For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Wolfdreamer250

    Wolfdreamer250 said, almost 7 years ago

    Spoken like a true older brother.

    Plus, whats Elly’s problem. Its Halloween, your supposed to let the kids eat the candy. What they don’t finish, you use for next years trick or treating. DUH.

  2. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) said, almost 7 years ago

    I used to spend hours out trick or treating and gathered at least 2 shopping bags full of candy. I never over indulged. I ate the stuff that interested me over a period of time, but the stuff that wasn’t my favorites I could care less about.

  3. catlady1

    catlady1 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    Most candy freezes well. Sort out that and freeze it, then dole it out a bit at a time as a treat or a reward for doing something well.

  4. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    bleeep parents not letting us eat the candy we want, when we want, and how we want. HOW DARE THEY try to make kids healthy!!! LOL

  5. Jahosacat

    Jahosacat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    What’s up with wasting perfectly good food? If you aren’t going to let your kid eat safe (I didn’t say healthy) candy, why do you let them go out at all? If she wants him to have less sugar, then portion it out over several days/weeks. And when she finds out that he had her toss his sisters candy, HIS candy had better become THEIR candy!

  6. Original_Baskingshark

    Original_Baskingshark said, almost 7 years ago

    Elly is a control freak.

  7. Oberon12

    Oberon12 said, almost 7 years ago

    Getting sick on Halloween candy is an important rite of childhood passage.

  8. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 7 years ago

    It was on a weekend this year so they have Sunday to recuperate after eating too much candy on Saturday night. My mother did apportion it out over the following week and we never overate on it. But throwing it out is just plain stupid.

  9. quackingup

    quackingup said, almost 7 years ago

    I take out the candy my kids won’t eat (or I don’t want them to eat) and I send it to work with my husband. The rest is put up in a cabinet and given out during snack/dessert times, if they want it.

  10. myhaircut

    myhaircut said, almost 7 years ago

    Wow, what a horrible cartoon. What a horrible parenting idea. That’s like letting your kids open their presents on Christmas morning and then smashing them all with a hammer.

  11. 11Wilderness11

    11Wilderness11 said, almost 7 years ago

    Jahosacat: candy is not “food”

    There is nothing wrong with throwing away candy. It is disgusting, after all.

    My kids get a week. After that, they know I will chuck whatever is left in the bags. There is no reason to have garbage like that hang around for months. I teach my kids moderation, but I also let them live a little by actually celebrating the holiday. These two things are not mutually exclusive.

    I wouldn’t take their candy away next day, but in 3-5 days no foul.

    Myhaircut: Christmas presents aren’t usually made of sugar. Bad analogy.

  12. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, almost 7 years ago

    11Wilderness11, good job. Your teaching them to stuff them self as soon as posible and to hide some and lie about it to you because they know after a certaing day your going to take it. Sort of like the playground bully. How about limiting the number of houses they go to and taking them to a halloween event to fill in the time instead. To a child taking something of theirs from them is taking something from them. So the Christmas present is a good analogy.

  13. Stuart Gathman

    Stuart Gathman said, almost 7 years ago

    A local dentist here has a program where he pays kids $1/lb for Halloween candy, donates $1/lb to (forget the charity), and then pays to ship the candy to the troops. I don’t know how it works in practice, but it is a neat idea.

  14. lightenup

    lightenup said, almost 7 years ago

    Looks like everyone has a sugar hangover today. For most kids, except for the greedy ones, the excitement is in getting the candy. They only want to eat it all because it’s sitting there in front of their face.

  15. Bill Wa

    Bill Wa said, almost 7 years ago

    What’s Elly talking about. You NEVER throw Halloween candy away. You can put a piece in their lunch, it won’t kill them, they can have one piece after dinner. And besides, John will take it for his office. Speaking of which, has anybody else ever wondered why Dentists offer a lollypop for a reward? Oh yeah, JOB SECURITY!

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