Humour and shared laughter can be the best ways to keep spirits uplifted and positive. So, prepare for a quick read filled with giggles and specific survival tactics to keep your Christmas break relaxed and enjoyable.
Build your Fort of Solitude
Your home might be a hustle and bustle affair during the holidays – it can sometimes feel like Waverley Station, with everyone coming and going! Find a peaceful space, a nook, a corner in a quiet room, a windowsill, or anywhere you can have some alone time. Inform your family about your “fort” and ensure they know it’s your safe haven. Why not include a “Do Not Disturb” sign for a touch of humour?
Being cooped up with the family means noise, laughter, arguments, and a whole range of emotions. Keep your cool with some Jingle-Bell workouts. Have a family yoga session, start a snowball fight in the garden, go carolling, or even have a hilarious dance-off to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas”. It’s also an excellent way to let loose some of the generation’s “untraditional” dance moves.
Nothing diverts attention from potential conflicts like a good, old-fashioned board game. Whether Monopoly, Scrabble, or Charades, the competitive spirit can transform family stress into enjoyment. You may even discover that Granny is a ruthless business executive in Monopoly.
Sweet Treats and Eats
Involve the entire family in baking or gingerbread house construction. There may be flour fights, burnt baking, and haphazardly styled gingerbread homes, but hopefully, the sweetness in the air will shift the focus from petty fights to sweet victories.
Embrace The Chaos
Lastly, remember that the holiday season is just that, a season. This time will pass, and you’ll miss the chaos before you know it. Embrace the naughty kids, the loud music and the chaos and remember to breathe! One day, these will be the memories you look back and laugh at.
Enjoy the beautiful wintery landscapes, festive markets, and a community that loves coming together for celebrations. Keep that West humour alive; surviving the Christmas break at home is nothing more than finding laughter in the little moments. Happy Holidays from all of us at Property Webb.