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How to Endure and Possibly Triumph Over the Adorable Tyrant
who Will Ruin Your Body, Destroy Your Life, Liquefy Your Brain,
and Finally Turn You
into a Worthwhile
Human Being.

Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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At LET'S PANIC ABOUT BABIES, Eden Kennedy and I share our hard-won wisdom and tell you exactly what to think and feel and do, whether you're about to have a baby or already did and don't know what to do with it. → 

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I should post more, but then I don't post more.

I know, I know. It's just that I’m all over the place these days. I haven’t been able to sit down long enough to figure out what’s on my mind. Should I share more Tales of Henry, such as his obsession with Star Wars (not surprising, as our home is awash in Lucasian detritus)? Tell you that is now mine all mine, thanks to my kind friend who bought the URL and had it redirect to this address, all without my asking? Or should I mention that I’m going to be interviewed next week on national television? See, I can’t decide. Besides, I have to go purchase some flattering pants.

TRAGIC UPDATE: Henry and I got bumped--bumped!--from ABC/Nightline. Apparently there wasn't enough time in the segment to justify including our antics. In protest, I intend to storm Ted Koeppel's hair.

Reader Comments (25)

Ooo, flattering pants are my holy grail! Post about what you get. I could use the info!

Congrats on being a dot com. Who woulda thunk it?
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterEm
hmmm, i don't know, didn't you basically just blog about all of those? ;)

all of which seem to be interesting topics.

for some reason it brings to mind a simpson's quote from none other than ralph wiggam "i bent my wookie"
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermainja
Lucasian detritus would be a great band name, except he'd probably sue.tell us all! conceal nothing! and good luck with the pants.
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteranne
At least Henry won't go all princess Leia on you. I spent agess 4 though 6 begging my mother to braid my hair in those godawful buns.

Please give us the details on your tv debut. I'm still reeling that I missed out on Dooce's. I didn't even have enough time to tivo it!
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda
I want to hear about all of them in one big post that is a huge run-on sentence. But mainly, I want to hear if you find a pair of flattering pants because for the love of all things fashionable, I cannot find a pair that I like!
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterJenn
I wish you luck on the pants quest. No pleats, straight leg. Go forth and purchase.
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMir
Television. Oh my god, Judge Judy or Dr. Phil?
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLisa V
At the risk of sounding like a finslippy glutton, I would vote for "All of the above." With, of course, a picture of the pants, which will look fabulous on you.
February 27, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterErica
The interview! The interview! Also, I vote for more griping of any kind. Whatever you do, girl, it's good!
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterSuper Turtle Girl
that photo of henry is so awesome. can we see a bigger res?
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commentercohesash
All of it! Soon! (oh, and make mine another plea for full details of flattering pants....)

February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterquine
ooooh! national tv! where/when/how do we tune in?
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commentersweetney
i don't know where you live or whatnot, and also not sure how tall or short you are (as that DOES affect how pants flatter/do not flatter your body); but this is my absolute favorite place to get pants. they always fit me wonderfully:

New York & Co. (

there is one in both of the malls i frequent. :-D good luck!
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterrachael
Dude, we are so into Star Wars right now. Did you see that little Hasbro Millenium Falcon? And the little Luke and Darth with the little glowing lightsabers?

I wouldn't worry so much about pants, unless they're planning on staying far away from your face for some reason? Alice, are you unsightly? Because you can always wax.
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Kennedy
Actually, I figure if I shave five minutes before the crew arrives, I won't have five o'clock shadown until after they're gone. Maybe.
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteralice
That's "shadow."

February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteralice
Flattering pants are very important!
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterCursingMama
Something to keep in mind while hunting for those fabulous pants- don't plan on wearing a white shirt- it messes with the lighting on TV.You're absolutely right that the importance of these blogs is authenticity- a place where parents can go to laugh and feel less alone (while cursing if need be). My maternity leave ends tomorrow, so I hope to spend the afternoon laughing while clutching my Kleenex box, surrounded by little balled up snot rags and mumbling 'this fucking sucks' every few minutes. Let's hope the TV sound bite can comprehend that concept of community more than the NYT.
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commentermammameg
Well, just so long as you're busy with real busy-ness living type things, and not just blocked. Like me.

Great luck with the pants/interview! You'll look great/rock!
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterkelly
oh god, flattering pants. does such a beast exist?
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterhonestyrain
Mostly, I think I enjoy this because of the number of times the phrase "flattering pants" appears. It's a delightful combination of words, which I think you should teach to Henry, so he can practice it until your TV interview, when he may say, "How flattering you look in those slacks, dearest mother," and then everyone will go "ooooh!" and you will be famous. Or, more than you are now.

Or, you could just say flattering pants three times fast, like I just did, and giggle, because it's funny. Either one, really, is fine.
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterlis
People on TV don't wear pants. Didn't they tell you?

Congratulations on maximizing your media synergy. At which televisual emissions should a proud nation aim its collective TiVo?
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterLOD
i would like "five o'clock shadown" to have a little tmfinslippy after it. it would describe the female variety, which is softer than the male. downy, if you will.
February 28, 2005 | Unregistered Commenteranne
Mrs K: Yes, Alice is unsightly--think Kate Winslet. *shudder*
March 1, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjilbur
I have flattering pants.........I just don't have the flattering body right now to fit in them. I do not have a 5 o'clock shadow though. Well, only on my legs.

The Star Wars thing gets worse the older they get....obsessed about describes it. Oh, and just wait until he discovers Bionicles. They have the tiniest little pieces that find their way into every nook in your house.

March 2, 2005 | Unregistered Commenterjody2ms

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