• Nat W.

    That was a very loud fart for a little girl! Way to go, Leta!!

    By the way–the new masthead rocks. my. world.

  • http://crazedmommy.blogspot.com Shash

    love the burp. priceless.

    Her future husband liked it too. He loves women that read.

    I got a lot of “this is called….” as she read her magazine. Very nice to be read to, thanks, Leta!

  • http://almost30.blogspot.com agnieszka

    When she’s 16 and her date comes over to pick her up for the prom, you should have this playing on the TV in the living room.

  • http://www.smithmediafusion.com/blog d-mode

    Must be a result from all my prayers!!!

  • easthefty

    what a totally delicate page turner! my girl still is on board books, as she turns pages with gusto. what a cutie!

  • Stenar

    Dooce has gone video now!? Will the madness ever end!?

  • HiFromTexas

    priceless. the little movies totally make me smile and crack up.
    leta is sooo cute!!

  • Buggy

    Now that is the ultimate in phonetic punctuation.

  • http://spaces.msn.com/kazzer75/ Kazzer

    No doubt that she will one day thank you for sharing this video…

    I am sure that I heard her say ‘pull my finger’ ;-)

    Leta is very cute (as always), but I do have to say for the record that I would still side with Jon’s family on this one despite her glorious innocence and cuteness.

  • http://elleuminations.blogspot.com Elle

    First, they’re flowers! Whew…I was thinking I was going to have to look at little orange goat balls all month.

    As for Leta’s toots, gotta love a kid who gets in the ready position to let ‘em fly.

  • http://50books.blogspot.com Doppelganger

    Well, I was having a pretty great day already, and that just made it better. Now guess who’s going to go wake up her one-year-old and start coaching him on the adorable art of catalog-leafing?

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

    OMG You don’t know how much I needed to see this today. Yesterday, I had to put my 13 year old furry son down. Dexter my golden retriever is in a better place and I am heart broken. I need to thank you for sharing this as it is the first thing that made me smile and laugh in the last 36 hours.

    Thank you so much. Leta is precious as always. I have never been so thankful to witness the flatulence escape.

  • angiewis

    Hee hee, I thought I heard “Christmas card” too. I’m pretty sure there was a “Daddy Mama” in there also.

    Definitely much cuteness there. Before long she’ll be like my 2 1/2 year old and just say “I fahted” and cause you and Jon to convulse in laughter like my husband and I do.

  • http://www.teensleuth.squarespace.com TeenSleuth

    Hahahaha! I love the way kids deal with bodily emissions. I was at Sonic the other day with two of my coworkers when this little boy sitting with his family at the next table loudly declared, “I farted!” His table ignored the comment; my table erupted in laughter.

    Leta’s quite the lady. She deals with it the way my grandparents do: let it rip and continue as if nothing has happened.

  • Meg

    So cute it should be illegal!
    Okay, I’m melting. I think I want one. A baby, not a Sky Mall catalog.

    Speaking of which, did you see the aqua coffee table? Good stuff.

  • http://jenandtonic.ca jenB

    we are trying to teach charlotte to point at whomever is closest when she farts. a family tradition. and whoever said it, yes, farting is ALWAYS funny.

  • RzDrms

    methinks that fart was an indication that she associates reading with pooping (i.e., reading on the toilet). potty training, beware! ;)

  • Lindsey

    I love it!
    My daughter does the reading thing, but totally doesn’t punctuate with burps. I’m gonna have to teach her!

  • interesse

    i think my favorite thing in that kind of magazine is the hair clippings-catcher that you put around someone’s head when cutting their hair. the poor sap whose hair is getting cut looks like a friggin clown or a dog with one of those lampshades from the vet.

  • http://thefates3.blogspot.com marnie

    my personal Sky Mall favorite is the Insect Vacuum:


    for all of us bug-o-phobes it keeps you at a comfortable distance from the inevitable bug massacre. It even comes with an extension so you can nuke a spider from clear across the room.

    I’m going to go beat my ovaries now. They must suppress the urge to procreate.

  • moochisima

    I dont mean to be retarded but I can’t see the movie. I can only hear it (HILARIOUS btw) I have even updated my flash player with the latest version. You Tube worked when you had it up. . . is there any way we can get you tube back? Or even windows media player (“Oh the humanity” you must be saying at this moment!)

  • http://www.shannongrothaus.com Shannon

    Man, Leta is going to kill you when she gets older! This is worse than showing naked baby photos to future boyfriends — in that scenario, at least the images don’t have audio, and the audience is only one.

  • http://tiggerlane.blogspot.com Tiggerlane

    Great video! I am no expert, but I can tell from her speech pattern that you guys must read to her a lot. She is going to do very well, when she starts putting together real sentences – you can tell she has then linguistics built-in from being around you guys!

    Also, LOVE that you didn’t tease us – and actually USED SWEATY GOAT BALLS in your masthead this month! You kept your word! Bravo!

  • carissa

    I can hear the cuteness, but can’t see it. :(

    What happened to the ads?

  • TripDaddyNJ

    I farted like that while stretching at the end of a kickboxing class once and just looked at my heavier, smellier friend, who was three feet behind me and to my right. Everyone else looked at him, too, and I was off the hook.

    We’re still friends.

    Lesson from Leta: Better to risk bearing the shame than to bear the pain.

  • Laura Horacefield

    I love it! She is so cute. Even the gas was cute. :)

  • http://agategal.typepad.com/ Tonya @ Kingfisher Cove

    I love her vocabulary salad! SHE knows exactly what she’s saying — and isn’t she the quintessential page-turner!

    Was that a fart or a burp?

  • momma 2 angels

    Fiercly cute. My daughter is going to love that. She looks pretty cozy with books- are you reading books to that poor child? No toddler blogs? Now teach her that lying in an un-made bed is the proper way with catalogs.

  • http://www.respectrx.com Court@RespectRx.com

    Love it. She’s a lady!

  • zitsmom

    Make sure you put this on DVD so it will last years until you can show it at her wedding reception :) Right now you might say-”oh that is mean”-believe me once she puts you through teen hell, payback is great!

  • http://trancejen.diaryland.com TranceJen

    She is going to WHUP YOUR ASS in a few years for that one. :D

  • mediaguy74

    Thats Leta’s version of bathroom reading.

  • http://www.gingermog.com gingermog

    I think Leta is the cleverest little kid I have ever seen!

  • http://www.lostinthought.net/blog Vicky

    Haha, I love your supressed giggle as well, that was just what sent me over the edge. Man, I needed a good laugh. Thanks!
    By the way, she’s gorgeous, I just don’t state that every time for fear of wearying you. And naturally, my ovaries are crooning right now. *sigh*

  • erksh

    The chubby pointy monkey-toes are what got me — wavin’ every-which-way.

  • http://plazajen.blogspot.com Jennifer in Kansas City

    I love the toe pointing & how she gets all serious with the mag on her lap. Gas expulsion is just a bonus. (and hearing your contained laughter was fun, too.)

  • http://melinor.blogspot.com MelanieinOrygun

    ROFL!! My god, I just noticed the masthead. Brilliant!

  • http://moodswingcreations.com/blog DeniseTN

    Don’t worry Leta….those catalogs give me gas, too!

    She’s adorable!

  • http://redplaidduckies.livejournal.com laurellz

    HILARIOUS i love it

  • http://ennorath.typepad.com Arwen

    That was unbelievably cute. And she has the most adorable feet. Thanks for sharing!

  • gabip

    Thumbs up Leta, let em rippppppppp….

  • kim

    My absolute favorite part is her feet! Too cute!

  • http://www.carriecheron.com SingerGirl

    It was almost like she sat up to aid the air flow in the best direction and then looked up right before to see if you might notice if she did it.

    Though, it may be funnier to pretend that *you* did it and the look she gave you was one of disdain. :)

  • http://www.akphotographer.com A Knupfer

    Can’t we just set up the arranged marriage now with my son and your daughter… She is the cutest thing ever!

  • stinky12345

    Leta just made my ovairies quiver with excitment. What a cutie and the pink shoes are the shizzle.

  • UpsideUp

    Love Leta’s prehensile toes. Love the catalog skimming. Love the sound effects. My 3.5 yo daughter Zoe is watching with me. She says “Mama. That girl just sat on a duck!”

  • http://www.justsayjes.com/blog jes

    Ahh, SkyMall. I love reading this because it’s the true-life version of Chindogu.

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  • Laurlee

    The very best part is when, in a brilliant act of determination to carry forth her reading with even greater fervor after that difficult instant of self-awareness, she channels her discomfort straight into her feet, toes curling and churning and winding around. She’s gifted, I tell you!

  • http://blogs.salon.com/0004595 Meg

    She’s so delicate with the pages! That’s amazing. She’ll be onto the Utne Reader in no time…