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New Desserts at Chick-Fil-A

We’re big Chick-Fil-A fans here. Not only do they have the only Kid’s Meal on the planet that I don’t have to harass the kids to eat, but they also have food that I like to eat. (Plus, they have great customer service. And it goes a long way for someone to happily carry my tray and drinks to an available table without me having to ask because they see I’ve got my hands just a bit full. And then they return about 20 minutes later to get me a refill of Sweet Tea. Gotta love them for that.)

Yesterday, we were invited to a non-public taste testing of their new desserts. (In case you are wondering how we got this invite, it isn’t just because we’re their favorite customers. One of the youth in our church works at CFA, he invited us to the invite only event.) Let me tell you, you have to order them! (I’m talking to you, Jessica.) You can now get these huge, warm chocolate chip cookies. They are amazing. Warm. They also have a new brownie that is nut free. It tastes like fudge. It is fabulous. Now, you can also get a cookie sundae or a brownie sundae.

Let me explain why the Chick-Fil-A Brownie Sundae is one of the best I’ve ever eaten. Usually, brownies to go with ice cream are made really dry. And then they pour a bunch of hot fudge over it. But you can still tell the brownie is dry. The new CFA Brownie Sundae is made with this super rich, soft brownie. It isn’t dry at all. And then they top it with Ice Dream, which we all know tastes like homemade ice cream. It is just a fabulous change from the usual dry brownie sundae I’m used to.

So head out the Chick-Fil-A and let the kids play in the playland while you eat a Brownie Sundae. (Or a warm chocolate chip cookie.)

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An Andrew

The Pastor and I took the goblins to Chick-Fil-A today. It is their favorite place to eat. They really have little to no interest in the food. In fact, they force themselves to act like they like the food, just so they can keep saying it is their favorite place to eat. The truth is, they love the play area. I know, lots of places have play areas. But Chick-Fil-A has a play area, cow stuff, and Purex wipes.

So, they are in the play area and we decide it is time to go. I go in to wrangle them in. None of the kids are actually in the play structure, they are all out on the benches (you know, the ones for parents that no parent- aside from the annoying helicopter one you’ll occasionally run across- sit on) looking up at a red balloon that is trapped on the ceiling. Now, there are plenty of other balloons to be had in the eating area, but these kids want THAT balloon. Here is the conversation that occurred:

Boy in Red: We HAVE to get to that balloon!

Me: Well, can any of you jump really, I mean REALLY, high?

(Boy in red and boy in blue attempt to jump to the balloon, coming about 12 feet short of their target.)

Boy in Red: We need to think of something else.

Me: Can any of you fly? Perhaps one of you is a fairy? Any fairies here?

Boy in Red: If Buzz Lightyear was here, he could help.

(All the kids nod in agreement. I start putting shoes on Worman’s feet.)

Boy in Blue: (Placing a hand on Worman’s shoulder.) Is this your son or your daughter?

Me: This is my son. Are you a people or a dwarf?

Boy in Blue: Neither! I’m an Andrew!

Me: An Andrew? I’ve heard of those. Can’t Andrews fly?

Boy in Blue: Yeah. I think… Yeah! Andrews can fly!

Me: (Moving my two to the play area door.) Well, we’ll just step out to give you room to fly, Andrew! Best of luck on your mission.

Boy in Red: Thanks! We can DO this!

So, if Andrew’s mom happens to be reading this and is wondering why on earth he is now jumping off the furniture convinced he can fly, it was me. I did this. Sorry about that.