If you're going to have dessert with your meal, why not eat it first?
Why not get more enjoyment out of life by bending the rules once in a while? I don't mean break the law or anything, I just mean why not let our hair down a little more so to speak. This is the rule I will bend next. I will order my dessert first. Any ideas on others we could bend?
I think it pays to be able to relax certain rules once in a while. Most of the rules were made long ago and don't always apply. I used to let my kids stay home from school once in a while just for the fun of it.
Say on Thursday night I would ask if they wanted to stay home and watch movies on Friday...they usually did unless they had a test or something they didn't want to miss. Only did it once in a while but we all enjoyed it. Both of my kids were straight A student throughout school so it didn't adversely affect them.
On occasion I let them have cake or some leftover dessert from the night before for breakfast. Again not often but just often enough to let them know that life can be fun in unexpected ways.
Personally, I prefer to end the day on a "sweet note," so I don't want my dessert before dinner.
However, when my kids were young, there was a Girl Scout camp we all went to every summer, and one day during the week was always designated as "backwards dinner day," and dessert was served first.
They had GREAT cooks at that camp, and dessert was always something super-yummy...EXCEPT on backwards day--they would serve plain old popsicles, much to my disgust and disappointment.
Traditionally, dessert was meant to accent the end of a full meal, at least in France. It was usually fruit or something light. Of course, that was a couple of hundred years ago, a very formal way of presenting food in the restaurants of the people who had money to spend. I say order that dessert first, just keep the portion small. Sweet is not the only good taste of food. You could start breaking the pairing of red wine with meat, and have it with fish instead.
I think if I ate a bowl of sticky toffee pudding (for example) before my dinner I'd never get around to eating my dinner!
As for breaking rules now and again; I agree with you, it can be fun and when we'er having fun we're happy
I sometimes bend the behave like an adult rule and behave like a child instead.
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