Friday, May 29, 2009

Tradition Shmadition



I promised myself that this time would be different. I mean, we always go to the Aquarium Restaurant when we come to Nashville. And we always get dessert. We're trying to live a life characterized by more frugality now, though, so I had convinced myself that the traditional dessert under the sea was not one of life's necessities. However, once we got into the mall...and once we began walking past the restaurant...and once we were inside the gift shop...and once we were walking under the aquarium tunnel filled with colorful fish...well, frugality shmugality. I asked to see a dessert menu. Just to make sure our fave desserts were still featured. And then I requested a table. At which point my biggest little boy threw his arms around me and said, "Thank you, Mommy! You're the BEST!" At which point I KNEW that frugality shmugality applies. At least when it comes to traditions like this one.


5 comments:

CrossView said...

LOL! My life is filled with those moments. Those puppy eyes they'd give me while silently waiting. Then the joy they'd show. And if I had to do it all over again? Just the same!

Besides, what do great memories cost? Who can put a price on 'em??!!

Courtney said...

How could one break an ice cream tradition? :)
Sounds like a fantastic time had by all!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

looks like a great day!

Arby said...

I think that "frugality shmugality" is in the Bible, but I'm not certain where. So, you're safe.

Tisha S said...

You are making Chattanooga look like so much fun...we were considering going there for a 3-day weekend this summer. I might have to give it more thought. :-)