Friday night started at Chick-Fil-A, with Kiss attending a birthday party until 6:30 so that left the rest of us eating dinner, then going home. When asking Madi what she wanted to do for her family night, all she wanted was to stay home and watch “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.” The night was going to be a lazy, relaxing night. We thought.So after eating my delicious Spicy Chicken sandwich, I took Jackson home while Kim and Madi waited for Kiss to finish with her party. We get home, and just hang out and watch TV until 7pm rolls around. We usually put Jack to bed around 8, so I begin to get Jack ready for bed.
While I’m brushing his teeth I hear our garage door slam, followed by a bunch of kids talking. Madi’s family night just turned into movie night for the neighborhood kids. Our night with just us 5, turned into a total of 11.
Ever since Kim and I moved to Atlanta, we’ve wanted our house to be “that house” where the friends of our children would live close enough to just come over and hang out, a place where they could feel comfortable and safe. Even though it’s taken almost 5 years and another move 20 miles closer to our church, it’s finally happened and we couldn’t have happier hearts.
Oh yeah, even though the friends were mostly Kiss and Madi’s, Jack was content and completely in his element.