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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
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Written by Alice Bradley and Eden Kennedy

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Merry Christmas

We're ready.


Every last gift is wrapped.


Charlie has on his Christmas collar.


Henry is down with a cold. A marathon afternoon of Futurama was the only thing keeping him conscious all afternoon.



Charlie was concerned. Or sleepy. It's hard to tell which.


During dinner we watched Scrooged, which may very well become a holiday tradition around here. Henry was a fan.


I suggested we put a plate out for Santa, and I thought Henry was going to scoff at the idea--he's a BIG KID, you guys. But then he said he'd write a letter, too. It's pretty great.




(Okay, we're ready in every way except for not having an unbroken cookie in the house. We're hoping the chocolate makes up for it.)

We hope you all have a joyous Christmas. I'm so thankful to all of you for reading and commenting. You've changed my life, truly.


Reader Comments (23)

My favorite part of the Santa note is the signoff, "From: Your admirer, Henry." Affectionate yet respectful. Hope your Christmas is as cozy & beautiful as these photos (& that Henry gets well soon ...)

December 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana

And you have changed my life. Thank you.

December 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercorad

Merry Christmas to you. I so enjoy your writing. You have such a gift.

December 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRita

Ummm, could your kid look any MORE like you? He's gorgeous. Do tell how you managed to construct your own mini-me.

December 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkarly

This blog makes me happy. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErin Kane

Merry Christmas! Thank you for is fantastic.

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChrista

Every year our last minute scramble to find a suitable offering for Santa and the reindeer is always comical. One year we made him a cinnamon and sugar quesadilla and chocolate fudge that was a gift from the neighbor! How we had no cookies in the house at christmas is beyond me. Merry Christmas to you all!

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKim

Last night I got resentful that I wouldn't get any of the last few cookies, which had been distributed between my kids and a plate for Santa. Even though I'm a big, big kid, I was still thinking he was coming to eat them.

And I was going to comment on how much Henry looks like you, but karly already noted the remarkable resemblance. Merry Christmas to your lovely family!

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

i LOVE the basic brown paper wrapping!

happy holidays to you and yours. xx

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlori

Please hide my gift - I love it. All the best to you and your family this Christmas.

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMJ

Your son is blindingly beautiful. I hope you and he enjoy the holidays above and beyond.

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

We watched Scrooged every single year. It is an awesome movie. Anytime I hear anyone singing, "You better watch out...", I picture Bobcat Goldthwaite wielding that rifle and slurring the words in his drunken voice.

December 25, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersuburbancorrespondent

Hope you had a great one!

December 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdusty earth mother

Merry Christmas! Love the pics.

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRobyn

OK, firstly: Merry (belated) Christmas, Alice. :)
Secondly: Let's talk about spam catchers for your blog comments... ;)

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaddy Scratches

Squarespace is great in every way except the spam filters, DS.

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlice

At first I thought the spam posts were satire written by Alice.

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca

Merry Christams to you too!! Hope Henry is feeling better!!

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Hope its not too late to greet you a very merry Christmas! Well done on your Chritsmas tree. I wish you enjoy the rest of the holidays!

- Allen W.

December 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPrinting Services

Such lovely photos. Makes me almost wish for Christmas. (And though ours was great -- I'm kind of ready for reality.) Enjoy ringing in the New Year.

December 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Mental note: Add "Scrooged" to holiday movie list. If your 9 y.o. was a fan, my guess is that mine would be too!

Wishing you a wonderful 2012! :)

December 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWombat Central

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Scrooged is great. So is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation if you fast forward through the tedious middle-aged male sexual fantasy bits, which sort of feel like spam inserted in the middle of a comment section.

December 30, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTabatha

I love the holidays because it gives everyone permission to be mushy.

My favorite bloggers are mushy and I can be mushy right back.

Alice Bradley: *clearing off table to stand on* YOU ROCK MY WORLD.

December 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra/Empress

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