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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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Wherein we display our enviable dramatic skills

I baked oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies the other day. Because I wanted to give my son a treat. Because sometimes I can be a kind and loving Mother. It’s not like Henry never gets treats, kids; he gets them pretty much every day, but for whatever reason, these cookies made him suspicious. What is she planning? What is she trying to accomplish, with this whole homemade cookie junk?

At least I think that’s what was going on. All I can say is, he ate a single cookie in the oddest, most irritating way possible. As if there might be sprouts or poison lurking somewhere within the cookie. I was going to write about it, but I couldn’t possibly describe his insane cookie-eating method in a way that would do it justice.

So instead, Scott and I reenacted it for you. Here you are.

Dramatic Reenactment of Our Son, Eating a Cookie from Alice Bradley on Vimeo.


Reader Comments (136)

The licking! So much licking!

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAccidental Olympian
brilliant being the stand in for your son. very funny
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaphne
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercee
You can do Six like nobody's business! Mine does that with any suspicious noodle or fruit, but has yet to reach the cookie stage. Looking forward to more Dramatic Reenactments in the future!
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrachel
Oh my... god you make me laugh *wheeze*
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKel
Oh my gosh. That was hilarious! I think the reenactment was the best way to share that moment. I call for more reenacting!
Hope you two are Swingers, cuz after that, I'm coming over!
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
Dang. . . seriously funny, really. Thank you for that!
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRhubarbSky
What a funny little boy, suspisous of a mother's loving cookie offering.
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber Lynae
Oh i can't breathe I'm laughing so hard! This was awesome. Thank you thank you.
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLori
Sheer hilarity! I actually laughed out loud. Not like, "oh yeah, lol" type laughed out loud, but LAUGHED OUT LOUD in actual real life. Love it. Bookmarking it for when I need to laugh again.


June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel
I sense a pivotal moment, a new frontier in blogging. And I'm there, discovering it right as it happens. I sense great things in dramatic reenactments.

The darting eye-look, another awesome moment.
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen

More! More!

June 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjamie
You guys are too freaking funny! Love it! but now I want cookies.
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie
Honest, believable, packed with subtle and ho so crafty innuendo, it's true: Art=real life!(now back to ridding my skin of the mac and cheese he smeared on me this evening.
That was great!! So true about kids - I remember when I was young I never liked stuff that was homemade as well as the store bought versions.
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMauigirl
OMG that is hilarious to me because it ISN'T MY KID doing it, I have one that DOES do that though, with cake and any cookie that isn't a choc chip one bought from the specific supermarket that is acceptable. When my kid does it I feel I want to scream " It is NOT A DOG TURD EAT THE DAMN CAKE / COOKIE!" But because this was not my kid, HILARIOUS!
June 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHelen
That was superb. Will you be touring?
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah
I laughed out loud. What a great start to the day. Thank you.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermosker
Alice, you KILLLLLLL me. Crying right now, I'm laughing so hard.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermomtrolfreak
I'm laughing so hard I might have just peed myself a little.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnna Marie
I think I could watch this video a hundred times over and it would still make coffee come out my nose.

I just watched it with my six-year-old boy and he didn't see what was so funny. OBVIOUSLY that's how you eat a cookie.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLynn
Oh my! Thank you for the much-needed laugh. I have tears streaming down my face. That was priceless, but I'm sure Henry won't find it very amusing!
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy
What a freaking hilarious way to start my morning. Thank you.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin
Hahahah so awesome.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber

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