So far, Friday’s at our place are not that exciting. However, that is about to change. Through social media, blogs and through the grapevine I have learned that Fridays are extremely important when you live in Sweden. And this is new. Since I lived in Sweden in 1996, things have changed. (I do make a note to say that I was 18 then and most Fridays ment paaaaaaaaaaarty).
Apparently in Sweden on Fridays you must have Fredagsmys. It translates into something like cozy Friday. There is even a sign for it in sign language. I think it may even be regulated by law.
As I have understood it, it starts after work on Friday. The family gathers and you eat. Tacos. Or taco pie. Or maybe taco gratin, or maybe fajita, but that is stretching it. Chips and lösgodis (candy mix you can put together on your own in the store) are other components. By the way, the Swedes are the number one leader in world-wide consumption of sweets. Each Swede eat an average of 17 kg – 37.5lbs candy per person and year (true).
You also have to be happy and you must have the best time. Ever. Every single Friday. Whatever happens, no arguing, no fighting and the kids (preferrable all 1.8 of them to be statistically correct) have to behave and be as sweet as ever. No tantrums, no talking back and no spilling of course.
This is apparently true, as every Friday all FB statuses are filled with happy announcements of perfect Fredagsmys-evenings being held by all my Swedish FB friends.
I will let you know how this will play out in the future…