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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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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)

Has Henry seen this? Way way way too good. Love the chocolate all over the face.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermsmezzo
Hilarious! Did he suspect you were hiding some spinach or cauliflower puree in them?
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAngela
Oh, that was such a good way to begin the day. More dramatic reenactments, please!

Also, will you guys be my friends?
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTwice Five Miles

And the Academy Award goes to...
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKate
That was hilarious... please tell me you were embellishing.... No? Henry cracks me up.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
I love that video more than mere words can express. :)
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica
I love how in every cut there was a new blob of chocolate on Alice's face. God is in the details!
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpringsteen fan
This is quite possibly the most hilarious thing I have seen in a long time, and totally something I would do (the reenactment,not the odd cookie eating). I wish you were my neighbor. Heh.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhd
That was brilliant, thank you! My husband often uses the phrase "you'd think we were feeding you poison" when we sit for dinner. And homemade cookies are not on his list of palatable items. Go figure.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Curse you iPhone and your lack of flash support! Now I will have to wait until I am home to see what is so funny.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPamela Goldsteen
Oh god. So deeply true and funny, Dying over here.

ps - I don't like this part. EAT IT!
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTonie
In Henry's defense I think he was eating around the oatmealy bits while trying to liberate the chocolaty goodness. And, if he does not like raisins (and I speak from a life where I am raising three Henry-ish children) anything that has at one time or another been associated with a oatmeal perhaps? off the table.

Plus, I am going to start using the phrase "YOU eat it!" ALL the time. It applies to SO many life scenarios.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreta
So great.. thanks for doing it! I sense we have these moments to look foward to with my 2.5 year old.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterfamousamy
OMG, that was hilarious! Kids can be so weird sometimes, can't they? :)
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShannon
Oh! Crying with laughter. That was hilarious! Also, I love Henry.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
I wanted to take the cookie away from you and tell you to suck it.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHope
See my ass over there? I just laughed it right the heck off.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternorm
Oh, the awesomeness of children. And evil cookies. Nice try, Mom.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterShnerfle
That was hysterical. Thanks for that!
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMotherProof
I just spit chicken noodle soup all over this monitor, young lady!

Those expressions are priceless

June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRee
holy crap that was awesome. THANK YOU for plugging that one on twitter!
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteramanda
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermadge
Never in my life have I turned down an oatmeal cookie. You can mail them to me if Henry won't eat them.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatizhere
More, more, more dramatic re-enactments please! That was fantastically entertaining! :D
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeanna
I didn't think anything could be as funny as your writing. Happily, I was wrong. As always, Alice, thanks for sharing your brilliance.
June 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

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