I'm a wedding photographer and my busiest time is the summer, this year August is crazy and trying to find time to fit in a summer holiday was proving tricky. The only available time we had is the last week of the school year *ducks from stones being thrown*. My children are 6 and 3 and whilst I agree that taking kids out of school can be disruptive I also think that family holidays are important. My strongest memories of my childhood are the summer holidays we took. Its really nice to spend time as a family without the day to day distractions.
I have vowed that this is the last year I will break the rules, next year I promise to be a good little school law abiding citizen. I will organise my time better and begrudgingly pay the extra £2000 to travel at the busiest time of year to fight over sunbeds and fly like cattle on a cramped aeroplane.