Moments before I swallowed her cheeks whole

  • Susie

    I, for one, thank you, Anne. I LIKE my dog’s Frito-smelling feet and had no intention of “treating” them, which made me feel like a very bad dog-mom after reading some of these comments. Let us just let them be. Geez.

  • Fish

    Christy: Holy shit, he is cheesy.

  • Andreah

    Oh Christy, you poor thing. He is not so cute.

  • butterstar

    We had a cat named cinnamon. Which naturally morphed into cinn-A-mon-EZ, which disgusted my mom b/c it sounded like “pseudomonas”…guess what the cat got called for the last several years of his life?

    (Shouldn’t a mom know better?)

    Beautiful chubby cheeks! I do NOT want another baby…I Do NOT…(repeat until believed)

  • kari

    Baby envy!! Baby envy!!

  • eco2geek

    Wow, who knew there was such widespread Realtor (R)* hatred out there?

    Just because your Realtor (R) is a douche-bag doesn’t mean ALL Realtors (R) are douche-bags.

    Like my wife, who’s a Realtor (R).

    You insensitive clod.

    Did you know that the term Realtor (R) is trademarked? :-)

  • Sheryl

    Maybe Leta is thinking:
    “I don’t feel like crawlin but –
    Mein Fuhrer, I can walk!”

  • eco2geek

    For the love of Christ, will *someone* in the know please tell us what characters do what type of formatting in this blog’s software?

  • moose

    Christy, that picture says cheese a thousand times. Made me laugh out loud.

    Speaking of cheese, Leta is thinking, ” …Are those cheddar fish crackers? Mama! I love you!”

  • Gretchen

    It’s the first time I’ve ever thought she looked like YOU rather than a xerox of Jon!

  • Rainman

    Definitely don’t see the word “douche-bag” anywhere but in eco2geek’s post. Definitely not. No douche. No bag. Not in Dooce’s post on realtor guy. Not in comments. No reference to douchebags. Definitely. Except in eco2geek’s post. Definitely.

    Uh oh. Thirteen minutes to Judge Wapner and ‘The People’s Court.’

    K-Mart sucks.

  • Fish

    More Leta thoughts:

    *playing with TIVO remote again*

    OOOHHHHH, so THAT’s what “reconvening the procedure” means…

  • GirlA

    Leta: Chuck! Duuuuuude. Can I have a hit off that too?

  • Tracy

    For the record, our Realtor ® in San Diego was a golden goddess – 100% sweetheart, patient and thorough, and yet an ultimate ass-kicker in negotiation with the sellers. When our house closed, she gave us this gorgeous flower pot with our last name and new address engraved in it. If anyone in central/north San Diego needs a reference, let me know…

  • Shiz

    Her eyes are GORGEOUS.

  • HDC

    Damn, you have the most sickeningly adorable family on the planet. Either that or the new meds your doc has got you on are working far, far better than ever expected. Can you share a bit ? ;)

    Its good to see you doing so well! It puts a smile on my face everyday when you post these great little blurbs of happiness and pictures melting with cuteness. It makes the scary

  • HDC

    bah, silly clickable trackpad! posted half a minute too soon…

    I meant to finish by saying that all the good stuff you post makes the scary prospect of spawning off my own child processes seem that much less scary =). So much goodness yet to be had….

  • Amanda B.

    Damn Christy! You’re realtor is yummy!

  • Carrie

    How is it possible that she gets cuter every day?!?

  • c

    While discussing the fact that our dog’s feet DO smell like fritos, my 18 y/o son said he noticed that his own feet sometimes smell like microwaved buttered popcorn.

    Christy’s realtor picture looks like he could be a features columnist for the Onion.

  • GirlA

    ooo baby
    Your stinky feet are giving me the munchies.

  • pleasewipemybutt

    I cannot believe how much that child looks like her father. She’s beautiful.

  • MIchelle

    A few quick notes:

    1. Tell Jon I am glad he spit out that damnbug Lexus or NOT no one should have to swallow a moving bug (or a dead one)

    2. Your realtor is a sleaze but really who cares if you get the house of your dreams.

    3. Thanks for the great tip on exercising a dog. We have Marley who we affectionaly call the Labradore Leaveit. She does not retreive either. I mean at all. I will throw the ball – she will run to it, lie down and chew on it. I will try your tip. I hope anti anxiety pills work as well as the anti psychotics!!

  • Gordon

    whoo hoo…I am…#133…

    All these cute baby picture are only giving my wife ammunition to have a kid of her own…not necessarily by me, if I don’t cooperate.

  • mihow

    Oh my, Christy, your realtor looks a bit like Ricky Gervais from The Office. Too bad he’s the real deal, tho. Because Ricky is fucking brilliantly funny.

  • mihow
  • ?

    Wonder what is going to happen when the web master at Century 21 Charleston IL finds all the hits that come from

  • christy

    Hmmm … I wonder if they pay that much attention. It’s a very small office.

  • Sheryl

    Maybe they have a sophisticated web analytics package tied into their Marketing & Business Information Systems – calculating hits on his name and sales, comparing them with others’ performance ratios.

    Sorry this is the kind of crap I do all day long.

  • eco2geek

    Sheryl — Very doubtful. These Realtor (R) types are private contractors who typically have to pay for everything, including their desk space and their Web sites. The only numbers his office cares about are his sales numbers.

    Do *you* know how what formatting marks this blog software uses? I got the asterisks for *bold* part and the underlines for _italic_ part and the — em dash part and the (R) marcas registrada part, so far. I think.

    mihow — Love your blog. You and your husband both look so damn _young_. Did you move back to the East Cost?

  • Diana

    Is Leta a red head or is it the light? :-/

  • victoria

    So sorry! I was one of the people who sent the annoying dog-training emails post-chewing episode . . . of course I didn’t realize that you were being deluged with hundreds of other similar well-meaning, annoying emails/comments.

    Will work on my readerly etiquette.

  • moose

    eco2geek: how do the em dash and registered mark work? share the wealth, please.

  • Amy

    Heather, if there are any leftover cheeks, please put them in some MICROWAVEABLE Tupperware and save them for me. They don’t look like they need BBQ sauce, either.

  • mihow

    eco2geek: Thanks for the kindness. We do look young. He, more so than myself. :] But we’re not as young as we appear. I’m in my 30s. But I did rob the cradle to a certain degree. (I have him by 4 years).

    We move back to NYC on Monday from SF. Driving Interstate 40. Gonna hit up the southwest instead of going straight down the middle.

  • eco2geek

    Oh, the em dash is just two dashes — in a row. And the (r) is just an r in parentheses. From which one might guess that (c) and ™ work the same way. Or not.

    Maybe we should just leave this as a fun process of discovery, rather than having it laid out. :-) It may just be “Textile”: on Movable Type.

  • 0123

    So, like what the fuck is wrong with Realtor® saying something about hot chicks? Seems to me he’s on safe ground with that comment.

  • christy

    this is so informative. very interesting.

  • MelissaS

    I feel like the least loving wife today because last night my husband coughed up a lung right next to me and I punched him in the stomach and told him to take some god damn delsym.

    Life is still good though….right?

  • Becka

    kids can turn redheads. i was born with dishwater blonde hair, started coming in quite dark red when i was about 13 years old. it’s completely red now*L*

  • 80

    That last “thinking” made me all warm and fuzzy inside. Shmoopy.

  • DM

    I’m really happy that you have that kind of love. It’s what I like to call the “big kiss.” And your kid? Totally adorable.

  • heathabee

    Beautiful Post, Heather.

    After struggling with depression myself and feelings of wanting to die (not so much suicidal, but just ‘i don’t want to be here anymore’), I really appreciate your post.. and I’m sure that hundreds more will too…

    Depression is the scariest thing I’ve ever been through – its a feeling of absolute helplessness, feeling worthless and no stability. It hurts to live and it sucks HUGE.

    Thanks again for the post, it’s so important for people who are going through it to know that they aren’t alone and that their feelings can’t be understood and therefore talked about!


  • heathabee

    and by ‘can’t be understood’ i mean CAN be understood. eesh. what a typo.

  • quoththeraven

    I, too, have spent my life dealing with depression, and have had to re-live a lot of scary personal moments while helping my live-in boyfriend get help for what turned out to be bipolar disorder. Thanks for being so open, there are a lot of people out there you’re speaking for.

  • Lauren

    Leta’s teething isn’t she? *stepping around the elephant in the room*

  • Human Writes

    Heather, I too have endured the catastrophic lows of depression and I actually work for a large behavioral health care company. I think what you’ve written here today is exceptionally powerful and important.

    I agree: depression (and mental illness in general) is tragically underestimated by the world at large. I know this because before my own episode, the disease wasn’t even on my radar screen. The transparency of mental illness in our society is due in large measure to the reluctance of people to discuss it because of the very strong social stigmas associated with it. The only way that can be broken is by people like you sharing their feelings and experiences. Props to you for doing so.

  • It’s fall, Seattle is getting grey.

    Dooce, thanks for what you said about the big D today. Heavy stuff there. After reading that, I finally decided to call my doc and I’m probably going to go back on the wellbutrin (mild case, it’s seasonal methinks).

    Anyways, thanks for being a positive influence….peace.

  • Kristina

    dooce, thanks for your post. I got diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder two years ago, and I know what it’s like to have constant suicidal thoughts. Thanks for being able to say what lots of people can’t.

  • slick

    the drool part is my favorite :)