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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)


July 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkaylen
Ha ha ha ha god this is painfully familiar.
July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSonia Simone
I hate to break this to you, but your son is a cat. Pretty sure. 'Cause that's how our cats eat new food.

Better start learning how to say "Meow."
July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarie
Ohmygosh that's so awesome!

I don't have any kids (yet) but seriously, this is some other kind of entertainment to look forward to. ;)

You are both awesome actors btw.
July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNathalie Lussier
Stifled cube crying/snorting.
July 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRosie
My God, I love you.
July 16, 2009 | Unregistered
How you guys did that without laughing is beyond me. I was over here splitting a gut!
July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Miller
hahahahah ... YOU RULE!!! :D
July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea
That was so absolutely hilarious!
August 2, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobin
Oh the tears, THE TEARS! From the laughing. Thank you for being so gracefully hilarious.
September 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheather r.

Today I found out some sad news. When I was thinking of things that might make me laugh & cheer me up, this popped into my head. So for what that's worth... Thanks!

February 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

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