A mother-of-three revealed that she may not be able to afford her family holiday after she was asked to fork out over £1,000 to send her kids on a school trip.
The UK mother took to Mumsnet to ask whether she made the right decision in denying her children the three-night trip, so she could afford their summer holiday.
The woman explained that the trip would cost £350 for each child and admitted it would be a ‘massive struggle’, and that she didn’t think she could ‘stretch’ without cancelling their two-week holiday.
A mother-of-three from the UK was asked to fork out over £1,000 to send her three children on a school trip for three nights – and admitted she wouldn’t be able to afford their family holiday
She wrote: ‘DC (dear children) have come home from school with a letter about next year’s school trip which will be £350 a child.
‘I have three DC in the classes eligible to go (I have twins), that’ll mean over a grand which will be a massive struggle.
‘The DC want to go naturally as most of their classes will (although I doubt that all the children will).
‘We have booked a holiday for next summer that we are busy saving for and we really can’t stretch to the school trip as well.
‘We can’t cancel the holiday without losing money and to be honest, I don’t really want to cancel two weeks of family holiday to pay for 3 nights of school trip.’
She added: ‘I just think over £1K on school trips is way too much. We wouldn’t be able to pay for it without cancelling our holiday (and still losing money).’
And other mums were quick to share their views on the issue, with several arguing that the cost of the trip is too high, and insisting the mum choose her holiday.
One said: ‘You’ve got to keep your holiday. Yes it’s disappointing for them, but that’s life.’
Other mums were quick to share their views on the issue and several insisted the mum should choose her family holiday
The other mothers reassured the user that although her children would be disappointed, their family holiday has to take precedent over a school trip
A second said: ‘ I don’t understand what you’re asking really? If you can’t afford the £1k then they can’t go. It is a lot of money and I too would prefer to spend it on a family holiday.’
Another user joked: ‘Decide which one is your favourite and let them go. But seriously no way would I be spending a grand on a three-day school trip at the expense of a two week holiday for all of you.’
One more added: ‘Family holiday trumps the school trip.’
However one mum took a harsher view, arguing that the blame ‘should not lie with the school if she has three kids in one class’, and another suggested she speak to the school and see if they can help out.
They wrote: ‘It may be worth talking to the school to see if they can help. I know ours received funding from the local Rotary group who paid for a couple of children and subbed a couple.’
One mum took a harsher view, saying blame does not lie with the school if the mum can’t afford to send her kids on the trip
Source : Mail Online