Friday, October 22, 2010

The Great Chick-fil-A Grand Opening

Many of you know that my husband works for Terracon EnvironmentalWhen Chick-fil-A decided to build in Five Points, Terracon was called in to install a (anti-) vapor-intrusion system.  So, for a few weeks, Neil hung out at the dirt site of Chick-fil-A, supervising this endeavor.  So, every morning on the way to school, the Vivver and I would pull in for more kisses and hugs. 

As "Daddy's Chick-fil-A" has grown and evolved, she's become more and more excited with each passing day.  She's said things like "It's really coming along" and "When are they ever gonna open that Chick-fil-A?"  You get the idea.  Well, yesterday was the Big Day.

Neil took her in after school to have an early supper.  She was able to meet the cow, received her own cow to bring home and, of course, had the kid staple, chicken nuggets.  And let me tell you, that take home cow is now a coveted toy.  When she woke up this morning, the first words she uttered were "Where's my Chick-fil-A cow?!" And, as Friday is show-and-tell day...

Those of you in Columbia know that Five Points was all a-buzz yesterday with the Grand Opening and then the Hootie & The Blowfish street dedication, concert & sidewalk sculpture unveiling.  Well, this morning, the energy was still pumpin'.  You know how you find yourself doing the slo-mo "NNNNO" in warp speed when something comes out of someone else's mouth? Like for instance, the moment Neil uttered this aloud, "hey, maybe Mommy can stop by the Chick-fil-A and get you a biscuit for breakfast."  NNNNNNO (warp warp) No other breakfast could compare; no other breakfast would be considered.

So, as I pulled in and noticed the orange cones that were extending their drive-thru lane due to the forty five hundred hungry chicken motorists, I decided this was a time to actually exit the vehicle and go inside.  And, happily, it was all good.  We ordered, we found the cow (that costume ends up making that guy about 7 feet tall, btw), had a big squeezy cow hug and were on our way.  As we walked back to the car, I could feel all those drive-thru people glaring.  Hey, you want chicken, you gotta know how to get chicken.

And lastly, I leave you with this. After joking around all morning with things like 'chick-falafel' and 'chick-fil-B', Vivian took a pause and then simply said "I like the chicken."  Enough said really.

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