Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Sooner or later they drink then have to pee. And get very bored unless you have games or tv for them to watch.

  2. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago

    We didn’t have TV in the car. They came later. We did do sing alongs with the radio. Good times, especially Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA”. Now we have teen grands. They have iPods and head phones, Really don’t know they are back there. Often times I wish we interacted more.

  3. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 3 years ago

    Hm, when our kids were toddlers, one of us was busy with kids and other drove; but if I had to go alone, I opted for bus if possible. Now that they are 8 and 10, we don’t have any problems really, although they don’t have iPods or anything like that…

    That we moved to live outside city has helped a lot, too – we used to spend an hour driving out of city, and halfway to it they started to ask if we are there yet; road seems to be much easier to endure for them than town.

  4. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, over 3 years ago

    If she’s that bad, wonder what the kids are like.

  5. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, over 3 years ago

    In 1975, we did a road trip to Disney World for vacation – 1200 miles – with our four kids aged 1 to 6.
    They say getting there is half the fun. Therefore, the other half is getting home.

  6. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    We always started out at midnight or 1 AM with the children sleep in the back and by the time they woke up we were almost to where we wanted to be for the day and it was time for breakfast.

  7. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    drove from California to Florida once with an 8 month old and a 3 year old, was quiet an adventure, broken water pump in Las Vegas, stop in Utah for a week at Grammy’s house, then on to Texas for a week at Nana’s house then on to Pensacola. NEVER AGAIN!!!!! lol Every time we left for another leg of the trip we left after the kids were asleep and drove all night to keep the tears to a minimum.

  8. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 3 years ago

    I’m with Phil. But I’m smart enough to take them alone, or with my SO. ;)

  9. flagfly

    flagfly GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Jeff0, are you a new reader? She’s telling him what kids are like. However, he may shy away from marriage the more he sees of them.

  10. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I guess Phil was thinking that if he married Val it would just be happy times in bed and hot eats in the kitchen?

  11. Nancy

    Nancy said, over 3 years ago

    you forgot “i think i’m going to be sick” Val.

  12. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And then there’s “She’s touching me” and “He’s looking out my window”. My parents had a child-sized card table; they would put two legs on the floor of the back seat and the table on a large book. My sister and I colored, read, drew -and kept quiet.

  13. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, over 3 years ago


    My parents did that too.

  14. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, over 3 years ago

    @Dani Rice

    My brother was big on the “I’m not touching you” thing with his hand a half inch from my face. The card table is an excellent idea. Your parents were smart!

  15. Yvonne

    Yvonne said, over 3 years ago


    Ha! Funny. :)

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