This whole past week my daughter has been obsessed with two things... Smith Lake Park and the kid gerbil tubes at Chick-fil-A. Which isn't really that bad because it was a nice cool week for August and we ran into a lot of parents and their kids "enjoying" one of the last weeks of summer "vacation". But today has been more than a little difficult because Julia won't accept that Chick-fil-A is closed on Sunday and her meltdowns over this are severe. Unless you have experience with obsessive compulsive people (or you are yourself) you might not understand that nothing will substitute for what is desired... needed. Not McDonalds tubes, nor parks, nor playgrounds... nothing. When you see someone freaking out in public don't be quick to judge the parents or the caregivers attending them... there might not be anything that they can do to calm the person down. *sigh* How many more days are there until school starts??