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.

More Songs About Buildings and Poop

Jackson's Joke #2

Q: What happens when you eat a lollipop?
A: You have a lollipoop.

This is the other thing we do

Jackson runs off to poop.
He comes back with the wipes box in his hands and demands that someone wipe his butt.
Then he says, "Let's go look at it! Dad! Mom! Come!"
He leads the way down the hall.
At the end of the hall, he raises an arm to stop us.
All of a sudden we're in Platoon.
We flatten against the wall.
He turns back to us, holds a finger to his lips, and says Sshhh.
We go sshhh.
He motions us forward again.
Everyone starts tiptoeing toward the door.
At the bathroom threshold, he stops us.
We hold our breath.
Confident that he's created the appropriate amount of suspense, he leaps through the doorway and points and hollers, "THERE IT IS!"
We rush in to see.
"Pee-WEE!" I say, fanning my hand appreciatively.
"Good one!" says Jack. "That's a regular California Cornback."
"A SNAKE CAME OUT OF MY BUTT!" shouts Jackson.
"It's broken," I say.
"Yeah, it's a broken snake," says Jackson. "Let's flush it!"
His performance has everything: suspense, pathos, unconscious references to movies he hasn't seen yet.

I call it Triumph of the Poop.