Stone Soup by Jan Eliot for September 17, 2013

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    snarkm  almost 9 years ago

    So, Val. Do you have the life you /want/ right now? You did step through the “magic doorway” after all. Maybe you should have been honest and told her there will be times in her life where she will think back to school as the best time of her life. How does the old adage go? Youth is waster on the young.

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    alondra  almost 9 years ago

    Kids don’t want to go to school just like parents don’t want to go to work, but you do because you have responsibilities. Best to learn that when you are young.

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    je40  almost 9 years ago

    If it’s 8 more years to graduation, that means she’s only been in school 4 years. That means she’s 10. It doesn’t match with Alix being 9 and her “tween” interests. She’s more like 12 I’d say.

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    route66paul  almost 9 years ago

    Look back at school as the best years of your life? only the top jocks and the cheerleaders say that. I am sooo glad that I was able to get a life after I finished school.

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    andrewjb  almost 9 years ago

    I think she is including college in her estimate. The advanced degree would be a masters or a phd.

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    coffee_mom11  almost 9 years ago

    Right — because all you have to do is just sit on your butt for those 8 years and not do a blasted thing (like learn or read). Then the “magic doorway” just opens up and gives you everything you want — not!! Simply put, Holly’s a spoiled brat and needs a job pronto so she can learn some maturity and responsibility.

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    Dani Rice  almost 9 years ago

    My mother once told me my teens years were “the best years of my life”. I actually tried to commit suicide. Do NOT tell a kid essentially, “it’s never going to get better”.

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    Comic Minister Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I see.

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    lightenup Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    And I think it helps to remind her that she’ll have bad days and good days, like everyone, but don’t blame it on school. Make learning fun, not a chore.

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    bobdingus  almost 9 years ago

    Gawd, what is with all the PREACHING? It’s a COMIC STRIP, folks. If everyone behaved perfectly there would be no humor and no reason for it to exist!

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    rowena28 Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    Speaking as someone with 2 master’s degrees and a PhD, I don’t get people who don’t like school.

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    sierrajefferson   almost 9 years ago

    she is probably including the college 4

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    Milestheglassguy  almost 9 years ago

    @Dani Rice: When I was finishing middle school my brother (who is six years older) told me “it just gets better”. Those words have stuck with me. There were plenty of hard times, but his encouraging words have turned out to be very true for the 20 years since then.

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    ORMouseworks  almost 9 years ago

    “Did you succeed at your attempt?”( in reference to Dani Rice’s post). How cold-hearted! Teen suicide is NOT funny!!!

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    JP Steve Premium Member almost 9 years ago

    I started school in 1956. Next month I’m going to “graduate” (retire) from University. Fifty-seven years of school. Guess I like it!

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    krisl73  almost 9 years ago

    I worked at a fast food place for about a year and a half when I was in college. It did remind me that I wanted to get good grades so that I could graduate and work at a job that paid more and where the customers treated me nicely (a lot of customers at the fast food place were fine, but some people seem to think that people who work at fast food are some sort of lower life form; it got annoying).

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