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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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A title is simply not called for in some cases, but here one is anyway, hello!

Jesus, people. Jesus is to blame for my not writing! Jesus has a birthday, and we all have to buy presents for everyone we know! It’s outrageous, is what it is, and I for one will not stand for it.

Because of Jesus, my brain has been sucked clean of content. I have spent too many hours scouring the Internets for cheap train sets for my son, and now I can’t tie my shoes without drooling.

Also: cheap train sets don’t exist. If your son likes trains, you must sell your liver. It’s all part of His plan.

Reader Comments (32)

gosh who knew train sets were so expensive?
December 21, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterBrechi
happy holidays finslippy and i cannot wait for your return. your blog is so enertaining!
December 24, 2004 | Unregistered Commenterhonestyrain
My kids sked for the Thomas Boulder set this year (anything to keep them from using other objects to crah through the living room). They must have heard my husband muttering about the price, because Logan has been running around telling everyone, "Santa said he'd bring us the Boulder set, and it costs A HUNDRED DOLLARS!"

And all Christmas morning? "Wow, good thing we got the Boulder set that cost a hundred dollars from Santa, so it was FREE! Wow, we musta got three hundred dollars of stuff free, just cause Santa brought it!"
December 26, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterMindy
Would you please write something new already?

I just discovered the joy and hilarity that is the finslippy website, and I've long since worked my way through your archives. I need more.

Please. I'm dying over here.

December 28, 2004 | Unregistered Commenterchickenflicken
We started with an Imaginarium basic set three years ago, and add to it with whatever compatible stuff we find on sale. Last year, I browbeat my husband until we bought the train table set at Costco, and I'm really glad we did. The boys play at it EVERY SINGLE DAY, and while the trains never really get put away, the sliding storage drawers do hold all sorts of other stuff.

Two other suggestions: Get Target sets on clearance (they had 70-pc sets in wooden boxes that doubled as stools on sale for $35 just before Christmas), and check out the off brands at educational toy stores (ie teacher's supply places). I only know Chicago-area ones, but if you are in the area, shoot me an e' and I'll give you a list.
December 30, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Has anyone ever been able to get their GeoTrax set to fit on a particular train table? I'd like to leave the train set up all the time, but if it lives on the floor it gets destroyed. Since I'm the only one who can put it all together, I'd like for it to stay that way. Any suggestions?
October 19, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterBecky
Does anyone know what brand the Train table at Costco is?
October 22, 2005 | Unregistered CommenterDana

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