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Let's Panic: The Book!

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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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This is what I want to never forget.

We are looking for lucky acorns, because Henry wants to make a wish.

"It should be flat but not broken," he tells me. Everyone knows the Impossible Acorn is the luckiest.

I pick up an un-flat but pretty acorn. "I don't know, Henry, this one feels lucky to me."

He looks it over. "It's not flat, but it's okay," he says.

He squeezes it in his fist and brings it up to his mouth. Clamps his eyes shut, and whispers. Loudly, so I can hear. But I'm not telling you what the wish is, because everyone knows then it won't come true.

He looks at me, nods, then tosses the acorn. "Good," he says. Now we can finish our walk. We're not crossing any more streets, but we hold hands anyway.


Reader Comments (37)

This story is adorable! It made me smile after a stressful day. Thank you for sharing that.
October 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterLori
This made my heart sing

(Or something similar but stated in a less cliche way.)

October 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMom101
'Tis magical.
October 13, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
Oh, that is too precious!!!!
October 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKim
Yesterday was Harry's birthday party. Following two days of torrential rain here in Massachusetts, it was a beautiful day. Harry says "thank you god, for a sunny party day". Who knew? Mostly God comes up under his son's name in our house, as it "J... that hurt". But Harry, he's grateful. Even made up a song...
October 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMeg
Also, I love the quilty new top of you.
October 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterTina
Crossing streets is an overrated practice.
October 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBOSSY
Hey Finslippy - nice new hat you got there...
October 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBOSSY
Love your new header...and the acorns.

We have an acorn fetish in our house, too. We come home from the playground with bags and bags of them and I find the little guys all over the house, tucked into corners and in the crisper in the fridge.

I think they are magical too! A lovely story...
October 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterThe Yummy Mummy
What is it with acorns? My 18-month-old daughter is also obsessed with collecting them. They are piling up in little bowls all over the house. What to do with all of them. We are way too sentimental to toss them out.
October 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterZellmer
I don't even want kids and I think my uterus just started glowing.

October 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFrannie
I don't even want kids and I think my uterus just started glowing.

October 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterFrannie

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