Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fans of Chick-Fil-A

Cow Appreciation Day was last Friday at our favorite restaurant. What's not to love about Chick-Fil-A, I ask you? We have THREE of them within a 10 min. drive of our apartment, so we got free combos for breakfast, lunch and dinner, visiting location #1, #2, and lastly #3 for each respective meal. Mr. Lo refused to wear his costume during the lunch hour (he kept insisting he wanted to be a monster for Halloween, not a cow), but the nice manager still gave him a free kid's meal. Because that's how Chick-Fil-A is.
Our costumes were pretty simple, mostly just wore white clothes and stuck on cow spots using the famous vinyl left over from Jerry's work in Ohio. Yes, we did take a roll of vinyl with us to Texas. Never know when it might come in handy...
Jerry would not naturally participate in this type of silliness, but he's such a sweet, supportive husband he just goes along with my ideas and is a good sport. We really did have a lot of fun participating! It was cool to see all the other creative costumes people came up with as well.
At one of the locations the actual Chick-Fil-A cow mascots were wandering around and Mr. Lo LOVED them! I never knew he liked that sort of thing, sort of has ignored large costumed mascots in the past. Must be developmentally his right stage now. He kept saying, "Here comes the cow!" Every time one of them came near our table. Wildly pointing and grinning with excitement. When those same cows did not appear at our visit to location #3, he just about broke down in tears, he was so disappointed and kept asking about it. So the Chick-Fil-A employee gave Lo a free plush cow to cheer him up. Have I mentioned how much I adore this restaurant chain.
Mr. Lo loved his tail. I kept laughing about how it swung back and forth when he walked.
Jerry changed out of his costume while he was in the office, and Lo could barely be convinced to keep his donned for the few minutes we showed him off at the restaurant, but I wore mine all. day. long. Including the the playground, library, Wal-Mart, etc. Really I was just too busy to change--we had a lot of errands to run. And it was a tad embarrassing, but most people either seemed to get it, "Oh, yeah, Chick-Fil-A cow appreciation day!" or else just raised their eyebrows a bit and smiled. My pregnant belly really accentuated the "cow look." :)


Scott & Melanie said...

What a fun family!!

Valerie said...

Cute costumes; that is amazing that you actually had the color black for your choice of vinyl that you brought. I understand why Liam wanted to be a monster, instead of a cow!