Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 10 months ago

    Grownup style . . . . . . with little umbrellas. hint hint

  2. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 10 months ago

    Going to be a big surprise if the boss drops by with all the work that piled up during the day.

  3. Locura

    Locura said, 10 months ago

    The DIFFERENCE is YOU get summer break.

  4. George Tirebiter

    George Tirebiter said, 10 months ago

    @Locura

    I’ve always thought that giving kids a 3 month break in the summer was a bad idea; they’re SO disappointed when they find out the adult working world won’t let you get away with crap like that…

  5. Dr Fogg

    Dr Fogg said, 10 months ago

    I came close to taking one on Friday. With the sequester looming, I’ll be taking one every Monday…

    WITHOUT PAY!!! :-c

  6. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @George Tirebiter

    In my county, we’re slowly easing towards shorter summers and more breaks throughout the year. The traditionalists whine, but it’s good for everyone. We have had plenty of time for a long trip this summer, my kids will go to camp, and they’ve also sat around at home. Another month of this, and my kids will be happy to go back to school. Plus we have an extra break in Oct and Feb now.

  7. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Feelin’ a bit ill. Gonna go see Dr. Green

  8. hltrim52

    hltrim52 said, 10 months ago

    @somebodyshort

    He’ll just leave it piled up on her desk.

  9. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, 10 months ago

    It actually wasn’t a very good example to set. Now when Holly wants to skip school she can tell Val, “Well you did it!”

  10. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, 10 months ago

    a sneaked day is better than a real day off!!!!

  11. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    It’s better to schedule vacation days (so you don’t get in trouble) but MY work was always waiting for me when I returned. Back in Chicago, I’d like to take some days off if the weather got unexpectedly nice (to do tasks around the house AND a little relaxing). Here, the weather is always sunny and predictable.

  12. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, 10 months ago

    @lightenup

    The traditional vacation is far better. Generations have grown up with it and received fine educations nonetheless. If there’s any problem with children learning today, the fault does not lie with the traditional summer vacation.

  13. georgiiii

    georgiiii said, 10 months ago

    Traditional long Summer vacation was intended to free up the kids to help on the farm. It wasn’t really vacation. Obviously not many farm kids any more. A lot of school systems are getting away from that and going to shorter breaks spaced through the year.

  14. UncaJim

    UncaJim said, 10 months ago

    Georgiii: you stole my thunder.. As an ex-farm kid, (VT) it only seemed reasonable for a 2-month break for kids to ‘tote that barge, lift that bale’ and do some swimmin’ in the crick, but as you say, we’re becoming more and more urbanized these days, so what’s the use? I pity the kids here in FL..
    School’s out 1st week of May and back to the grind in AUGUST !!

  15. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 10 months ago

    @UncaJim

    At least they have A/C in the schools now, I believe. When I was a kid in Florida, they didn’t! School started in September, but that was the worst month of the year – the sun bore down on you at a really mean angle, and we’d already had summer forever.

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