So I've been seeing signs in my town for the "Halloween Candy Buy-Back." According to this system, if a child brings his candy in to one of the participating places, he will receive fifty cents for each pound.
Or, something between, say, three and ten percent of what was paid for it. Also this will leave a kid, even a kid who has extremely good trick or treating strategies, with about $2.50 to show for enough candy to make him sick till Christmas.
This is lame and cruel.
Hallowe'en candy does not make your kid fat. Do not make him dread Hallowe'en because you are simultaneously too lazy and too interfering to be a good parent.
The candy might make him sick for a day, or bounce off the walls. This is a small price to pay for his not hating you for the rest of his life.
Hooray for Step #1483 in the systematic destruction of childhood. (It comes right after not letting children eat cookie dough.)