Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. hildigunnur

    hildigunnur GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    nah just take the kids with you – in 3-4 years. Be fine, they’ll have fun too! (well that would work if the ever grew up, though…)

  2. trekman58

    trekman58 said, about 4 years ago

    I HATE walking into situations like that!!

  3. lightenup

    lightenup said, about 4 years ago

    Oh, if you can afford it, take them! My oldest started travelling with us overseas at 9 months and the second one at 13 months. It can be done, and they were fine (no crying on the plane too). Sure, they won’t remember it, but it’s not for them.

    Or… they have lots of relatives around… why don’t they just go and let the others take care of the kids? Joan will be a new woman after a kid-free vacation in Europe!

  4. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I’ve had moments like that, and they aren’t fun.

  5. C C Alexander

    C C Alexander GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Leave the kids with grandma & pa & take off now!!!

  6. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, about 4 years ago

    Life is really passing me by no extra cash.

  7. dawnk777

    dawnk777 said, about 4 years ago

    I’ve never been overseas. I’ve never even had a passport (wasn’t needed in the past to go to Canada and Mexico.) My parents have been to Paris, but not me.

  8. gromitsperson

    gromitsperson said, about 4 years ago

    Her life is right there. A family is the biggest adventure there is.

    But Andy should be doing more chores.

  9. route66paul

    route66paul said, about 4 years ago

    Overseas vacations are for those without kids and/or the rich. Those of us that have raised kids/grandkids know that there are more important things to spend your hard earned money on.

  10. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, about 4 years ago

    We’re neither rich nor without kids – took our son to Barcelona when he was 14 and to Paris when he was 16. Then saved so he could have a month in France with a family when he was 18. We think international travel is every bit as important as travel within the States. So is learning another language (or 2 or 3).

  11. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 4 years ago

    My mom was lying in bed, in the back ward of a nursing home. She said, “You know, I always wanted to go to Key West.” I said, “MO-ommmmm! Why didn’t you TELL me??” One of my daughters had gone to the U. of Miami, and I’d taken Mom there. Oh, well, we had fun anyway.

  12. William Bednar

    William Bednar GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Joan won’t be able to go anywhere, she’s dedicated her “life” to her children, and maybe to her husband. In three or four years Andy will be living in the basement (with Holly as his “wife”?) so he’s out of the picture as far as going to Paris.

  13. Wolf Emperor

    Wolf Emperor GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Yeah, true vacations are few and far between in this economy. I’m currently planning to save money for the next 14 months to be able to afford an overseas vacation next year.

  14. angusdad

    angusdad said, about 4 years ago

    @ GSJ Ole
    I totally agree. One of the greatest gifts that my parents gave me was travelling around the US. When I got older, I traveled overseas and I learned so much about other cultures. It also made sense of history. They weren’t just names in a book. These were real people.

  15. Andrew Roggow

    Andrew Roggow said, about 4 years ago

    Life is not passing her by. It is all around her.

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