Heater, Mother of Lance

She fell over!

  • Sven

    2004/11/01 at 7:34 am

    Am I first?

  • Christina

    2004/11/01 at 7:35 am

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

  • shannon c

    2004/11/01 at 7:35 am

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

  • Alison

    2004/11/01 at 7:35 am


  • Aleigh

    2004/11/01 at 7:35 am

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

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

  • Sven

    2004/11/01 at 7:35 am

    YES, that made my day! Cute!

  • Michael

    2004/11/01 at 7:36 am

    Top ten!wooh!

    Frogs legs… yum.

  • LadyBug

    2004/11/01 at 7:36 am

    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

    2004/11/01 at 7:37 am

    Aww…Leta feets.

  • beachgal

    2004/11/01 at 7:37 am

    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

    2004/11/01 at 7:38 am

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

  • Lindsey

    2004/11/01 at 7:38 am

    Oops! Leta Went Boom 🙁

  • Angie

    2004/11/01 at 7:39 am

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

  • Kelly

    2004/11/01 at 7:40 am

    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

    2004/11/01 at 7:40 am

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

  • christy

    2004/11/01 at 7:41 am

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

  • contessa

    2004/11/01 at 7:46 am

    At least she’s got her socks on!!


  • Moxie

    2004/11/01 at 7:49 am

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

  • Tiff

    2004/11/01 at 7:54 am

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

  • Susie

    2004/11/01 at 7:58 am

    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.

  • Rachel

    2004/11/01 at 7:59 am

    That is so funny!

  • Gordon

    2004/11/01 at 8:17 am

    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

    2004/11/01 at 8:02 am

    leta fall down go boom.

    so cute!

  • Karen

    2004/11/01 at 8:05 am

    Is she walking now?

  • Diana

    2004/11/01 at 8:12 am

    She is so adorable.

    At least she’s wearing socks. 🙂

  • The Mighty Jimbo

    2004/11/01 at 8:13 am

    she looks like the turtle princess!

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

  • Beth

    2004/11/01 at 8:14 am

    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!

  • Gordon

    2004/11/01 at 8:17 am

    Now I am #28!

  • Karen Rani

    2004/11/01 at 8:18 am

    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

    2004/11/01 at 8:20 am

    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.

  • Becca

    2004/11/01 at 8:28 am

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

  • Melynda

    2004/11/01 at 8:30 am

    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.

  • Karen

    2004/11/01 at 8:30 am

    Where’d all the snow go?

  • Daniel

    2004/11/01 at 8:35 am

    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?

  • Sue From Ohio

    2004/11/01 at 8:37 am

    …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…..

  • Heatheranne

    2004/11/01 at 8:42 am

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

  • liz

    2004/11/01 at 8:49 am

    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.

  • BytchInNY

    2004/11/01 at 8:57 am

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

  • Julie

    2004/11/01 at 8:57 am

    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.)

  • Kevin

    2004/11/01 at 8:59 am

    >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.

  • Anne

    2004/11/01 at 9:07 am

    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 😉

  • paige

    2004/11/01 at 9:09 am

    silly babies showing up drunk for the photo ops.

  • beachgal

    2004/11/01 at 9:11 am

    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.

    2004/11/01 at 9:13 am

    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.

  • arielle

    2004/11/01 at 9:14 am

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


  • Amanda in Washington

    2004/11/01 at 9:18 am

    So who gets to eat Leta’s candy?

  • Chris From Ohio

    2004/11/01 at 9:19 am

    Baby down!

  • Joanna

    2004/11/01 at 9:22 am

    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

    2004/11/01 at 9:30 am

    I really admire your view of the world.

  • Em in Houston

    2004/11/01 at 9:41 am

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

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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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