So, as the families at CHA roll into another summer break, I have been challenged to consider making even my leisure time purposeful. We have so much wasted time where computer games, shallow television shows, mindless novels and on-line exploration dominate our 'free time.' But how can we redeem some of this time. A mindless novel is not necessarily a bad thing, but are we also reading some of the great books? Even just picking one classic to read for the summer will add some depth to your reading list. Or how about taking something that is a nuisance and turning it into your child's science fair project. For example, lice infested the beautiful hair of my children and some of our friends' children. In the past, this nuisance has been fairly easy to get rid of...this time not so much. So, armed with library books, medical articles and personal experience, we are turning this into a science fair project. It will take time, because we want to complete some reading, contact companies that make the de-lousing products and ultimately interview families about the methods that are successful in getting rid of these pests. Or what about stink bugs...they are annoying. Maybe one of our CHA students could create a natural substance that will get rid of them. This is how we can redeem time. Use the time to learn, to create, to invent.
So, rest and relax some this summer. But also have purpose and then come back to school this fall and tell us what you learned, invented or created!