Friday nights are not what they used to be. This past Friday I think Lauren and I were in Bed by 9 O’clock. There are a couple of reasons for the early snooze time. Maxfield is the number 1 reason. Not only does he wear us out during the day but he also wakes up at 6:30 every morning. That includes Saturdays. Apparently 19-month-old kids do not believe in sleeping in on the weekends.
The other reason that we go to bed so early on Friday nights is, there is nothing to keep us up. I know some families have Friday night traditions like Pizza and a rented movie. Some families make Friday night game night where they will stay up playing board games and such. These ideas don’t work for us because Max goes to bed at 8:00 and I hate losing to Lauren. She kicks my ass at most games.
Hell there is nothing even on television that will keep our interest. I remember growing up that Friday nights was the night to stay up. I remember when I was 10, my bedtime on a school night was 9 o’clock, but on Fridays I got to stay up until 11. Why?
Love Boat and Fantasy Island.
What the hell happened to Friday night TV? There is nothing on worth watching this season. It’s either News Shows like Dateline NBC or 20/20, or shows like Numbers or Threshold. I have never attempted to watch the second two. I am sure these shows do not have as many guest stars in a season as the Love Boat or Fantasy Island would have in ONE night.
I know Three Wishes is on Friday nights, which is kind of like a reality version of Fantasy Island but c’mon without Mr. Roarke and a smattering of Barbi Benton and Tommy Lasorda it just does not work for me.