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To Excuse My Son From Swimming?

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Dinosaur44 · 05/07/2017 09:53

DS (9) bent his little finger back mis-catching a call last night. It swelled and felt very tender, so we iced it and I strapped it to the finger next to it.

He was due to have swimming today with school, but I wrote him a note to excuse him due to his finger remaining painful. He had struggled to get ready for school (e.g. with buttons, etc.), and the plaster strapping would most likely have come off in / after being in the water.

DS' dad is full of complaints that I have "let him off", and said that DS needs to "man up" and "get on with it" rather than "taking the easy option" - have I been too soft on DS? He's never needed to be excused from swimming or anything else before...

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someonestolemynick · 05/07/2017 09:57

What you should have done is take your son to minor injuries last night or the gp this morning.


CwtchMeQuick · 05/07/2017 09:57


If he couldn't get dressed this morning he'll struggle getting changed at swimming.

Tell his father if he'd like to go along and assist him getting changed before/after swimming and restrap his finger he's more than welcome. If not, you're doing the sensible thing excusing him.


CwtchMeQuick · 05/07/2017 09:58

But also if you think his finger could be broken you should probably get it checked out


Whatsername17 · 05/07/2017 10:15

I'd respond to his dad with a mumsnet classic: 'Oh do fuck off, dear' and refuse to engage in conversation.


PeaFaceMcgee · 05/07/2017 10:19

"man up" ffs.


PeaFaceMcgee · 05/07/2017 10:19

Your DH is highly unreasonable


mandalorian · 05/07/2017 10:20

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Petalbird · 05/07/2017 10:22

Surely if it was hurting that much he should be at the doctors not school?


RoganJosh · 05/07/2017 10:34

Have you made a GP appointment at least? Was it any better this morning?

Is there more to this that just this situation - I'm struggling to see why anyone would make their child swim with an injury like this?

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