THE kids of Australia no doubt hope their parents take a cue from an Albury mother who two years ago she started giving her children the day off school on their birthday.
Sue Thomas said the treat was a great way for her children to feel they were doing something special on the day, rather than having to wait until the weekend.
Her daughter, Jade, yesterday spent her 10th birthday “adventuring” around Albury with her sister, two friends and a dog.
Mrs Thomas said that, as part of it, the girls had also enjoyed a “first class” lunch in the Commercial Club’s red room.
“They put the napkins in their laps and it was a three-course meal with a dessert trolley,” she said. “I then got a flaming coffee at the end which was good fun.”
Jade said the best part of her day was challenging her friends at laser tag and playing with a border collie puppy.
“It’s special to do fun things on your birthday and not go to school,” she said.
A bubble blower was one of Jade’s birthday presents and Mrs Thomas said the girls had had a lot of fun with it.
She said they had a wonderful day and enjoyed the sunshine.