Saturday, February 18, 2012

It Was JUST A Hotdog...................



Every Friday night, as the children grew up, we went to Zack's, a little *hotdog joint* to eat dinner. It was cheap and quick...the two things that are important when you have three hungry little ones. We did this for YEARS. So much so that the employees knew when we walked in what our order was.... and didn't even have to come ask us. As the kids got older, and ballgames, school dances and sleepovers began, the Friday night ritual slowly faded. I haven't really thought about it much in years. 

Fast forward to last night. My daughter sent a family group text that they were eating in a restaurant beside a famous coach. There were lots of responses back and forth between us all. Lots. But the one that sticks out in my mind was this one from my oldest son...who now has a 15 month old son of his own.


"Just said that to K tonight! 
I want Baby B to think about a certain food on Friday nights! 
Ours is pizza. Every Friday night! 
I remember Zack's when I was little like it was yesterday!!"

 So glad I have this picture. This is what it says on the back:

And all this time.

I thought it was just a hot dog.........

10 comments:

Leah Belle said...

LOVE this post!!!!
When I was growing up, every saturday night saw Daddy grilling hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill! funny what things you never forget!

Mimi said...

Now, why am I crying?? Precious memories for your family brings back floods of memories of the "growning ups" in mine.

Teeter said...

Ours was seafood.......EVERY Friday night. So funny how much we humans ...for the most part.... behave the same!

Katy @ Live Laugh Love Craft said...

This post is one of the sweetest things I've read.. I feel the need to start a Friday night tradition with my family.. Now, what should it be? :)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Ours was Twin Kiss. Oh, the special memories this post brought for me. I am so thankful for memories to treasure.

merirobin said...

You know ours was pizza, and the funny thing was, it seemed like everyone else knew they could just "show up" at our house and have pizza too! And actually, some extra's showed up this past Friday night! We love the Friday night tradition!!

elizabeth said...

Aww, what a sweet picture and a sweet memory. Last summer we did Taco Tuesday because of our hectic schedule on that particular day. It worked out well, but by summers end I was sick of looking at them. lol

~Elizabeth
AKA former Kentucky Mama

momto8 said...

pretty neat post! we try and do this same thing on Friday nights..we get wings and a pitcher of beer and the kids get chicken fingers...they still cancel their plans to go and my daughter wanted to have a wedding shower there for my other daughter! and it is a hole in the wall!!
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HOT WIFE JD said...

you can tell i am totally pregnant. i cried reading this entry. :)

HOT WIFE JD said...

you can tell i am totally pregnant. i cried reading this entry.