Jump to content
Another should I go question ?
4 replies to this topic
Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:37 AM
My mum turns 60 this year and at Xmas they asked me if I wanted to go to Phuket or Fiji with them to celebrate.
I told them I couldn't afford it as I just booked a cruise leaving in April and needed to pay that off and save spending money etc...
I felt really bad cause mum came to Fiji with me and my kids to celebrate my 40th last year.
So I have been seriously thinking about going as a surprise but not telling her..I have enough frequent flyer points to pay for the flights.
It will just be the accommodation and spending money.
I only plan to go for 10 days (normally we would spend 2-3 weeks in Thailand normally) only thing stopping me from booking it is the kids missing school (again for a holiday)
Our cruise is in April just after Easter so they will miss 9 days there if I pull them out to go to Phuket thats another 8-9 days only maybe 7 weeks later.
We were planning to go Phuket next year...as we went last year with my sister.
So Wdyt ?? Kids are in year 5 and kindy.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:45 AM
For me life experience trumps school any time. If it was that important that every child MUST be in school, then there would be no such thing as homeschooling (who use life experiences as part of their curriculum work). The Yr 5 child will have finished Naplan by then and I would just ask the teacher to set some work for them to do while you are away and I would probably get one of those activity books for the Kindy kid so they can keep up with their writing etc etc.
I know that this opinion is not always the most popular one on EB though
Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:50 AM
I'm another who absolutely believes life experiences trumps classroom education any day! And I don't think a few weeks in total of missed school over the course of the year is really going to be that important.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:51 AM
We are currently on a three week holiday atm. The girl's teachers set them work to do whilst away. In fact they are getting more done here on a daily basis than what they do in an ordinary classroom. In fact DD1's work is going to put her ahead of her class by the time she goes back.
I do agree life experiences do trump classroom time.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:55 AM
I say book it the joy you and your extended family wwill get and life experiences makes it all worth it.
We would absolutely go.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
Top 5 Articles
Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!
I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.
It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.
Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.
A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.
Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.
Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.
Kate Hudson, 22, was on a dream European holiday with friends. She didn't realise she was about to become a mum.
Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.
Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.
What's in a name?
Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.