It was when my daughter was in first grade that we started a Friday happy hour tradition at Starbucks.
We would each order whatever looked good on the menu and then talk about our day. I would ask her about what made her laugh, something she was proud of and other things like that.
Some days she would talk nonstop and other days only answer in one word sentences. We did this most every Friday for years. My son joined us a few years later.
Fast forward and now she is in 9th grade and the tradition continues.
This week was pretty good, the kids were talking, laughing and having a good time. If you have kids you know what I mean, these are the golden days. No fighting, no name calling, it was just fun.
I take a picture at every happy hour and text it to the whole family. It is just a way to say hello and have them see the kids as they grow. Most everyone lives out of town.
I hope to hold on to these Friday coffees as long as I can.
I found the picture of our first Friday happy hour!