Archive for October, 2010


1. Share. The best thing to do, and what happens here at Promega, is to sneak the candy off to work with you. We can hardly wait for the Monday after Halloween!

2. Charity. ”Donate” the candy to poor children, the ones in Biafra, or what ever country you choose to make up. The candy can be saved and put into a box to ship to those kids. You can offer to mail the box on your way to work or grocery shopping. The box conveniently disappears. This may not work with older kids, who report it to their friends’ parents, who then announce that the country in question does not exist. (Hmmm, may be shipping to troops overseas would work. Seriously.)

3. Timing. If I recall correctly, one of the times we were allowed to dip into the candy bag was after dinner, schoolwork and a bath, that is, close to bed time. Though it may seem counter intuitive, having a big helping of sugar can make one sleepy. But don’t forget to brush those teeth

4. Bargains. Choices are a parent’s friend, so provide an alternative to the candy, preferably one that can’t be denied. My mom used to keep a stash of new books, crayons and toys that she only dragged out when a particularly strong incentive was needed. Can you distract your child from the candy dish with a new page of Tinkerbell stickers?

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