Mom and dad always have a trick up their sleeves when it comes to holiday gifts.
The family tradition was a surprise that no one saw coming. At one time, they took us on a safari out of the blues after spending months secretly planning. We had the best time and enjoyed lovelier weather. Last year, they completely outdid themselves. Two cousins had come to live with us and occupied the spare bedroom in the house. So, we no longer had room to play. On Christmas morning, dad asked us to go to the backyard to take the dog out, and there it was. They’d bought a small shed that was to become our playroom. We were all so excited and spent the day moving our toys in. Plus, mom and dad had gotten a ductless mini-split AC to keep the space warm. It was in the middle of winter. We were happy to know this would also work as a cooling system in summer. Dad told us he’d thought of having the ductwork from the house extended to the shed. But, it was going to cost so much money to do so. Instead, the AC worker he spoke with recommended getting a mini-split AC to keep the playroom warm in winter and cool in summer. We thanked mom and dad so much for the wonderful gift and spent the rest of the day playing different games as a family. The shed wasn’t small, and they managed to get the right air conditioning unit to keep it comfortable the whole time we were there. In addition, it had a humidifier feature to get rid of the dry air.