The kid's school years are going to be a bit patchy from now 'till the end of the year. S0 is off today, Veteran's Day, and the day after that. S1 also has a few days off for various teacher-training reasons, and the week before Christmas, plus the week after Christmas for both of them. Since I just started work, there is very little vacation to play with, and, whatever the state of my former employer is now, I'm really going to miss that after-Christmas week that the masters in Rochester gave us.
Just once I'd like to stay at a company long enough to get more than three weeks of vacation, and yeah, I know for a lot people in the US even that is a luxury.