Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, 5 months ago

    Holly…as usual, saying before thinking… ;)

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 5 months ago

    Methinks this is also Alix’s punishment for “teaching” the dog how to wash dishes yesterday.

  3. KenTheCoffinDweller

    KenTheCoffinDweller said, 5 months ago

    Aaand the “Volunteer” Cleanup award this session goes to Holly!! With Alix granting her the “Sister I would most like to Throttle” award.

  4. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    Holly, don’t give your mom a straight line like that.
    It’s just too tempting to pass up.

  5. Hekko

    Hekko said, 5 months ago

    @templo SUD – I don’t think that helping with chores is a punishment for girls their age! Val can’t do it all alone.

  6. IndyMan

    IndyMan said, 5 months ago

    For some reason, those girls are under the impression that their life is a ‘free ride’. I think ‘washing mouths out with soap’ should be brought back as a punishment for offenses other than ‘colorful’ language—for making ’smarta** remarks such as Holly made to a parent.

  7. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 5 months ago

    Well, Holly, you got your wish — you’ve always wanted to be “somebody”! X-D

  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 5 months ago

    Getting my grandkids to clean up is like pushing a string. I could make them do it, but then I’d wind up on Page 2B of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – or maybe Page 1B. (And we’re not even in the Journal’s covered area.)

  9. dawnk777

    dawnk777 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I was expected to do chores when I was their age!

  10. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, 5 months ago


    Go back to your rocking chair and listen to your Vitrola, Gramps.

  11. locake

    locake said, 5 months ago

    The mom should just tell the girls to do the chores. Not just make a comment about them like she is having a conversation. Be direct.

  12. corpcasselbury

    corpcasselbury said, 5 months ago


    What makes you think he’s old? I was also expected to do my fair share while growing up, and I’m only 52. There is absolutely nothing wrong with having the kids help out around the house; it teaches them responsibility and the necessity of cleanliness.

  13. heatherjasper

    heatherjasper said, 5 months ago

    Mom: There’s a piece of trash on the floor.
    Me: Pick it up. You’re two inches from it.
    Someone picked up the trash, and it wasn’t Mom.

  14. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    First, my middle kid once told me that I only had children to do all my work!

    Second, when this place got messy, hubby would start – “Whose boots are those in the hall? Are those your mom’s school books? Whose hat is that?” In other words, don’t expect somebody to follow you around and pick up the pieces.

  15. Doctor11

    Doctor11 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 months ago

    I’m with their mom, the girls need to do their own chores.

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