I kinda go through this phases of " why am I writing this!!!" .. I manage to overcome sometimes in a haste and at times after a couple of years...which clearly is the case this time :)
My son who is in fourth grade just finished his midterm break. This year since we were busy with a lot of things we didnt take either a summer break or the mid term break. And I guess that is why I am finding it a sore point. Some schools seem to believe in burdening the kids and probably the parents more...since the homework at this level is mostly done by parents - with unnecessary work load. We had homework in summer and in this break. Guess all these years it didnt hurt me so much as this year because we didnt go on a break ourselves.
What are holidays at schools meant for? Or for that matter holidays anywhere meant for? I think it is to give oneself a break from the routine and be back refreshed to doing what we have to do for the rest of the year - HOME WORK!!!