Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for May 07, 2010

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    rayannina  over 12 years ago

    I am so envious of Wally.

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    Ccoghlan  over 12 years ago

    Huh. As someone reading this at 5 am cos she’s been up with a wakeful toddler for two hours, I can relate!

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    Colt9033  over 12 years ago

    Thats when you tie the kid up until he sleeps or learns. (J/k)

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    sarge112751  over 12 years ago

    To quote Bill Cosby’s Father;

    “The BELT will WAIL!!!”

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    lightenup Premium Member over 12 years ago

    That sucks!!

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    Jascat  over 12 years ago

    Check his diet…maybe too much sugar? lol

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    gosfreikempe  over 12 years ago

    CCoghlan: We used to read to our three children at bedtime. We read young children’s books, then we rread older children’s books; reread the entire Harry Potter series every time a new book or movie came out; and when the little bu- sorry, when the little darlings got me frustrated enough to (want to) beat them, I would open a Bible at semi-radnom, and read that until they fell asleep in self-defence.

    We’d read for sometimes 15 minutes, and sometimes over an hour. Sometimes we read until they were asleep, and sometimes until we were. But it helped them sleep, and taught them to love reading.

    And they DO love reading: Youngest Son, at 13, has read Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and Robert Forward on his own.

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    Mythreesons  over 12 years ago

    I would find my middle boy asleep on the floor, head and shoulders out in the hall, and rest of body under the rug, especially when we had company.

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    kab2rb  over 12 years ago

    Mythreesons sounds like Zitts. When mine where little I would read to them but my oldest wouldn’t stay in bed long. His sister when she was a baby growning up just the opositie she let me know when she was ready for bed and fall asleep fast. Got a little older that change but would not bother us. I wonder if the light is turned off except a night light. I too have a husband like Wally who could fall asleep fast. I asked him how he does that since I can’t.

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    harebell  over 12 years ago

    We would read (as they got older, they would read) and then they would get in bed. I would sit in the rocker and read to myself until they fell asleep.

    Kept me up to date in reading and prevented them from getting out of bed. Granted we didn’t have company often.

    Though, as with Kab Buch’s daughter, my younger one had no trouble falling asleep. The only kid I ever met who would go take a nap without being told.

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    kab2rb  over 12 years ago

    I hope SS does a tribute to mom’s this Sunday as Mother’s Day will be here. So this is early I wish all the mom’s a great Mother’s Day for Sunday. I don’t know if I will be on gocomics Saturday since we will be picking up my mom and going where my sister and brother-in-law live town is having city wide garage sale.

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    ledgreen  over 12 years ago

    How to handle a restless child: Step one: line a closet with velcro. Step two: sew child a matching velcro body suit. Step three: lock child in closet.

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    werew0lfe  over 12 years ago

    If he’s awake all night, keep him awake all the next day. Don’t let him nap. He’ll sleep the next night, I guarantee!

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    craigwestlake  over 12 years ago

    I used to sit with the kid and tell her about how life was when I was her age. Worked within minutes…

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    RinaFarina  over 12 years ago

    When my mother couldn’t fall asleep, we would tell her to read her sociology textbook. Worked like a charm!

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