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.

Last night Jackson actually said to me, with proto-teenage irritation, "MOM, I'm not a kid anymore."

"Jackson, you're two-and-a-half."

*not sure what this means*

This will interest no one but me, but here are two of Jackson's latest original (as opposed to the above, must-have-heard-it-on-Dexter's Laboratory quote).

1. (Sitting in his carseat, thoughtfully licking his upper lip) "Boogers taste salty."

2. (Sitting in his carseat, perhaps contemplating his upcoming ride in a cold grocery cart) "Kids like to stay home."

I guess he does his best thinking in the car while we're listening to Poor Little Critter On the Road.