View Poll Results: Weekly Poll: Do you take birthdays off?

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  • Yes, we take time off for birthdays.

    11 73.33%
  • No, we don't take time off for birthdays.

    1 6.67%
  • Sometimes we do, sometimes we don't.

    2 13.33%
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    Default Weekly Poll: Do you take birthdays off?

    Thought of this because my oldest daughter had a birthday yesterday! Do you take birthdays off? We always have. Birthdays are spent celebrating and doing fun activities.

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    I voted yes, but the dudes birthday isn't until April 20th and we PLAN to take it off. This is our first year HS'ing.

    Their brothers 19th birthday was yesterday and we were light about our day to hang before he was off...

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    Birthdays are important holidays around my house. Before we had kids, I used to take a personal day on my birthday from work.
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    I don't plan to. I have never taken off for work for my birthday and I've resented coworkers who feel that they "deserve" to (it's totally fine with me if it works out, of course). I just don't want to raise kids who expect royal treatment on their birthdays.

    I'm thinking I'll do something special on that day, though (during homeschool time). It just won't be taken completely off.
    Homeschooling: son, 10

    Not homeschooling: daughter, 7

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    Being able to declare a birthday a holiday is one of the perks of homeschooling in my book

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    Yes, definitely a perk! My oldest is now in college and she had to come home to study that evening. She is able to understand the benefits we had while homeschooling may not carry over outside of our home.

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    Haven't made that decision yet, but I know DS will ask for it.

    The trouble is that DS was born in the same week as a major statutory holiday for Canada and if we take both the statutory day off, as well as his birthday off, he will only be doing 3 days of schooling that week.

    "Shrugs Shoulders" But since birthdays only come once a year, I guess I can allow this. It would be a change from being forced to go to school on his birthday as he has had to do all through elementary school.

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Weekly Poll: Do you take birthdays off?