Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 3 years ago

    Gee, I would also hate it if any of my five stepsisters called me during something important just to hear their kids blab.

  2. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, about 3 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    No that was to keep the child occupied while Mommy did something else.

  3. snarkm

    snarkm said, about 3 years ago

    Val, just say ‘good bye Max’ and hang up. It won’t damage him, I promise.

  4. reedkomicks

    reedkomicks GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Who’s the new guy?

  5. Ratbrat

    Ratbrat said, about 3 years ago

    I have never liked it when somebody says "Want to say hi to (insert name of child three or under).
    I learned to answer " Oh I’ll talk to him next time I see him."
    If they stick the kid on the phone anyway I will listen for two babbles, then I’ll hang up.

    Lose a lot of friends that way, especially now that they want to put their grandchildren on! Almost as much fun as having to listen to fatuous stories of how brilliant the kid is, (yesterday he said ‘kittycat’), or look at books and books of photos.

    One story, one photo per visit is my rule, and no kids on phones.

    Yes, I am a curmudgeon.

  6. Five boys

    Five boys said, about 3 years ago

    Most of my grandchildren are so hard to understand on the phone!

  7. AlnicoV

    AlnicoV said, about 3 years ago

    Want to have a meal that you are afraid to eat? Have your four year old place the order for take out. The person on the other end of the line just loves it when that happens.

  8. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, about 3 years ago

    Mama whacka doo doo!

  9. locake

    locake said, about 3 years ago

    Ken’s right, the mom just wanted a few minutes of someone else entertaining her kid.

  10. ncalifgirl58

    ncalifgirl58 said, about 3 years ago

    Glad to hear I’m not the only curmudgeon out there. lol

  11. shelleyn76

    shelleyn76 said, about 3 years ago

    Not the only curmudgeon by a long shot Ratbrat. I hate it too and it was even worse back in the day when you had to pay for the long distance calls and people would do that. Now, with unlimited minutes on my cell, the problem of paying for this has gone away, but it’s still an irritant. I called to talk to YOU, not your kid.

  12. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, about 3 years ago

    yes deep conversations with a 3 year old really makes my day!!

  13. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 3 years ago


    I agree! My daughter used to do that. I am trying to wean her to Skype (I don’t mind so much when I can see everything going on (or make notes on the décor for future gifts) etc. and I sometimes get cute screen shots. Most of the grandkids are in or done with college but daughter has 10 YO from 2nd marriage. I Skype with youngest boy who entertains me on Skype with his birds (which I enjoy when I’m NOT busy).

  14. DAZZ

    DAZZ said, about 3 years ago


    Looks to be a boss (or one of the principles of wherever she works). Ergo, concern for client treatment (even if they babble).

  15. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 3 years ago

    Don’t worry it isn’t sir.

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