Right on the heels of Cow Appreciation Day, I drug our family back out to Chick-fil-A for something our branch calls Family Night. Fun, family friendly activities or themes are held every Thursday for a few hours over the summer. This past week, it was Safety Night with our local county heroes of Fire and Police. We had a quick meal with coupons I had saved up, some Red-requested slide time on the playground, and then the big fun arrived. The Chick-fil-A cow came out to greet Red, and immediately afterwards, the big rig firetruck pulled into the parking lot.
Red was allowed to “touch a truck, please” when he asked, and even sat in the front seat, turning the wheel and waving to everyone. I think Hubs got more pleasure out of watching Red’s face and reactions than anything else.
The firemen and firetruck were from our local station, and I found out that a colleague’s husband works with them (I swear, the world is smaller every day…). We made sure to thank these brave guys for keeping our town safe day after day (and for letting Red have a turn in the fire truck!).
Next up, a local policeman from our county had his police cruiser on display, lights ablaze and front door open for “tours”. Red climbed in, and was directed to a panel of buttons that operated all the sirens. He was flabbergasted when he himself created the sounds, and was so desperate to stay in the car we nearly had to peel him from the front seat!
We made sure to get a “selfie” before we left (because you have no nowadays, right?!). Everyone was all smiles, so we call that a cheap date and a super fun night! Did your family experience anything new this weekend?