Is this a question you are seriously asking? If you contemplated not allowing your son to attend his band banquet then take a step back and think about your son’s best interest, not yours. If you do not allow your child to go, you are forcing your son to spend time with you because it is “your” time. You should seriously consider whose needs you are thinking about. We have heard on more than one occasion that it is “not in the child’s best interest” to be involved in school activities during one parent’s time, but that is simply not the case. It is important as a parent that you stay involved in your children’s lives. Your life should revolve around their activities, not the other way around.