Holiday Aftermath

Did everyone survive Christmas ok? I hope it was all enjoyable!

Mine was ok. The husband was sick with some sort of respiratory illness (cough, fever, sneezing, etc) and he refused to go to the doctor so it’s unknown what it was exactly. Probably the flu as that’s been popular around our local area recently.

So we cancelled all our guests coming over since he was likely contagious and I got a break from hosting this year. No in-laws! I was actually quite happy about that more than anything else! Is that mean of me?!

And gifts worked out well this year too. My daughter is 12 and it was so easy to please her! Basically, all she wanted was clothes, makeup, skincare, fragrances, and gift cards. I was very worried about picking-out clothes/makeup that she didn’t want or like, so we went shopping ahead-of-time and I had her pick-out specifically what she wanted so I wouldn’t make any mistakes. It worked out I think.

But is that weird though? To know exactly what you’re getting at Christmas, and not have any surprises? She seemed good with it, and she seemed to prefer getting stuff she REALLY wanted vs stuff she only somewhat wanted because I can’t read her mind. What do you all think? Are we being anti-climatic by removing all the mystery and suspense of the holiday?

I ended-up picking out my own gift too, and was very grateful about it. I’m perfectly happy with no surprises at Christmas. I simply wanted to get my cat’s litter box out of the closet because I was annoyed about not getting to use the closet as an actual closet and keep the door shut. So I picked-out a litter box enclosure that I should be able to leave out inconspicuously in a normal room. If this works out, then I get a whole closet to myself as a result! Let’s hope!

So overall, I had a peaceful and relaxing Christmas holiday with immediate family only.

How about you all? Did you have a good Christmas as well?

7 Replies to “Holiday Aftermath”

  1. I’m glad you had a good holiday. We have the flu here as well so it’s been pretty quiet, minus the nose blowing.
    I love that you took your daughter shopping for Christmas! I used to do that with my mom from middle school through college. There may be less surprises, but that doesn’t take away the magic. You two had a bonding experience. She learned her happiness and opinions are important. Way to go mom

    1. That’s actually a really good perspective about me and her enjoying that time together too, as it WAS a bonding experience. And we had quality time that is few and far between nowadays, vs the alternative where I would’ve done it all by myself and stressed out about not getting the correct things. That’s a great point, thank you. I’m glad you were able to do that with your own mom too! 🙂

  2. Hope your husband is feeling better and glad you had a good Christmas. I was reminded ( historical/religious aspect aside) of the joy of 4 and 3 year old grandchildren when they get to open gifts. There is nothing like it💕😊

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