the smell of my desperation has become a stench


  • Annie

    2004/09/26 at 7:28 pm

    sooo cute!

  • Jenny

    2004/09/26 at 7:37 pm

    She’s just scrumptious!

  • NAncy

    2004/09/26 at 9:28 pm

    I love the eyes…captures what she is really looking at

  • Jessica

    2004/09/26 at 9:33 pm

    I think she wants to learn to whistle on two fingers.

  • psyche

    2004/09/27 at 3:15 am

    That is simply adorable. YUMMY HANDS! 🙂

  • Peter Hentges

    2004/09/27 at 4:40 am

    That’s the cutest rat I ever di … oh, wait.

    The cuteness and edibility just threw caused my brain to skip a track.

  • Jazzy

    2004/09/27 at 5:14 am

    yummy! Oh,and I seriously hope Ms. Sassietrousers has not procreated, she sounds awful. You are a great mother and you will do just fine. The strength you have is more than many women I know.

  • Laura

    2004/09/27 at 5:37 am

    What a pumpkin!

    Oh and as for that sassietrousers person – tell her to take a hike. Motherhood is endlessly exhausting even at its best, and deluding herself into believing that she enjoyed her episiotomy does not make her more worthy to be a parent. Having a sense of humor about things is important sassie.

  • Kelli

    2004/09/27 at 5:46 am

    Oh Heather! Leta is ADORABLE! Just look at that sweet little face! No wonder you want to snack on her cheeks! They appear to be utterly snackable!

  • Lis

    2004/09/27 at 5:51 am

    SassiePants just doesn’t get it, and it’s her loss. You rock on DooceMama.

  • Melis

    2004/09/27 at 6:04 am

    I’m going in to have my (first) son tomorrow and if he’s even remotely as cute as Leta is, the kid will get swallowed whole!

    Her eyes just look so dreamy that I could just get lost in them.

Heather B. Armstrong

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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