• http://www.misheru.com Missy

    Very, very cute. She is really advanced for her age, I think…my little boy didn’t count that high until he was 3 1/2 or so. Sweet girl, Dooce!

  • http://www.beautifulcandy.blogspot.com Kissyface

    at some point, you should get her those I Spy books.

  • SMKN70

    Very good, Leta!

    As a mom of three, I can tell you with authority that she’s counting great for her age :)

  • ikkepagrasset

    I just watched the video, and from the other room my dad yelled, “Is that Leta counting?” It’s weird, because my dad is practically deaf and I wasn’t aware that he read your site. I guess it runs in the family.

  • Ktkat

    I ADORE how she says fifty… FIH-YI! As if she is so relieved to reach that pinnacle!

    The cuteness factor is off the charts!

  • thleen

    It is so cool that she called Noah a monkey.

  • http://www.kirida.com Ramona

    She should totally be given a bullhorn during the New Year’s Eve countdown.

  • PrincessMo

    I’m sure she can get through the devistation obviously wrought by 20-30, but she may need long-term counseling for 30-40.

    Also, for the first few frames of this clip, it looks for all the world like she is swinging around a thong while counting. I’m just sayin. ;-P

  • The Barb

    Just “Ah!” Takes my breath away.

  • http://wendell77.diaryland.com Wendell77

    I don’t know, it sounds like Leta has a Brooklyn accent! Super cute.

  • http://flubberwinkle.blogspot.com/ Flubberwinkle

    I love how her little voice escalates as the numbers rise, creating a sense of suspense!

  • http://alexandrialeigh.com/coan Alexandrialeigh

    I love how she says: FIFTY!

    So cute. She can come count my gray hairs any day. Hopefully she won’t get past ten.

  • elsa marie

    As a mother I can see right through the humor in your posts. You love that child more than life itself. Me-I’m not so transparent. Both of my kids blew their noses on my t-shirt today.
    Oh, and I think you’re the funniest woman alive. No pressure or anything. ;)

  • Cindi in Illinois

    She is doing great! Gotta admit that as soon as the clip began, I thought she was holding a black thong. Like another commenter said, upon a second look it looks like a thong with a battery pack.

    Re. counting…I have discovered that every time you put up one of these adoreable Leta clips I find myself going to your comment section and counting how many cases of spontaneous ovary combustion I will surely find!

    Leta is really going to wow her teachers when she starts school…that’s for sure! Mommy and Daddy you are doing a great job with your cutie-pie.

  • Elizabeth

    OMG. That is the freaking cutest video EVER!! What a precocious cutie!

  • http://htttp://www.butcallmebetsy.blogspot.com Aimee

    I’ve always thought that 48 should come twice. It’s such a good, solid, even number.

  • http://chaoticharmony.us Carol

    OK, first, she’s freaking adorable. And second, I have a daughter (my 3rd child, mind you) who I think is really smart and ahead of the game but she is no where near Leta developmentally. And third, I have a 6 year old who just completed Kindy and he only recently figured out how to count past 30.

    You are doing a great job, Heather! Keep it up!

  • Samantha

    If only I were that invested in numbers at such a young age, I might not have failed Algebra……twice. You warn the 50′s Leta!

  • http://www.iprettymuchhateeverything.com Torrie

    You have finally done it.

    I am dead from the cuteness.

    I must now go read Bucky’s site to search for something disgusting to revive me.

  • http://womanwithkids.blogspot.com/ Womanwithkids

    I love that Noah’s Ark taught Leta evolution… That’s perfect!

    And seriously, if she thinks about those M&Ms hard enough, it just may happen.

  • http://www.sailorsaid.blogspot.com brandy

    Did you hear that? That was the sound of my biological clocks alarm.

    Time to start teaching her how to add! Then you can send her to the store for a loaf of bread, a stick of butter and a quart of milk.

    Super cute!
    Thank you for sharing!

  • http://miniaturerose.blogspot.com Rose

    Would Leta mind balancing my chequebook for me?
    Adorable video. Thank you for sharing!

  • Sandy

    She’s the cutest little genius ever!

  • http://www.jenireno.blogspot.com Jeni

    I fear you have a future OCD child on your hands. The counting…it never stops.

  • Suz

    I’m sure you wish she got that excited over other things, like eating dinner or using the potty.
    But the counting thing is *way* cute.

  • http://blueeyedbookworm.blogspot.com/ carrie

    Ah, Leta, the numbers over 30 are dead to me as well.

    My oldest nephew refused to say the letter “L” when reciting the alphabet at Leta’s age. And he’d get angry if you happened to mention it to him. I’m not sure what went down between him and L but it apparently wasn’t pretty.

  • http://www.msmamma.blogspot.com MsMamma

    Love it! Snowflake has a thing for thirty, like he’ll have some change and say “I have thirty bucks mama!” or his classic, no matter what the temp is, “It’s thirty degrees!”

  • Daisy

    Just too cute!!

  • http://monkerrocks.blogspot.com Katie

    I have to agree that little video makes my biological clock TICK TICK TICK away!! She is the cutest!!!

  • http://katehopeeden.blogspot.com katehopeeden

    My Trin does that getting lost thing in the teens as well.
    She’s good with eleven and twelve and then it’s “teen” for a good two or three minutes.
    But Leta’s doing great! My kids couldn’t ever count into forty anything before school! Good Job Heather :)
    Now, start spanish and french.
    Trin can do up to ten in spanish, french, english and italian :)
    ~K

  • Brooke

    What is that she’s playing with? It looks like… a thong?!

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

    She’s so cute!

    Now, if you are taking requests, I think there is NOTHING more darling than a little one saying the word “purple.” Their nose squishes up, their mouths twist around.

    So, if you please, how about a video of Leta saying “purple.” It could end the war, stop famine and disease, and make us all live as brothers and sisters.

    No pressure there!

  • Sophia

    Adorable! And do I detect a hint of a southern twang in the wee’s one’s voice? ;)

  • http://youmustchill.blogspot.com Ashley

    Smart, adorable, and dramatic?

    I am just waiting for her to take over the world.

  • Valerie

    She’s so adorable. Give me two! No, three! No wait, four!

  • bigmcmommy

    Just wait until you get to “eleventeen”, that comes right after fourteen.

  • http://www.mountainfamily.blogspot.com Second Half

    I just played the video clip and the kids came running. Ella just smiled – as if Leta was her own daughter/baby. Harry said, “She’s a little bit good at that. No…she’a a lot bit good. She can count past TWENTY!!”

    Thought you’d appreciate their approval.

  • katiebarthedoor

    Just when it seemed she couldn’t get any cuter…

    I loved brandy’s (intentional?) reference to that famous Sesame Street clip, “loaf of bread, container of milk, stick of butter.”

    This site has an awesome list of old Sesame street video clips that were popular in the 70s/80s, with the “loaf of bread” clip listed first:
    http://www.foldedspace.org/weblog/2006/04/sesame_street_video_clips.html

    Dooce – there are TONS of old counting clips that Leta would love on there.

  • ritsgirl

    That’s good counting.
    If the 30′s don’t start treating me with a little more respect then they will be dead to me too,Leta.

  • http://www.poopandboogies.com William

    I got stuck on [object x] I never did well with Algebra.

    Great video.

  • kellyjoco

    OOooohh I feel terrible I don’t think my soon to be three year old can count to twenty yet! (I know that was not your intention, to make me feel like I should be counting more with my youngest..) However, her favorite color is purple and she says so all day long, “its purple, MY LOVE IT!”

  • Mack’sMom

    Dear Leta:

    Numbers 30 and above don’t really exsist…once you hit 29 it never goes anywhere. So Mommy and Daddy are both 29! In ten years from now, they will still be 29 and you’ll be 12!

    My daughter counts….1, 2,5!!!!! We can’t go any further because she’s so excited about the number five!

  • http://melinor.blogspot.com MelanieinOrygun

    YESSS! on the irony. Noah Teaches Evolution: A Learning Toy!
    That fucking rocks.

  • http://serenitysprings.blogspot.com/ Holly L

    Holy crap that was cute.

  • http://timothyjlambert.livejournal.com timothyjlambert

    Suddenly I want to hear Leta’s counting with a techno track behind it.

  • lindsayc

    godness she is a great counter! how did you teach this to her? my son is totally not interested in counting, although he is only 15 months old. did you line thing up or count fingers etc,? just wondering.

  • http://www.dillier.net Jamie

    I was wondering how I could teach my son about evolution, where can I get my hands on that Noah’s Ark toy?

    Leta is too damn cute! Love the videos!

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

    Oh my God, she said ‘Twenny’ Heather, she said ‘Twenny’! You child is… American. Woah.

  • courtney

    She’s very smart! So cute.

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

    I love that she pronounces a “K” word–kangaroo–with an “M” sound, while reading an alphabet book.

    I’m surprised she didn’t tell you that mangaroo should be on the “M” page.