A Friday Night

As the girls have gotten older, the idea of spending time at home on a Friday Night with just family has lost it’s appeal. It seems as though there is always something going on for our busy teens.  It could be a movie, having friends over or going to their house or even babysitting for a little extra cash.  Often, if both of the girls are home, Shaun and I have something going on.  Tonight was one of those rare nights that we were all home together. 

At first, Mimi wanted to make it a father-daughter night of just hanging together.  Her grand idea was to play games and make jewelry.  (Interestingly, Shaun was less than thrilled with that plan).  Then KT decided to get in on the fun claiming that she was a daughter too.  I had made firm plans to finish my book, but KT insisted that she needed me to come downstairs and play too.  I claimed that I couldn’t join them as I wasn’t one of the daughters or the fathers…yet  somehow, I found myself joining the rest of the family.

Mimi had dug out some of our games that hadn’t seen light in a few years.  We had lots of fun playing Connect Four (I won!) and Battleship (I creamed KT on that one!).  When we were done playing,  we all piled on the couches and burrowed under blankets (for some reason, our downstairs stays much colder than the rest of the house)  cuddling up with one another to watch Blazing Saddles.

As far as Friday nights go, this one was highly uneventful.  Nobody went anywhere or did anything exciting.  Yet…if I were honest…I’d have to say that it was one of the best Friday nights I’ve had in a while.  Spending time with just our family was an unexpected gift.

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13 Responses to A Friday Night

  1. Jamie says:

    What a wonderful, unexpected gift! Had you planned this evening to work this way, it never, ever would have. Cherish these days, all too soon they are gone.

    Happy weekend to you, Susan!

    🙂

  2. sinkuenta says:

    Those, apparently, simple moments involve complete happiness and we cherish them forever!

  3. It sounds delightful. Not having expected it probably made it all the more precious.

  4. Brandt! says:

    i love these kind of Friday nights .. often times my son WANTS to watch a movie with me!!!

  5. Kathy Ariano says:

    Can’t believe that Shaun wouldn’t be thrilled to make jewelry!!! 🙂

  6. Susan says:

    Jamie~You are so right, it wouldn’t have worked out if we had tried to plan an evening together. I’m glad it worked out this way.

    Sinkuenta~I couldn’t agree more!

    Ruth~I think you are right.

    Brandt~We’ll often have two of us watching something together, but all four of us was extra special.

    Kathy~The baffled look on his face was priceless! He couldn’t figure out why she thought he would be up for that!

  7. Arent’ those nights just the best?

  8. Amanda D says:

    Great post. I’m glad you got to enjoy your Friday!

  9. Tommie says:

    You should get Apples to Apples, you will laugh so much!

  10. Tylor says:

    I’m starting to think you’re a tad bit competitive.

  11. Susan says:

    Jenn~very much so.

    Amanda~Thanks

    Tommie~You know…I think we might have that. I’ll have to check in the deep recesses of the game closet.

    Tylor~Bite your tongue!

  12. kcinnova says:

    Sounds like our Friday nights, minus the jewelry making (and too bad about that for me) 😀
    Well, I do confess, I usually lose badly at most of the games…

  13. Pamela says:

    we’re really enjoying Blokus.