The cow jumped over the swoon


The fam hit the local Chick-Fil-A during a recent “Spirit Night.” The restaurant welcomes a different school once a week, with a share of sales going to a particular cause at the school. So with an expected audience of elementary aged kids, it only makes sense for the Chick-Fil-A cow to make an appearance.

And when he did, holy chicken strips was Big G excited.

Within 10 minutes of entering the cow’s gravitational pull, Gavin gave him about six “high fives,” four hugs and at least one pound. He also played shadow, jumping out in front of the bovine to show off his jersey (“it says ‘ASU'”) or simply say “hi,” again.

Eventually the cow went outside. We ate. After about 10 minutes, the cow returned. And so did his No. 1 fan.

At one point, a young lady attempted to pose with the cow, and her mom patiently aimed her camera. Gavin stood between them, attempting again to speak with the cow. I ran in and grabbed him, and brought him back to our table. He was NOT happy, screaming all the way.

ME: Gavin! Shhhh! It’s okay. Let somebody else talk to the cow.

GAVIN: (crying) But I want to sing cow a song! I was going to sing him a song!

ME: What song were you going to sing?

GAVIN: (Sniffling) I was going to sing cow baseball song.

Gabby and I laughed. When I looked back up, the cow had retreated back to the kitchen area. So at age 2, Gavin finally has his big regret in life – missing a chance to sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” to the Chick-Fil-A cow, infront of a packed house, while wearing an App jersey and Panthers ballcap.

Now THAT would have been a Christmas card!


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