An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation

She fell over!

  • Sven

    Am I first?

  • That’s what good moms do, always keep the camera rolling. Too cute!

  • I thought she was a frog, not a turtle! 🙂 Great shot!

  • Cute!

  • Aleigh

    Haha! I am the FIRST ONE to leave a comment.

    OK, I don’t really have anything to say. Shame…

  • Sven

    YES, that made my day! Cute!

  • Top ten!wooh!

    Frogs legs… yum.

  • LadyBug

    Oh, I’ve been patiently (tappity, tap, tap) waiting for more pics!

    Sooo cute!

    Of course, there’s nothing funny about a poor froggy on its back, screaming, “Help, I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!”
    Okay, stupid joke, yes, but it’s MONDAY people, give me a break!

    God bless,

  • Liz

    Aww…Leta feets.

  • beachgal

    Thank you so much….I’ve had a bad morning at the office and had a quick minute to check here, and chuckled out loud….quite loud. Thank you for sharing.

    My little guy kept walking out of his shoe, I was so frustrated. I kept telling my hubby, “He HAS to wear shoes!” Finally we just put a different pair of shoes on…they stayed on just fine.

  • Em

    Bwah! Poor frog baby! But, also, funny. I love the look on her face. Like “WHAT THE HELL!?!”

  • Oops! Leta Went Boom 🙁

  • Poor Leta, more of a tadpole than a frog I guess!

  • LMAO That is a beautiful photo! One I’m sure she’ll appreciate in a few years. 😉

    Yes, I’m the same type of mother…we have oodles of photos of my son crying. My husband just thinks it’s cruel. I personally think it’s hilarious.

  • Diana

    Aw, poor thing. She looks so cute though, you gotta post more pics of her in that outfit!

  • I laughed this morning when the baby whacked herself in the head with a rattle. You are not alone.

  • contessa

    At least she’s got her socks on!!


  • …..and then the beautiful princess found an orphaned baby frog in the woods….

  • Tiff

    seems we share the same motherly instinct! Here’s to the many bandaids our children will go through over the years!

  • Susie

    Ha — too cute. I’m so with you, though. The first time our daughter had a tantrum (and by that I mean she lay screaming on the floor and kicked her feet), we laughed and took pictures. Yeah, CPS should be coming any day now to collect our kids.

  • That is so funny!

  • Ha I am #28! A record for me! No #1 here I come!!

    People, this, and excuse me for bringing football into this, Heather’s comments page is becoming like the AP college football poll.

    Baby, yes of course, is totally cute. Maybe I will make my wife happy some day and agree to have one.

  • red

    leta fall down go boom.

    so cute!

  • Karen

    Is she walking now?

  • She is so adorable.

    At least she’s wearing socks. 🙂

  • she looks like the turtle princess!

    how do you not bite her feet like every 12 seconds?

  • That just reminds me of the part in “A Christmas Story” when Ralphie’s brother falls down in that huge snow suit, and he’s rolling around and can’t get up!

  • Now I am #28!

  • Karen Rani

    Poor frog baby – we put a witch’s hat on the baby (4 months old now) last night and took pictures while he screamed…..I’m so with you Heather…..wait till you have a 2nd child – they get treated even more poorly! ROFL!

  • hdc

    Add an extra element of humor to the falling down by putting a bit too much powder in the diaper. Once she’s actually bipedal it’ll be hilarious every time she does the sit-fall thing and poofs of baby powder billow out.

  • You should make a special halloween photo gallery, full of leta and chuck in their costumes

  • Melynda

    I am laughing so hard at your nubbin for today. I can just imagine the look on your husbands face when he heard you say that, priceless.

    Of course Leta is gorgeous! I love that costume.

  • Where’d all the snow go?

  • Heather, I’m curious: is that you there on the right, with the ribbon wand and the lacey white dress? Or is that DJ Blurb?

  • …One fell off and bumped her head
    The Mommy called the dr. and the dr. said…

    Why did you push her that was sooo mean…..hehehe sorry, that was my sad attempt at humor, again…..

  • That’s a good story to tell your future son in law.

  • liz

    Well at least she’s got both of her socks on.

    i think today is the first time I’ve seen someone actually be right when they say they are first to comment. Congrats Sven.

  • wow – Leta in that frog costume is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!

  • Hahahahaha…I can’t stop laughing! Those drunken midgets are so funny sometimes. The look on Leta’s face just cracks me up. (And don’t worry, I totally would have kept taking pictures too.)

  • >Heather, I’m curious: is that you there on the right, with the ribbon wand and the lacey white dress? Or is that DJ Blurb?

    Those are her cousins. See the attatched text.

  • OMG, I’m number 40-something! Why are we so concerned with being #1? Anyway … thanks for getting that picture before (instead of?) helping her up. It’s what any good mother would do 😉

  • silly babies showing up drunk for the photo ops.

  • beachgal

    Maybe if we all keep asking for more pics of Leta and Chuck, Dooce will give in and post more?

    Please post more Halloween pics. Pretty please, with sushi on top?

  • Amanda B.

    Of course, you realize she will use this picture later in life when she really really “needs” that cell phone/car/D&G purse/prom dress…etc.

    “well, mom…remember when I kept falling over and you kept taking pictures…, it’s…it’s just going to take time for me to heal from that…” *mamadooce forks over cash*

    I tried it on my parents anyway. Didn’t work.

  • those are some nice socks she’s wearing. both of them!


  • So who gets to eat Leta’s candy?

  • Baby down!

  • Absolutely adorable.

    P.S. Any self-respecting mother would do as you did and continue taking pictures. I have pictures of my daughter stuck under an exersaucer (yes I said *under*), pics of tantrums, pics of yellow rubber gloves on her feet… the list goes on.

  • Visvoice

    I really admire your view of the world.

  • I am now LAUGHING OUT LOUD! I would have done the same thing! Please more than 1 a day!!! Too cute! MORE HALLOWEEN PICS!!!!!!!!!!!

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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