"Coincidence? I think not.” (author unknown)
How did I ever wind up with someone who doesn’t like desserts the way I do? It’s incredible: Joe could go the rest of his life and wouldn’t care less if he never saw another piece of cake or a cookie. And ice cream? He’s the only person I’ve ever met in my life who doesn’t like it. Me, on the other hand, I’m a total sucker for sweets. A Dove bar sends me into paroxysms of ecstasy.
I tend to want to eat more healthy foods as a rule than he does, and when it comes to vegetables and fruits, I love them. If I do indulge in sweet things, I'll try to mentally adjust, thinking of what I should NOT eat at the next meal, so that "it will all balance out in the end." But I definitely love my desserts. The more decadent, the more I enjoy it.
Growing up, my siblings and I never ate snacks in-between meals. Unlike some homes, we never had chips or candies sitting out for us, but we always had a dessert after every dinner, every day of our lives. So now, after a meal, I tend to crave a sweet ending to it. Now, Joe will enjoy a good pie, which is fine by me... I like pie, ...and I like it even better with a good dollop of ice cream or whipped cream on top of it...but life without cake would be cruel, indeed.
“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” (-author unknown)