Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. snarkm

    snarkm said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe it will pass for an outfit? Well, Evie is certainly picky in choosing her battles.

  2. psychlady

    psychlady said, over 3 years ago

    A quick fix so they won’t spend the entire day NOT leaving the house!

  3. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    Evie is already regretting this, while Val is halfway out of the state laughing madly. LOL

  4. PuckerbrushCity

    PuckerbrushCity said, over 3 years ago

    Agreed! A wise parent picks her battles carefully.

  5. PhoebeDog

    PhoebeDog said, over 3 years ago

    I’m with you, bawana. My parents weren’t tyrants by any stretch of the imagination, but when I hear parents today say “I can’t get my kids to…"say, get up for church, I always think “your kids have a choice?” My folks gave us a lot of latitude and freedom in many ways, but when we had to do something like help out around the house or on the farm, there was no questioning it.

  6. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, over 3 years ago

    I am with you ‘PhoebeDog’. I was raised in a very regular household but I knew that when I was told by my parents or
    any other adult that I was in the care of told me to do something, I did it. I knew that if I failed, 1)the adult would advise my parent(s) of the transgression and 2) my peers would give me the ‘cold shoulder’ until I had ‘atoned’ for the transgression. Parents today allow too much ‘leeway’ in the way their children act: they want to be their friend instead of being their parent

  7. Jean

    Jean said, over 3 years ago

    my parents set rules and the 4 of us knew that we had to keep those rules but in some cases it was just a thing of respect. My dad never put a curfew on me when I was in high school, I just knew that he waited up for me when I was out and since he worked, on weeknights I was home by 10 and on the weekend by 11:30, Once I went with some friends to get Pizza in the neighboring town, after a football game, and when I got home at 2am he was sitting on the front porch, waiting. That was the only time I ever got into trouble for that, and I felt bad because he had to go to work at 8am. Kids now days are given too many choices, give them a rule and stick to it.

  8. Macushlalondra

    Macushlalondra said, over 3 years ago

    I’m with the rest of you, we obeyed our parents. My mom had a look that told you you had better do what she said NOW or you were in for it. My dad only had to start unbuckling his belt and we got in line fast. As for Evie and the girls, they haven’t even left the house yet and the trouble has started. I don’t envy Evie on this trip.

  9. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    Evie is very resourceful. Now she’s got to lead them over to the sale merchandise.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 3 years ago

    I was raised in a household where boys had to earn their keep. Our mother just didn’t like the cut of our jib. My brother and I had to find jobs starting at 8, and buy our own food and clothes. The alternative was starvation and nakedness. But the social pressures against those choices were too strong. So we were out there hustling. We needed to eat, but we were also under the illusion it would pay off for us somehow in the future. You know, start at the ground level and work your way up. It doesn’t. Get an education!

  11. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Gasp! Thud! dies from the smell

  12. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, over 3 years ago

    Reminds me of the old Minnie Pearl routine about her cousin Hezzie after he retired from pumpin’ gas at the local Sunoco Station for 40 years. .
    “Hezzie, how come you just stayed there and didn’t get a better job?”
    “I dunno… I started out at the bottom and I kinda LIKED it there!”

  13. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 3 years ago

    Hee hee hee!

  14. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 3 years ago

    Evie’s trying to keep the peace, sort of…this is but the preview of coming attractions… ;)

  15. Melia D.

    Melia D. said, over 3 years ago

    Holly shouldn’t be wearing perfume. Way too young. Reminds me of the tweenies that live across from me. Wearing teeny bikinis and teasing older men in the area. There should be a test for people before having kids.

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