July 12th was “Cow Appreciation Day.”
We celebrated with a trip to Chick-fil-A.
Every year on “Cow Appreciation Day” Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country open their doors and hand out free meals to customers who are willing to dress the part for a free meal.
Being fans of all things free,
and being HUGE fans of Chick-fil-A
we pulled together our cow get-ups and drove over to our favorite chicken restaurant.
We weren’t alone in our willingness to look the part of a fool for free food. The parking lot and restaurant were teeming with bovine.
The event was not without incident, though.
Tyler had a meltdown in the parking lot, leaving me to help him settle down in the car while the other four kids headed inside to get their chicken sandwiches.
In his frustration he ripped his cow shirt off with Hulk-like finesse, leaving a scattering of cow hide on the floor of the van.
Poor Tyler is struggling with hard, huge demons from his past and this was one of his tougher days.
So, while we worked through the muck of emotions that were consuming him
the other kids sat on the curb, enjoying their chicken, dressed as cows.
Just another day in this bizarre experience we call life.