Eden M. Kennedy

mission accomplished, pal

Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works a straight job and is just about finished writing her first novel.

We're at a tipping point with Jackson now, the point where he's imitating everything we say. Saturday he was in the back of the car in his car seat saying "motherfucker" using Jack's exact intonation -- if missing a consonant here or there. It makes me think of that part of Inside the Actors Studio where James Lipton asks his guest, "What's your favorite curse word?"* I would start using Heck and Rats instead of Fuck this fucking piece of fuck!, but when I mentioned toning it down to Jack he told me to kiss his white Irish ass.

I'm glad I still have a few years to gear up for those calls I'll be getting from the principal's office.

*My favorites: "HORSESHIT" (Tom Hanks), "BALLS" (Gwyneth Paltrow), "COCKSUCKER" (Jessica Lange), "DARN" (Christopher Walken).