Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 3 years ago

    It’s never a comfortable feeling when your two-year-old out-reasons you.

  2. Randy_B

    Randy_B GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    A kid’s job is to know how to push his parent’s buttons.
    Apparently Lemont’s buttons involve fears of intellectual inadequacy.

  3. rshive

    rshive said, over 3 years ago

    Yeth, Lionel hath it pegged!

  4. Bailey

    Bailey said, over 3 years ago

    A thycotherapith is thomthing Daddy can’t afford for you kiddo… not with hith income.

  5. JackiAnne

    JackiAnne said, over 3 years ago

    If the kid understands circular reasoning, he just might understand more than you think (or more than you’re willing to accept).

  6. Buffalo Boy

    Buffalo Boy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I’m getting tired of this! Just put (cute lisp) and continue in english.

  7. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, over 3 years ago

    I enjoy my nightmares

    Aren’t psychotherapists there to help you come to terms with reality?
    Why not start with acceptance of reality ere it nuttifies you?

  8. pastorbosh

    pastorbosh said, over 3 years ago

    “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist.
    Children already know that dragons exist.
    Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”
    — G. K. Chesterton

    Lemont, as a writer, should perhaps already know, that there IS a way to comfort a frightened child with a Greater Truth.
    It would be nice if no little boy went to bed worried about the monsters in the word. But if he is going to be frightened, I think it better that he should think of giants and dragons, than of bombers and terrorists.
    For in the fairy tales, side by side with the terrible figures, we find the righteous comforters and protectors, the radiant ones that negate the evil monsters. So I would suggest that Jesus Christ or St. George, Aslan or Gandolf, are better comforters to a child’s mind than the frightening images and proof texts of evil in the world.
    (or the idea of government presidents, military and police and what have you as our sole protection and rescue.)

    Lemont might also remember the maxim of the law…
    [qui tacet consentire] “Silence gives consent”
    By NOT saying ANYTHING to address his son’s fears, he is giving consent for his son to BE afraid.

  9. activist1234

    activist1234 said, over 3 years ago


    Exactly, Pastor! Kids know danger exists— there’s always that monster under the bed or in the closet. The idea is to teach them they are NOT helpless, that there is something they can do to defeat evil. Even if it’s only throwing a poison pillow at it.
    Good idea, too, to tell them about their real protectors— police, God, firefighters, zoo keepers, daddies (not necessarily in that order).

    But just shun talking about an event the child is hearing about? I doubt that is wise.

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