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Neezar
02-07-2013, 02:15 PM
Have they nothing better to do?! I'm sure the US is next on this.


Kids Banned from Birthday Tradition


http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/australian-kids-banned-birthday-tradition-school-181900033.html;_ylt=Aq4KPkqbvbebcx5MLiaQkU7zWed_;_ ylu=X3oDMTJsN3EzNmx0BG1pdANIQ01PTCBvbiBhcnRpY2xlIH JpZ2h0IHJhaWwEcGtnA2lkLTMwNDA3NzcEcG9zAzYEc2VjA01l ZGlhQkNhcm91c2VsTWl4ZWRIQ00EdmVyAzc-;_ylg=X3oDMTJtM210dWs0BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDMTcwNjAyZGYtMjY4Yy0zMmJjLWI5YzYtMjRiMWMyMz E4Y2Q2BHBzdGNhdAN1LXMEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdl;_ylv=3

Celebrating birthdays at school just got a little less fun for kids in Australia. New guidelines issued Tuesday by the country's National Health and Medical Research Council say that children can no longer blow out the candles (http://shine.yahoo.com/haven/tricks-to-make-candles-last-1264756.html;_ylt=AmEDMAX7JXZjOII56LA_vGxnkqU5;_yl u=X3oDMTIwcnNlb3RoBG1pdANDeFMgUFNPTSBCbG9nIFBvc3Qg Qm9keSBQcm9kBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dCb2R5QXNzZW 1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTM0aXRpODBrBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDOTZkMzkwNmItMDg2Ni0zZjY4LWI2NWQtNGI0YTk0MT Q1MzlmBHBzdGNhdANwYXJlbnRpbmd8dGVhbW1vbQRwdANzdG9y eXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3) on cakes at school because doing so spreads too many germs (http://news.yahoo.com/8-devices-keep-flu-season-germs-life-160920262.html;_ylt=AjQMPI49UnA.ltrm.WA3KS9nkqU5;_ ylu=X3oDMTIwMTdtcWdjBG1pdANDeFMgUFNPTSBCbG9nIFBvc3 QgQm9keSBQcm9kBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dCb2R5QXNz ZW1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTM0aXRpODBrBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDOTZkMzkwNmItMDg2Ni0zZjY4LWI2NWQtNGI0YTk0MT Q1MzlmBHBzdGNhdANwYXJlbnRpbmd8dGVhbW1vbQRwdANzdG9y eXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3).

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rearnakedchoke
02-07-2013, 03:39 PM
they shoulda got rid of this tradition long ago ... thats just gross .. LOL ..

and we never did candles in school anyway ... musta been fire code or something ..... and although they had bobbing for apples on halloween, i stayed away from that too!!!!! yuck!

Bonnie
02-07-2013, 04:28 PM
Have they nothing better to do?! I'm sure the US is next on this.


Kids Banned from Birthday Tradition


http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/australian-kids-banned-birthday-tradition-school-181900033.html;_ylt=Aq4KPkqbvbebcx5MLiaQkU7zWed_;_ ylu=X3oDMTJsN3EzNmx0BG1pdANIQ01PTCBvbiBhcnRpY2xlIH JpZ2h0IHJhaWwEcGtnA2lkLTMwNDA3NzcEcG9zAzYEc2VjA01l ZGlhQkNhcm91c2VsTWl4ZWRIQ00EdmVyAzc-;_ylg=X3oDMTJtM210dWs0BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDMTcwNjAyZGYtMjY4Yy0zMmJjLWI5YzYtMjRiMWMyMz E4Y2Q2BHBzdGNhdAN1LXMEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdl;_ylv=3

Celebrating birthdays at school just got a little less fun for kids in Australia. New guidelines issued Tuesday by the country's National Health and Medical Research Council say that children can no longer blow out the candles (http://shine.yahoo.com/haven/tricks-to-make-candles-last-1264756.html;_ylt=AmEDMAX7JXZjOII56LA_vGxnkqU5;_yl u=X3oDMTIwcnNlb3RoBG1pdANDeFMgUFNPTSBCbG9nIFBvc3Qg Qm9keSBQcm9kBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dCb2R5QXNzZW 1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTM0aXRpODBrBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDOTZkMzkwNmItMDg2Ni0zZjY4LWI2NWQtNGI0YTk0MT Q1MzlmBHBzdGNhdANwYXJlbnRpbmd8dGVhbW1vbQRwdANzdG9y eXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3) on cakes at school because doing so spreads too many germs (http://news.yahoo.com/8-devices-keep-flu-season-germs-life-160920262.html;_ylt=AjQMPI49UnA.ltrm.WA3KS9nkqU5;_ ylu=X3oDMTIwMTdtcWdjBG1pdANDeFMgUFNPTSBCbG9nIFBvc3 QgQm9keSBQcm9kBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dCb2R5QXNz ZW1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTM0aXRpODBrBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDOTZkMzkwNmItMDg2Ni0zZjY4LWI2NWQtNGI0YTk0MT Q1MzlmBHBzdGNhdANwYXJlbnRpbmd8dGVhbW1vbQRwdANzdG9y eXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3).

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/sweet.gif

they shoulda got rid of this tradition long ago ... thats just gross .. LOL ..

and we never did candles in school anyway ... musta been fire code or something ..... and although they had bobbing for apples on halloween, i stayed away from that too!!!!! yuck!

There's a simple solution, cupcakes, just put a candle on the "birthday" one. Birthday cake and bobbing apples is the least of the germs we'll encounter...shopping carts, and have you ever been to a buffet? I saw a program once where they had tested the serving utensils from buffets...you don't even want to know! :scared0011: It's making me sick just thinking about it! :laugh:

NateR
02-07-2013, 05:02 PM
Have they nothing better to do?! I'm sure the US is next on this.


Kids Banned from Birthday Tradition


http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/australian-kids-banned-birthday-tradition-school-181900033.html;_ylt=Aq4KPkqbvbebcx5MLiaQkU7zWed_;_ ylu=X3oDMTJsN3EzNmx0BG1pdANIQ01PTCBvbiBhcnRpY2xlIH JpZ2h0IHJhaWwEcGtnA2lkLTMwNDA3NzcEcG9zAzYEc2VjA01l ZGlhQkNhcm91c2VsTWl4ZWRIQ00EdmVyAzc-;_ylg=X3oDMTJtM210dWs0BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDMTcwNjAyZGYtMjY4Yy0zMmJjLWI5YzYtMjRiMWMyMz E4Y2Q2BHBzdGNhdAN1LXMEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdl;_ylv=3

Celebrating birthdays at school just got a little less fun for kids in Australia. New guidelines issued Tuesday by the country's National Health and Medical Research Council say that children can no longer blow out the candles (http://shine.yahoo.com/haven/tricks-to-make-candles-last-1264756.html;_ylt=AmEDMAX7JXZjOII56LA_vGxnkqU5;_yl u=X3oDMTIwcnNlb3RoBG1pdANDeFMgUFNPTSBCbG9nIFBvc3Qg Qm9keSBQcm9kBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dCb2R5QXNzZW 1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTM0aXRpODBrBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDOTZkMzkwNmItMDg2Ni0zZjY4LWI2NWQtNGI0YTk0MT Q1MzlmBHBzdGNhdANwYXJlbnRpbmd8dGVhbW1vbQRwdANzdG9y eXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3) on cakes at school because doing so spreads too many germs (http://news.yahoo.com/8-devices-keep-flu-season-germs-life-160920262.html;_ylt=AjQMPI49UnA.ltrm.WA3KS9nkqU5;_ ylu=X3oDMTIwMTdtcWdjBG1pdANDeFMgUFNPTSBCbG9nIFBvc3 QgQm9keSBQcm9kBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dCb2R5QXNz ZW1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTM0aXRpODBrBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDOTZkMzkwNmItMDg2Ni0zZjY4LWI2NWQtNGI0YTk0MT Q1MzlmBHBzdGNhdANwYXJlbnRpbmd8dGVhbW1vbQRwdANzdG9y eXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3).

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/sweet.gif

That's totally ridiculous. Don't you want kids to be exposed to germs early on to help build up their immune system as adults?

This is an insane level of government micromanaging and I'm pretty sure it's one of those laws that will NEVER actually be enforced, so it's pointless for it to even exist in the exist in the first place.

Tyburn
02-07-2013, 07:35 PM
Have they nothing better to do?! I'm sure the US is next on this.


Kids Banned from Birthday Tradition


http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/australian-kids-banned-birthday-tradition-school-181900033.html;_ylt=Aq4KPkqbvbebcx5MLiaQkU7zWed_;_ ylu=X3oDMTJsN3EzNmx0BG1pdANIQ01PTCBvbiBhcnRpY2xlIH JpZ2h0IHJhaWwEcGtnA2lkLTMwNDA3NzcEcG9zAzYEc2VjA01l ZGlhQkNhcm91c2VsTWl4ZWRIQ00EdmVyAzc-;_ylg=X3oDMTJtM210dWs0BGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDMTcwNjAyZGYtMjY4Yy0zMmJjLWI5YzYtMjRiMWMyMz E4Y2Q2BHBzdGNhdAN1LXMEcHQDc3RvcnlwYWdl;_ylv=3

Celebrating birthdays at school just got a little less fun for kids in Australia. New guidelines issued Tuesday by the country's National Health and Medical Research Council say that children can no longer blow out the candles (http://shine.yahoo.com/haven/tricks-to-make-candles-last-1264756.html;_ylt=AmEDMAX7JXZjOII56LA_vGxnkqU5;_yl u=X3oDMTIwcnNlb3RoBG1pdANDeFMgUFNPTSBCbG9nIFBvc3Qg Qm9keSBQcm9kBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dCb2R5QXNzZW 1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTM0aXRpODBrBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDOTZkMzkwNmItMDg2Ni0zZjY4LWI2NWQtNGI0YTk0MT Q1MzlmBHBzdGNhdANwYXJlbnRpbmd8dGVhbW1vbQRwdANzdG9y eXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3) on cakes at school because doing so spreads too many germs (http://news.yahoo.com/8-devices-keep-flu-season-germs-life-160920262.html;_ylt=AjQMPI49UnA.ltrm.WA3KS9nkqU5;_ ylu=X3oDMTIwMTdtcWdjBG1pdANDeFMgUFNPTSBCbG9nIFBvc3 QgQm9keSBQcm9kBHBvcwMzBHNlYwNNZWRpYUJsb2dCb2R5QXNz ZW1ibHk-;_ylg=X3oDMTM0aXRpODBrBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRw c3RhaWQDOTZkMzkwNmItMDg2Ni0zZjY4LWI2NWQtNGI0YTk0MT Q1MzlmBHBzdGNhdANwYXJlbnRpbmd8dGVhbW1vbQRwdANzdG9y eXBhZ2U-;_ylv=3).

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/sweet.gif

But if they dont blow the candles out...when the candles burn down, they will set the cake on fire, and kill the kids with smoke inhilation.

I think a far better idea is to issue every kid at birth with his very own candle snuffer :laugh:

Not meaning to be rude...but Australians are strange anyway...they're all decendants of a British Penal Collony :laugh:

Irish Pride
02-07-2013, 10:08 PM
Candles? Our schools you aren't allowed to bring in cake or cupcakes any more because of health issues....let alone candles. :sad:

flo
02-07-2013, 11:07 PM
That's totally ridiculous. Don't you want kids to be exposed to germs early on to help build up their immune system as adults?
This is an insane level of government micromanaging and I'm pretty sure it's one of those laws that will NEVER actually be enforced, so it's pointless for it to even exist in the exist in the first place.

Exactly. It turns my stomach seeing the wonderful and unique Australia becoming something of a nanny state. They've always been known as a rough-and-tumble, can-do place - like Alaska - where men are still allowed to be manly and women don't want to be men. A country known for it's common sense and ability to be self-sufficient and tough. Sad to see it change.

Bonnie
02-07-2013, 11:38 PM
That's totally ridiculous. Don't you want kids to be exposed to germs early on to help build up their immune system as adults?

This is an insane level of government micromanaging and I'm pretty sure it's one of those laws that will NEVER actually be enforced, so it's pointless for it to even exist in the exist in the first place.

Why would you think they wouldn't enforce it? Maybe they've got an Obama too. :unsure-1:

NateR
02-08-2013, 12:24 AM
Why would you think they wouldn't enforce it? Maybe they've got an Obama too. :unsure-1:

Mainly because I doubt local police would be patrolling children's birthday parties. :laugh:

The only way I see this law being enforced is if some overprotective mom's child gets sick at a birthday party and she files charges against the birthday kid's parents for allowing them to blow out birthday candles. You know it'll happen eventually.

Bonnie
02-08-2013, 12:43 AM
Mainly because I doubt local police would be patrolling children's birthday parties. :laugh:

The only way I see this law being enforced is if some overprotective mom's child gets sick at a birthday party and she files charges against the birthday kid's parents for allowing them to blow out birthday candles. You know it'll happen eventually.

Oh, I thought you were talking about the school officials not enforcing it. Are you talking about schools or private parties?

NateR
02-08-2013, 04:40 AM
Oh, I thought you were talking about the school officials not enforcing it. Are you talking about schools or private parties?

Yeah, I was thinking about private parties. I didn't even consider parties at public schools.

Neezar
02-08-2013, 01:09 PM
Candles? Our schools you aren't allowed to bring in cake or cupcakes any more because of health issues....let alone candles. :sad:

:duh: lol

I guess I thought everyone has kids in school. lol. I was being sarcastic about the US being next. Our kids aren't allowed to bring cupcakes or cakes for their birthday either. They suggest that if we want, we can buy all the kids an ice cream from the lunch room that day.