Good morning, Class.
Good morning, Mrs. Chicken
Today let us discuss the word, “Friday”. Wikipedia reports that the word Friday is thought to have come from the Latin, dies generis, or Day of Venus. In the Greek language, however, the word for Friday is Paraskevi, which is derived from a word meaning ‘to prepare’ and this is thought to be a religious reference meaning that Friday is a day best spent preparing for the Sabbath. (Wikipedia)
That’s all well and good, and the rabbit hole I’ll go down later will explain what Friday and Venus have to do with each other, but for now I want to know what Friday means to you. How does Friday play out in your life?
In my world, Friday means the opposite of “to prepare”. It means extra time in the morning because I don’t have to pack lunch for littleb. In our school system Friday is pizza day and littleb never misses an opportunity to eat pizza. Also, because we practice, “Junk Food Friday” religiously and eat pizza for dinner, I am not called upon to cook dinner or clean afterwards. Finally, Friday in our house is also Stay Up Late Night because there is no need to rush in the morning, which can also be translated into “have a glass of wine, put your feet up, and binge watch HGTV if that’s what appeals to you. If you put it all together, I guess you could say Friday stands for “Chicken’s Day of Rest”.
It never lasts long enough.