Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. Jenn

    Jenn said, almost 2 years ago

    I solved this problem a long time ago; I never had kids. I can go shopping at 2a., when there’s no one around but the shelf-stockers. (i.e. no screaming, over-tired kids around—just adults)

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Never fathered offspring, never married, no significant other at this time.

  3. husky51

    husky51 said, almost 2 years ago

    my son was shopping with his 4yr old daughter one time and she was screaming her lungs out for some reason… She wasn’t responding to anything so he gave her a sharp pop on the mouth. This startled her and she stopped long enough for him to cuddle and talk to her and no problem.. until he got home and found the cops waiting for him. Some damn woman had turned him in for childabuse…The cops were going to talk her and the others to CPS until one showed up and looked at the girl… No marks or nothing. Much ado about nothing…

  4. iPoppy

    iPoppy said, almost 2 years ago

    @husky51

    Only in America.

  5. psychlady

    psychlady said, almost 2 years ago

    @husky51

    We’re getting into a horrible mess when we are not allowed to discipline our own children!

  6. FlyerTom

    FlyerTom said, almost 2 years ago

    Now I know what takes her so long when she goes shopping alone. We’re back in an hour when we go together.

  7. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, almost 2 years ago

    I don’t blame her. Hope she stops somewhere for coffee on the way home.

  8. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    @Macushlalondra

    yep always take a cooler so you can store the cold stuff and make a few extra stops on the way home.

  9. Jean

    Jean said, almost 2 years ago

    @husky51

    once I was shopping with my grandson and he started throwing a fit, my take on this is if he could not be nice in the store, then we were leaving, I would just come back later. Anyway I told him we were leaving, took him out of the basket and was walking him out of the storre and all the way through the store he is yelling “don’t hit me granny, don’t hit me”. I can tell you I got some looks and I assured him I was not going to hit him, but we were leaving because he was being naughty……..until I got him home, then he got a swat and a talking to. Never happened again. lol

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    So true! I used to go shopping at my lunch hour (I worked when mine were babies), and I got a lot more done without them. The store near me has a cookie club for kids, which is a nice service because it makes the kids happy to go grocery shopping.
    Having said that, I also never tolerated bad behavior anywhere in public (and I never resorted to hitting). Like jeanie, we just walked out and they got in trouble at home.

    @cofyjunky – Just because the comics and TV make kids out to be a nightmare doesn’t meant they’re like that all the time. One reason I was glad I had kids was so that I had real life experience when I saw other kids acting up…. I couldn’t just complain about how terrible kids are – I actually knew what it took to raise them right and what parents go through. The benefits of kids FAR outweigh the difficulties.

  11. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, almost 2 years ago

    I used to take turns with my kids as to who could go shopping with me. Soon my son didn’t want to go at all because it was so boring.

  12. Purple Morpho 2015

    Purple Morpho 2015 said, almost 2 years ago

    @husky51

    I’m so sorry, people are so thoughtless all the time.

  13. msowards

    msowards said, almost 2 years ago

    @iPoppy

    Or Sweden

  14. msowards

    msowards said, almost 2 years ago

    @Macushlalondra

    Wait a second, This is the same hubby that’s taking her to Paris this spring!!!

  15. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, almost 2 years ago

    Now I know why women have those big purses. It’s storage for all those coupons

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