8th grade graduation tickets

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Registered: 12-12-2002
8th grade graduation tickets
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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 3:09pm
8th grade graduation is coming. Each student is allowed three guests (tickets). Who should attend?

List of possibilities:

BM
BD
15-year old full-sibling
Stepparent of 2 years
9-year old step sibling
Paternal grandmother who lives 2 hours away, not close relationship
Maternal great-grandmother to whom child is very close
Maternal aunt
Maternal aunts son (child's bff)

Only three tickets...who goes? And who decides?

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 3:13pm

Birth mother,

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Registered: 07-12-2011
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 4:43pm
My first instinct is

Mom
Dad
Sibling, unless sibling is uninterested, then Stepparent.
- Luhverly Mom to DS5 Smom to DSD6 & DSD4 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 4:44pm
and can I just say I find it HIGHLY ridiculous that they would only give out THREE tickets vs four.

Seems to me in the "two houses" era of today schools would want the child to have both "sets" of parents able to come to the graduation ceremony, and doing three tickets is cause for a LOT of drama.
- Luhverly Mom to DS5 Smom to DSD6 & DSD4 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 5:03pm

I do find it rather archaic

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Thu, 03-22-2012 - 5:17pm
My understanding is that it is a space issue. For instance, gym seats 1200, so a class of 300 would have room for the student and three others. They couldn't magically find 300 more seats.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 07-12-2011
Thu, 03-22-2012 - 9:29pm
I get limitations, but then I'd suggest splitting the graduation ceremonies somehow.

I just find it incredibly unfair to the kids to have to "chose" that like.
- Luhverly Mom to DS5 Smom to DSD6 & DSD4 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 07-07-2011
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 3:01pm
Chiming in late, but I think I would vote for BM, BD and Maternal great-grandmother since they are so close. Odds are the on his sibling doesn't care about attending, and depending on how old his great-grandma is, she might not have as many opportunities in the future to go to graduations. I would probably leave the choice up to him though.

What did you decide on?
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Registered: 12-12-2002
Mon, 03-26-2012 - 3:20pm

Not a real life situation in my life.

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14