Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. DerkinsVanPelt218

    DerkinsVanPelt218 said, over 4 years ago

    If the thing runs all right, that means more to me than a few strewn Skittles and ketchup stains. I’ve seen car cockpits that were dirty, but the cars themselves were well-maintained.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 4 years ago

    Cars and small children are not a good mix. There have been a few times where I got into a car and felt like I needed a hazmat suit.

  3. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!)

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist (Justice For Michael_wme!) said, over 4 years ago

    How about walking?

  4. prasrinivara

    prasrinivara GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    There is some possibility of minimising the staining—but that involves imposing some sort of DISCIPLINE (yeah, that word which sounds dirty to Val & Joan) on the children.

  5. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, over 4 years ago

    You go to the coin car wash and use the wand on the seats. Don’t forget a towel to wipe the windows – and pick a hot sunny day to let it dry.

  6. Paul Bachant

    Paul Bachant said, over 4 years ago

    I’m a mechanic, and I hate getting into a minivan…they either smell like a wet dog (BLECH!!!) or a full diaper (YUUUUCK!!!) or both at the same time (Please shoot me now…)

  7. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 4 years ago

    Well, the other alternative is to walk!

  8. frightenup

    frightenup said, over 4 years ago

    Ew. Even when I had babies and toddlers, I had rules. Food and drink was only allowed for long trips or emergencies, and even then the drink was water and the food was not messy. My car may be cluttered at times, but never stinky or stained.

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, over 4 years ago

    One kid put stickers on whatever window was within reach . . .

  10. graham177

    graham177 said, over 4 years ago

    @lightenup – That is exactly what my rules are (and were when we had small children). We were taking my adult daughter’s friend on a 4-hour car trip recently, and my daughter had advised her that she could take water in the car “as long as it was self-contained when not in use”. They can be taught…

  11. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 4 years ago


    The reason most parent’s cars are well maintained- No parent in their right mind wants to wait for a tow truck with kids. It’s bad enough waiting by yourself.

  12. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 4 years ago

    I do not think we had drinks or food when traveling. We had electronic games for our two kids to play with or some type of game. But then some cars do not last forever from long driving wear and tear.

  13. dheine1971

    dheine1971 said, over 4 years ago

    Another rerun week, starting with a rerun of an April 2008 episode.

  14. aircraft-engineer

    aircraft-engineer said, over 4 years ago

    @Paul Bachant

    only minivans that haul small kids. mine smells like oil and tools and tires

  15. iced tea

    iced tea said, over 4 years ago

    When your kids are all grown and your car has no more ketchup stains, or toys scattered everywhere-that’s when you miss them.

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