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Last night, my son crawled in our bed at 1am. The baby woke up at 3 fussing over her onslaught of teeth (5 in the last 8 days – and counting!). I carried my son back to bed and had a whole hour to stretch out before the baby ended up in there. Then the 2 year old was up at 5. FOR THE DAY.

But when my feet hit the floor? Well it was with a little more spring than you’d expect. Because I. LOVE. FRIDAYS.

Here are my topย 4 reasons:

1. The light at the end of the tunnel.

My husband works a “typical” M-F workweek.ย So Friday mornings when I wave goodbye to him, I know that we’re about 12 hours away from a weekend full of backup. A weekend where I’ll be less outnumbered than I am the rest of the week. A weekend full of family activities. A weekend where I might even be able to sneak away and go to Target – ALONE. I dream big on the weekend. And it’s so close I can taste it.

2. The Big Kids have school

Cole and Evie are on a MWF schedule at school. Monday goes by in a BLINK because Izzie’s swim lesson and grocery shopping for the week and meal planning and all. the. things. Wednesday is just never my day. I feel untethered and lost and it’s SO my hump day. Midweek I’m overwhelmed by how the house has already gotten so out of hand, I’ve got errands I didn’t get to Monday, and I know we have NOTHING to do in the afternoon, which inevitably stresses me out all morning. Because I hate the idea of just being home all afternoon.

But Friday? I’m not grocery shopping. Any errands can be pushed off to the weekend when I have backup (see: 1). Basically, I can procrastinate all responsibility away. This is the day I’m most likely to actually sit and relax for a RHOSomewhere Reunion. Or 3.

3. Fry-Yay.

It’s French Fry day at McDonald’s. Every Friday, the McDonald’s App gives me a FREE Medium French Fries with any purchase. So for $1 (plus tax) I get a Large Coke and a M Fries. And the kids are at school (See: 2) so if I get this when Izzie is asleep in the car on my way to pick up the kids? I don’t have to share. With anyone.

4. ย Dinner out!

I know, I know. Is dinner out with all those kids really enjoyable? Honestly? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. But guess what? Dinner at home with all those kids isn’t always enjoyable! And after THAT dinner? I still have to do all the dishes. And pick the food up off the floor. And clean the countertops. So if dinner is gonna suck anyway, at least on Friday’s I get to throw some money at the problem and make the mess somewhere else. (And then still mostly clean it up and be overwhelmingly apologetic to the wait staff and then give them absurdly large tips because I waitressed for many moons and I know their pain. But still. It’s better than it being my house.)

Those are my reasons to love Friday – what’s yours?


19 thoughts on “Fri-YAY”

  1. I love Fridays because it’s the end of the workweek and we order pizza! And bless you for dealing with 5 new teeth in 8 days!!! That sounds like torture.

  2. I’m not really a weekend person, I feel really anxious on Sundays, but I’m not a mother your reasons seamed pretty good, expecially the fries XD Love, Mimi

  3. I love Fridays because it’s our cheat day! And I also see it as the light at the end of the tunnel. I work part time from home so I usually have my hours done or almost done by Friday! Yay!

  4. I love Fridays because I get to do fun family things together with the little one. We usually hit the beach on the weekends so we look forward to Fridays!

    1. Confession: sometimes depending on how the weekend went especially, I love Monday’s too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I run the show during the week and I can get everyone back on my schedule, haha!

      – Christine

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