Cathy by Cathy Guisewite


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  1. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 3 years ago

    And that’s why I keep it simple. I do like those shirts that wick away sweat because they keep me cool in the Southern heat, but other than that, I’m an amateur and regular clothes are fine for what I do.

    Good morning, Cathy clan! Trick-or-treating was fun last night, although we’re all tired this morning. Next year, should be better with Halloween on Friday night.
    It started out a bit rough when Lil got mad at me for not letting her trick-or-treat alone with a 4th grader. Not that I’m even considering it, but when would you let a kid go trick-or-treating with their friends and without an adult? I’m thinking middle school and it needs to be a group of responsible friends.

    Thank you, ncalifgirl, argy.bargy, Molly, Marmar, GretchensMom,, rgcviper and everyone for their prayers, support, cheers and good wishes! You are wonderful! :-)

  2. argy.bargy2

    argy.bargy2 said, almost 3 years ago


    You did the right thing. Unfortunately, the world isn’t the safest place for even middle school kids to go door to door without Mom or Dad. Meanwhile, hang in there! Things are getting better all around!

  3. O-Kay

    O-Kay said, almost 3 years ago

    Sorry you live in a scary place, lightenup. I’d have no problem letting my kids cruise around my neighbourhood, but they’re lazy and prefer to just go to the mall and hit all the stores there. :)

  4. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, almost 3 years ago


    By the time she’s in middle school, she’ll be pretty much over trick-or-treating and will be focusing more on parties. I quit doing it when I was 12 — when all I could think of was how cold I was and how I couldn’t wait to get home, I knew it was time to retire!

  5. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, almost 3 years ago

    You are wonderful too lightenup. Maybe next year Lil can invite some friends and you can tag along. Our kids aren’t allowed out alone even in the daytime here. I have some great memories of Halloween before it was too dangerous to let the kids out alone, Nowadays I am glad when it’s over!

  6. frightenup

    frightenup said, almost 3 years ago


    I don’t live in a scary place at all. In fact, it’s an upper middle class suburb… very vanilla and low crime. But that doesn’t matter. There are crazy people everywhere, and Halloween is a great time for them to come out because they can dress up and wear a mask, so kids will think they’re okay, but no one can describe them if something bad happens. I normally let them run around during the day with no problem. Sounds like you have older kids anyway if they prefer to go to the mall. My kids find that boring.

    Thanks for the input, gang… it was really more of a conversation starter and/or a curious question. I’m not that much of a helicopter mom, but I also try not to tempt trouble either.
    Have a nice evening!

  7. rgcviper the black cat

    rgcviper the black cat said, almost 3 years ago

    And, the [eye-roll] returns once again.

    HI, MOM. Happy Friday, “Cathy” Clan.

  8. GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    “I must be REALLY old!
    I can remember kids going trick-or-treating without the helicopter parents hovering nearby.
    Of course, this was in the ’50’s/early ’60’s, when criminals and pedophiles stayed in their holes.”

    Me too — to all of the above.

  9. GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Re the comic — You should see what we lifetime ballerinas wear to class — it’s hilarious!! You can usually tell the beginners by their adherence to pink tights, black leotards, pink slippers. None of that for the lifers — and whatever we’re wearing, there are usually sweats of some sort over top because we have learned that to avoid injury, stay warm. That’s why I’ve been able to dance for over 40 years.

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