the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Chillin’ on the MUNI

  • glynnis

    2004/09/18 at 6:09 am

    The tongue is the best part.

  • sarah

    2004/09/18 at 6:09 am

    She looks just like a little Rap Star (RapSter?)

    Whatever. She looks very cool. There’s a store in Vancouver called Hip Baby, and Leta could be its poster child.

  • kris

    2004/09/18 at 6:12 am

    She’s adorable. Is that a tiny “I heart SF” t-shirt? Awwww!

  • Heatheranne

    2004/09/18 at 6:19 am

    That’s one you’ll have to pull out when she brings her first boyfriend home.

  • Erin

    2004/09/18 at 6:21 am

    Yo, yo, yo, wassup? My name is Leta and I’m here to say I mack all over the SF Bay.

  • Mir

    2004/09/18 at 6:26 am

    Did you snap that before or after she said “Word to your MUTHA!”? 😉

  • kdub

    2004/09/18 at 7:13 am

    What I think is funny is that she’s wearing a 5 point safety harness and her stroller’s a MacLaren (for those of you who know F1 racing). Perhaps this is a sign of a future career…

  • aleta

    2004/09/18 at 7:13 am

    hmm. leta = floppy, rappers = indolent. i can’t imagine what we compared babies to before there was rap.

  • dänika

    2004/09/18 at 7:19 am

    her hands!! here I am, hoping you start her in piano lessons, like, TODAY.

  • Lindsey

    2004/09/18 at 7:40 am

    It’s the Gangsta Giggle-Meister!

  • GEN

    2004/09/18 at 8:02 am

    My favourite part is her little ear sticking out of her hat!!

  • Jessica

    2004/09/18 at 8:11 am

    She looks like she’s high on something. Somethin’ good. 🙂

    Great pic.

  • Stephanie

    2004/09/18 at 8:13 am

    Oh yeah. I had the same reaction as someone above — that girl’s got some super long fingers. I’ve got ’em too, and we’ve named the middle ones “The Big Digits”. Start her on piano immediately!!!

  • Shiz (Sharon)

    2004/09/18 at 9:20 am

    She so looks like she’s diggin it. Why knew Leta was all that and groovy, too?

  • HG

    2004/09/18 at 9:31 am

    Too cute.

  • samantha

    2004/09/18 at 9:57 am

    what about guitar? Her long fingers would be perfect, and then she can fufill her parents’ dreams for their child as a totally bad ass rocker!

  • Jenny

    2004/09/18 at 9:59 am

    My brother (4 right now) loves public transit too. Old enough to be out of the stroller now, he would always run to the nearest window seat and point and scream at random cars/buildings the whole trip.

  • Laurel

    2004/09/18 at 10:31 am


  • lavonne

    2004/09/18 at 10:41 am

    Interesting choice of Google ads to go with this shot:

    “Butterflies for funerals” and “September 11th”


    Great shot, btw. :o]

  • maryse

    2004/09/18 at 10:43 am

    you’re also the first result for mormon poop. but not mormon pooper.

    leta’s diggin’ the train because she got a seat.

  • Fenix

    2004/09/18 at 11:39 am

    She’s looking more like her Father each day… and the teeny baby jeans… makes me want to gobble her feet too!

  • well thats hot

    2004/09/18 at 12:41 pm

    awww!!! too cute!

  • kEma

    2004/09/18 at 1:54 pm

    I guess she’s saying:”Yeah, yeah you think i am drunk…that’s why you want me use public transport..Come on, MUM!I had just ONE bottle of apple juice..”

    She is smashing 🙂

  • valorie

    2004/09/18 at 2:15 pm

    Oh. My. God. I nearly passed out from laughter and sympathy at the Boone Butt story. I am 7 months preggers now, so I am all too familiar with the big C and the pooping at work fiascos. But, if mine develops half the personality Leta has, it’ll all be worth it.

  • aibee

    2004/09/18 at 4:11 pm

    Am I the only one who thinks Leta looks more like her ma every day?

  • Suzy

    2004/09/18 at 4:47 pm

    HA! Looks like Leta is giving the Internet a big rasberry! *pbthhpbthhpbthhh!*

  • Amy

    2004/09/18 at 5:32 pm

    She is so cute I could shit myself. For you, of course.

    And Heather, in your honor, I had two over-ripe pears today with a strong pot of Starbucks espresso roast coffee.


  • fionally

    2004/09/18 at 6:20 pm

    Leta seems to be saying: “Who you lookin’ at?”

    She’d fit right in on an NYC subway

  • dr. dave

    2004/09/18 at 8:29 pm

    maclaren, huh?

    I’m experiencing upper-middle-class-semi-urban-consumer-parent-envy, and I hate myself for it.

    dr. dave (

  • Shiz (Sharon)

    2004/09/18 at 9:27 pm

    You know, Heather, my husband is in SLC right now, and I keep thinking, “That’s where Heather lives! That’s where Heather & Leta & Jon live!”

    I keep trying to not be so groupe-ish about it, but there ya go. I guess I love so much more than I’ve led myself to believe.

    I have become – sigh – an unabashed fan of the poop/boob/fotherfucking mormon site.

    And people said I’d never amount to anything.

  • Super Turtle Girl

    2004/09/18 at 10:51 pm

    Alright Leta. Public transit rules although you may not know this unless you move away from the Western states. Keeps the fumes down, girl.

    Shiz: It’s very funny but we have to say to people that ‘we know this woman who bla bla bla’ when we are relating the many hilarious stories from here because people would just not understand.

  • Charla

    2004/09/19 at 5:42 am

    nice stroller…and the babe’s not bad either 😉

  • midwifegoddessannie

    2004/09/19 at 6:02 am

    Any time you put a hat on Leta.. she mutates into a gangsta rapper.

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Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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