JUST HAVE FUN?
Our Family Fun Night is Saturday night.
This Saturday night we ate home made pizza.
We usually do that on Friday nights, but Friday was Halloween and we ate at the Halloween Party we went to. So instead we ate pizza on this Saturday night. That was our one deviation this week.
On Saturday nights, we give ourselves permission to be BAD parents.
After we eat on Saturday Nights, the Mister fires up iTunes and we totally rock out AIR Rock Band-style ('cuz we don't have the actual game).
But it's okay we don't have the game, because this way we can watch each other Air Rock Out and steal each others' dope moves.
We rock out to Weezer
because the kids LOVE Weezer (Mom and Dad do too) and Pearl Jam
because Mom went to college in Seattle during the Grunge Era.
And the Grunge Era rocked.
After we Air Rock Out, we make stove top popcorn and DROWN it in melted butter and then sprinkle on a BLIZZARD of salt.
We watched Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull. It's PG-13. Don't tell anyone, but our kids are only 10, 4 and 3.
On Saturday Nights that is OKAY.
No super bad language (well, nothing different than what slips out of Mom's mouth sometimes) and nothing s*xy-s*xy.
Plus, our family LOVES adventure movies.
This Saturday night, after we gobbled pocorn, the kids asked if they could have some Halloween Candy. The hauled down their treasure, and asked how many pieces they could have.
"As much as you want," I said.
Their eyes got REALLY BIG. "FOR REAL?" they asked incredulously.
"For real," we answer.
On Saturday nights, we are AWESOME parents.