Sunday, July 12, 2009

Eat More Chiken!

I am shameless. Friday morning, my kids came home from the daycare at my gym with Chic-fil-e "Eat More Chiken" signs they had colored. According to the poster, if you came to any Chic-fil-e restaurant that day "fully dressed as a cow" you could get a free meal. If you came "partially" dressed as a cow, you could get a free entree. Luke and Sammie were determined to dress up like cows and get a free lunch.

Here is the part where I feel like mom of the year. I got on the computer and printed out four cow masks. The kids colored them and I attached ribbon to the back. Luke had the great idea to use kitchen garbage bags and tape black paper spots on the chest. We completed the outfits for Luke and Sammie.


Here is where I completely lose my mind in the name of a free lunch: I put on a black top and a black and white skirt...and a cow mask. Did we go to the local Chic-fil-e where I'm sure half the restaurant were dressed like cows? No. That would have been too easy. I had the brilliant idea to go to the mall Chic-fil-e so I could do some returns after lunch.


Fine, except we were the only people in the mall food court dressed as cows. The low point was when we approached the register and the manager looked us over to determine if we were to receive free meals or just free entrees. I felt like a piece of meat (that was a lame joke.) I even had Ryan wearing a mask--he eats a whole kids meal so he had to pay the piper. We got our entire lunch for free!

Here we are enjoying it. The kids had the good sense to take off their costumes to eat:






They say childhood obesity starts under the age of two:


We are right on track!

ps. Everyone should go look at Sam's comment on my "If I were the Bachelorette" post. It's pretty funny. And thanks to everyone for the advice on my stinky washing machine. We did the affresh cleaners this weekend and I'm using vinegar. This is why I love blogging!

20 comments:

Ashley said...

I knew this post would be coming after you called me twice that morning and both times told me to dress like a cow and get to Chick-fil-e. You were a woman obsessed. But the kids looked really cute, and it was one of those great mom moments your kids will remember forever. Like when Ashley Judd took the daughter back to ride the plane in the Ya Ya Sisterhood movie.

Do you realize this is your second post about getting free chicken from a fast food joint?

Sam's comment was great.

The Mostess said...

OH MY GOSH. I barely know what to say. I won't do much to save a buck, and I certainly wouldn't do all of this. Unless the kids were dying to, and yours certainly seemed to be on board.

Glad the little one realized the free ride was over--time to earn his keep. He can't ride the mommy train forever. Dress up to eat up sucker!

Sam's comment was so on. I lied and said Lance would win the final rose too, just in case he read my comment. Let's hope this admission doesn't wind up in divorce court.

Donnie 4-EVA!!

lindsey said...

This is hilarious!! I love that you got free lunch, and oh how i love LOVE Chick-fil-e.

I don't think I'd do it though, although the masks were BRILLIANT because they could see who you were! Awesome.

Alexandra said...

I love it! We did a similar thing when dressing as a burrito would earn you a free meal one day at a local TEx-Mex place. There is some shame, but it is worth it. I love that your baby can eat an entire meal on his own!

Mandee said...

so impressed, Brooke. Seriously, you win "Mom of the Year".

Jill said...

You ARE mom of the year for this stunt! I'm seriously impressed.

Jill Tew said...

Brooke this is so funny. And even better that you dressed up too.

Christie said...

If only cows were as cute as you in your little black and white skirt. That I totally want. That now I cannot stop thinking about. Until you tell me where I can go buy one of my very own. Because I so desperately need it for my upcoming vacation.

Hurry up, dammit!

Denise said...

Oh, I'll have to try the vinegar thing.

I love your Christmas cards, so I think I'll love your blog to. I have SO much free time that I really need another blog to read, you know.

I see that you took the cow costumes off before eating. You should feel like mother of the year. I am VERY impressed.

Em said...

There really are no words, other than: Well done, friend, well done.

I love Chick-fil-a. And I loved that you called Ashley twice to tell her about it. That is totally something I would have done to my younger sister.

Linde said...

That is soooo funny! You are amazing to dress up like that. What I can't believe is that the manage had to look you over. Look at the kids--they look like cows. Short of you sewing a costume--come on--I'm glad you got free meals.

Sam's comment about the Bachelor is sooo funny, but I do have to ask--who is Marissa Miller?

Liz said...

Seriously, you are the coolest mom ever. I'm so proud of you!

brooke said...

Linde,
Marisa Miller is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model. She's nothing special...

Pandy said...

This was a LOL post!! Only you, Brooke!

Sam said...

Linde:

Marisa Miller is a modern day aphrodite and modeling pioneer. She is being villified by the women of this blog for no legitimate reason.

Don't allow this type of model/goddess discrimination to exist in our society! It is not right!

Amy M. said...

Funny that you dressed as cows. Good idea.
I have two cents about tonight's Bachelorette that I'm waiting to leave as soon as you post about it.

Amy M. said...

Oh my gosh. I just read Sam's comment and it is SO funny.

Ashley said...

Can you believe ABC went there? The crazy thing is Jillian must have been the one to bring the whole thing up to the producers. Ed (unfortunate name) should be ticked at her. Anyway, crazy that even Reality Steve didn't think ABC'd stoop that low. I'm ashamed of the only show I like.

Ashley said...

I throw RS's name around like he's the Bible. Kill me now.

Reximus said...

Brooke, as your older/smarter brother I feel compelled to say something snarky about you dressed up like a heffer. However, I will refrain. But you did MILK that promotion for all its worth. It was an UDDERLY impressive grab at a free lunch. In life you half to grab the bull by the horns...