Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, about 4 years ago

    Leave her behind if she’s not ready on time; make her walk to school.

  2. samvadi

    samvadi said, about 4 years ago

    mom tries to tighten things up – but might loose the plot!

  3. slug_queen

    slug_queen said, about 4 years ago


    Buy a pass, make her take transit. She’s in middle school, she’s well old enough.

  4. psychlady

    psychlady said, about 4 years ago


    Good Idea!!

  5. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 4 years ago

    I work better on a tight deadline too sometimes, but I wish I didn’t. I’m trying to get my kids in the habit of not waiting until the last minute to do things.

  6. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Teenagers. “Groans and shakes head.”

  7. Jenn

    Jenn said, about 4 years ago

    Speaking as a former teenager, Mom’s customized ‘bucket of ice-water’ while I was IN bed always worked for me. Holly needs the same treatment.

  8. keltii

    keltii said, about 4 years ago

    the line “make her walk” doesn’t work in this generation, They start walking but don’t actually get to school,, many a cell phone has rang with “is your child sick, she isn’t here today”. Believe me I’m going through it.

  9. tazz555

    tazz555 said, about 4 years ago

    She should take away something away or force her to do simething for every minute she is late. 1 min late= no phone, 2 min late= late no internet, and worst of them all 30 min late= Have her wear her grandma’s clothes to school

  10. harebell

    harebell said, about 4 years ago

    Put her clothes and breakfast in the car…she can get it all done on the way if the distance is far enough. Even with a seat belt on you can wiggle into a top….

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 4 years ago

    When I was five, I started walking to school in Pittsburgh. In St. Pete, I walked 1 1/3 miles to school, then rode a bike starting at age 10. In high school I had an extra period with chorus, so instead of using the morning school bus, took a city bus and transferred on 5th Ave. One morning we missed connections, and started walking the rest of the way toward school. A guy was takling his son, and picked us up. Since there were nine of us, we squished them pretty good. (Things were different back then – safer, or at least we thought so. The location of sex offenders wasn’t available on the Internet.)

  12. DerkinsVanPelt218

    DerkinsVanPelt218 said, about 4 years ago

    Nice try, Holly. You’re not getting off that easy.

  13. snarkm

    snarkm said, about 4 years ago

    I love how Jan Eliot is continuing not only the main story line but also Alix’s throw away line from yesterday by having her eat ‘second breakfast’ today. Also, Alix looks cute with her chipmunk cheek in panel three :-)

  14. foodbroker301

    foodbroker301 said, about 4 years ago


    That should work. One of my sons overslept and missed the bus. He called me at work for a ride and I told him I couldn’t leave work. He had to call a neighbor to take him to school.. He never missed the bus again

  15. jmo328

    jmo328 said, about 4 years ago

    Make her pick out her outfit the night before and then lock the closet.

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