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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.