Q Dear Auntie Pearl, hoe maak mens nou met Krismis?
I’ve got family coming from all over to visit me and now hubby says he’s feeling sick - fever, chills, tired. What if he has the Corona?
One of his friends from work has it.
We’ve been planning this Krismis party for two months already and now this is making me stress real bad.
I read that so many more mense are sick now with this so-called second wave and dinge, and that there’s a moerse backlog at the testing places – will we be able to get a test done before Krismis?
Should I tune the family to rather not come visit?
Mens kan mos nie dit doen nie. Dis Kersfees.
Why is this year so k** and where is this going to end?
I feel so gatvol and tired.
I’ve already bought the big bowl for the trifle for 12 mense and some of the food.
Wat maak mens dan nou? I wish I could just close my eyes and wake up in 2021 already.
A My dearest Sterretjie, Auntie skeem you have just put what a lot of mense are feeling in words.
But wishing the time away won’t make Covid disappear.
Yes, this is frustrating and deurmekaar.
Yes, it’s not a lekker feeling to have Krismis with all this uncertainty floating around.
And, yes, many of us are feeling gatvol and tired and not at all in the gees of things.
Have you even heard one person say “it’s f***l it’s festive” this keDezemba?
Sterretjie, Auntie’s sorry your hubby is not feeling well and that you skat he might have Covid-19.
The best thing Auntie skeem you can do in this short time before Krismis, is to pick up the phone and to let the family know.
Tell them your husband is feeling sick and tell them what symptoms he is experiencing.
Try to get him tested for Corona, but unfortunately, he probably won’t get his results back before Friday.
Maybe a quiet Christmas safely at home with only the people in the house is just what the doctor ordered, and what you need. Some quality time.
You see, the problem is if he’s feeling so sick, and has been in contact with a positive case, he might well have the virus.
By rights you guys should isolate until you are certain that he isn’t positive.
And now you want to invite all your family to your house, cook up a storm, no one wears masks, you have a few doppe and everyone forgets to social distance, glasses and entjies are shared, people hug and kiss wishing each other a merry Krismis, and that is how the virus is spread.
Before you know it, your whole family is ill, and it will be all your fault.
Do you really want to be responsible for others, especially older or sick family members, getting infected with this virus?
It is what it is, Sterretjie, and deep down you know what to do, meisie.
And stop thinking that this is the end of the world, and that there will never be other Christmases or parties.
Die virus gaan homself gou genoeg uitwoed, and already there are several vaccines available.