... with both DS and DD teachers, telling them we'd be taking the kids out of school for our upcoming trip. Know what they both said? "That's great! Have fun! Won't be a problem at all." I was so relieved! Both teachers said that while they do believe school is important, they realize that family time is just as critical, and loved that the kids would be with their grandparents and a great-grandmother. DD's teacher even said that they may learn more from their great-grandmother than anyplace else (she's 92). Time to start packing!!!!!