Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    That’s One Way to get Holly to do her homework…and Joan has a preview of coming attractions with her little boy (whose name escapes me at the moment!). Of course, there’s always Wally’s nephew to use as an example… ;)

  2. R French

    R French said, over 2 years ago

    That wasn’t a threat, that was a flat-out promise! LOL!

  3. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 2 years ago

    Some of it is the parent’s job, but a lot of it is up to the kid.

  4. car2ner

    car2ner said, over 2 years ago

    it is funny if you can relate.

  5. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave said, over 2 years ago

    And she’ll haz a lot moar by then…

  6. Elsie Ross

    Elsie Ross said, over 2 years ago

    I have never understood why parents have to sit with their children while they do their homework?? Checking the finished work before other activities is one thing but helping every step of the way is not really helping!!

  7. mischugenah

    mischugenah said, over 2 years ago

    You going to sit with her through college, too? Let her know that she does NOTHING— no TV, no computer, no friends, no music, no nothing until all homework is done each night/weekend. Then check when she claims to be done and sit her butt back down if it’s not. Most schools are more than happy to have each teacher write down assignments and send the paper home (and it’s instant grounding if the kid ‘loses’ the paper.)

  8. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, over 2 years ago

    ‘Catastrophize’ – not easy to say.

  9. JDsg

    JDsg said, over 2 years ago

    Who says Holly would ever go to college?

  10. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, over 2 years ago


    Now that you’ve got that off your chest, go find some real people to listen to your rant!

  11. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, over 2 years ago

    I see now.

  12. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Nothing like a dose of reality to drive the point home. I had to do exactly this with my nephew’s dumb parents. Now the boy is home, safe and sound studying every day. Of course my message came with a lot of yelling and hysterics but I still got the point across. Well my sister is still her mother’s daughter. She did learn some bad habits.

  13. TheiaLee

    TheiaLee said, over 2 years ago

    It could be that there is one 66 year old for every three 18 year olds. That comes to an average of 30 also. I see plenty of folks supplementing their social security at fast food places.

  14. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    @Elsie Ross

    It’s better than nothing. After the kid gets warmed up then it’s smooth sailing. The parent won’t have to help the kid in calculus if the kid has arithmetic and algebra and trig down. Any parent should be able to help with arithmetic.

  15. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    My mother used to turn the lights off in my bedroom and laugh when she saw me trying to do my homework on a winter evening, even if it was only 7:00 or 8:00 pm. I always had a job right after school while it was still light out. Of course no one believed this outrageous story until one of my sisters told my dad that Mother used to do that to her, too.

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