• http://timothyjlambert.livejournal.com timothyjlambert

    Maybe she’s practicing reading on the toilet?

  • Kelly Green

    I’ve always said that I am not ready for/don’t want kids…but that was so damn cute that I might have to change my mind just so I can have a wee one who says “Hi, I read” while she’s flipping through a catalog. LOVE IT!

  • StephJ0428

    Heya Heather -

    Nice use of a video camera with a strong mic. :) Leta is too cute, and I don’t think any mother can get sick of hearing that about her own child, do you?

    Dude, have you been listening to a lot of Bjork lately? Leta’s hair is all Bjork-ish. I wish I could do that to my daughter’s hair, but she hates having her hair up. In any manner. Ever. It makes me sad. *Sigh*

    Take care, sweetie! You should look me up if you and Jon ever come to CO; we’d have a rockin’ good time. Coloradans pride themselves on outdoor sports, eating granola, and shoe shopping at DSW.

    Much Love,

  • Jeni

    Uh Reason No. 1 to have kids:

    They read AND fart.

    That was damn funny.

    Reason I covet your life:

    Leta reading and farting AND incredible PINK shoes.


  • http://thekilgore.blogspot.com christy

    Getting some nice reverb on that hardwood floor, Leta. Way to go!

  • http://trattoriabreve.blogspot.com Arabella

    Have you tried showing her the Walter Drake catalog?

  • http://www.elizasmom.com elizasmom

    When this started playing, my 11-month-old daughter demanded to get on my lap, from which she proceeded to crawl onto the computer desk until she was 6 inches from the monitor, which she patted and smiled at as the video continued to play. I think she has a crush on Leta.

  • http://adifferentkindofsoccermom.blogspot.com Melissa

    Ok, that was the cutest thing EVER.

    I love her curly toes!

  • drewalter

    Holy shit! She’s like such a little PERSON here. She’s like 14 or something.

    I can’t stop replaying this video — too friggin’ adorable!

  • http://ohbladioblahblog.com/ Sharon Faulk

    Oh that you for that fart! I can’t wait to hear it sans diapers. ;-)

    BTW, you have inspired me to start taking some shorts videos of my boys. They are older 9 & 7 1/2. Better late than never.

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  • http://lasadh.com Sherri

    Even though that noise didn’t come from me, I shall proceed to cover my face with this here Sky Mall catalog…oh look, a magnetic key holder shaped like a boulder!

  • http://sandrascanadablog.blogspot.com Sandra

    Absolutely excellent! I especially like the “Hi!” part, and the way that tootle reverberates off the wooden floor. Now you just have to train Leta to shout, “Daaadddd!” in disgusted tones after she farts. In our house we always blame somebody else.

  • The Lizzy

    Christmas card, mon oh mon oh mon oh mon *TOOT*

    Best post ever.

  • http://CartwheelsAtMidnight.blogspot.com CartwheelsAtMidnight

    OMG. That was SO excellent.

    But my favorite part is the frog feet. And how her mag is bigger than she is.

    But do they have Pink Shoes, that SkyMall?

  • http://lawyerish.typepad.com lawyerish

    Skymall is the first thing I read when I get to my seat on any flight. The guy wearing a business suit and the EvacU8 hood? Always funny.

    That catalogue is indeed the best evidence of how lazy we are — alarm clocks that project the time onto the ceiling (no more pesky rolling over or turning your head to the side!); seat cushions that eject you upward when you wish to return to a standing position (are your quads tired from lifting your ass up off of chairs all the time?); and Caller ID that speaks (why reach a foot to the coffee table where the cordless phone is sitting?).

    God Bless America.

  • http://www.noshowmo.com noshowmo

    Sheer genius! She knows HOW to read, even if she has her own language, and she already knows how to pretend that fart didn’t come from her.

    She’ll be quoting Shakespeare while simultaneously playing “pull my finger” in no time!

    Single, with no kids, but LOVE the site. And NEED the shoes.

  • jaime

    If it’s wrong to be 28 years old and to laugh to the point of crying at a farting child, well, I don’t want to be right!

  • http://missminda.efx2.com Miss Minda

    Oooo Dooce T-shirts…perfect for your side banners! Go with Cafe Press and offer Masthead T-shirts, mugs, etc. Cool shirts and free advertising for the blog, all in one. Not that I don’t tell enough people about this blog every chance I get :)

  • http://vixensviewfromvegas.typepad.com/vixens_view_from_vegas/ Vixen

    LOL I love the way she covered up her face after her phttt. Doncha just love the way farts sound on hard wood floors? LOL

  • melissa

    It’s only a matter of time now..before she says “it wasn’t me”.

  • Mack’sMom

    You need to run an ad for Goat Feed!

  • http://www.hillbillyplease.com/blog/ jagosaurus

    As my grandfather used to say when he also did not engage in that activity, “Did you hear that rattlesnake holler?”

  • http://missminda.efx2.com Miss Minda

    My daughter is SURE she said “Grandma” in there somewhere. :) Leta only gets more adorable with time! Thank you for sharing her with us!

  • Mack’sMom

    LOVE the masterhead! I was wondering if you’d really do it, and I’m so glad you did! We need you to make shirts!!!!

    Have you emailed your masterhead to the person that wrote you the nasty email?

  • http://rivetergirl.blogspot.com rivetergirl

    I like the movement around the magazine. Why sit and move the magazine to accommodate you when you can simply move your cute little toddler self around the magazine.

  • http://midvaleschool.blogspot.com Courtney

    Never mind the farting noises, this geeked out educator is doing back flips at the utterly amazing early literacy behavior she’s demonstrating!!!! Seriously though, that she recognizes those little bits about books/magazines, that they have words that are read, and you turn the pages, and you hold it a certain way. Awesome.

    Plus, bodily functions are a laugh-riot. That’s a prom night video for sure.

  • 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.

  • MissusB

    And she wasn’t even at the gym!

  • http://nowseriously.blogspot.com LeafGirl77

    What a good reader!

    And what a treat at the end!

  • Melanie

    I dunno, right around 36 seconds I distinctly (okay, semi-) heard “Dalai Lama.” Leta shares her mama’s attitude toward shopping. No fool, that child.

  • Velma

    I obviously spent the day trapped at home with my 3 year old, because I swear I could understand almost everything she said. Then, because I’m so mature, I started giggling at the earnest way the poster above refers to you as “Mrs. Armstrong.” (I’ll take “politely respectful” over “evil troll” anyday!)

    Love the new masthead, except the flowers are so small I thought maybe they were actually fluffy orange goat balls.

  • Mack’sMom

    Sky Mall!?! You don’t like Sky Mall!?! All the things in life that you couldn’t possibly ever need, priced beyond the coach passenger’s financial means! What more is there to ask for!?!

    Isn’t it amazing how children can talk in their own language and expect that you totally get it!?! Leta’s alien-like dialogue resembles that of my daughter too…maybe we could get them together and see if they understand each other!

  • ksted

    At least she didn’t turn and blame it on Chuck.

  • Urs

    by the way, your masthead says April

  • http://miniaturerose.blogspot.com Rose

    Uninhibited farting!!!

    The world would be a better place if we could all just be honest about flatulence.

    Leta for President!

  • http://fishunderwater.blogspot.com jaime

    a. mazing.

    and oh, skymall magazine, how i love you.

  • http://Jamie Jamie

    My 7 month old farted so loud the other day he scared himself and started crying. Great video! Love the masthead :)

  • Jenna

    Hahaha! Priceless. What a little stinker!

  • http://livablecity.typepad.com Noelle

    Hi, yes, Leta, so cute, even when farting, but I JUST READ THE SHOE POST.

    Oh my God, I WANT YOUR SHOES.

  • http://MsAdventures.net msadventures

    Dude. Farts are ALWAYS funny. Go Leta!

  • http://www.ittybit.blogspot.com Toyfoto

    Watching it Annabel asked me … What was that noise?
    like she didn’t know. Great post.

  • http://www.vaguelyurban.com Vaguely Urban

    Totally unphased! She is truly her mother’s daughter.

  • http://knockonthat.com Bess

    That is just incredibly cool. I love the story that she’s telling — a little mysterious, but clearly very involved. Clearly a brilliant kid. (And that look she gives you is priceless.)

  • hilly

    Leta is soooo adorable!!! Just like the Japanese kids here. Kawaii~

    cheers on the shoe purchase too!

  • http://jens-space.typepad.com/ JenniferH

    So cute! Farts and all. :)

  • http://www.urban-urchin.blogspot.com jt

    I love the way she’s glancing at you while reading like “What’s your deal? Why are you looking at me?”

    The toes are so cute.

  • :::BINARY:::

    SURE…blame it on the baby.

  • Anu

    If Leta were my kid she would be missing all her toes by now :-) Gosh!!! she is so cute. I must have replayed that video a million times at least.

  • ritsgirl

    Ok. Everyone knows that you can’t fart while sitting flat on your ass. And, if I’m not mistaken, that baby’s butt was planted firmly on the ground. Shame. On. You. Blaming a sweet innocent baby. All she wanted to do was READ!!!!