Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. samvadi

    samvadi said, over 3 years ago

    mom needs a pacifier!

  2. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    I thought they had left already!!!!

  3. Jo P

    Jo P said, over 3 years ago


    Nah she need a drink.

  4. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    Looks like the kids are not putting a guilt trip on her, actually looks like they are trying to get away in panel 2. Believe me it is just her not wanting to leave them, a control type. Just put the child down and back away quickly, you will enjoy yourself once you are gone.

  5. brickster

    brickster said, over 3 years ago

    She is afraid that she won’t know what to do with herself when no longer “NEEDED.”

  6. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t see it as a guilt trip or as her being a control type. She loves her children, pure and simple. She’s always with them and it is difficult for her to leave them because she will miss them a lot. Totally normal!!
    The kids don’t quite understand that Mommy is going away for a while, so they’re not missing her yet.

  7. listmom

    listmom said, over 3 years ago

    I had similar twinges when I had to leave my 10-month-old with my Mom while I went off on a week-long trip to Bermuda with my hubby and his family. You just have to let ‘em go, and it’s not easy that first time.

  8. Felix The Cat

    Felix The Cat said, over 3 years ago

    Are those helicopter rotors I hear…?

  9. kaecispopX

    kaecispopX said, over 3 years ago

    I’m beginnig to feel that the separation anxiety is felt more by the mothers than the children. When my daughter first attended pre-school, my wife was prepared for a major emotional session by our daughter. Instead, the four year old told my wife, “Mommy you can go now.”
    Talk about rough.

  10. ChappellGirl5

    ChappellGirl5 said, over 3 years ago


    Finally, someone who gets it! Thank you for your insight.

  11. scretwitch

    scretwitch said, over 3 years ago


    You and @lightenup finally get the jist of the scene! It’s about separation anxiety! My cousin had a hard time leaving her kids for a week (better late than never honeymoon) but once they landed in Jamaica and she had her first pina colada – the guilt of leaving and the “bad mommy” feelings began to melt away.
    She was so relaxed and happy when she got back!!

  12. sameyers

    sameyers said, over 3 years ago

    Yes! She is dealing with separation anxiety. It’s hard realizing someone else can take care of your child as well as you can… it makes you feel less needed. It’s normal. I remember the first time I left my baby overnight. It was hard, but I did it. That’s the difference between a little mommy guilt and helicopter parenting ~ you do it.

  13. The Life I Draw Upon

    The Life I Draw Upon said, over 3 years ago

    Give her the smell of a diaper with French background music.

  14. Terri Brittingham

    Terri Brittingham said, over 3 years ago

    oh good grief it’s PARIS, WOMAN!

  15. Dr Lou

    Dr Lou GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Mom needs counseling …. and perspective.

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