Monday, July 21, 2008

Chick-Fil-A

So Mark called me the other morning and says that Chick-Fil-A is having a special where if you dress like a cow you get a free combo meal. And since Paige was a cow last Halloween and we still had her costume, I decided to go for it. But I wanted to make sure they were actually doing this before we got everything together, dressed her like a cow, and tried to order. Sure enough, on the website it said for that one day only you get a free meal if you come dressed as a cow. They also had a link to some ideas for cow costumes and I came across the "Eat mor chikin" signs. So I printed them out and thought I could pin them on her costume.

So we get to the mall. Paige, Alaina, and I, that is and we are at a bench by the carousel trying to get Paige to put on this super hot cow costume and all she wants to do is ride the carousel. In my haste I tell her she can ride it after lunch. Not really thinking that I have to ride it with her and I have Alaina, our double stroller, my purse, the diaper bag, our camara, etc. Anyway, she gets all dressed, looks so adorable, and hates it. She cried all the way to the counter. I had to carry her. We did get a free meal, but the people working seemed less than impressed. I think the mall goers liked it the most.

So we eat, after I promptly removed her from the dreaded costume and it hit me as there is no way I am going to be able to take her on the carousel by myself. I was trying to avoid it leaving the mall, but her keen eyes spotted it and she reminded me. Thinking that I am super mom, I decided that I could carry Alaina, and just park the stroller inside the gates. I could do this. So we put our dollar in the machine and Paige has her token to get on the ride. As we are just ready to get on, I picked up Alaina and she had a blowout. There was poop everywhere. So we have to leave the carousel. Paige was now crying because she now thought she wasn't going to get to ride it. Well, I got Alaina cleaned up, got in line again, stepped on the carousel, and as I was lifting Paige onto her horse, she cries, "I pooped!" And she did, boy did she stink. But we were riding that carousel if it killed me. And she did have fun. What I'll go for for free food!

4 comments:

Deb said...

That was hilarious! Your blog looks awesome!!! Much better than when I first started mine. :)

Prachar family said...

Melanie:
YEAH!! Wow, it was great to see what you all are up to!! I think you should have gotten free meals for life with that costume and what you had to go through! I don't know how that picture could have been cuter!!!!! Love your blog, will see you here often!
Travis

Andrea G. said...

You go super mama! I love the blog! :)

Rachel B said...

Paige looks adorable!! What a great idea. I love your blog. I wish I could have a pink blog. . .