Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    And just Where is Max learning these “words” from?! ;)

  2. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, over 2 years ago


    my thoughts and concerns as well

  3. nkbush1787

    nkbush1787 said, over 2 years ago

    LOL! First time I’ve ever seen the word boobies in a comic strip…now let the soccer moms that comment on here complain! My kind of entertainment! They wouldn’t last a minute in the 1970s…

  4. Greg Trail _ I'm a Dillo!

    Greg Trail _ I'm a Dillo! said, over 2 years ago

    That’s fine Max, but you can’t say boobs on Sunday.

  5. electricshadow

    electricshadow GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    When he gets to a eighth grade locker room, words like that will be polite conversation. (There are less polite ones he could say.)

  6. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, over 2 years ago

    What potty talk — Boobies – A booby is a seabird in the genus Sula, part of the Sulidae family.

  7. melmarsh9v

    melmarsh9v said, over 2 years ago

    I really don’t know why I read this (as well as Pajama Diaries) every day. Maybe it is because “family” comics make me thankful that I do not live in such a situation. The comics that I can relate to are Get Fuzzy and Piranha Club! Also, I always read Crankshaft, as I am so glad that I am not him…

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    All you have to do is send a toddler to daycare for half a day and he’ll come home with a whole vocabulary of bathroom words….

    But they learn them from each other, so they’re toddler bathroom words, not the adult variety.

    Nothing amuses a 2 1/2-year-old like saying “poopie poopie poopie” and watching adults have conniptions….
    the same adults who gave their own parents and caregivers fits 25 or 35 years ago with the same words.

    It’s their way of discovering the power of their own words…
    part of disassociating from Mommy, becoming a person…
    the same new streak of independence that makes them say “No” to everything.

  9. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, over 2 years ago

    Girls are the one growing up fast, boys … Not so much.

  10. RoadTrip3500

    RoadTrip3500 said, over 2 years ago

    When my oldest godson was 2 (he’ll be 23 next month), he had some early dental issues that made some words difficult to say. I drove a pickup truck and he loved it. So when shopping with his mother at a department store, he saw a display of trucks as they passed the toy department. He pointed and gleefully yelled “*UCK!” (yep, that word) – mortifying his mother and stopping every shopper within 25 feet. Thankfully, Mom saw what he was pointing at and quickly recovered, “Yes, TRUCK!” while smiling painfully at the other shoppers.

  11. LadyKat

    LadyKat said, over 2 years ago

    We have a little guy upstairs who just turrned 2. Yesterday he and his dad came down the stairs and my hubby was sitting outside with no shirt on. Little guy walks over, looks my hubby up and down, poked him in the chest and very solemnly said “manboobs”.

  12. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    The “tr” combination is very difficult for kids. There’s probably not a mother in the world who hasn’t been mortified by her kids over that.

  13. Lorraine

    Lorraine said, over 2 years ago

    @TEMPLO S.U.D.

    As a somewhat recently graduated high school student, probably from his teenage brother. _

  14. Kab Buch

    Kab Buch said, over 2 years ago


    I have high doubts that is location that Max is talking of. Though you brought up interesting fact.

  15. romantiqueluxe

    romantiqueluxe said, over 2 years ago

    Well that’s a first! Jan Eliot breaks through the invisible boundaries again!

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