To the Amish, the word frolic did not match the definition found in the dictionary.
A frolic to us was when the entire community came together to help work on building something, a barn, house, shed, school house, or what ever it was that needed to be built.
As a child frolics were a lot of fun, where we could play all day with our friends, it was a day filled with the noise of hammers, saws, and men talking and calling out directions. Women cooking and baking in order to serve a huge delicious meal at noon while catching up on all the latest news. Older girls looked after babies and toddlers.
A lot could be accomplished at a frolic. What could have taken weeks or even months to do was often achieved in a single frolic.