And this mom's not happy about it!
Momlogic's Julie: This year, my kids are out of school from December 19 to January 7. What the hell?
Back in my day, we got a week off for Christmas break, tops. Now it's 18 days!
Luckily, my husband is able to stay home with the kids, so we don't have to struggle to figure out how we're going to afford daycare along with all the other holiday expenses. But what about the parents who do?
I get three paid days off for Christmas and New Year's. How are parents swinging the cost of care on the other 15 days? The school does offer an off site "winter camp" but it's $50 per day per child. Who knew sending kids to public school would cost so much!
Plus, for those of us who can't afford to travel this year (like me), 18 days is a looong time to keep kids entertained and engaged. I'm all for family time, but this is overkill!
What do you think about extended holiday breaks like this one?