• http://clobberblogger@blogspot.com Colleen from NJ

    God, how cute!
    I like the flexibility of the book as both a vehicle of literacy and as life preserver during a stuffed animal attack.

  • http://www.smockblog.com jules

    welcome to dooce, may I service you?

  • Dang cold..

    I thought the Amish were known for their craftsmanship in furniture building? Cool that we can add pies to that list.

  • Dang cold..

    The first was Canadian!!! Alright Amy!!!!!

    O Canada!
    Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command.

    With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
    The True North strong and free!

    From far and wide,
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    God keep our land glorious and free!
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

    No disrespect to our American cousins, of course :)

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Didn’t we have a discussion about other meanings of the word “service” here a while back?

  • Me Now

    That keeper…thing… looks an awful lot like a tuba mouthpiece.

    And WHY would it be good that it lasts 10 years as long as you DON’T. CLEAN. IT.

    Ewww. ew ew ew. I am praying it is a joke, a hoax, a cruel assault on my sensitive rectalage.

  • Dang cold…

    oh yeah and cute pic :D

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Girl-A — ding ding ding ding! I laughed so hard my Keeper cup shot all the way across the room!

  • http://ladybug4791.tripod.com/ladybug/ LadyBug

    Circus Kelli said at 10:23AM, 02.07.2005:

    Ha! Now THAT’S funny right there! I don’t care who you are!

    Props to Circus Kelli for her Larry the Cable Guy reference!
    “Lord, I apologize for that. And be with the starvin’ pygmies down there in New Guinea.”

  • http://www.pissybritches.blogspot.com Pissy Britches

    That is cute. Damn, it takes a lot to entertain them doesn’t it.

  • stacy

    Man, what’s up with Fish?

  • http://www.kempland4u.com/images-even-your-mom-would-lik/ Gooooder

    Hrmm. Amish are responsible for making all good pies that exist.

    Have you ever had a whoopie pie? They make those, SOOO GOOD.

    Mennonites have less strict clothing rules. But still have horse and buggies and ride their bikes all over. I took some pictures at a school in house in Penn Yan, NY – my mom use to drive some of the kids to school so they wouldnt have to walk/ride because they were too wee. They seemed fine with it.

    But no radio is allowed to be on while in the car!

  • http://ladybug4791.tripod.com/ladybug/ LadyBug

    Awww, how very sweet.
    I’ve recently taken pics of both of my girls reading to their baby brother…the absolute epitomy of sweetness.

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    You think all this bloody cup talk finally drove Fish upsteam?

  • http://mihow.com mihow

    Sorry, it WASN’T the beard that surprised me. That’s what I mean to say.

    Ok, must work now.

  • http://lasadh.blogspot.com Sherri

    Nothing cuter than babies reading books.

  • http://someadventure.blogspot.com Girl.A

    There was pubic service???
    How come I didn’t get no pubic service?!?

  • http://www.kempland4u.com/images-even-your-mom-would-lik/ Gooooder

    hell yeah i am eating lunch at my desk. im not going out into the cold for food. i’d rather eat a slice of bread.

  • Andrea in Canada

    I love when kids share. It rarely happens with my girls but when it does, they are sooooo cute!

    I loved the poop story Dooce! I got a good laugh this morning, thank you…up all night with teething 17mth old.

  • http://someadventure.blogspot.com Girl.A

    Catcher in the Pie

  • Dang cold..

    Leakbuttites and Rectalagilians eat lunch at their desks. Too risky and uncomfortable to walk down the street to Quiznos.

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

    I think my 10 month old may be getting her first tooth. She is chewing everyting, nose running like crazy, and she is pissed. I HOPE a tooth emerges at SOME point.

  • RazDreams

    it’s mardi gras today down here in new orleans… par-tee time!!! (and we’re off of work too!)

  • http://mihow.com mihow

    I love Amish shoes. I don’t have any idea how they make such nice shoes without machinery and all, but hot damn they make some nice shoes.

    There was this photographer guy at Penn State who capitalized on the fact that they weren’t allowed to have their pictures take. That’s taking it a bit far, I think. Something about that guy made me feel dirty.

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Amish food. Tho, one time I was at Chi-chis and there was a woman there with a full beard. It’s the beard that surprised me, it was the fact that an Amish woman was eating at Chi-chis. That didn’t seem right. Maybe Chi-chi’s can be considered Amish food.

  • http://randomandodd.blogspot.com kristine

    I was looking at some of the older pictures of when Leta was a baby…she has gotten so big!

  • http://journals.aol.com/fkaren1964/ScatteredThoughts/ Fran

    Because the Keeper cup can be worn for up to 12 hours, a woman can empty and dump the contents at home in the toilet (not the sink) instead of the public restroom.

    Bringing a moistened tissue into the public bathroom stall is all that’s need to wipe the cup after emptying.

    But to each her own. Whatever you’re comfortable with.

    This has been a pubic, I mean, public, service announcement.

  • http://www.wiman.us MrsDoF

    You are so right about being sensitive to smells after the baby comes, and at the certain time of the month. Just wait until the whole milk goes through the system and the diaper changes are so nasty they can get your eyes to watering.

    I don’t know about knowing when to get married, but my attention perked up when I said “assuage my guilt” in a sentence and the guy standing in front of me did not flinch or think I was trying to play one-upmanship. Within an hour, he also volunteered to “gap my sparkplugs” and yes, he really meant getting under the hood of the jalopy I drove around campus.
    The guy whose hobby was baseball cards got dumped like yesterday’s oatmeal.

  • http://jesslin.com/blog/ jess

    that’s so sweet! (is it weird that Leta was in one of my dreams last night??)

  • http://someadventure.blogspot.com Girl.A

    If you tell anyone you’re with on a date bout whatchu got in there, you could probably call the cup “The Crypt Keeper”

  • http://symbioticfishes.blogspot.com Fish

    Come along, Zedechiah, thou hast had enough of thy charlatan website surfing. Jebediah shall whoop thee good after Ezekiel’s barn-raising for your sins

  • http://journals.aol.com/fkaren1964/ScatteredThoughts/ Fran

    What is Thing from the Adams family doing popping into the picture?

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Girl.A, we’re not talkin’ ’bout Crypts, we’re talkin’ ’bout Bloods!

    Oh, never mind. Just a little age-related confusion there. . .

  • http://www.mycircuslife.blogspot.com Circus Kelli

    Oh man… now I have to go out for lunch and I’ll have to play catch up on all the comments when I get back. I’m in for a tough afternoon, I think…

  • http://talkingtoad.blogspot.com/ TulsaOkie

    Leta’s got a boyfriend! Older men are always better. Just remember that!!

    Seriously tho, adorable picture!

  • http://www.jessicaraab.com Jess

    Yep. Sorry that I asked.

    I heart tampons.

  • http://www.kempland4u.com/images-even-your-mom-would-lik/ Gooooder

    heh yeah, where my parents live we are surrounded by Mennonites. a bit different than the Amish.

    they make some damned good food. and have them some buttloads of kids too. BUTTLOADS.

  • http://eyesaverted.blogspot.com/ Wicked H

    Story time!!!!

    Very sweet.

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Oh, oh! I got another one!

    The Curse Catcher

  • http://www.mycircuslife.blogspot.com Circus Kelli

    mihow said at 10:22AM, 02.07.2005:
    Amish country reprazent!
    They’re like mormons without the electricity.

    Ha! Now THAT’S funny right there! I don’t care who you are!

  • Ali

    Awwwww! That is WAY TOO CUTE. You have caused me to exceed my cuteness allotment for the day.

  • http://spelunk.blogspot.com spoonleg

    I’ve used instead. It’s cool, but messy if you don’t do it right. But then again, a lot of things can be messy if you don’t do them right. Like cutting watermelon.

  • http://www.kempland4u.com/images-even-your-mom-would-lik/ Gooooder

    no, i was just shouting meow on the comments.

    no particular reason.

    Dooce: Makes You Wanna Shout MEOW! For No Reason!

  • Dazed & Confuzed

    Leta looks like she’s about ready to put the smack down on that %#$@!# lion (bear? camel? wombat?) in the book. Leta’s here to REGULATE, y’all.

  • http://www.mycircuslife.blogspot.com Circus Kelli

    Yeah… waaaayyy too much info. Interesting, but… eww.

  • http://www.mycircuslife.blogspot.com Circus Kelli

    Meow? Was that directed at me? I didn’t mean it as a ‘dig’… it just looks like you have a lot more snow than we do. Ours all melted with the warmer weather and rain over the weekend.

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

    Lmao grabbing that book for dear life eh Dooce.

  • http://someadventure.blogspot.com Girl.A

    She grossed y’all out without using any adjectives. Powerful medicine woman.

  • http://www.kempland4u.com/images-even-your-mom-would-lik/ Gooooder

    hopefully it is an electronic chair with a powerbook attached to it with wireless internet so you dont have to move to access dooce or, even to poop!

  • http://www.fudgeit.org bushra

    oh, how sweet! leta looks super clever.

    did someone say pancakes?

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Happy Mardi Gras, dooce comment posse!

    May your boobs be perky and presentable at least one day of the year. Get some beads, y’all!