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.