Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, about 12 hours ago

    Some women can’t leave well enough alone

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 11 hours ago

    The uncle is not getting the picture about his sibling’s child well-being at all if you ask me.

  3. Scott Coons

    Scott Coons GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Nice strip Ms. Eliot.

  4. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, about 11 hours ago

    Yes, excellent strip. Children need two parents and this is one the reasons why. The father-figure will see results from a different point of view to the mother-figure. The emotional balance comes from the male and female outlook on life. There is a bit of philosophy that I read in the 1980s, unfortunately I don’t know where it comes from: The bird of humanity cannot fly on only one wing.

  5. woodworker318

    woodworker318 said, about 11 hours ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    What is he supposed to do about it? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  6. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, about 11 hours ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    At Andy’s age I was pretty much the same way. Minus the headphones. I stayed out of trouble, I worked weekends in Housekeeping and Retail. And for the most part lived in my room. As long as people left me alone I was happy. Wally has it right. Andy is not giving reasons for the adults to bother him and they leave him alone as a result.

  7. Agent54

    Agent54 said, about 11 hours ago

    Wally does have it “right”. He keeps track that Andy is getting straight A’s and is aware of his general well being. Kids need to learn on their own and make their own mistakes. Wally is very aware of this and does not believe in making the kid in his own image crap. Guide them so that they do not even know it has been done is the best way.

  8. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, about 6 hours ago

    Was going to make a comment but it seems like just about everything as been said, except—‘LEAVE IT ALONE, JOAN’ ! ! ! ! ! !

  9. Chris

    Chris said, about 5 hours ago

    If it ain’t broke……………..

  10. Chansonreve

    Chansonreve said, about 4 hours ago

    @JoanHelen the quote is from the Baha’i Faith
    The world of humanity has two wings — one is woman and the other man. Not until both wings are equally developed can the bird fly. Should one wing remain weak, flight is impossible.

    (Compilations, Baha’i Scriptures, p. 414)

  11. luvdafuneez

    luvdafuneez said, about 2 hours ago

    I love Max. He’s always happy! Lucy, too.

  12. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 2 hours ago

    Me too Wally.

  13. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, about 1 hour ago

    I think Wally has this right. If Joan is still concerned, she could always start texting with him. Teenagers who normally communicate in one syllable or less seem to be far more talkative via text message.

  14. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, about 1 hour ago


    “Children need two parents and this is one the reasons why.” – I totally agree. Also, chansonreeve is correct about the source of that philosophy. You paraphrased that Baha’i quote remarkably well for not having seen it in so long.

  15. capricorn9th

    capricorn9th said, 29 minutes ago

    I notice it is mostly MEN who agree with Wally. Men tend not to want to deal with emotional stuff or child raising. If they don’t see anything, it does not mean it is not there. Sometimes they are selective about seeing something and sometimes they are simply not intuitive. Yes, teenagers are sullen creatures but he needs to remember he is estranged from his parents and that is hurtful no matter if he is loved in Wally’s household and doing well in school. Wally needs to be sensitive to Andy’s whole well being, not just about his grades and lack of trouble given to him.

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