Candy Cane Problems

| December 21, 2016 | 6 Comments

I can’t unwrap a candy cane without breaking them.

Who cares, right? Tastes the same.

Not to kids, it doesn’t. It tastes like minty disappointment. There’s no greater ruiner than she who was entrusted with a new candy cane and broke it, and no one more insulted than he whose brother managed to get an intact one.

Gingerly peeling the plastic off a candy cane while your 3-year-old breathes down your neck feels much like those people in the movies with the wire cutters attempting to diffuse a bomb.

And if you fail, the results are also comparable.


Candy Cane Problems


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Category: Babies & Toddlers, Family, Kids

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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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  1. Heidi C. says:

    My kids have given up on asking me to open their candy cane wrappers for them. I end up mindlessly using my teeth and then they claim germs and don’t want to eat it 🙂

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Another marvellous cartoon taken from life. I really wish they would make these much easier to unpack, it would be so much safer for all concerned. 🙂

  3. Cheryl says:

    Oh I so feel your pain!! Same when the chocolate bunnies ear breaks off!! *sniff*

  4. Sarah Alexis says:

    That’s so funny. My son gets SUPER UPSET if his candy cane breaks. I try to tell him it will taste the same no matter what… but somehow it makes all the difference to him that it remains INTACT!!! LOL

  5. Kristi says:

    Haha love the cartoon. I’ve had so many candy canes break on me, such is life!

  6. Fan R. says:

    The whole process of unwrapping is like a tough challenge!

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