Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, over 3 years ago

    I predict lots of long-distance calls at 8am Paris time to “doyouknowwhattimeitishere?!?!” calls on this side of the puddle time. Tack on the 50% hotel charges and BAM! there goes the shopping budget.

  2. Jenn

    Jenn said, over 3 years ago

    If you don’t take that vacation, you WILL regret if for the rest of your life…and you don’t even know how long that is.

  3. slug_queen

    slug_queen said, over 3 years ago

    Wally, grab her bag and start walking. She’ll follow- after all that trouble packing her bag, she’s not going to let it out of her sight!

  4. specinss

    specinss said, over 3 years ago


    Use you cell phone. At least the charges will be you own.

  5. starcandles

    starcandles GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I know of no mom who feels “guilty” about leaving the kids for a vacation. Any sane person knows that personal time for you & your spouse is a must. Don’t let your kids smother your own individuality & self.

  6. Strod

    Strod said, over 3 years ago


    I don’t think you are aware of how outrageously expensive international roaming charges usually are.

  7. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, over 3 years ago

    Jan Eliot isn’t making fun of anyone; she’s drawing on sterotypes to draw a cartoon. Everyone is free to draw their own conclusions.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Listen to Wally, and go!! Sure, you may feel bad, but as soon as you get your first meal without kids climbing all over you and whining, you’ll enjoy it!

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago


    I agree. That’s the only way to handle it. If she won’t follow, say you’re going without her. She’ll say “Over my dead body!” and follow.

  10. Terri Brittingham

    Terri Brittingham said, over 3 years ago

    Woman- you are out of your mind.

  11. Ronc2

    Ronc2 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This story arc is getting very annoying. Get them to Paris and let’s get on with it!

  12. je40

    je40 said, over 3 years ago

    Ronc: I agree. It took less time to build the airplane then to get them on this vacation.

  13. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 3 years ago

    Evie has had her own kind of nuttiness. Painting a nude male for the art class at the senior center, taking up artistic dance and of course we all know when the ladies (Evie’s poker buddies) went to Reno, what went on in Reno, stayed in Reno!
    Plus, I agree with @Saskfan, she’s just poking fun at stereo-types! It wouldn’t be funny otherwise!

  14. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 3 years ago

    I predict that Joan’s guilt will subside, right towards the end of the vacation. Just in time to come back and wonder why she didn’t stop feeling guilty sooner.

  15. snakemama

    snakemama said, over 3 years ago

    the only time my mom left my sister and me with friends is when she had a family emergency in another state and we couldn’t miss school…she had double guilt trips, but it had to be done.

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