There are families at CHA that truly enjoy authentic leisure on these days. They engage in quality reading and take time out to appreciate nature, music, art, or good food together. They seek out things that will inspire deep wonder, not superficial distraction. A well-spent R & R day is a Sabbath rest to enjoy God and His work in our family. Often, the Community Coordinators will plan an optional (and delightful!) field trip for CHA families and many families will attend.
Often the reality of the R & R day looks like tutors catching up on grading, students catching up on late work or making corrections to returned work, some may be getting ahead (or caught up) with their Literature reading, Monday’s math homework gets pushed off until Tuesday, and parents of K-2 are still making their child do Phonics or Math facts, or something- because you never quite feel as though you had gotten as far as you would have liked in your lessons with the younger ones. Oh and we are cramming in those doctor appointments that can only be scheduled on Tuesdays (of course) and the fifty-five loads of laundry that still need to get done, and the huge pile of dishes, and maybe dinner will actually get planned for a change- you know, never mind. None of that sounds very rejuvenating. See you on the field trip!
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