Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup


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  1. templo SUD

    templo SUD said, 6 months ago

    No comment from Holly (maybe she’s stumped on the varieties of spoons).

  2. Trilobyte

    Trilobyte said, 6 months ago

    Family wedding proposal night?

  3. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, 6 months ago

    @ horseygirl I’ve been asking the same question. With a second round draft pick you have to be a little careful. Phil will always play second fiddle to the girls, that’s just the way life is. I think the guy has to propoe because the woman can’t answer if the question is never asked. If you wait until she’s ready, she’ll never be ready. You also have to let her know that she is not pressured to give an answer. There are two risks with not proposing. The relationship can become so comfortable that it slips into the “friend zone”. The other is as Janice Joplin put it so well “and somewhere near Salinas, Lord, I let him slip away”. One gets so wraped up in other things that the other slips away. As for the story, I’s settle for a promise ring.

  4. Jenn Lawson

    Jenn Lawson said, 6 months ago

    Who’s Eliot think she’s kidding?? No one should ever take minors to upscale restaurants. It’s out of their maturity league.

  5. nkbush1787

    nkbush1787 said, 6 months ago

    @Jenn Lawson

    Yes! I ranted about this on Tuesday, only you made it sound more appropriate. Again, the McDonald’s and babysitter was surely available. I bet Phil regrets bringing the kids, now.

  6. Darth Vader

    Darth Vader GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago


    Naaah, it’s a teaching opportunity. The girls need to learn that every dinner outing shouldn’t be at a McDonald’s or KFC kind of place.

  7. natureboyfig4

    natureboyfig4 GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    The kid has a point. Paying 5x what the food is worth, having to wear church clothes for no good reason, and using a ton of extra silverware, all while not being able to have any fun, is NOT “mature.” It’s just stupid.

  8. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    However, if you don’t teach them now they won’t behave appropriately later. I’ve seen plenty of adults in good to fine restaurants not to mention McD’s) who have no clue about manners.

  9. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    But really, what IS it with all the forks? (Snicker!)

  10. bagbalm

    bagbalm said, 6 months ago

    No fish fork?

  11. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    I agree that kids should learn how to behave in a nice restaurant. My kids have been going out to restaurants (no fast food) since they were little (and no, there were no tantrums or wandering around because I didn’t tolerate it), and they know how to act. They sit quietly without electronics, order with manners, and they willingly ask for vegetables rather than fries. Yes, they’re still working on cutting normal sized bites and waiting for everyone to be served before you start eating, but that’s normal, impatient kid behavior and it’ll come eventually.

  12. whmIII

    whmIII said, 6 months ago

    Washing dishes was never the problem…drying them was a pain!!!

  13. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    You CAN!
    Just stick pinky out…

  14. rk911

    rk911 said, 6 months ago

    French fries ARE a vegetable! ;o)

  15. Terri Brittingham

    Terri Brittingham said, 6 months ago

    She does have a point. WHY NOT just lick off your one fork? It’s all going in the same mouth.

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