ve found things that look festive insteas

Anotheronetwo Fri 13-Dec-19 07:56:17

Go with a regular jumper that he likes.

PrincessHoneysuckle Fri 13-Dec-19 07:56:36

Just put him in normal clothes,no need for uniform

northernlittledonkey Fri 13-Dec-19 07:56:48

Put him in any jumper he likes, therefore that’s his xmas jumper!

Silly school idea though

WaterSheep Fri 13-Dec-19 07:57:19

It would be unkind to send him in school uniform. Send him in normal clothes; it doesn't even have to be a jumper, and let him join in with the non uniform day.

dentydown Fri 13-Dec-19 07:58:10

My son’s school allow you to send them in with a non Christmas jumper if you want. I hate Christmas jumpers with a passion!

TheGriffle Fri 13-Dec-19 07:58:18

Our school suggested a bright coloured jumper/top if you had no Christmas jumper, can you do that?

Bunnybigears Fri 13-Dec-19 07:58:41

Just send him in his own clothes he will not be the only one.

RedskyToNight Fri 13-Dec-19 08:00:17

There's not an issue with sending him in without a Christmas jumper.
However, if he does want to join in, any jumper will do!

Lots of poster here saying "send him in normal clothes" - this is terrible advice - you should be sending him in, wearing whatever clothes are the norm AT YOUR SCHOOL for this situation . My DC's schools have always said that Christmas jumpers were worn in place of school jumpers, so sending a DC in wearing mufti would be totally wrong - but normal school uniform would not particularly stick out.

thehorseandhisboy Fri 13-Dec-19 08:01:50

I hate this on so many levels.

Since when did 'Christmas jumper day' become a thing?

I'd treat it as a 'wear your own top' day, and let him wear whatever he likes.

dementedpixie Fri 13-Dec-19 08:02:37

Ours is having dress down/dress festive so they don't need to have a Christmas jumper on at all. Is it a fully dress down day I.e. not just an exchange of jumpers? If so, I'd just put him in casual clothes

Kuponut Fri 13-Dec-19 08:03:11

Just send him in with whatever jumper he wants to wear.
For those saying "don't send in in full own clothes" - our school actually says you can do Christmas jumper + uniform, Christmas jumper + own clothes, whatever you want, daft hats, school uniform or anything as long as it's sensible.

Our school don't give much of a stuff about uniform really!

GetUpAgain Fri 13-Dec-19 08:03:14

How old is he? Send him in whatever you think he will be happiest in. Its fundraising for Save The Children, I don't think the charity recipients could care less what the kids wear but the money is very helpful.

GiveHerHellFromUs Fri 13-Dec-19 08:03:16

Surely you've had more than one hour to think about this? It wouldn't have hurt to get him a jumper with a polar bear on or just a jumper with a wintery pattern.

Just send him in a cheery jumper as others have said.

drspouse Fri 13-Dec-19 08:04:04

Some schools will do school trousers with a Christmas jumper, so check what the others are wearing.
I hate Christmas jumpers too. DS is just going in normal (but actually non uniform as they don't have to wear it) school clothes.

Bunnybigears Fri 13-Dec-19 08:04:24

Lots of poster here saying "send him in normal clothes" - this is terrible advice - you should be sending him in, wearing whatever clothes are the norm AT YOUR SCHOOL for this situation . My DC's schools have always said that Christmas jumpers were worn in place of school jumpers, so sending a DC in wearing mufti would be totally wrong - but normal school uniform would not particularly stick out.

Or we just assumed OP was intelligent enough to work this part out herself hmm

snailywhaley Fri 13-Dec-19 08:04:52

I forgot to send my DS in one today blush
I'm sure he won't be the only one (thankfully not in uniform yet, so just in normal clothes).

Just send him in normal day clothes.

It's a bad idea all round. Not everyone celebrates Christmas. And not everyone owns an Christmas jumper (they're expensive and are only worn for a very short amount of time). Also it's too hot to wear a jumper all day!

MyNameIsMrsGrumpy Fri 13-Dec-19 08:06:05

I’m a bit baffled that at our school it’s Christmas jumper day but they have to wear school uniform it’s just the jumper...I didn’t buy jumpers I got them t-shirts.

I think the whole thing is ridiculous...and so very very wasteful.

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