It is only Wednesday and I am looking forward to the weekend. With three kids under five and a husband that works rotating shifts, weekends of the traditional sort are a rarity around here. Still, we try to keep weekly traditions for the kids. Friday night is movie night; after the kids are bathed and in pajamas, I pop a big bowl of popcorn, and settle in. We rotate who chooses, to relieve ourselves from having to watch CARS 52 times in a row.
Saturday is typically pizza night, but we rotate with other kid friendly or simple fare. Pizza nights we gather in the kitchen, eating as the different pizzas finish baking. We turn on music and it’s pretty much chaos as one kid chooses his topping and the other channels one super hero or another. Eventually we will master the pizza toss. Other nights we do a “floor picnic” which is little more than using a picnic blanket in the living room, but for them it’s magic.
No, it’s not wild or crazy, but it is easy, comforting, and budget friendly.
What do you do by yourself or with your family for cheap, easy fun?