This one is for you buddy. Ironic how little alignments of moments and conversations inspire.
Nutritious meal first or dessert first is the questions around my house. Thanks to a very influential man in my life this analogy has rippled through laughter and fun at the dinner table as well as deeper thoughts for many years.
His theory was/is… or maybe it was just something to provoke me to think outside the box (it was also fun to order the huge ice cream Sunday first at every meal out together to make sure I experienced the theory as well). The theory is that if something was to happen (like choking to death at the table… or maybe he just meant we got full) between the meal courses that we should always enjoy our dessert first.
Do you agree? Let’s hear what you think.
Being mom, I of course am trying to get my kids to eat their veggies first but can’t help but let them have dessert first.
Take a dive deeper… in life are we making sure we enjoy the sweet moments first or the not so sweet but maybe needed moments filled with the fuel to keep us sustained long term?
Are we working the years at a job waiting for retirement… waiting for our dessert only to experience illness or even death before we enjoy the retirement?
Or are we always chasing the dessert that we never experience the amazing depth and fulfillment that comes with maybe more boring but nutritious moments?
I am still undecided, or balanced. I do enjoy the family dinners at the ice cream parlor. I also don’t order/eat dessert often.