Another futile attempt to adorn the child in headwear

  • Mrs. Coleman

    We have that stroller too — it rocks! Great for our Portland weather. And you should be getting some sort of payback for all of the inadvertant advertising. I’m sure someone up there has said that…
    Beautiful, as usual!

  • Amanda B.

    Oh boy Dooce. The TP police are gonna be on the case soon.

    I ate silly putty when I was 2. So just relax people…I turned out fine. *twitch* *twitch*

    Ach…same general vicinity, eh? Hrmph. “If it’s not Scottish…It’s Crap!”

  • Lisa

    Gotta love, the toilet paper and all it’s nutrional benefits for the diet!
    lol, my lame attempt at a joke.

  • Kaycee

    I’ve seen the other photos, but I’ve never seen her eyes so green. Beautiful.

  • mrs. george #2

    Would anyone be opposed to calling me their Hump Daddy? Just wondering.

  • Dipali

    I just might be the last one today !

  • Eric

    Pretty steamy stuff on blurbomat: Dooce is about to get her urls de-crufted!

  • Reveur

    (My first comment here, although I have been reading this site for ages)

    Anyway, about two years ago, I had a motor accident, where I lost my front teeth. And yea, I was singing the song through Christmas too! :)

    I absolutely LOVE your family. Keep it going, Heather.

  • lulu cornichon

    Amanda B–

    Woman! Pants! Nooowww!

  • Fran

    Thank you, Sheryl, for the whole explanation of “Sister Suzie sitting on a thistle” because it had gone right over my head. Now it is securely resting under my bottom.

  • Stacey


  • Jennifer in Kansas City

    woohoo! and it’s the hat I made for her! Great color on her, and note how well it stretches. :) She can wear it for years to come, but only if she chooses to….
    Good luck with those teeth, too.

  • Janie

    Oh, so cute! Beautiful colors, too.

  • Jeni Reno

    Okay, she looks like she likes it.

  • Sarah

    Very Christmas-y, but also she kind of looks like an Irish paper boy!

    “If this hat doesn’t come off my head in 2 seconds, I am going to scream like you’ve never heard before, Woman.”

  • Liz in Iowa

    I just wanted to wish you, Jon, Leta, and Chuck a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year–you have taught me a lot about life since I started reading a year or so ago and I wish you the best in the coming year!

  • Rachel

    Aww, Leta is adorable. :)

  • brian

    hey colleen! beat you to the site!

  • Lisa S

    Gorgeous, as always

  • emersongeek


  • Marina

    Leta is looking so much older lately! Lovely, lovely child, Heather. You are doing a fabulous job.

  • Sarcastic Journalist

    so next time jon wants to know what he’d look like in a red hat….he’ll just ask leta.

  • Ali

    Awwww. Leta is so adorable. My mom showed your site to all her friends at work, Heather, and they think you’re absolutely hilarious. She especially thought the premarital sex/coffee thing was funny…and felt the need to repeat it like six times just to prove to me that it was just that funny.

  • Brooke from CT

    Look at those eyes! That green is amazing; the shirt really brings it out. Don’t worry, none of my girls took a liking to anything on their heads. Such a cute idea, but it was whipped off within seconds.

  • Jonna

    OMG, that’s a priceless glare.

    “Mom. I TOLD you not to put a hat on me. Why don’t you ever LISTEN?”

  • liz

    it looks like she needs a cheek bra.

    (that sort of sounds like an insult, but it’s totally not. it’s a lame attempt at humor. she’s abso-frickin-lutely adorable. happy sunday!)

  • Melissa R

    Yup, she is definitely the cutest kid I’ve ever seen. Although she’s looking pretty pissed off. Still cute though!

  • Nick In TaTown

    Are you at the mall?

  • Autumn

    Cute. Looks like she’s trying to pull it off though.

  • Moxie

    PETA wants to know how many Kermits pelts were used to make that coat.

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    I don’t blame you, Leta. I wouldn’t wear that either. It looks like the devil’s yarmulke.

  • Gia

    Top ‘o the mornin’ to ye!

  • pismire

    I am really enjoying the color combo going on between the coat and hat. I am also enjoying the expression on Leta’s face that so poignantly reads: get this damn hat off my head NOW or suffer the consequences.

  • Shano

    She’s just stretching it out so that it fits when she’s older . . . Like 16 or so.

  • Andre

    It would be cool if you posted the photoshop files for download to some of these pictures because I love what you do with them.
    BTW: She is really cute, but I’m a guy and can’t really say that out loud :p

  • lulu cornichon

    Leta (through clenched teeth): Have I or have I not made it clear to you that there will be *consequences* for this kind of insulting behavior, Woman?
    That is all. I will now have a Cheerio.”

  • TracyDee

    Great hat! My boys would never wear hats when they were small. Now they wear ball caps everywhere.

  • Mrs.Stray

    Babies hate hats. Say it three times fast.

  • Becka

    “The hair! Mom, you’re messing my hair! I’ve finally *got* some and here you are covering it up and – forget it. I’m just gonna scream.”

    Does anyone else think that Leta looks like Liv Tyler? (who I think is beautiful, that’s s’posed to be a compliment.)

  • Susan

    hey dooce– you were mentioned in the new york times today:

  • Sharyn

    Adorable! Love the colors.

  • Tina

    Oh my God Heather… your girl is so sweet. I hope you and your family are sailing with peaceful wind this Christmas. Lots of kisses, guys…

  • Paula

    Leta seems to be saying “Im asking nicely now to take this hat off me before the screaming commences”. So adorable.

  • JulieT

    When she’s old enough that you can reason with her, you can explain that hats are STYLISH and that she will be considered COOL if she wears them (particularly if they’re made from cranberry-colored chenille).

  • dänika

    I want her coat. It looks so snuggly.

    Oh, and I love the colour of the hat.

  • Candice

    If Leta doesn’t want the hat, I’ll be happy to take it off your hands. :D

  • Amanda B.

    Those smoochy cheeks are looking mighty frustrated with the whole hat scenario.

    I just watched part of Jessica and Nick’s Christmas thing. I can’t endorse it. And I can’t get those brain cells back either.

  • Karen

    Festive baby!

  • kEma

    I bet she is going to be a photo model! There’s NO other way, i swear!

  • termagaunt

    “How am I supposed to get this thing in my -mouth- if it’s -up on top of my head-??”

    I think she’s displaying highly advanced logic abilities… if she stretches it enough, she’ll be able to have the headwear and eat it too.