As you can see here clearly she inherited THE FOREHEAD

  • Cathi

    Mrs.Strizzay? Your father told you about all this? My father was an angel, till I went to a high school reunion with him and learned differently. He still says that those people are remembering things all wrong.

    Shooting up the car yourself is better than those stupid bullet hole stickers any day.

  • Alexandrialeigh

    YAY LETA!!

    Dooce, you got to me once again. I gasped loudly at work when I read your post and got all teary-eyed.

    My boyfriend’s nephew is having crawling issues, too…so this is especially exciting to me!

    Go Leta, Go!

  • Scott

    Congrats to the Armstrong family! Go Leta, go! That’s awesome. You know it’s not long now until she steals the car to go see her boyfriend.

    Is that a vapor trail I see in the picture of airborne Leta?

  • Gordon

    152nd??? OH… MY… GOD! I AM 152nd!!! Hurray for me!

  • boo

    i love gordon!!!!

  • shirley

    ‘The forehead’ is a clear indicator that she is a genius!!!

  • LadyBug

    I am TRYING not to collapse into a fit of giggles. Will you people never learn? You can’t scream out “152nd???” and be right! It just. won’t. work.

  • JenE


  • Mike

    I can relate Lita, except mine is so big it’s a fivehead.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    CONGRATULATIONS LETA!!!! I knew that she would be up and around before long!!! She seems like a girl with a mind of her own, and she obviously didn’t feel like moving until it was her time to move! Now that she is mobile, watch out! Now that she recognizes her newfound freedom, she will be into everything! CONGRATS ARMSTRONGS!!!

  • Cathi

    The time that it takes to SHIFT-1 for the exclamation points screws the anticipated numbering up every time.

  • Nathan Logan

    Congratulations guys! I’m really happy for your family. Keep up the good work Leta, you cute thing, you!

  • Christine

    Wheeeeeeeee! GO, LETA GO!

    And if you think she’s uncontrollably mobile now, wait until she starts driving. Hee! ;)

  • Amanda B.

    Leta Munchkin is mobile! I wish I could see the look on Chuck’s face right about now.

  • Sarah

    Hooray for Leta!

    Hang tight, Dooce. Hang. On. Tight.

  • Circus Kelli

    OH. MY. GOD.

    That is the BEST picture! A classic!


    GO LETA!

  • StarGazer

    Yay Leta!!! WTG girl!

  • Heidi

    Yay, Leta! You go girl!

    Hope we’ll still be hearing from you regularly, Heather. But if not, we’ll understand.

  • Susan

    She’s obviously brilliant at flying! Who needs crawling? Congratulations Leta on being such a beautiful, smart, MOBILE baby – here’s to feats of derring-do! Can she give lessons to my baby on crawling???

  • Circus Kelli

    Bucky Four-Eyes said at 07:35AM, 02.15.2005:
    Girls of THE FOREHEAD sisterhood, unite!
    Meeting at my place, 4:30 pm. Gossip at 5:00 sharp, and then forehead stick-‘em tattoos at 5:30.

    Count me in!

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    Cathi, my Mom told me most of it. although even she doesn’t know how his trucker/stripper chick days. MMhhMM. Pappa was a rollin stone baby.

    The funny thing about the Capone convertible was that it had no rag top, so when it rained they would just put up the metal rag skeleton. :0P This *was* like way back in like the 60s or something.

  • Circus Kelli

    Closet Metro said at 08:02AM, 02.15.2005:
    If high foreheads are a sign of intelligence, I must be getting smarter every day.

    CM Baby, the forehead only goes so far up before it begins to be the top of the head…

  • Cathi

    Mrs.Strizzay – bet they picked up a lot of chicks in that one. Egads!

  • Marie

    #131 MG2…..labiacracker??? OMG that sounds AWFULLY painful!

  • Circus Kelli

    Katie B Bored: Word. ;)

  • snorton

    Ha! Have to surface from lurkdom for this…
    I came across your website a couple of months ago when I googled “desire to walk” I think I found Jon’s site first, then yours. I have a 16 month old that’s been on her own timetable of locomotion as well. Also like Leta, she and her 4 year old sister have inherited what my husband calls a FIVEHEAD.

    Go Leta! You little sweetie. Give your mom an extra squawk that she not leave the room without you on my behalf. I think she’s pretty darn neat too.

  • Liggett

    Last? First?

  • Dee

    YAY! Leta’s moving on her own now!

  • wavybrains

    I love that picture, love the pig-tails. And WOW!! OMG! I’ve been waiting to see this message–and I KNEW it would come soon. This is awesome!!! She’s mobile!!!! WOW!! And I want pics!!!

    I really think that she’s been very busy working on her brain power. All those books to master :P Personality to explode :) She’s just got her own little time table :P

    Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Circus Kelli

    Motherhood is easy? EASY?!

    Damn, I just be doing it all wrong then…

  • Eleni

    ohmigod… she’s moving around the room??!! by herself?!?!

    GO LETA!!!!! GOOOOOO!!!!!!!

    Honestly? Leta just made my day here and work is now more bearable. Congrats! But sorry Dooce for now having to run around the room to catch her. At least now you don’t have to run up and down those stairs as much to excersise!!!

  • tIffany

    Laura, next time try doing your daughter’s hair without holding her hand over the stove and saying CAREFUL IT DOESN’T BURRRRRRN YOUUUUUU. She might not realize that you’re only teasing. Just a thought. :-)

    I had to come back and show this picture to my son. This is officially my favorite picture ever on this site.

  • Dang Cold..

    I am comment # 180. That is all…

  • Katrina

    Uh oh, watch out…she’s MOBILE! Now she and Chuck can get into all sorts of trouble on all fours! You know this is all Jon’s fault for teaching her to sit up on her own.

    Dooce, I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoy reading your website. I have laughed and cried through daily updates as I read them all so that I could be in the loop. Thank you so much for sharing your life with us, the internet. I rush to your site daily to see the new picture, to read the new happenings, and to just get my daily dose of Dooce.

    Thank you,

  • RazDreams

    i need a nature picture or a picture of people laughing. maybe we’ll get one from their dinner at the red iguana.

  • Marie

    Well, Dang Cold, it’s life imitating art or vice versa, ya know?

  • fatasianbaby

    How ridiculous. Have you seen this week’s Newsweek?

  • Dang Cold..

    Jesus it never clicked with me until now but ‘beth and david’ are the names of my in laws! how did I miss that? Trippy…

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    I hear you on the cliff-flinging. Anyone who says that being a mom is either a man or is psychotic. Or both.

  • Megan

    Awwwww. I’m so happy!

  • dv

    This probably has been said, but I don’t have time to read over 500 comments:
    To the people who made comments about Leta’s motoral development: YOU SUCK and you were wrong!
    To Heather: no need to run those stairs up and down anymore, from now on chasing Leta will be your excersise

  • Dang Cold..

    What do you guys think about having just one theme day where:

    Jon calls himself George
    Heather calls herself Weezy
    Leta is Lionel (even though she’s a 1 year old girl)
    Beth and Dave can be Tom and Helen Willis.

    We just need a sassy maid who says “jive turkey” and a british neighbor thats always borrowing things. Not sure a moochy doorman named Ralph would play into this really well.

    Hmmmm. Just an evening thought.

  • magazine man

    Remember, Grasshopper, you must learn to fly before you can crawl…


  • dessessopsid

    Yay Leta! Congratulations on crawling, yet another fantastic achievement.

  • Laura

    I am so jealous that your daughter will let you do her hair. You would think I was trying to put my child’s hand onto a red hot burner on the stove when I try to even put her hair up in a ponytail. Sheesh. And I can totally relate about the cliffs.

  • Rooster

    That’s precious.

  • happy to live in mom-ville


    I trimmed Hannah’s hair when she was 18 months, and have regretted it nearly daily for the last 10 and a half years. she looked like a dork for four years.


  • nickyp

    Congratulations on the crawling. You’ll drive yourself nuts hollering “NO!” a million times a day as Leta reaches for the umpteenth power cable/breakable object/child lethal object. And not much after crawling comes pulling herself up against furniture and grabbing stuff off tables that you thought she couldn’t reach…

    And pigtails were one of the reasons I wanted to have a girl, along with cute clothes. With a boy we have using clippers on his hair and trying to find SOMETHING – ANYTHING that doesn’t have a picture of a truck on it.

  • faith

    crawling is just the begining, at least she’s still close to the ground. With walking comes falling over. My son has taken this to a new level with an obsession with climbing which then enables him to hurl-himself off things onto the ground…..giggling and laughing all the way to the next big THUMP! I swear his little head has been beaten into a whole new shape since he became upwardly mobile.

  • heather n.

    Yay! She’s crawling! O, Happy Day! You may not need to run up and down the basement stairs anymore, Heather. Lots-o-exercise in store for you.