• http://rosiejoshandashton.blogspot.com rch7279

    So adorable! I wish all your fam the best.

  • bellybuttonbugs

    That’s it. I want one! When does the cloning and mass production begin?

    Also, Best wishes to your Aunt, I hope the treatment doesn’t knock her about too much and she keeps her fighting spirit. Being ill is horrible, but take it from me, it makes you even stronger and gives you a bigger perspective of the world.


  • cathbuzz

    This song is also popular at my house. It is popular with my husband and I also, because when the child sings it, it reminds us of that old SNL skit, Buckwheat Sings.

    Baa baa black sheep habbenedy no, yessir, yessir habbenedy no.

    The rest is too hard to spell.

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

    Nanu nanu little martian child. What language do you speak?

    Take me to your leader!

  • http://www.digitalcatharsis.com The Mighty Jimbo

    the cuteness of that almost makes me want to go knock someone up.


    that soooo doesn’t sound right at all.

  • http://www.monkeythoughts.com monkey

    Oh man, too cute! I love how it starts off strong and trails off at the end!

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

    Getting that song stuck in my head is worth the cuteness of it all.

  • http://www.piczap.com Creatrix

    Keep the videos coming! Kid-less people like me need our kid fix. I hope your Aunt Lola recovers swiftly.

  • http://www.biggestapple.net BigA

    Thank God for Leta. I needed that today.

  • Sillicita

    Absolutely adorable. My only question – when did Leta go from being the sweetest baby ever to the sweetest little girl ever?

    She needs to stop growing pronto.

    Best wishes to Aunt Lola – I think she’d get along well with my Grammy Jean, who taught me the proper use of the word “cocksucker”.

  • http://ohjoyohbliss.blogspot.com thejoyof

    Great job Leta!

    Just think – if you have another child they could sing as a duet!

  • jeffeners

    Raising three kids I learned that there is a very brief period between ages 2 and 3 when a kid goes from toddler to little kid. With my third I had it down almost to the day – it’s practically an overnight thing. I can see that change in Leta in just the last few video clips. (Tiggerlane caught this, too)

  • http://hmckillip.blogspot.com Heather

    Truly darling. Nothing more precious than a kid singing a song like this. Also made me realize how much more singing (and everything else) I did with my first one than with numbers 2 and 3. I don;t think my third one would even know the nursery rhyme :( . Oh well, she can name every disney princess!

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

    Ohhhhhh, gaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwddddddddd. She is SO. FREAKING. CUTE.

    How do you do it, Heather? How does your heart not burst into tiny little pieces EVERY DAY?

  • http://www.kerrianne.org kerri

    “Ruthless” is indeed quite the compliment, in my opinion. It’s a nice change of pace from “brutal,” which is a word that a few of my kin (did I just say that?) have taken to calling our family’s (mostly hilarious) antics.

    Glad Lola is well. And I definitely see red carpets and lights and maybe even a few feather boas in Leta’s future. ; )

  • oromat

    Your mother is on to something. How could that not lift a person out of any funk? It certainly made my day!

  • MomO’Grace

    Have you been training her with the Britney “Star Search” episodes? There are some serious theatrical skills being displayed.

  • http://www.pinkelephants.org lane

    Heart-stoppingly adorable. And jeebus she’s gorgeous! That freeze-frame offers a hint of the heart-breaker hottie she will grow into.

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

    Sending many good thoughts and prayers for Aunt Lola. Please pass on to Leta that we are very proud of her for temporarily distracting her GrandMother.

  • jacks

    That was so darn cute! She is adorable!

  • Leon

    Good Lord you are going to have your hands full when this one gets older.

    I mean, not that you guys don’t have your hands full now with her.

    I’m just saying. If the amount of personality she has now is any indication, God help the Armstrongs for I see a rumbling and rolling landslide of sass on their parenting horizon.

  • http://www.dustyclodfelter.blogspot.com Melanie

    Prayers for your family. And, can you send me a Leta? I could use a little comic relief. My babies aren’t nearly as young or cute. Well, they’re cute, but in an older, more annoying sort of way.

  • Nifle

    1) I hope all goes well for your Aunt Lola…she sounds like a “hoot” ;)

    2) That kid is adorable! More Leta please. Though, when she turns 16 and sees all of these people commenting on her formative years, we’ll need to establish a fund for the therapy.

    3) I LOVE DOOCE!

  • Trouble in Mind

    Kids are the best reminder that things need to stay as normal as possible, even in the roughest of times. My best to your Aunt.

  • http://sadandbeautiful.typepad.com Sarah

    Glad your Aunt Lola made it through the operation…hope her recovery goes as smoothly as possible. I will be thinking of her.

    Thanks so much for these Leta videos…they make my day every time!

  • http://tiggerlane.blogspot.com Tiggerlane

    Leta could help infertile women all over the world by inducing ovary-exploding adorableness!!

    She is really starting to look older in this clip – shedding some of the “baby” look and getting closer to “kid.”

    Thanks for sharing her. I really miss mine being that age…

  • cate


    Look at that face. Where’s our baby?

  • http://alissaclare.typepad.com/the_exciting_life_of_acs/ Alissa Szarek

    That’s certainly the best version I’ve ever heard.

  • http://littlepotatoes.typepad.com littlepotatoes

    Holy Moly, that was cute. my little boy just turned two and our main song is “It’s Elmoooo’s Woooorld!” Except “world” is often replaced with “pickle” or “butt”. I bet Leta and him would get along swimmingly :)

  • JeremiahWasABullfrog

    Has the world stopped turning? I’ve been Doocing since before Leta came along and never have commented, but for the first time ever i saw 0 comments, so i felt now is my chance! Of course by the time i finish there will probably be 64 comments, but oh well…

    Just wanted to say thanks for all the laughs and so much cuteness over the years. I never thought i wanted kids, but watching Leta grow up has certainly made me reconsider. Is there some kind of special dance or prayer to get one that cute? I know we don’t get to see all the screaming and kicking, but when you see those eyes, or when she crawls up to you and lays her head on your chest, it has to be all worth it. Anyway, thanks for sharing. :)

  • http://thisthatmotherthing.blogspot.com AnitaBonita

    My God(dess) that is adorable.

  • Sandy

    I hope that your Aunt is recovering well…I’m sure your mom & Aunt enjoyed seeing Leta’s performance..she’s a cutie!

  • http://www.culturecaptioning.com Holly

    I’m with Nat W. and Mehrunissa.

    Dooce: Helping to populate the world, one cute Leta post at a time.

  • http://:plantain.blogspot.com plantain

    That is some cuteness right there….

  • http://www.jujubeejenny.typepad.com Jujubee Jenny

    Beautiful ;) I know that would cheer me up if I were stuck in the hospital. Children have a way of making everything seem just fine, don’t they? Well, maybe not ALL of the time.

  • Nat W.

    That hurt my uterus.

  • http://mehrunissa.wordpress.com/ mehrunissa

    Eeeek, she is NOT allowed to be that cute! My plans to remain childless forever are being foiled! Gaaaaah!

  • http://sarahkite.blogspot.com sarahekite

    That is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time! Best of health to your family.

  • http://katefolsom.com kate folsom

    She is sooooo cute. Ohmygod my uterus…

  • Natasha

    What a little darling. She is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • RzDrms

    muw-hahahahahaha! that is the cutest thing *ever*! love it. moremoremore!

  • http://byjane.livejournal.com ByJane

    thank you thank you thank you…it’s grim and gray up here in northern california and leta brought a chuckle to my day…

  • Marella

    Oh my… this just made my morning even better! She’s an angel!

  • Holly

    I’d like a lyric sheet so I can sing along Leta-style