The Aftermath of the Holidays

We had a delightful holiday with my daughter, son-in-law, and family. The four little ones were a sight to behold as they opened their gift from Santa. Ahh…, to be young and innocent again.

The holiday season is over, and I’m in the process of putting Christmas away. That joyful anticipation and laughter have come and gone. Now it’s time to pack up and pick up – glitter, stray ornament hooks, tree needles….

The Catch-All Pack-Up Room

Holiday memories still danced in our heads the week after Christmas until…

the aftermath.

My daughter’s babysitter was responsible enough to get a COVID test before coming to babysit at the beginning of New Year’s week. It was negative. Perfect! Unfortunately, on New Year’s Eve day she called to say her new test was positive for the Omicron variant. BAM!  

So, what do you do when your family suddenly has to quarantine? No work. No school. Test. Wait. CABIN FEVER!

My daughter put her imagination to work to keep everyone happy and entertained. Together, they created the house below. All they had to do was open, enter, and read the stash of library books inside or just play.

The COVID House

As days passed, four of the six family members came down with symptoms. All are vaccinated except the two youngest. The symptoms are on the mild to moderate side, and they’re slowly on the mend. It’s not the way you want to begin a new year.

Be safe everyone!

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One Comment on “The Aftermath of the Holidays”


  1. Oh my, this delightful Christmas tale turned into a tale of another sort, thanks to good ol’ Covid. Very glad their symptoms aren’t too bad and that they’re making the best of their unexpected quarantine. That cozy house (very clever idea!) may bring fond memories someday when everyone’s feeling better.

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