Eden M. Kennedy

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Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press, 2011).

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

Currently she works at a public library and is finishing writing her first novel.

Choose Having

Last week was Jackson's spring break so I took him down to Legoland and we had an "epic" time. I shot a lot of video instead of using my still camera, and that was kind of weird. When you take a still shot, once it's framed and you click the shutter, you can pretty much move on, but with video you have to stand there and pan and tilt and do 360s and narrate and ask your kid questions and then maybe your kid doesn't feel like answering questions but just wants to run off. Ultimately you have to choose between filming the experience and having the experience, and it didn't take long for me to choose having. We did gape at this for ten seconds, though. Legos are awesome.