• HowToBeADad

    If you’re at BlogHer, I will arm wrestle you. But you will probably win.

    Charlie, http://www.howtobeadad.com

  • William

    MY money would be with you against Charlie at arm wrestling.

  • HowToBeADad

    Dude, William. I’m allowed to self-deprecate. But that was just MEAN! ;)

  • kristanhoffman

    Leta FTW Armstrong.

  • brightpirate

    This might be my favorite Dooce post ever. EVER.

  • billysSillyCoconut

    Leta has absolutely been alive long enough to consider violence as an option. She just doesn’t have any brothers.

    Signed,

    Mother of 2 boys

  • dooce

    @billysSillyCoconut haha! True!

  • tnzed

    I have decided that J. K. Rowling based a certain Hermione Granger on the yet-to-be born Leta Armstrong. And that my friends, really is magic.

  • lisdom

    It’s so nice to know someone who hates whistlers/whistling as much as I do. My #1 question for whistlers is this: Why do you think ANYBODY wants to hear that? Because nobody does!! NOBODY.

  • EliBailey

    Yay Leta! That’s awesome. Also I agree with billysSillyCoconut (I have four older brothers).

    My husband whistles sometimes, for no apparent reason other than to drive me crazy. I retaliate by burping as loud as possible. We’re so grown up, eh?

  • big dog momma

    Whistling? Pshaw! We have a *hummer* in my office! He can’t go two seconds without humming a tune! Give me a whistler any day of the year, but take that damned hummer outside and shoot him! (not as liberal as you, I’ll take a gun over a machete). :)

  • jillm5

    I despise all whistling and whistlers!

  • tokenblogger

    I got nothing. I whistle…

    …and hum.

    And I don’t even know I’m whistling or humming.

  • Regency Romantic

    I bet she said it with perfectly disapproving eyebrows, too.

    I want to high five her AND buy her a root beer float. Just awesome. :)

  • jenwilson

    In our house, whistlers get yelled at. By my five-year-old.

    I’m quite impressed that Leta didn’t jump five feet. But then, maybe it was because she knew SOMEONE or SOMETHING was there? (Or maybe just I would have because I’m a wuss.)

    She definitely deserved that high five.

  • MelissaJ

    no, but you did ANNOY me.

    that has got to be the greatest line an 8 year old has ever spoken. it brings a bit of a tear to my eye.

    thank you for high-5ing her for us!

    tell her that she has made the internet proud!

  • MelissaJ

    no, but you did ANNOY me.

    that has got to be the greatest line an 8 year old has ever spoken. it brings a bit of a tear to my eye.

    thank you for high-5ing her for us!

    tell her that she has made the internet proud!

  • Babydoll

    This made my day. It’s a mark of good parenting that Leta also despises whistlers.

    Remember – the only rule of Whistling Club is don’t.

    http://dooce.com/2010/06/23/will-certainly-be-added-sarahs-list

  • Sabine

    I just love her. I especially love that she’s been a curmudgeon more or less all her life.

  • Sully

    I have a male version of Leta. He reads and then reads and then reads. He isn’t as dramatic, but can squeal/shriek if anyone messes with him so that he doesn’t get bullied because the noise is so horrific.

    Getting to my point, a couple of weeks ago, MaleLeta was in the restroom doing his nightly bedtime routine. While he is in there my husband gets under the covers on MaleLeta’s bed and pulls the cover over his face. MaleLeta returns to his room and notices something on his bed. He pats and knows someone is in there. At this point, I would have run screaming from the room for my parents. Nope, he pulls the covers back to see what/ who is under there.

    Craziness. Why is he not a chicken like me? My parents let me see scary things on TV. Maybe that is to blame.

  • momof8

    Leta = Awesome!

  • Lara

    Oh, sweet Jesus, I have missed your blog! See, I used to have a job, where I had all the time in the world to check dooce.com once a day, if not more. But then I had a BABY, and she is the most time-consuming boss EVER, so I never have time to check in with you now that I’m staying at home. Leta’s annoyance totally made my afternoon nap time. Totally worth not laying down for a little shut-eye myself!