• sylvia

    The Leta audio is precious and sweet and I love it, but the one that makes me laugh out loud just remembering it is Heather’s, “Is this thang on?” I’m cackling as I type.

  • http://CartwheelsAtMidnight.blogspot.com CartwheelsAtMidnight

    This made me, my 17-year-old and my 11-year-old Crack Up. Love love love the audio clips. Keep ‘em comin’ please, that’s right, huh?

  • http://www.elizabethnewlin.com Elizabeth

    oh my lord, dying from the cuteness! so hilarious.

  • http://www.mymomoirs.blogspot.com angiewis

    The “huh” is especially funny to me. My 2 1/2 year old son recently started saying “WHAAAAT?!?!”.

    I had no idea where he picked it up until I caught myself saying it in response to one of his full sentences of gibberish.

  • Melanieflorida

    Sometimes Leta makes me want to reach into the computer and squeeze her cheeks. Her little voice and her little ponytails (and her little farts) are too cute for words. You’re pretty damned lucky.

  • http://hypermetamorphic.blogspot.com sasha

    They are little sponges, aren’t they?

    At least “huh?” is less offensive than some of the things I’ve heard parroted back to me lately: “Mama, why did you say Jesus Fuck?” That’s my boy.

  • The Barb

    I listened because I could, because you put it out there and because my babies are 18, 16 1/2 and 10 and they will never ever say “pleeeease that’s right, huh?” ever again in their lives…


  • Stacey

    Soooooo adorable! Thanks for making my day!
    Stacey, Australia

  • http://cherryblossomgirl.wordpress.com Nee

    Here’s something else you can teach her. Grabbing boobs is inappropriate (unless maybe you’re auditioning for girls gone wild.

    A friend’s 3 year old grabbed my C cup at a bbq and said “WHAT’S THAT?” As I pulled her hand away, her mother not so endowed mother busted out laughing.

  • http://www.thefates3.blogspot.com marnie

    Waiter: I am the waiter sir.
    Bruce Willia: Oh. Very nice. Fettucini con fungi porcinni. Prego. Oh, and bring me a bottle of ketchup, will ya?
    Waiter: Ketchup! Ketchup!!! Stupid Americanos always ketchup…

    Legendary Hudson Hawk. You and Blurb watch and let’s see if Rose’s head actually does explode. Then my head will explode. Chaos everywhere… induced by Hudson Hawk. The world will never be safe again!

  • http://www.thefates3.blogspot.com marnie


    I meant Bruce WILLIS there. Sorry my typing is off today. I thanks everyone for their incontinence (instead of inconvenience) in a mass email. I should remain in bed.

  • http://www.dykstraupdates.blogspot.com Angella

    Adorable! It’s amazing how these little beings help you see what phrases you use without even thinking. Apparently I say “sweet” a lot :)

  • KSharp

    So cute! I love how she makes it one long phrase … pweeeasethatsrighthuh. Thanks for the laugh!

  • tksinclair

    I used to live for your blog entries (I know, get a life, right?) but now I live for the tiny audio clips. How I wish they had technology when my kids were little – besides cans and string – listening to Leta I can easily imagine their little voices and it honestly brings joy to my heart and tears to my eyes every dang time. It never fails to smack me right in the heart and make me want to scoop all the work on my desk into the trash can and get out the photo albums. Thanks for sharing that. It made a very rough work day end so sweet.

  • painterly1

    I felt the need to tell you how much I enjoy your witty, talented writing. It’s like reading good literature with the added bonus of knowing that it is actually someone’s real life. Thank you.

  • http://hmckillip.blogspot.com Heather

    Too cute! I love when they learn to say please and thank you. My two year old says, “Gank ew, Mommy.” Rarely does she ever say please spontaneously, but she will if we ask her to.

  • http://dooce dooce

    sadly, Rose, I had to ask Jon who Hudson Hawk was. he wasn’t sure.

  • Candice


    My niece is nine months, and I’ve taught her the sign language for “please.” When she wants something and I tell her to use the sign, she moans and begrudgingly slaps her hand against her chest. It looks suspiciously like the thing people do when they think something is retarded…

  • http://kristismess.blogspot.com/ KfK

    That is funny. Children absorb EVERYTHING! I can’t imagine how many people are going to take you seriously with the bourbon and spanking humor. Get ready for the insults!

  • http://rosiejoshandashton.blogspot.com rch7279

    That is so so cute!

  • http://miniaturerose.blogspot.com Rose

    Ketchup on the steak? Dear Lord, is that a Hudson Hawk reference? Please tell me it isn’t – I couldn’t love the blurbodoocery any more, and if you’re closet Hudson Hawk fans, my brain will explode.

    Leta is just too sweet! Hope you are all well!

  • painterly1

    I felt the need to tell you how much I enjoy your witty, talented writing. It’s like reading good literature with the added bonus of knowing that it is actually someone’s real life. Thank you.

  • http://jonniker.com Jonniker

    Gah, that’s priceless. Almost makes me want to run out and have one.

    Almost. Not quite, but close.

  • http://minicia.bluegarter.org Mia

    Multimedia days on your site make me SO happy! She’s hilarious.

  • http://lifeisgoodatthebeach.blogspot.com/ BeachMama

    All I ever ask is that the demand comes with a “please”.

  • http://www.internalmonoblog.typepad.com/ Sandra Heikkinen

    Such little parrots. My niece is currently very busy telling everyone, “I look very pretty” with great certainty (she just got her first REAL haircut).

  • wrensuicide

    SO. CUTE.

    What was she asking for? There were lots of “eeee”s in the “pwease”, so it must have been something good.

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

    I love the slightly patronizing emphasis on PWWEEEASE. That’s right, Leta!

  • ktjane

    can i have a leta too? please, that’s right!

    she is so precious!

  • http://www.cesioroujamais.blogspot.com J_Bo

    How cute is she?

    I just read your sleeping post. Is Leta going through a growth spurt? My first would ask to go to bed in the afternoon, or early in the evening and when she woke up, her face would be a bit more mature and she’d be a hair taller. She’s almost nine now and still does this, and is almost taller than me.

  • rebecca

    I used to babysit a little boy who, when I would say “Say please!” would reply “You’re welcome!” I guess that’s better than nothing.

  • kawaface

    awww…how adorable. i could detect your southern accent, as well!

  • Camille

    My son, who is about a month older than Leta, says “Please welcome yeah” with an emphatic nod of his head.

  • http://pupsickle.blogspot.com Pupsicle

    How funny! Isn’t it amazing the way that they absorb not only the words you use, but the syntax and grammar as well?

  • http://www.iprettymuchhateeverything.com Torrie

    I think you’ve got the lyrics to the next summer dance hit on your hands.

    “PLEASE!!!That’s right!”

  • http://lady-fox.livejournal.com/ Fox

    I love the long belaboured PWEEEEASE, that’s right.

    Makes it so much more meaningful. No really, PWEEEEEASE.

    Best thing to tell her, If she asks for ice in her bourbon nicely, the bartender is more likely to give her more. Nicely.

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

    You’ve got this parenting thing down cold! I like Mania’s style as well.

    Bundle of Joy #2, an adorable boy, once told a sweet little old lady in the store who dared to speak to him, “Shutty uppy!”

    Fortunately the old bat couldn’t hear.

  • http://vwsista.blogspot.com/ vwsista

    Awww… that is too damn cute.

    I love to hear you, too, Heather.

  • tk

    That was just the cutest thing ever!!!

    Please tell me you are going to put the video clip of the reading/farting session back up. I missed getting to see it before you temporarily removed it.


  • http://justlinda.net JustLinda

    About the sleeping thing…

    I have a baby who does that… asks to go to bed.

    I’m thinking of selling her for 309 million (cash, small unmarked bills). I’m quite certain she’s worth more than that, but I don’t want to be greedy.

  • http://www.ericagibson.blogspot.com Erica America

    Love the Leta audio huh! I am always amazed at how Southern you sound Heather.

  • http://www.hopefulloser.com hopefulloser

    That’s right! that’s awesome :-)

  • http://www.ourmadhouse.com Bella

    Glad to see we aren’t the only ones who allow ice in their bourbon ;)

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

    Awwww! :) Tiny bit of sarcasm there too, methinks? Heh.

  • http://www.journeyingthroughit.squarespace.com Beverlee

    That’s so funny. You guys have REALLY got to watch what you’re saying around that little gal! Please … that’s right.

  • http://wendymacblogs.blogspot.com Wendy Mac

    Adorable, that’s right!

    At least when you ask her, “What do you say?” she doesn’t say, “NOW”.

    Just wait :-)

  • http://www.xanga.com/gora_kagaz Gora_Kagaz

    aww..she’s so adorable!

  • mania72

    My firstborn said Please and Thank you in Sign language when he was seven months old. This weekend I asked baby #3 “What do you say?” She looked at me very confused and said, “Gimme it?”

  • Paula Schmitt

    How adorable is that?!

    My daughter does the same thing and she is 4 yrs old now!

    So sweet….

  • http://www.pinkelephants.org lane


    She’s soooo cute.