Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Do You Dessert?


When I was growing up, eating dinner was a means to an end. Because after dinner, came dun-dunh-dunhhhhh...

DESSERT!

Whether it was a bowl of ice cream eaten whilst curled up on the couch, blanket on lap, book tucked securely in place;

Or a brownie (even better if it was FROSTED);

Or even plain old cookies;

Dessert was a food group in my house.

(It's amazing that I wasn't overweight as a child. Quite the contrary though, I was pretty scrawny. *flashing back to fond memories of a time when my upper thighs didn't touch.*)

For Hubby, on the other hand?

It was all about the meal when he was a child. Dessert was merely an afterthought. (Oh, the blasphemy!)

He's still like that. He finishes his meal and he's DONE for the night.

I find this strange.

Because I? Still loooooove dessert. (And yet dare to wonder why my upper thighs now rub together? Hmmm...)

The boyz are actually a pretty good mix. Dessert for them is kinda "meh". They can take it or leave it. Meaning, if we try to bribe them with dessert? It usually doesn't work.

Like, I said, I find this strange.

(And how many times can I say "dessert" in this post?)

Seriously, I eat my meal THINKING ABOUT what's next. A cookie? A fudgsicle? A bag of popcorn? The rest of the Doritos? A bag of Twizzlers? An entire row of Oreos?

Tell me about dessert in your Trenches.

18 comments:

Petunia Face said...

I'm with you--dinner is foreplay for dessert. Left to my own devices, I would eat dessert first and then maybe have something healthy if I wasn't already full.

And aren't thighs supposed to touch???

Ashley said...

I looooove the dessert, as do my kids. Hubby is totally take it or leave it. So most of the time we leave it. My waist is thankful.

Jaime said...

No dessert here. We've had two giant things of icecream in our freezer for over two weeks UNTOUCHED! We eat dinner at that's it. Hubs and I don't have sweet tooth's though so it's never been an issue in our house! :)

Oh and my thighs rub together too...so maybe it's not the desserts!!!! Now you can eat ur sweets with no guilt!!!

Sarah said...

I don't always eat dessert, but I have been known to eat only dessert many times over. So yeah, I'd say dessert is a main course here.

Speaking of which, I'm really really craving a root beer float. Badly.

Michele Renee said...

I am like your hubs and my hubs is like you. I say it is how we were raised differently. At his mother's house, there is dessert prepared and as soon as the dinner dishes are moved to the kitchen, the dessert plates and offerings come right out. It is this way when he was a kid and also when we visit to this day. I always tell my MIL, oh, no thanks, I really have to digest first. I think it is because he is one of 6 kids so you had to have the meal done once and then get the kitchen cleared--you also had to eat while there was food or else all the sibs would get the food.
I was raised where there may be dessert or there may not be, but it was eaten later on that night in a help yourself way.

My boys always look for dessert so we tend to have stuff but I don't bring it out right after dinner. Luckily they have zero fat although they have big sweet tooth like hubs.

Janell said...

I love dessert!!! Sometimes I only eat half a meal just so i have more room for dessert :)

Life As I Know It said...

We've limited dessert to weekends because the promise of dessert was turning dinner into one big negotiation battle.
As is 'how many bites do I have to eat to get a cookie? how about 2 cookies?'.
Tiresome, I tell you.
But every night my husband and I sneak a bite of dark chocolate after dinner. ssshhhhhhhh.

Samantha said...

I am more with your boys on this. I don't have dessert after every meal but do enjoy dessert when it is present and available.

For me I get too full with dinner usually and couldn't possibly think about dessert. But when it comes to specific items like Creme Brule and Cheesecake I almost always save room :)

Claire said...

I have what I call a "dessert stomach," meaning I can be stuffed to the brim full and still have room for something sweet. Dessert for me - absolutely. My 2-year-old calls it "special treat" and is totally bribed to eat dinner with them. I know, mom of the year, right?

Dorothy said...

Growing up, we never had dessert. There was always plenty of snack food in the house always available to eat if we wanted it but we never had a formal dessert. Just recently, my husband and I have been eating dessert every day. Of course, we also complain about our weight.

Martha said...

Dessert = Main course. The other food is just what I eat in between chocolate.

Shasta said...

We have dessert some nights, and some nights we don't. It just depends. I love dessert, we should probably start having it every night, that might help with my late night snacking!

Allison said...

I don't crave desserts - candy - chocolate etc.....I too find this strange. I said I don't crave it, but if it is offered, I never pass it up!

Melizzard said...

Dessert is the only reason the meal exists right? The goal line.. The end game...

Otherwise what's the point?

thepsychobabble said...

the h lacks a sweet tooth. It's broken or something. DD loves her sugar, but is pig-headed(I say that with love) and will get ornery at the suggestion of HAVING to do something to get something else. So it's a rare treat around here.
I love desert, and would eat it regularly. So it's probably a good thing I'm in the minority....

Lady Mama said...

I love dessert. And that's why I've had to stop - because I had a six month period of desserts every night which, combined with pregnancy, lead to too much weight gain. But oh I do love dessert though...

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Growing up, we only had dessert on special occasions. So I'm pretty much the same way. I always want something sweet after dinner so I may grab a cookie or something but that's about it.
I think we should start having dessert more often. You've inspired me!

Night Owl Mama said...

wow look at all those yummy's a girl can't get fat just reading and looking at that stuff can she?

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