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Cow Appreciation Day

One of Gabby’s favorite places to visit is Chick-Fil-A, but she calls it “nuggets” or “slide with friends.”   Since we are frequent visitors of the establishment we decided to celebrate Cow Appreciation Day for the first time.  For those of you who have never celebrated (or God forbid never heard of) Cow Appreciation Day, it’s a “holiday” created by Chick-Fil-A cows in which you dress up like a cow and receive an entire meal free.  You could go for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you like.
Michael and I opted to eat dinner at home because he was working hard building a Murphy Bed (a post for another day) and I wasn’t sure if Gabby would be in a good mood by the time he completed the project.  Lucky for Gabby, Daddy finished the bed in time to make it to Cow Appreciation Day.  Being a procrastinator I hadn’t picked out an outfit for Gabby and I had to make her into a cow fast! While Daddy took a bath I rummaged through her closet and low and behold she had a shirt that had never been worn that resembled cow print.  I threw the shirt on with a pair of black pants and although she looked precious, I didn’t think she looked enough like a cow to qualify for a free kid’s meal.  We had recently bought face paint and she LOVES to have her face painted so I put little splotches on her face to make her look like a dairy cow.  Poor baby, my art skills are below par and she really looked more like a match girl with a dirty face than a cow.  Gabby didn’t think she looked like a cow either, because in her eyes if you paint her face she is a cat! I tried to convince her she was a cow and get her to say moo, but I couldn’t even trick her into saying moo because she is too smart.  Every time I asked Gabby what a cow said she would say, “No Mommy, I a cat” or “meow” to argue with me.  Michael and I were highly amused by her antics and I think we were both happy we made the effort to celebrate this silly “holiday.”
When Gabby arrived we looked around at all of the people…I mean cows while we waited in the surprisingly short line.  Michael and I each got a milkshake (one was free with a coupon I had) and Gabby got a free kid’s meal. So for $3 we had over an hour of amusement.  Sometimes the cheapest days are the most fun. 
Oh, congratulations to my friend Amy for having numerous pictures of the bride and groom cow she created making it on the Chick-Fil-A website!  Thanks for encouraging us to celebrate Cow Appreciation Day; I think we’ll make it an annual thing.  


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