Foster Parenting

Friday, March 2, 2018

Friday Night with the Johnsons SOL#2

I am joining the Two Writing Teachers for the March Slice of Life Challenge.  I invite you to visit their website to read others' stories.


Friday nights.

There's nothing exciting about them, but oh, how I cherish them.

No homework.

No practice.

No appointments.

It's just us.

We pick up pizza on the way home and discuss what our  family movie will be for the evening.  Destiny suggests Remember the Titans which we've been talking about all week.  As soon as we walk in the door, I see that Keith and Autumn have the movie ready to go.  I line up the pizza boxes, get out the paper plates (no washing dishes tonight either) and we dig in.

The lights go out.

We settle in and we let all the stresses of the week melt away.  It's time with the girls with no interruptions and no reason to hurry.  We slow down and savor what we have.

Friday nights...nothing exciting, but somehow, very special.  I wouldn't give them up for anything.


  1. Our Friday nights are the same way. Matter of fact, right this minute, we have a fire, and I'm on one couch and my daughter who is also a teacher is asleep on the other couch! Simply the best!

  2. Sweet Julie and perfect timing. My power outage came this afternoon and when darkness set in it was weird. but all good now. Enjoy your family time.

  3. Friday nights were always the best night of the week when I was not retired. Now, I think my favorite is Sunday, because everyone goes to work on Monday and most of the time I don't.

  4. Sounds like a perfect night! Great slice!

  5. This sounds like an absolutely perfect evening. And I'm glad to see that the girls are still with you, I had wondered about that!

  6. Sounds like such a great night! Remember the Titans is such a great movie too. I'm glad you're soaking in every second.

  7. This is my favorite line - We settle in and we let all the stresses of the week melt away. I might borrow this idea for next Friday after a softball practices. Our last five Friday's have been out of routine and routines do feel good.


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