• S Lynn

    LeChico, I always smile at my kids constantly. Especially when I am feeding them and unaware someone is taking a picture. I never let them see me straight-faced. Ever.

  • montana mommy

    please do, i’m curious what these photos are, but don’t loose any sleep if you can’t find them. great chatting. time to hit the hay. got a big day being mommy tomorrow.

  • http://www.pissybritches.blogspot.com Stephanie

    She looks like she is going to tear up some mashed potatoes..YUM YUM. Too CUTE!

  • me

    So MODEST.. no mention of your nomination at http://2004weblogawards.com/archives/poll.php
    for best essayist (or however you spell it). Voted for you though :)

  • Dee

    I’m a new reader. Always enjoy the pics and captions. Leta is adorable!

  • FYI

    Hey, folks? I think everyone should go read what Jon had to say over at Blurbomat today. It’s very much something worth thinking about.

  • Tracy

    Leta: “Where’s the gravy?”

  • Carol

    FYI – I read that. Interesting. I’m new to this whole thing and think that I’ll back off now… but it was fun while it lasted.

  • http://zzazazzz.blogspot.com Ed

    I’m just commenting hoping to get a few hits on my blog.

  • http://chronicledlife.blogspot.com Tan


  • http://www.suburbanbliss.net MelissaS

    You’ve fallen into the abyss of the stay at home world. Kind of actually liking Oprah.

    I can’t believe I said it out loud.

  • chickenHead

    Love the Buffalo ’66 reference.

  • Sheryl

    Tracy: *MMMMMMM Graaaaaaavy…*
    (Since when did I start sounding like Homer Simpson in my own head?)

    I am so hungry and you had to go and mention gravy.

  • Carrs

    carol – i went to school at gordon. how totally bizarre to find a post about wenham ma on this site.

  • James

    You looked positively pissed!

  • Bunny

    So Dooce, what do you think of people who use your site as their chat room?

  • http://taxi.bigredgiant.com/ Rachel

    I love the look of determination on your face and the look of awe coming from Leta. Your hair looks great, as well.

  • http://purfiktgurl.blogspot.com purfiktgurl

    is it that you don’t like canadians? how come i can’t see the new masthead? btw – very cute.

  • http://www.thejulietfiles.com Julie

    Hey Dooce! Love the new masthead. Speaking of trees… since I’m single and also too frustrated to string Christmas lights, I bought one of those fake ones with the LIGHTS ALREADY ATTACHED! It opens like an umbrella and the whole thing is a done deal within like 10 minutes. Actually, it looks real. I know it’s awful, but there WOULD BE NO TREE otherwise.

  • Lori

    Okay, I am expecting my first child in February and I MUST KNOW OF THE BOOHBAH! Help?Help? I have to be prepared…

  • Marie

    So Karo, Stacy, Heather2′s step-mom, and I are all Texans….YEEE HAAAWW! I’m sure we can all appreciate Dooce’s posts when she comments on her southern accent!

    And yeah, I was a sobbing mess after ‘Oprah’ yesterday too. The first story (the one about the Spanish teacher’s estranged husband who came into her class and stabbed her) freaked the SHIT out of me! I’m a Spanish teacher, and my ex-husband is a jackass! (not that psychotic, though)

  • http://karenrani.blogspot.com/ Karen Rani

    I hope Leta is feeling better really soon!

  • http://www.shootersstation.blogspot.com Jazzy

    Yummy! Not the mashed potatoes, those yummy legs.

  • Savannah

    I, too, must give props for the Buffalo 66 reference. I say that all the time and my family is all, no, you mean spending, and I’m all, oh, forget it.

  • http://www.lemonlight.org Angie M

    She looks like she’s enjoying the experience – I’m not sure if you’ll enjoy the resulting diaper change though!

  • Melanie S

    My god! Do you people not sleep?

    ChickenFlicken said at 08:19PM, 12.02.2004:
    boobah= large, colorful uncircumcised penises.

    I SO agree with that. They look as though they might have genital warts too with all of those gross little bumps on their heads. NASTY!

  • mrs. geoge #2

    Thanks, Karo, on the tip about clearing the cache. I don’t know what that is, and I am a new mac user, so I would have TOTALLY been missing out on the awesome new toilet masthead. You are my new hero.

    I am disappointed in the lack of mess associated with Leta’s first mash-a-potaties experience (cute childhood moniker that followed me into adulthood)

  • LeChico

    Mel S… I couldn’t agree more. i was in the uk when they were “launched” and oh my god r they grose!!! and what’s worse than the way they look? their names AND their annoying sounds. my niece loves it and its the only way i can shut her up when i’m babysitting

  • kate

    proportionately, my thighs are about the same as leta’s. how come mine aren’t that damn cute???*sigh* leta is such a doll!

  • LeChico

    i’m so sorry! i started off with somethg and ended up saying somethg totally different..

    as i was saying…i was in the uk when they were “launched”.. it was such a huge thg and everyone went beserk… full grown ADULT men logged into the boobah website to play their online games (shudders).. took my cue there and came back home

  • ella’s ma

    Let us all remember what it’s like to love carbs (i.e. potatoes, pasta, bread) unapologetically, like babies do.
    God bless the spud!

  • Sheila

    My sister’s second son is the very charming and very vocal (and suddenly very mobile) male version of Leta. I MUST get her this Boohbah video of which you all speak–she needs something to calm (zombify) the child for 10 minutes. Which one is best??

    Thanks, Auntie Sheila

  • http://www.sabela.blogspot.com Sabela

    Yes! thanks for the Oprah post. I didn’t watch yesterday but have bawled my eyes out many times. That woman is a manipulative genius!

    I think my favorite recent episode was the one with the woman’s dirty house and the piles and piles of dog poop everywhere though. Not as heartwarming.

    ps – Leta is beautiful.

  • Danielle

    I too, am new to the whole blog thing, and thought that it was just fun to read each other’s comments and respond, and tell stories. However, I will back off too.

    On a positive note, Carol, Sheryl, Karen, Aaron, others, just think of how much free time we’ll gain by limiting our Dooce-aholic-ism.

  • http://jesferris.blogspot.com jes

    i’ve finally made it! i’ve finally made it to the point that i’ve witnessed the Change Of The Masthead.

    i’m so-o-o-o-o “in” now!

  • katygray

    I mean this in the nicest possible way but isn’t watching boobah a little like watching a ward full of mental patients having psychotic episodes? And again, I mean this in a totally benign way – like I’m not saying that being entertained by a WFOMPHPE is a bad thing, just that it’s kind of the car wreck theory of entertainment. You can’t. look. away.

  • http://alleyesonjenny.com Jenny

    LOOK AT LETA’S LEGS! I just want to pick her up and squeeze her. Honestly, could she be any more adorable?

  • http://hsquared2004.blogspot.com Heather 2

    Wouldn’t it be nice if chubby thighs were considered cute after the age of 10?

    And thanks for the reassurance on the mashed potatoes…I’ll let her know SHE’S the whacko…

  • http://photomark.blogspot.com/ Ed Villas

    Cool … thats the real taste experience …i would like to see all itens on your kitchen …its possible?? heh

  • Mrs.Stray

    You look so pissed off!!! Long day with the folks? Cuz that does NOT look like your kitchen.

  • http://www.gardensgrey.com Rachel

    I love the new design! If you ever get a chance to read this, please share your workouts with the rest of us. :D

  • http://occupant.org/anna lulu cornichon

    After careful scrutiny of Leta’s outfit (awesome horse shirt, no pants in sight), I conclude this is from Thanksgiving at Chuck’s grandma’s house. But where are all the charming knickknacks?

  • http://wouldashoulda.com/ Mir

    I am experience an inexplicable craving for fat, juicy DRUMSTICKS now….

  • http://ruminatingslav.blogspot.com/ Karo

    Sweet! I’ve never been anyone’s hero before!

    And WTG on switching to a Mac. Soon we will take over the wooorrrllddd, bwa ha ha!

    *rubbing dry hands together in glee*

  • Darcie

    I bet Leta would love some Swippatayduh Pah! (That would be Sweet Potato Pie to you non-Southerners.)

  • http://karenrani.blogspot.com/ Karen Rani

    I love Oprah so much I wish she was my mom…seriously. If you knew my mom you would say that too.

    vgmom – whatever.

  • http://www.theniffer.blogspot.com the niffer

    Mash potatoes are just the best excuse for butter and salt.

    Wouldn’t it be great to go pantsless sometimes like we did as kids? Somedays I just feel so restricted.

    I forgot to express my congrats the other day on Leta’s foot breakthrough – way to go little bird!

  • http://happynothappy.blogspot.com eeyorena

    I’ve been a faithful Oprah fan since the WAY old days (the 1980′s…GAH!) I’ve noticed lately that Oprah seems stressed out.

    Maybe I’m projecting. I don’t know.

    Dooce, you look grimly determined during the mashed potato feeding. Leta seems to be staring at your chest and thinking,”Sigh. That was so much easier than this spoon and high chair thing.”

  • http://thefathousewife.blogspot.com/ Mrs.Stray

    Murphy, the mirror she used reverses images. :0)

  • http://www.souzek.com/dinka dinka

    Ah, what relief, I can out myself now as well as an avid oprah watcher. If dooce does it, it must be cool. I NEVER cry though, no, never, never.