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Old 11-01-2007, 08:08 AM
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What a great opportunity to teach kids about taxes! Don't forget the candy tax!!!

I took it upon myself to give my kids a good life lesson and took a big ol' handful of candy out of each of their plastic pumkin containers. My 8yoD was incensed, my 10yoS just looked bewildered and my 5yoS just gave me more.

I told them to get used to it. It only gets worse and the IRS takes a whole lot more.

OTOH I did decrease their sugar/calorie intake by 15-20% and am willing to sacrifice my body in order to make them healthier. My kids don't get candy that often so they tend to go overboard on Halloween and the few days following. I feel kinda bad for my 10yoS's teacher, the kid can't sit still to save his life to begin with. I can only imagine him on a sugar rush.

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Old 11-01-2007, 09:13 AM
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Wow, I just had a flashback! My parents imposed the same "candy tax". I almost forgot about it. The "tax" always ended up being ALL my peanutbutter cups

I still have a few years to go before I can try it with my kids.
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Old 11-01-2007, 09:37 AM
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Wow, I just had a flashback! My parents imposed the same "candy tax". I almost forgot about it. The "tax" always ended up being ALL my peanutbutter cups

I still have a few years to go before I can try it with my kids.
It's great because I never buy the stuff otherwise and I'm able to get the urge out of my system for several months. Plus with most of the candy being the b.s. size designation of "Fun Size" it is a bit easier to pace myself.

PB Cups do kick, but I tend to go for a wide variety to cover as many vices as possible in one shot.

My 1.5 yoS went as Elmo and people kept forcing candy on him even though we didn't have a basket for him and he was just tagging along for the walk in the stroller. Their donations will not go to waste, though!
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:11 AM
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Teach them to grow their own snacks.
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Old 11-01-2007, 11:36 AM
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Teach them to grow their own snacks.
Something tells me they would be hungry....OTH I went trick or treating last night with the kids and parents from my building and came home with a loaded pumpkin. Needless to say the Reeses peanut butter cups didin't make it into work today....

Swamp- there is plenty of time to teach your kids about taxes and Uncle Sammy- let them enjoy their youth...

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