The Master and his little Grasshopper

  • Amy S

    That my dear is a beautiful picture and the place you were at is very scenic. Wish I was there.

  • Mrs.Strizzay


  • giggles

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful newsletter with us. Leta is such a cute and lucky girl!

    Today’s picture of you and Jon truly shows your love for each other – it jumps out of the screen how much you are in love!

    Thank you for sharing. :-)

  • CAtherine

    It’s not pre-marital if you don’t get married.

  • stalkergirl

    You two make such a beautiful couple! I tried skiing once… my knees hurt, but that was the least of my problems. I just couldn’t get the balance thing right!

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Grandparents get some sort of sicko thrill out of seeing their children deal with their own children. It is as though the more your child acts like Satan, the more they love the Satan Child and ignore you. If I had ever acted like Satan when I was 3, I would have been thrown out the window of a moving car. But now it is all just shits and giggles for gramma and grampa when little one gets the look of the Devil in his eye.

    I guess this is all just the Circle of Life. (Cue Lion King music)

  • viv

    Leta has my daughter’s Zutano bird dress and pink dress/vest thingy! But Lily is just about to grow out of hers at 21 mos. I feel your pain about Leta growing and moving on. Just wait until she gets to be a toddler – ZOOOOOM!

  • Chloe

    Awwww. You guys are sickeningly adorable together. I’m sure that hasn’t already been said 300 times, possibly in the exact same way.

    I’ve figured out your plot– withdraw Leta pictures until the monthly newsletter, so people become dependent on a Leta fix once a month. I’m not sure what you’ll get out of this yet, but I *am* sure the plan is absolutely diabolical. How dare you?!

  • laurenbove

    Damn that’s a great shot! Almost makes me feel like going skiing…almost.

  • 72feetabovesealevel

    CAtherine has a good point there.

  • honestyrain

    i am so sick with this cold that when i see people doing things that only healthy people would do, like skiing/snowboarding, i think HOW can they DO that when i feel so sick? the whole world feels what i feel when i feel it, don’t you know?

    yet you look so healthy Heather. I just don’t understand.

  • Chloe (is here)

    Wait– now I know how you dare. Because, You are Heather B. Armstrong, and This is Your Website.

  • Circus Kelli

    Honesty #104: That’s the way it works in my house. Hubby gets cranky and the kids get more irritable every time I get PMS… weird huh?

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    mmmm fried chickeeeeeeeen

  • brittney

    Regarding the thirteen month newsletter: The last five or six sentences in the last paragraph made me choke up. Twice.

    I think it’s your honesty that makes your writing so transparent. In the best way, I mean.

  • http://james jp

    At least your parents love/like your kids my parents come to visit from 2800 miles away and they ask if we can get a baby sitter! I should’ve known. They didn’t like kids when they had one. Maybe thats why they only had one, I left a bad taste in their mouth.;)

  • TulsaOkie

    Great photo of you two!! Both smiling even!!

    And gosh, Dooce, you sure have a way with words. That monthly newsletter is WONDERFUL! Leta’s a lucky girl.

    So when are you going to have another? Baby that is?

  • http://james jp

    Thank you Dang. Love you that much more.

  • Dr. Johnny Fever

    Will there soon be a newsletter to Chuck’s dearly departed anal sacks?

  • Goose

    That’s funny, I was just at the family planning clinic (I’m 17) and they gave me a video entitled, yep, you’ve guessed it, “Those Engaging in Pre-Marital Sex: SEE YOUR FUTURE.”

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Eek! I bet that the last thing Heather is thinking of is another baby already! Can you imagine two Letas so close in age!?! TWO FROGS!?! :-)

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    I wish I had been a slut in my 20s

  • seannarae

    i was up at damn near 3 this morning/last night and still no new dooce picture. i simply cannot imaging dooce does her edits an even more ungodly hour. which begs the question:

    you using a cron job to do your picture of the day? hmmm?

    do tell. scratch my geek itch, dooce.

  • http://james jp

    Goose, You better have watched closely! And use back up. There is a screetching seven year old running around here somewhere who got here via ortho tri cyclene!

  • Sarcastic Journalist

    “Oh my gosh! It’s the famous dooce! Can I get a picture?!?”

  • http://james JP

    there’s still time strizz! ;)

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    They are standing in front of lumpy twin peaks.

  • laurenbove

    Oh God, I feel so much better after reading Dooce’s lunch fiasco. It’s not just me! My dear husband and mum seem to think my wee one is a rare monster while all other toddlers are delightfully polite. Or they look at me like: Why don’t you fix him, do something…he’s attracting attention? If only!

  • Gooooder


  • Mrs.Strizzay

    No, not really. Thats no fun. “Hey LOVAH, stop and get me some pampers before you come over to knock the bottom out”
    Not so sexy.

  • LesleyMW

    Ack!!! I made it all the way through the newsletter without tearing up until “…my God, slow down. Don’t go so fast. Stay.” Damn it! Do you do that on purpose Dooce? (My little guy is 2 and almost a half, I’m shouting that phrase in my head ALL THE TIME!)

  • cat

    “God is watching you” always worked on me. And, quite frankly, creeped me out.

    Did anyone else ever feel paranoid on the crapper? (God is EVERYWHERE! Dun dun DUN!)

    Come to think of it, Santa Claus creeped me out too.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    What the hell is a cron job? Is that like a blow job?

  • cat

    “knock the bottom out”????

  • becca

    ::laughs:: Oh my God, Heather and Jon are the new Brad and Jen! Baby questions and marriage opinions and all.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    dig ditches

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    When my little guy (who will be 4 in May) was 2, and he turned to me and said “I am NOT a baby, I am a BIG BOY!” I wanted to scream the exact same thing – “SLOW DOWN! DON’T GO SO FAST!!!” Now he really is a big boy, and once in a while he will come snuggle into my lap and say “Big hug! I wanna be your baby”. Moments like that are worth all the heartache of seeing your little one grow up!!!

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    beat the gorilla

  • Bucky Four-Eyes

    Katie-BBAW: A cron job costs less than a blow job, because, unlike the blow job, it can be automated.

    (or, iffen you were serious, it’s an event you set up to happen at a certain time on the server)

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    gag my monkey

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Why, thank you BFE. I actually didn’t know what a cron job was, but I had wondered if Dooce was purposely setting up her entry to go out at a certain hour. I just wonder why she chose 3:00 a.m.? For me, it takes away the pleasure of trying to be the first one to post. But, then again, it is instant gratification when I get into work and the entry is already there.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    fill er’up

  • Circus Kelli

    Must. Not. Comment on crossing cron jobs and blow jobs. MUST. NOT.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    rock my box

  • Pissy Britches

    Ok..which one is the Master and which one is the little grasshopper?

  • http://james jp

    aaahhh, young love! Gagging a monkey is so not sexy!

  • Sherri

    What a great picture — could Jon BE smiling any bigger?

    And the first Leta pic in the newsletter is absolutely adorable. And her teeth! Wow.

  • Mrs.Strizzay

    probe my globe

  • Jody

    She is perfect.

    And yes, time moves way too fast. My oldest baby (10) makes jokes that are actually funny now. Jokes or jabs that he delivers with a wry smile from his gorgeous face, and I think, oh man, you are going to rock someones world one day little man!


  • cat

    Sink the sub
    Hide the salami
    Eat at the Y