The Kids

  • Kahli

    Oh no! Seriously, we looked at it like, 10 times both days. We can’t figure it out…

    Is Chuck in it?

    You ALWAYS tell!!!

    Is it from rate my poo dot com? Siiiick!

    It is beautiful, it looks like (here I go) Chuck and leaves and warm and sunrise-y… something to give thanks for anyway, unless it IS from rate my poo… nasty.

  • the niffer

    Dooce: you’re so right. Star-spangled mats = very wrong. I didn’t want to offend my American friends.

    Forgot to mention earlier – Dooce made it to the business section of our local paper, but they fucked up the address:

  • alli

    Was it a grapevine pumpkin with light behind/in it?

  • BB

    How cool do you feel to have created a brand-name of sorts — like Kleenex, Xerox, or Scotch tape, which people use to indicate any and all such items, even if of another brand. If you’re keeping a scrapbook of articles in which you’re mentioned, it will be a fascinating bit of family history for Leta and any siblings-to-follow. Next step: Monopoly(R) – Dooce Version. ;)

  • Heatheranne

    Is she taking flight again?

  • shelagh

    I too love your floors! Beautiful! And cute kids, too ;)

  • BB

    BTW – The little piece shaped like Chuck would be way more popular than the scotty dog, and somehow you simply MUST make the little shoe match those cute red shoes you sported in the photo of your neighbor-defying dance. Yes, I think I’m onto something here! If it’s not already in the works, feel free to run with the idea — I think you’d make lots of readers happy.

    Happy Holidays to your sweet family!

  • me

    so here i am, a week without _any_ net access, and mf gf is waiting foe me to log on and read hardware/games news. but no, the first thing i read is dooce.
    yippe hooray

  • Meg

    admiring your flooring…

  • Angie M

    I love Leta’s top! That material is fabulous – why I can’t I find grown-up clothes that cool?

  • poppy

    What is Leta WEARING???

  • poppy

    OMG is that fashionable in UTAH?

  • Amanda B.

    Gee whiz. The Thanksgiving picture sure is pretty. All I eeeever wanted is just know what it is a picture of. I’m just a poor, sad, wittle person…sittin here, thinkin how happy I’d be if I only knew what it was. Sigh. Sniff.

    P.S. Heather Armstrong is pretty, and sweet, and smart, and funny, and smells like a flower. *blink blink*

  • dooce

    i’ll still never tell! but, just for you, Amanda B., i’ll let you know that it was taken outside.

  • Kahli

    If someone guesses, will you tell?

    YOu see, I have 9 chapters about a small village in Greece to read by Tuesday, and really.. I would rather check the comments on every 3o minutes (we got a cuckoo clock forour wedding so Iam always on schedule with the obesessing!)Will youtellthen?

  • Shelly Rae

    Love the shirt! I once had cowboy flannel sheets in a similar style. Then I put holes in them wearing cowboy boots to bed.

    I think the Thanksgiving photo was a stained glass window taken from outside at night. That warm glow is the light from inside, rather than the other way around. I’ve photographed a lot of stained glass though–perhaps I’m fixated…

  • Amanda B.

    Well, i think it’s a close up of the -illuminated by a flashlight heiney of a space-monkey, directly after having been discoverd in the bushes.

    Run Mr. Space monkey- Run!

  • Amanda B.

    Note to self: Do not mix nightly crack-rock with Tryptophan.

  • ChickenFlicken

    I find that if I mix nightly crack-rock with tryptophan, I get a good bit of sleep between episodes of picking my burnt lips and stealing money from my husband’s wallet.

  • Shiz

    Leta’s first internet diaper shot!

  • Sheryl

    Hey u’all – Hey Amanda B. How was graciasgiving? Or is it mercisgiving?

    I still think the Thxgiving pic was a composite of images, all light behind branches (silhouettes)… But maybe I have just had to much chronic.

  • Kahli


    I am two Bailey’s too far to continue my perusing of the lives of Spartokholiots…

    Heather, I think you are the best writer on the planet, you were up for the Booker Prize and the Pulitzer this year, blog category? Also, don’t you have Oscar inthe wings for Best Screenplay? For your recognizable from afar contribution to “My Life: Punk Rock”?
    Oh, and the PHOTOS and my GOD YOUR contributions to all things FASHION FORWARD and schlick!

    Any more hints? Har.

    HAve a wonderful weekend and beautiful night, everybody.



  • Amanda B.

    ChickenFlicken- You love Jeff Buckley AND Emmy Lou?? You are the crack-rock MASTAH!!!

    Howdy Sheryl! Holidays were wonderful- ate too much, slept just the right amount, put up our tree. How were yours?

  • Sheryl

    Heylo Amanda B,
    It was warm and peaceful, didn’t eat too much, but I did sleep. We had my nieces over last night and I didn’t do my usual (get up at 11 pm and stay up a few hours writing). I stayed in bed and actually went to sleep – it had to be the Leftovers Tryptophan.

    Tonight I tried out my super old Epilady, but after 3 shots of tequila I still couldn’t take the pain. I could only do one leg. Throb.

    I musta had ballso’steel when I was younger and could use this thing. Tried the cheap way tonight and I do prefer the wax I guess. Less prolonged. Doesn’t require falling into a semi-conscious semi-hallucinatory stupor. I am thankful for the wax, and for the Brazilian lady who does it so well.

    AmandaB are you southern belle?

  • Kath

    Look…it’s ‘Chuck & Cheeks’.

    Heather/Dooce – so thankful you share your life with us everyday. Your blog is definitely a ray of sunshine :-)

  • Sheryl

    Goodnight, comment wit you soon.
    Must go now.

    BF Man is watching It’s a Wonderful Life and made up a rap during the commercial to get me to cuddle with him.

    Can’t … resist … his … rhyme … and his brown eyes.

  • coskel

    Has anyone seen the portal site that lists as “a modern-day Erma Bombeck”?
    Erma Bombeck was never as astute as Madam Dooce. Southern accent and all. ;)

  • Michelle

    YUM! What a gorgeous baby. All the photos together with all your stories ALMOST makes me want one of my own…almost. I will stick with my own iteration of Chuck for now. I think Chuck heard a squirrel in Massachusetts and is intently waiting for it to get closer. LOVE CHUCK!

    P.S. I painted one room in my house today ONE ROOM and am sick of being handy around the house – all that work Jon did … makes him a saint.

  • Paula

    Leta is so adorable, I could gobble up her cheeks.
    As for Chuck, what a handsome dog!

  • DurhamNative

    Ok, Heather, this may be a bad thing to tell you, but while at Linens & Things I found something you might need to have. It’s made by Rival and it is some kind of crockpot type device that makes, you guessed it, Buffalo Wings!!! Imagine an appliance dedicated to the glory that is the Buffalo Wing. Just thought you’d want to know.

  • Karen Rani

    “THE NIFFER” – I’m in London ON too! Leave it to the crapbag Free Press to mess up Heather’s URL. Geez….

    Amanda B – you and your crack make me laugh…wait a minute…that didn’t sound good.

    Where is Fish?

    TTYL – I’m off to join and become wife of the year….riiiight…

  • Ima Postin

    I thought everyone might get a kick out of this blog entry. Jon is listed as a DILF aka Dad I’d Like to Fuck. :)

  • Maria

    Oh My God!! My husband does the same thing…the baby comb to ‘fluff’ his beard!

  • Amanda B.

    Karen Rani- no offense taken. My crack is pretty damn funny. :)

  • Sue From Ohio

    I think the Thanksgiving photo was of a stained glass window…

    That would be a cool game for the ‘Daily Photo’!!guess what it is….win a subscription to Dooce for a whole year, er, uh, or something like that. Autographed picture of Chuck, perhaps?!?!!

  • bb

    dooce, can you please please please please post a little clip of you saying something? I cannot imagine that you have a southern accent, especially since I feel like I know you so well through your expressive and ever so eloquent writing!

  • Mo

    On Thanksgiving day, i was carrying my baby nephew around, when all of the sudden my sister comes up to me and says, “oh, crap. his socks are gone.”
    Overwhelmed with guilt, I thrust the child into her arms, apologised for ruining her marriage before it even began, and ran away. You were in my thoughts on thanksgiving, Dooce.

    …and yeah, where IS Fish?

  • sidekick mommy

    cute shirt, we have the jammies and stocking cap to match

  • Amanda B.

    Yes. And while you’re at it, can you send me a lock of your hair? I’ve been doing a lot of reading, and I’m pretty sure I can clone you.

    *call the police*

  • the niffer

    I love that the comments always seem to come around to boxes and cracks and nads. Fun stuff.

    Karen, that is so freaky that you live in London! I think we need to let Mr. Canton know that he fucked up the address. I didn’t try – I wonder where that takes you.

  • Kahli

    We just watched The Simpsons and Krusty runs for Congress (Republican) and his opposing candidate is Jo(H?)n Armstrong and Kent Brockman says “How can I prove we’re live? PENIS!”

    Had to come and share.

    How did everyone’s night end up?

    I saw a junkie face off with la policia in front of the dollar theatre while we waited for sushi…

    Beats the hell out of studying!

  • Karen Rani

    Okay Niffer – you inspired me to start my own blog and I’ve been at it all evening, with the exception of breastfeeding my 4.5 month old…thanks! We will have to give the Free Press a kick in the a$$ for Heather!

    AmandaB – okay, I LOVE your crack! ROFL!

    Man it is getting late here….

  • different kim

    i think the thanksgiving photo was a photoshopped pic of the trees from the “reconvening” trip to the mountains.

  • Super Turtle Girl

    Leta! You are such a lucky baby to have CHUCK as a bro AND such cool wood floors…I’m all alone and have only mediocre wood floors at home…I know, I know…they can be a bit hard…didja hit your head on them yet?

  • christilee

    TELL US!!!!!!

  • Lushlife

    Not hard to work out what you would have been thankful for on Thanksgiving Day.

  • bluecheese

    :) Lets looks like you’ve just licked your hand to smooth her hair down. :)

  • bluecheese

    :) Leta looks like you’ve just licked your hand to smooth her hair down. :)

  • bluecheese

    sorry, Lets = Leta up there.

  • bluecheese