The kids have 2 more days of school left. Yes, you heard me. Two more days. They are in school right up until the 23rd. The same was true last year and the year before. They got out on the 22nd one year because it fell on a Friday. They return on Jan. 4th. They’ve been known to return on the 2nd–the 2nd, people! My memory of winter break before college are fuzzy, but I seem to recall having two full weeks off. Usually, the extra time came at the front end of the holidays, with us getting out around the 18th of December and returning just after the new year. My mother recalls similar schedules. Our kids get a mere week and a half. It seems silly for them to be going to school this short week. Would it have been so bad for them to have had their last day on Friday. It would give them more time to kick back and relax, to travel to visit family, etc. Given that we had over 20 inches of snow over the weekend, it seems even more silly that they were in school this week. What are your kids’ breaks like? Do they get more or less time? How long would you like for winter breaks to be?