Ah, Friday

Ivy says:

There’s something really special about Fridays, isn’t there? People in the olden days thought it was an unlucky day and advised not to get married or do practically anything else on a Friday. But all my life, Friday has been a good day- all the promise of the upcoming weekend, and at most points of my life, payday as well.

When I was a kid and my dad worked the afternoon shift, we’d get to wait up until he came home at 11:30 and he’d always bring some good, tasty treat home for us. Good times, people. Cold Fridays like this one set me to reminiscing, and I’m thinking we’ll stay up late tonight and have some tasty treats.

Do you have any special Friday night traditions?


  1. Mom of three on November 24, 2008 at 9:36 pm


    You sound like my hubby. He loves watching old tv shows with #3 all snuggled up with a bowl of popcorn. The two of them are in their own worlds when that tv goes on. They love old black and whites. She’s older now, so he can show her scary stuff from the 50s. Of course, she’s not the least bit scared. But it’s nice for me to have some down time or get chores done and know she’s not being ignored. I bet your wife thinks you are the world’s sexiest man too!

  2. JayMonster on November 23, 2008 at 11:18 am

    Friday night is Daddy & Daughter time. We give Mom the “night off” to go out with “the girls” and the little one and I settle in with popcorn (or whatever the pick of the week is), and settle in for a movie together, whether it happens to be the Disney Channel Movie, or something from our DVD library, we just pick something out.

    I settle into my recliner, she sits on the arm of the recliner and lays out across me, and we watch, sometime chat, giggle, just spend some time together.

  3. Jays CD Rates on November 22, 2008 at 7:21 am

    Friday nights are usually just the same as every other night for me. I really need to get out more. Its rather sad, but my life has just turned to being indoors all the time blogging about investments and money. no cookies here. 🙁

  4. dani on November 21, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Friday’s at my house are always eat out or fast food night. No one wants to cook after doing it all week, so that is what we do instead.

    During football season, there is marching band things to do, my sister is in band, and I help in the band concession stand during the games.

    Otherwise, during the summer I have to work second shift, and work Friday night 🙁

  5. Lisa- Domestic Accident on November 21, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    I just wrote a post on Friday as Family Night with Rabbi Shmuley.

  6. Mom of three on November 21, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Well, August through November, we are a high school band family. November through April, we mainly do nothing. The kids may go on dates, but hubby and I are watching Wife Swap. May through August, we have a pool and we have pool parties every Friday night.

    Yup, our life revolves around the three kids. 🙂

  7. Marsha on November 21, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    Friday is “date night” at our house. However it’s a stay-at-home date night. We dress up. Have something a little bit nicer for dinner and open up a bottle of wine.

    It’s something nice and relaxing to look forward to at the end of the week.

  8. Melissa on November 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm

    In high school, it was my night to stay home and relax and sleep on the couch while watching the baseball game with my parents. Cross country meets, softball games, and play rehearsals usually were shortened, and school got out early, so most of the afternoon was free.

    Now Husband and I have started a pizza night tradition- making our own pizza dough and pizza, and having people over to play games. Sometimes just staying in and playing games, the two of us. We might switch to Saturday nights though, because most of his college friends around here go to a Bible study on Friday nights.

  9. AA on November 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    As a kid, Friday’s were for heading to the beach, grabbing pizza at the now defunct 🙁 Pizza Villa, playing a few games of Ms. Pacman and heading home – all before the Dukes of Hazzard and Dallas came on for the evening entertainment 🙂

    Now, I take classes on Saturday mornings so Fridays are all about studying .. not nearly as much fun! But, still a great night forordering pizza! It helps the brain study .. right?!

  10. Sheri on November 21, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Friday night in my husband’s family is “snack night”–an all snack food dinner, usually including cheese and crackers, chips and dip, and treats like mini chimichangas. Plus sodas, chocolate milk, beer, a big, junky dessert. We do snack night most weeks with the in-laws–we’re hosting tonight. Fun for everyone, but especially the kids!

  11. Shirla on November 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    We normally either go out to eat on Friday’s or get take out, if I do cook it is something that I wouldn’t make during the week like homemade pizza, taco ring, meatballs in the crockpot, snack foods. I also go to Walmart on Friday evening after dinner, my family has started calling Friday, ‘Walmart Friday’.

  12. jag on November 21, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    The only thing we do on Friday nights is nothing.

  13. newscoma on November 21, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    Friday night meals have to be different from the rest of the week and more fun.

    No roast chicken, beef or things wholesome. Friday night food has to be craptastic.

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