This year I was saddened when I realized Z would be out of town for cow day. I had already planned on painting the kids faces this year and almost considered changing our whole summer schedule around the event just so that he could be a part of the action. That was unrealistic though. So instead I decided we could still dress up and take pictures like we do every year, but we would do it before cow day at my aunt's barn.
The weather was gorgeous and the children really ate up the chance for some extra special pretend play.
On the left is my niece for her first cow day wearing the same dress SJ wore 5 years ago on her first cow day (pictured right). It was so sweet!Between all the free meals we've gotten over the past 5 cow appreciation days, my family has ordered at least $75 worth of free Chic Fil A. That's a pretty sweet deal. I am cheap, so I usually just get a couple kids meals and share with the kids. I don't mind because it's still delicious, but on cow day you better believe I get myself in full garb and I order a chicken sandwich meal with a LEMONADE all for me. YUM.
The whole experience just makes me smile! I've decided at this point it's worth it for me to come up with a permanent costume. Every year I dress in white and tape black spots to myself, but I think next year will be different. Yes I am already planning for next years cow day. I am a true CFA fan. Moo.