When this happens, you take the LOOOOONG way home

  • http://uhohnowlook.blogspot.com Susie

    I love you, Bucky. And I hate myself for it;) You got me good with that one. I had to explain to others in the room what I was laughing about. Um, for future reference, not everyone appreciates Titty Longstocking.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/torrie Torrie

    Niffer, IT’S ok (ha ha), we love crazy here.

  • http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=lilyothefield LilyotheField

    I can’t wait anymore!!
    I gotta go eat. Be back tomorrow.

  • http://truthsandhalftruths.typepad.com Nilbo

    Woohoo! Headlights! And not only that … High Beams!

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

    No wait. It’s. Phew. I think I’m losing my mind.

  • Kiki

    Andrea, where are you from?

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

    I like to braid the hair on both nipples. Then I feel like Titty Longstocking.

  • http://kassipinkdot.blogspot.com/ Kassi

    That is so funny, because a week or so ago…you posted a photo of Leta in her car seat and I noted to myself how clean her car seat straps were. I was impressed. Now I feel better because I have actually given up on cleaning the car seat straps because of the impossibility of putting the car seat back together after a washing…so said cracker paste is permanent.

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

    coskel, thank you for the interpretation…. hmmm, interesting… making me think here.

  • AndreaBT

    Susie, oops, too late…

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

    OMG – its. I’m so embarassed.

  • AndreaBT

    Heather must have stayed up too late partying after the awards ceremony last night ;)

  • http://harlowandtheboys.blogspot.com/ greenthumb

    Oh Susie…you’re so right…must compose, look natural…aloof. (breath…breath damn you)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/torrie Torrie


  • http://blog.case.edu/dkh2/ Keith

    C’mon Andrea, she was probably up all night celebrating the little ‘Lee-Go’ being comatose in the back seat. How often does a parent get to party it up and still not have to pay for childcare?

  • http://truthsandhalftruths.typepad.com Nilbo

    Well, Andrea … work is going slow (kinda scraping the inside of the pumpkin tonight), the Picasa thing is just toying with some photos … so I’m being every bit as unproductive as you …

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/torrie Torrie

    Katie, you are always there when I need you.

    Thank you.

    And again, poop.

  • AndreaBT

    Keith, you are so right…last night was the first time I got to stay up late and play here because I got both kids in bed AND the husband was gone (and therefore not hogging the computer).

    Sleeping kids=party time

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

    My Old Navy fleece vest now officially requires pasties to be worn in public.

    (runs with scissors, then hands them back to Nilbo)

    Do you guys feel a draft? Is the turkey done?

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

    And a good poop to you too.

    Where is mrtl? I wanna slap her.

    Strizz, I have got to meet your mom.

    Heather – you and Jon crack me up. I don’t have kids, but I think I would have done the same thing. It’s not like it’s a bag of broken glass.

  • AndreaBT

    But I’ve got to go have my coffee now…I’m going to miss the new picture change too, even though this is a prime chance…sigh!

  • http://uhohnowlook.blogspot.com Susie

    Bucky, are you going to ruin a perfectly good sweatshirt just to show Nilbo your braids?

  • http://honestyrain.com honestyrain

    girl, when this appens you’ll drive three states out of your way to prolong the resulting joy.

  • http://www.smockblog.com jules

    changing it up.. good good.. keep them on their toes…
    always fuck with their minds…


  • AndreaBT

    greenthumb, I know, I’ve read her posts in comments before, but never just as she’s written them…I keep thinking “I was HERE! I saw it when it happened!”

    OK, I am totally a dork!

  • http://www.snickrsnack.blogspot.com Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Torrie, a girl after my own heart. Poop!!!

  • http://jaybeeblog.blogspot.com jodi-no-blog (no more!)

    DOOCE! That is so awesome! You kicked ass in 4 categories, and there is no doubt you deserved to win. I hope you realize how many of us out here look forward to your funny comments, insightful observations on parenthood, and your fabulous twist on the “averageness” of everyday life. You may not be aware of how you lift the spirits of those of us who often lurk here, but you do. And I, for one, am very thankful I found Dooce.com.

  • http://uhohnowlook.blogspot.com Susie

    greenie, don’t make a scene. Just be nonchalant, like it happens every day…
    look like a freakin’ tourist, for heaven’s sake

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/torrie Torrie


  • http://howdoyoulikeme.blogspot.com/ jw

    Congratulations. You are an inspiration to us all.

  • http://truthsandhalftruths.typepad.com Nilbo

    (Handing Bucky the scissors) It’s do-it-yourself time. If you don’t mind, I’ll watch …

  • http://waveofmodulation.typepad.com La Pixiatrix

    She looks so content and without a care (concern) in the world.

    I find I sleep like that on weekend days now. I’ve never slept well in my life. I have trouble going to sleep and staying asleep. Every 5th or 6th day I sleep pretty deeply out of sheer exhaustion. But I’m discovering as a non-single person that naps are wonderful.

    Sleeping during the day with my man puttering around the house and cats on my legs. Total abandon. OK, almost. But close enough.

  • http://stacyone.typepad.com/slices_ostacy/ Stacy

    Inspiration, blah blah blah. Where’s the new picture?

  • AndreaBT

    Nilbo, better than me…I’m just hitting “refresh” and reading MSN. When I have no life, I *really* have no life!

  • http://www.shoreroadpictures.blogspot.com Gisele

    Heather I love today’s post. My husband and I refer to that kind of thing as “picking our battles”.



  • http://www.smockblog.com jules

    hey, someone came by my chat haven via the link at my blog, but i missed ya.. log back in and i’ll try to pay more attention to the telnet window, i promise!

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

    So…does Old Navy make anything with peekaboo nipples, or am I just shit out of luck here?

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


    “…those moments trying to decide if taking the handgun away from the child will make her cry more than the flesh wound and possible jail time.”

    It depends on the caliber of the handgun and how many rounds are contained therein.
    Also…. *GUFFAW!*

  • bob

    i once had a pony. she slept in the car. i would motor to the drive-up window of McD’s and order a bale of hay. the clerk would not laugh.

  • http://truthsandhalftruths.typepad.com Nilbo

    And Andrea … I’m basically rotating between working, toying with Picasa, and hitting “Refresh” on here …

  • http://africankelli.blog.com africankelli

    That is such peaceful sleep. I wonder how long it has been since I’ve slept that way? Without a care in the world, without worrying if your mouth is hanging open and there is a little drool pool gathering on your shirt.
    She is a beautiful girl Dooce. You are royally blessed.

  • http://www.snickrsnack.blogspot.com Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Once again, CONGRATULATIONS Heather for winning so many categories in the Bloggies. I am glad that you have been recognized for your great work, and while you don’t do it for the recognition, you definitely deserve it! Here’s a peace sign right back at ya’!

    Where’s today’s picture?

  • http://harlowandtheboys.blogspot.com/ greenthumb

    OMG…someone catch me…I just read words typed by dooce in real time.

  • http://wouldashoulda.com/ Mir

    If that isn’t the most beautiful sight in the world to catch in the rearview when you’re a toddler parent, I don’t know what is….

  • copy_kitty

    Clapping? Giggling?

  • http://www.veryzen.blogspot.com Amanda B.

    I love the flickr pics where she is reading the book. That is too cute.

  • copy_kitty


    So what’s Leta doing right now?

  • http://recoveringmba.blogspot.com/ Adent

    Canadian guy 138
    Wouldn’t dedooced be rehired for writing about work?

    I think you mean redooced.

  • http://truthsandhalftruths.typepad.com Nilbo

    Old Navy is perfect for the Bloggies … it’s pretty much formal wear compared to the masses of torn Star Trek t-shirts most of ‘em would be wearing …

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

    Yes..the long way home..I too do this often when the kid falls asleep. Ahhhh, peace and quiet time.