What sort of things do you do with your children on school holidays?

@14missy (3185)
Australia
January 2, 2007 9:27pm CST
If you work, are they at daycare or do you take time off work to be with them. This isn't always an option. I try to have as much time off as possible over school holidays.
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• United States
3 Jan 07
When I was younger, I had my child in day care when I had to work. Later on, I was able to work my hours around her school and holidays. It's hard when a women works and her children are off on the holidays. Some people have family or friends to help out.
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• United States
4 Jan 07
It's really hard to work and be a mom, isn't it? I'm glad you won't have to work so hard soon.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
My family unfortunately now live a long way from us so that is out of the question, but I don't work that much so it isn't too hard on the kids.
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• Ireland
3 Jan 07
When my children were small, I sent them to summer college where they would study the Irish language. That was for four weeks, and for the other four weeks, I took them to the beach or the park and then on family vacation for two weeks.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
That's a wonderful thing to teach them. Don't they already learn some irish at school? I think because it is the national language it should be compulsory to learn.
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@BELMCstar (1341)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
My kids attend a vacation care program for the entire holiday season. They go on different excursions, such as to the movies, or to the local park for cricket and stuff like that. It costs me a bit, but I could not have them at work with me, and there is no family who could look after them, so there is no choice in the matter.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
The vacation care runs great programmes. My kids are booked in a few days this holidays. They do things that I probably wouldn't get around to doing.
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• Australia
15 Jan 07
This is the first year I haven’t booked my child into at least 2 days of holiday care a week. My work shift now allows me to not send her to care. I have an early shift & my husband works the afternoon shift. Tag team parenting. Most days I’m am home just after lunch time, some days we have been able to go out as a family before hubbie has to start work, and other wise we try to do things together after he leaves.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
Tag team parenting is sometimes a good thing if you don't need to use daycare because of it. I'm sure your daughter appreciates the time spent seperatley with both her mum and dad.
@missyd79 (3438)
• United States
18 Jan 07
my son is not in school yet, but next year he will start kindergarten and i will try to take time off to spend with him, but at my job it is not always possible so i may have my 11 year old neice come to home to watch him because i work from home but still need someone to contend with him while i am working.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
24 Jan 07
It must be good to have the time at home with your son. It also is good when they finally get to school (my youngest starts school this year). I won't know what to do with all my time to myself during the day...hahah
• India
3 Jan 07
I have no children.So I haven't holidays.But in the weekend holiday,i always go somewhere with my wife.My wife and me goes together and enjoy everything.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
4 Jan 07
That sounds lovely. Thank you for your response.
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