16 July 2010



Everyone knows family comes first.  But when "one more thing" needs to get done, I sometimes find myself turning that "one more thing" into two or three or four.  And especially in the midst of yet another overseas move (not that I'm complaining about that!), my to-do list grows faster than it shrinks.  

So, for that reason, we designated Fun Fridays.  We've been doing it for a while, and it's a way for us to drop everything and, well, have fun.  And usually dropping everything means dropping everything:  dishes, laundry, mail, money, dinner.  When daddy gets home on Fun Friday, everything else is forgotten.  It can wait.  It will wait.

Sometimes Fun Friday is dinner out.  Other times it is popcorn for dinner and movie night.  Or a bike ride.  Or making forts in the living room.  It doesn't matter what it is, just that it is special.

Yes, I am mostly a stay at home mom.  So, yes, I spend time every day playing and doing activities with the kiddos.  And yes, usually our weekends are filled with family stuff.  But Fun Friday is sacred and untouchable.  Sometimes it takes planning ahead so nothing creeps into that time.  But it's worth it, and it's nice to forget about everything else that's not so important.

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