Mainly cost. I work, so our routine doesn't change at all. Still have to get up, make breakfast, lunches, get dressed, drop kids off etc. - so there's no 'break' for us. Vacation care is expensive for DD, DS's family daycare mum usually takes a week off so I have to then find alternate care for him as well. (I can take leave but everybody wants leave on the holidays so it gets shared around). Then on the days that I'm home I feel so guilty because DD is sad that all of her friends have been catching up, going out, going on holidays etc. that I feel that I need to do something FUN with her so that when she goes back to school she has something to talk about. And we really can't afford it.