I have read through all posts, and sorry to repeat in parrot fashion, but I agree with the comments that ignoring rules is a bad example to kids.
I agree that some families selfishly prioritise holidays over schooling.
It is not compulsory for children to go abroad for a holiday.
You have children so there are going to be cetain restrictions in life until they grow up - get over it as the saying goes!
You have kids and some things in life have to be put on hold.
This thing we keep hearing about children' learning more' about countries and cultures when they are on holiday - - erm, I tend to doubt this.
Ok,I am sure that there maybe some educationally minded parents that will make sure their kids are learning about the culture of the country they are holidaying in - but I can't imagine that a good portion of average families in holiday resorts are even thinking about, never mind spending the day educating their kids on cultures and customs !
Ha! Average Joe 'Brits abroad' holiday maker - a lot of the time - doesn't even know enough culture, custom, or language to teach !!
Love the comment about a holiday diary with restaurant receipts and the odd photo. So true !
I tend to agree with the comment about teachers being increasingly undermined in society.
Yes, some parents do want it all.
Having kids = certain restrictions in a lot of aspects in life.You gotta' get used to it until they older.That's way it is !