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Too Many Babies: No Such Thing

By • June 15, 2012 • 10 Comments

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You'll be hearing from the staff babies at FOOD52 every week in Too Many Cooks Babies, our group column in which we pool our answers to questions about food, cooking, life, and more children are adorable all the time.

We really wanted to share our photos with you this week, but Charlie (Peter Steinberg's son) and Clara (Merrill's daughter) unequivocally stole the show. Peter, who is something of a baby whisperer, was able to divine the secret drama unfolding between the babies as they played together.

Secret drama, you ask? Well, read on for his story... 

Once upon a time, when Clara and Charlie were only a few weeks old, they met for the first time. He snuggled up to her, but she wanted nothing to do with a boy who wore monster socks...

Four months later, Charlie still has a thing for Clara. He decides to start with the tried and true "nonchalant stretch and grab."

Upon contact, Clara is surprised and soon after...

...Clara is happy!

...and Charlie is happy!

But then, Clara remembers that a lady doesn't let her jumper get pulled down on the second date! There's only one way to deal with a monster-sock-wearing, jumper-grabber -- duck, Charlie!

Fortunately, Clara reconsiders and decides that 5-month-old girls don't hit -- they discuss their differences. (Charlie, being a boy of any age, is only half-listening.)

And with that, all is back to hand-holding happiness. The End.

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Tags: too many cooks, food52 staff, not enough babies, clara, charlie, BABIES!

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over 2 years ago Sodium Girl

I love this so much. Please keep this column going. What dolls.

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over 2 years ago susan g

Is that a dragon in Charlie's pocket? Who has a monster thing going, anyway?
More babies! more stories! If there was a baby here, we'd read this for a bedtime story.

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over 2 years ago Peter

While Peter no longer works for Food52 he still thinks up ways to make the website better.

He may wear monster socks, but that's no dragon -- it's an alligator (or crocodile I suppose).

You want more on the babies? How about some of the trials and travails of introducing solid foods? That's going to start in 3 weeks or so and should be... interesting. Or at least photogenic. ;-)

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over 2 years ago Shalini

Probably the best story of the day. Can't wait to see what unfolds next in their relationship!

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over 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Oh heavens! My cute-ometer just went rocketing past measurable levels!

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over 2 years ago Peter

While Peter no longer works for Food52 he still thinks up ways to make the website better.

Yeah, Charlie and Clara have a way of doing that. Half of it is the clothing. :-)

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over 2 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Yeah! I want monster shoes for myself!

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over 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

So funny, and both are so cute. Can never have too many babies!!

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over 2 years ago SKK

Love, love, love this!

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over 2 years ago EmilyC

Hilarious, and so darn cute!