I am a teaching assistant and I just recently got married. The majority of my family wasn't able to attend my wedding due to the fact that they live overseas. I work two jobs and my second job is teaching Adult Ed.The Adult Ed school year ends August 2 and the school I TA for starts up August 13. My husband and I both want to visit my relatives as he has never met them before, in particular, my grandmother who is 91+ years old who has been sick on and off for the past few years. We think it's important, but for the money we're paying and due to my schedule we would have to extend our vacation through the first three days of the new school year. I am having trouble deciding if we should just take the hit financially and burden my family with travel arrangements to get us to and from the airport (1 hr 30 min away one way) to make it in time for the school year to begin or just inform the school of my absence. If I choose the latter, will it be looked down upon as negative and not be worth it in the end? Or is it a reasonable reason to miss a few days? Any suggestions or advice?