The question has been posed: How do you count "two weeks vacation"?
I’m not sure of the "official" rule, so I hope a Local Community Counselor can chime in, but in the meantime, let’s see how we host moms interpret that guideline.
And, when you and your Au Pair arrange her vacation, how do you usually distribute those vacation days?
In my house, we’ve had vacations be 14 days, Mon-Sun, and we’ve had our au pairs take them a week at a time. I’ve sometimes lengthened the time off-duty when they have arranged their vacations so that they stay away on days they could have been off duty anyway.
(For example, our au pairs have left on Friday night and counted Sat & Sun as regular off-duty days, then taken an additional Mon-Sun as vacation. They come back tired, and usually sun-burned, despite the sunscreen I always force them to take with them from our at-home stash. I try to do the "mom" part of host mom….).
How about at your house?