A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two different things.
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.
Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
Take away leisure and Cupid's bow is broken.
Whatever he does should be seen as working at the Presidency and if he goes to Colorado for Christmas, it should be for a minimum amount of time, the family tradition and family get-together aspect emphasized, and it be seen as a working vacation.