Our family has a Friday night ritual, Movie Night! The menu is usually pizza, nachos, or fun dipping food. The location, dining a la t.v., yes one day a week they eat in front of the t.v. The entertainment is whatever movie is appropriate for all. Another key part is the popcorn; air popped, stove top, or microwave. It really does not matter. Sometimes we will top it with parmesan cheese, have kettle corn, or have a popcorn smorgasbord.
Occasionally another family or two will join our Friday fun. The more the merrier I believe! Most nights, the little ones busy themselves with Legos or playing house, wandering in for a little bite or to see a quick scene and then are off again. The Mr. and I relish in a down night, a peaceful snuggle with the kids. No running around, no thoughts of work the next day, just chill-laxing as my HS students say.
Except for an occasional order out session or movie rental, the cost is free! If you’ve read a few of my earlier posts, you know that we are all about traditions. And movie night is another one of our traditions. I hope that years from now when the house has preteens or teenagers, that we will still be enjoying our Friday nights together. May our home be a haven for our children and their friends for a free night together, but is priceless.