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Old November 4th, 2012, 02:34 AM
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I've never really asked my parents that. Most of my birthdays fall on school days, but I still go to school. It's a lot more fun with my classmates than just staying home, waiting for my parents to get home from work.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 04:14 AM
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As I was growing up my Birthday/B'day always was on the first day after the summer holidays and was never allowed too stay home. I will let my daughter stay off school on her Birthday though.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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I'm 20. So if I want to stay home from school on my birthday, I will.
Exactly how I feel. On my birthday this year I skipped 2 of my 3 classes. In high school my mother gave me the option usually but as I got older I got less likely to take her up on it because getting the stuff you missed in school is a serious pain and I didn't like skipping school because of dealing with the day after.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 01:03 PM
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In the past I was only able to skip school if it happened to land on Memorial's Day because you had school off anyways. So with that said, unless school wasn't already off then no, I wasn't able to go. The past few years I didn't have school on my birthday anyways so it hasn't mattered.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 01:35 PM
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I'm not in school right now so on my last birthday I was home. Apart from that I have never stay home from school on my birthday. When I finally get into college I might do it once or twice.

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Old November 4th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Often my parents were willing to let it go when I was younger. Come High School though I didn't even want the day off because one day behind would mean having to play catch-up. Never really was worth it.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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I work full time and I went into work for my birthday.. but even when I was at school I went in. Figured.. why not? Get to see my friends!
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Old November 4th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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I'm not living at home so it's not really a case of asking for permission, but when I was at home I never wanted to skip school anyway, even if it was my birthday. Catching up with missed work was always a huge pain and if I went into school I could spend the day with my friends, so it was the better choice for me. I can understand why people would want to skip school on their birthday, but it doesn't appeal to me personally :3
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Old November 4th, 2012, 03:02 PM
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When I was younger, sometimes, but my parents were good enough to not allow me to stay home unless I was really sick. Good parents, would always see through my lies and excuses for staying home from school. I complained about going to school on my Birthday as did a lot of other children, I'm sure. Right? Right?
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Old November 4th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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My birthday is on a monday this year (November 19th), and I only have one class that day, so it'd probably be pointless to go. But the downside is that I think I have a project due that day so I can't afford to skip D:

In terms of staying home during birthdays in general, I don't at all. I wouldn't want to be bored at home during my birthday, where I can spend the day with my friends! :D
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Old November 4th, 2012, 03:25 PM
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I don't think I've ever gone to school on my birthday. Inconvenient to do something I don't find enjoyable on a day I should be enjoying.
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Old November 4th, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Most years my birthday is on a Teacher Work Day, so no school for me. But if I do have school I would go for it, because it feels nice seeing your friends (and sometimes strangers) saying happy birthday to me.

(My birthday is on Election Day this year! Haha.)
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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:17 AM
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I was never allowed to stay home from school for my birthday, nor would I ever have wanted to! Your birthday is the best day to go to school, you get all the attention and stuff!

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Old November 5th, 2012, 10:40 PM
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I never really stayed home just for my birthday, I don't think. When I was younger, my parents would sometimes schedule a doctor or dentist appointment on my birthday and I'd get to take the rest of the day off which was great. Otherwise, I really liked going to school on my birthday! It's nice being able to share it with friends and most schools I went to would sing happy birthday or broadcast the day's birthdays over the PA during the morning announcements. You always felt extra special. :3

In high school it didn't matter as much so I don't remember anything specific there. In university, my birthday falls right near the end of the exam period and I've often had an exam either the day of my birthday or the day after so no time to relax and no classes to really skip anyway. :/

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Old November 6th, 2012, 03:38 AM
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Nope. I rather stay at school on my birthdays at the moment...(and they wouldn't consider a birthday for an excuse so that I can have a break...) 'cause I'm still living in an apartment...

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Old November 6th, 2012, 03:50 AM
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No. My birthday and school didn't relate to each other. I had no reason not to attend school on my birthday. It may be my special day, but it wasn't too special a day where I was allowed to skip school. -> Plus, I got to celebrate my birthday in school with my classmates. That was the best bit. <- If I skipped school, I wouldn't have anyone but my family to celebrate it with. That would be quite sad and dull for a school kid, wouldn't it?
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:10 PM
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My birthday was often on Spring Break. If it wasn't, I tried using it as an excuse anyway. Didn't work.

Now that I'm out of school, I plan on taking my birthday off from work every year. As I don't drink, the day after will be back to work, even as I'm exhausted. That's life.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Psh my birthday is in June so I dont need to worry about that. :3

But if it wernt I'd probobably have to go to school anyway, unfortunately
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Old November 6th, 2012, 10:58 PM
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My birthday falls in Mid December, but my parents never let me stay home for any reason (unless I was sick or had a doctor's appointment). Once every 7 years my birthday was on Friday the 13th so I had a chance to brag about it to friends and anyone I recognized.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Realistically you need to go to school, but a lot of people blow off school because they think since it is their birthday they have a right to miss school. It is solely the student and their parents choice if one can stay home from school. It is always nice to have a day away from school, but friends give you goodies there too so why miss it?

If your birthday does not land on a school day then fantastic for you!
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Old November 8th, 2012, 11:47 PM
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This never happened to me when I was at school, much as I wished it did: it was my birthday, but it was the same as any other day of the week, and I was going to school, and that was that. I didn't get a choice until I went to University, and by that point I didn't much care either way, so I ended up going in anyway...although last year I did skip the day because I honestly didn't feel like going in. But my mother would have sooner let me dye my hair a neon pink before letting me skip school on my birthday.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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I don't think I would even want to. Staying at home is kind boring, I'd rather be at school celebrating my birthday. XD
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Old November 9th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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My birthday never falls on a holiday, so I only take a day off school on my birthday if it's the weekend!
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