• http://sdj.blogspot.com Dana

    When my niece was Leta’s age she picked up on everything. I soon realized that I said ‘No way’ and ‘Rock on” far too often.

    Thanks for sharing your life. I love multimedia blogs, which is something I need to get going on my own.

  • http://fractureddestiny.blogspot.com destiny

    Well that is better than saying the ever famous Compton style, “Please Biotch, Aight”.

  • http://www.hydrangeasarepretty.blogspot.com Shelli

    my ovaries just melted!

  • Mack’sMom

    My 2-year old duaghter now says her please and thank you together.
    “Mamma apple? Pees. Tit-u”
    “Pees Daddy, candy. Tit-u”

    She has her manners down, just a little mixed up…like her parents.

  • yogurtweaver

    Can I second Carissa’s request for you to put the ‘I read’ video clip back up? Oh pwee….

    In our family, outerwear is still referred to as ‘coat-on’, ‘hat-on’, ‘gloves-on’ etc even though it’s nearly 20 years since my brother picked it up from my parents saying ‘let’s put your coat on’ every time they left the house. Old habits die hard!

  • http://stunewsandphotos.blogspot.com/ Stu mark

    First, I really do dig the “…please, that’s right, huh?”… Thanks for sharing these moments, they really brighten the day, like fresh flowers.

    Second, bravo on your blog. I find it a terrific part of my day and I appreciate your willingness to be so excellent at it. Thanks.

  • http://thejoyfulone505.blogspot.com/ Joyous

    She is so Damn Cute!!!

    I love starting my morning reading your blog! It always makes me laugh.

  • http://smoness.livejournal.com/ smoness

    This is hilarious! What else can you teach her for us?!

  • http://www.bigcitysmallworld.blogspot.com Brian

    We always say “YAY!” when our daughter Reilly falls down to circumvent any crying.

    After reading your entry, I’m now afraid that she’ll shout “YAY!” when other kids fall down on the playground.

    Also, I’m sure I’m not the first to suggest this, but you have to enter Chuck in the Old Navy new mascot competition. He’s perfect. (Not that you didn’t already know that.)

  • Britishgirl

    The first day my eldest child started school, the dinner lady was asking the childrens names or what they liked to be called my sons response “Feel free to call me little buggar” cringe. Out of the mouths of babes

  • http://stillbaking.blogspot.com suze

    ooh! more leta audio! please, that’s right…

  • http://www.suburbanturmoil.blogspot.com SuburbanTurmoil

    I just love the “Pweeses.” My two-year-old has taken to drawing it out if she doesn’t get what she wants, “Pweese? Pah-weeese? Pahhhh-WEEEEEEEESE?”

  • http://katehopeeden.blogspot.com katehopeeden

    My daughter starts with “gimmie, gimmie, gimmie, gimmie” and will only throw on the obligatory please when prompted.
    But whenever you ask her if she wants anything that she doesn’t, she always responds with “no thank you.”
    So, I must be doing SOMETHING right :)

  • http://tinykingdom.ivillage.com Anne Glamore

    That’s the greatest. Each of my 3 boys said “uh-oh!” first. I take this to mean I’m a huge klutz.

  • http://phantomtollbooth.blogspot.com Brad Martin

    I think I might have thrown up a little from how cute that was.

  • http://www.troll-baby.com Karen Rani

    That is adorable. Lately Troll Baby has been saying “Peas Fank You.” I love this age – so much more fun than cracked nipples and no sleep!

  • Snickrsnack Katie

    That was too cute. Leta sounds like a little girl now! My 17 month old niece says “Where AH you?” and runs around the house looking for whoever it is that she can’t see or find at the moment. When she finds whoever it is she is looking for, she says “AHHH!” The kid knows she is smart, I swear. The other day I caught her saying “Where AH you doggie?” as she chased the poor dog around the living room.

  • Liz

    Oh, my God. My daughter does this same thing, with a slight variation:

    “What do you say? Pleeaaaassse!! Very good!”

    The please part comes out like “Sheeeeeezzzhh!” which really belies her exasperation with this whole routine, I think…

  • http://meganl.typepad.com meganlc

    I hope you’re saving these comments to show Leta when she’s a wretched teen. You can say, ‘See? Even the Internet thought you were cute once!’

    The audio and video posts are really enhancing the site Heather, keep it up!

  • http://dooce.migrantroo.com minxlj

    Someone had a good idea, that could be a good dance track…

    Leta is just too cute. But wait until she’s older and saying things that you CAN’T broadcast on the internet. It’ll won’t be so cute, just funny…

  • Bluevartouhi

    I thought my computer was going to explode with the cuteness…

  • Shana Banana

    Pweeeease… that’s right, huh? OH MY GOSH! She is really the sweetest. Madison just looks at you when you ask her ” what do you say?” and repeats it. ” What do you say Mommy? ” I can’t wait until the terrible twos.

  • http://kimba-bremen.com kim from germany

    i still think little kids speaking english is one of the cutest things EVER. it’s cute in german, but english… makes my heart melt. that’s right!

  • http://www.glamorouse.blogspot.com the kim half of glamorouse

    It’s just the beginning. By the time they are “almost” 6 they say “can we move on now?”. For example:

    Me: How was your day at school today, Felix?
    Felix: Good. (pause) And not so good.
    Me: What was the best part?
    Felix: Playing with Liam at recess and lunch.
    Me: And what was the part that wasn’t so good.
    Felix: Having to sit still.
    Me: Yeah, that can be hard sometimes.
    Felix: Can we move on now?

    Along with “let it go”, “move away”, “I’m not your slave” and so on and so forth.

  • http://antisocialcoder.blogspot.com jomama

    I haven’t been able to view any of the videos you put on your site and now your audio clip crashes my computer. Are you and Windows out to get me?

    I wish I had something clever to say that includes “Please, that’s right!” but it’s 5:30am and I’ve got nothing. So I’ll just tell you to have a good day.

  • http://ooohshiny.typepad.com Nia G

    I notice the sponge thing when the small English children wot frequent my office began swearing in Serbian.

    More power to them, their accent was pretty good.

  • http://yonkogirl.blogspot.com/ jozet

    LOL! Well, at least she doesn’t think her name is “Leta, no!”…which I’ve heard a few kids say when they do that adorable thing of referring to themselves in third person.

    The little monkeys…they really are somewhere between tiny Einsteins and a big lab dog.

    Cute video!

  • http://seanlovett.blogspot.com Sean Lovett

    This is my first time to your site. It’s great. I just read the “About this site” section. I have to say YES! Another person saved from the meat hooks of Mormonism. I know all about that myself. I used to live in the Orem/Provo area so you can imagine how bad that was. As for BYU, I’ve never received a ticket for smoking in my car anywhere else. Need I say more?

  • FlippyO

    Okay, so I don’t have any kids, but my African Grey says, “Love you, night-night, morning” when she’s going to bed. We tell the birds each night, “I love you. Night-Night. See you in the morning.” She prefers to make it her own. Sadly, our eight year old will always speak like a toddler, and occasionally poop on the floor.

  • Sarah

    Precious!!! That’s right, huh? :-)

  • http://masanori.livejournal.com Jake C.


    That is just too damn hilarious, and quite adorable, that’s right.

  • http://delusive.net Delusive

    That audio clip made me laugh out loud, which is nice because I’m sad that 7th Heaven is over forever. Where else am I going to get corny family drama from now on? :(

  • http://www.karihun.blogspot.com Karihun

    You guys make me want to figure out how to record my little guys babbling… even if at 9 months all he says is Da Da… What do I have to do to get a mama???

  • http://www.vegasandvenice.com vegasandvenice

    Okay she can have our car or our first born child … do you think she is mature enough to care for a baby yet? (I mean she did say “please, that’s right, huh” which sounds pretty darn mature to me!!!

  • kerry

    how precious was that?

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


  • coelacanth

    I caught the sarcasm, but I’m still interested to ask. Does anyone else find that using any degree of physical contact to discipline a child is the epitome of lazy parenting? I know the word stress often doesn’t begin to do parenting justice, but are some adults so ignorant that they lose the battle of wits with their 2-year old so badly they need to hit the kid? I hope that serves to most of you as nothing more than a rhetorical question.

  • http://www.delightfuljen.blogspot.com DelightfulJen

    Yay for you, Heather!

    As a future teacher, I’d like to thank you for teaching Leta manners, it’s too often forgotten these day. You get the Parent of the Day award.

  • CJ

    That is so cute! My kid, about Leta’s age says peas. I know he means please so he gets the whatsit, but it’s the shortest most condensed please. I love how Leta drew hers out. And the that’s right huh ending was hilarious.

    I also must thank you for the Chuck photo last Friday. Beautiful dog.

  • http://kassig.squarespace.com/ Kassi Gilbert

    Now if you had said that you were putting ketchup in her bourbon, I would have been offended.

  • http://headacheslayer.blogspot.com Angel

    Every day should have a Leta soundbite :)

    When my daughter was 3, I was so proud she could say her whole name. When my grandma prompted her to say her last name, she proudly said it was “Don’t Touch”. Ouch LOL.

  • http://motherhooduncensored.typepad.com Motherhooduncensored

    We’re getting the “oops-sorry” – like it’s all one word. The please? We’re getting there. I get shivers everytime I say “What do you say” – since well, I sound eerily like my mother. Some things you just can’t avoid, I guess.

  • carissa

    PWEASE put back up the video of the reading and the wiggling toes!!! I didn’t get to see it before but I finally figured out what I need to do to make it work (I was able to see the “twinkle twinkle” one, SO CUTE).

  • http://www.stampydurst.blogspot.com StampyDurst

    Awesome clip. My friend Ruby is currently pottytraining her little girl. Today, we had lunch at a semi-busy mexican restaurant and she took Ruby Jr. to the potty. When they came back, Ruby Jr. announced proudly, “Sammy, I peed!” Of course I congratulated her. Then, more loudly and clearly, “Momma peed, too.” So the restaurant and I congratulated Ruby.

    You can potty train em, but you can’t take em out.

  • http://www.chaithere.blogspot.com AndreaBT

    That was so sweet and hysterical! I’m still laughing…

  • http://timothyjlambert.livejournal.com timothyjlambert

    At least she’s not saying, “Please. That’s right, shitforbrains.”

  • TripTikGirl

    That’s the sweetest little voice I’ve ever heard…

  • http://elephantmamaszoo.blogspot.com elephantmama

    You’ve gotten her trained well! Very cute!

    When my three year old wants food, he says, “Gimme snack!” I’ll reply, “No, say May I have a snack please?” He’ll smartly say, “Yeah, snack!” Like Duh, mom, that’s what I meant the whole time!

  • brainiac

    AAAAGGHH!! Must….resist….baby….lust….

    I can’t, I don’t, I shouldn’t, I won’t, think about having more kids but OHHHHHH that voice!! OHHHHH maybe I could stand having just one more. Somebody slap me before I do something crazy.

  • tksinclair

    I can’t help but wonder if you posted these sound clips on iTunes how much money you’d make.