A conversation from this morning:
Mommy: L & Z, finish up your school work and you are done with school until AFTER Christmas!
L & Z: Really?!?! Until after Christmas? We'll be on vacation? Alright!!!
I've not mentioned to them that other kids get 2+ weeks off of school. They don't need to know and you better not tell them.
We'll probably take most/all of next week off so I can plan and evaluate our progress, but I don't want to tell them lest they need some school-schedule structure to keep them out of trouble.
They're outside right now building a snowman with the snow left from "The Holiday Blizzard of '06".
Life is good. Merry Christmas!!