|The Fam at the Grand Canyon 2010|
My kids are out of school. And I love it!!!
No homework. No tests. No rushing around in the morning to get them out to school. No stopping my day to grab them from school.
No worries for a whole 7 weeks! Whoo hoo!
Yep, only 7 weeks.
My kids are on what is called a "modified traditional" school calendar. They get a shorter summer. But we get 2 weeks off in October, 2 weeks in December and 2 weeks in the Spring.
When I enrolled my son in Kindergarten almost 9 years ago, I did not like this new plan. I was angry that our summer would be cut short. BUT...and that is a BIG BUT...
October is a wonderful time to take vacations. The weather is slightly cooler but still very pleasant. And here's the biggy: LINES ARE SHORTER. Everyone is in school so lines at amusement parks and any vacation destination are shorter!! Whoo hoo!
There is one problem: Football. Yes, my son decided to play a Fall sport. And that took away out October break. But I love watching him play. This year he is starting high school so will play for the Freshman team. I am so scared for him. Some of these boys look like men!! And my son just doesn't yet.
Would you enjoy a a shorter summer for 2 weeks off in October?