Q Dear Auntie Pearl, hoe maak mens dan nou met Krismis? I’ve got family coming from the 23rd and now my wife says she’s feeling quite sick.
We’re pretty sure she has Covid. One of her friends from work has it. We’ve been planning this for how long now and this is all making us feel so stressed.
Should I tune the family to rather not come visit? Mens kan mos nie dit doen nie. Dis dan Kersfees.
We’ve already gone and done our shopping for so many things. Last year was then also a deurmekaar storie, and now this year the same. Hoe nou?
A My dearest Jason, Auntie skeem you have just put what a lot of mense are feeling down on paper and put words to our collective thoughts!
Jason, Auntie’s sorry your wife is not feeling well and that you skeem she has Covid-19. The best thing you can do in this short time before Krismis is to pick up the phone and to let the family know.
Tell them your wife is feeling sick and tell them what symptoms she is experiencing. Try and get a test done, but in all honesty, she probably won’t get the results back before Christmas.
Maybe a quiet Krismis safely at home, just the two of you (or however many are living under your roof) is just what the doctor ordered… And what you need. Some quality time.
The problem is if she’s feeling so sick and now you invite all your family to your house, cook up a storm, no one wears masks, you have a few doppe and forget to social distance and not share cups and glasses and entjies and dinge, and then before you know it, your whole family is ill.
In this case, it is what it is Jason, and deep down you know what to do. Don't expose other mense unnecessarily, don’t spread the disease, and look after your wife who’s not feeling well.