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November 08, 2007

Candy Coated WHAT?

By Worker Bee
6 Comments

The Fuming Fuji does not know what to do, but it rhymes with dexplode. What is this product of unspeakable sugarness? Fuji is baffled. This is a very difficult thing, to baffle a genius.

Kid Kupz may “take the ick out of sick” but they will forever nauseate Fuji. There is a solution to a cough or cold, and it does not involve more sugar! Yes, my adoring readers, you are not misunderstanding: candy is being used to assist in cold treatment. Who let Mary Poppins out of her carpet bag? And why are we putting unsafe chemicals in our children anyway? The Fuji is gravely disappointed in this treatment of the seedlings. Also, the Fuji fears we are raising a bunch of pithy pansies who cannot even take a dose of medicine without a sugar salvo. Should homework come with licorice pencils? When the Fuji was a seedling even the flu was taken in stride in the roll through the snow to school. (This daily sojourn was a journey of many difficult yards, but you shall be blessed with this story at another point in time if Fuji has the time.)

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One Big Health Nut
8 years 10 months ago

Yeah I wonder the same thing also. When I was a child, medicine wasn’t such a big deal such as nowadays. Yes they don’t taste nice but we don’t complain too much about it. Perhaps parents aren’t as strict as before.

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Lemur
8 years 10 months ago
That is appalling. The first thing that came to mind was that super fancy colored salt & sugar they make for margarita glasses to be dipped in. I can’t believe there are parents out there who feel the need to pander so much to their child’s whims that they would happily compromise by giving the kid candy so they’ll agree to take the medicine. That’s like saying, “You’re grounded, go to your room. You can still play your xbox.” I understand the parent’s desire to medicate their child (though don’t always agree it’s required), but that totally reinforces the child’s… Read more »
Kery
8 years 10 months ago

I’m really tempted to say “toughen up your kids, for goodness’ sake!”. No, seriously. That’s just so stupid and irritating. Yeah, medicine doesn’t taste good, but it’s not here to be *tasted*, it’s here to be *swallowed* so that we get better. (And of course, I suppose that those kids using those wonderful cups would go brush their teeth right after it, hmm? No risk for more cavities with that? Yeah, right…)

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Alison
5 years 11 months ago

Why does this remind me of a salt-rimmed marguerita? For kids? Even that association is gross…

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