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27-09-2013 21:05 #41
27-09-2013 21:21 #42
27-09-2013 21:59 #43
It can be pretty annoying if you have to work - instead of before and after school care, you have vacation care... which is usually more expensive because it's not only longer hours, but they go on trips, which means additional money on top of that extra anyway. DD's vacation care also closes 1/2 hour earlier than after school care (run by the exact same place), and it can be a struggle to get there even when I have that extra 1/2 hour. DP has to leave early to make sure he gets there on time on the holidays.
Then there's the "doing stuff," thing. There are a million and one people every place you might consider going... so doing ANYTHING is a nightmare. Then those on holidays (who usually live elsewhere) make it harder too... taking up even more space and making even more noise.
I wouldn't mind if it other people didn't exist or it wasn't so expensive for me.
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27-09-2013 22:01 #44
I'm happy so many people genuinely love the holidays; I guess we're still finding our way.
27-09-2013 22:28 #45
I love school holidays but I'm a SAHM. I really feel for working parents.
28-09-2013 06:52 #46
28-09-2013 07:10 #47
It can be hard if you're a working parent. DH and I will have to take turns staying home on school holidays and will basically use all our leave up staying home separately. I know there is vacation care and we will probably rely on that also.
If you work from home it's pretty much impossible!!
I think it totally depends on the age of your kids too. If you have big gaps sometimes the older ones will look after the young ones and you don't have the bickering as much, but every family is different,
28-09-2013 07:10 #48
I dislike school holidays only cos playgroup doesn't run thru them.
But I dont have school aged kids.
My work is pretty awesome with flexibility. One lady works 4.30pm till midnight ish as she has her kids during the day whilst hubby works and comes in when he gets home. Another couple (both work for same company) work opp shifts ie 2am-10am and the other 12pm-8pm during the hols. Others do split shifts etc. Very few use vacation care if they don't want to.
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28-09-2013 07:18 #49
There needs to be more flexibility for working parents I think. I am very lucky but so many people would struggle I think.
28-09-2013 07:19 #50
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