An unfiltered fire hose of flaming condemnation
  • PKD

    There she is! Our cutie pie.

  • Leta: and-a-one-and-a-two-and-a-ONETWOTHREEFOUR!

    Chuck: Pizza? Pizza? Poptarts? No–Pizza!

  • whatever you do Leta, DON’T STOP WAVING THOSE ARMS.

  • Dre

    Little Miss Leta just gets cuter and cuter every day!

  • So cute!
    I’ve never been this high on the list before.
    I hope you had a nice break from writing yesterday!

  • Giddyup!

    That reminds me – be sure to have the camera ready for the first time Leta tries to ride Chuck around the room. That’s always a classic.

  • Wouldja look at her shirt?! Leta is the best dressed kid on the internet, and quite possibly all of Utah.

  • Wait! Is her hair red or brown?

  • Kristina

    First time commenter, long time reader, Leta is absolutely adoreable!! And I just had to comment, I’ve never read your comments and been so close to #1!!, normally it’s #40 something by the time I read, now I’m #6!

  • Brooke

    Are those little Equestrian pajamas?

    Heather! When Leta’s old enough, get her riding lessons! They’re so much fun.

  • Is it just me or does Chuck look stuffed?

  • They are so cute!

    And your floor is sooooo shiny! How do you have time to keep the place so clean with a baby. Wow.

  • Sarah

    Leta is darling!!

    Did you ever say what yesterday’s pic was?

  • Your floor is so beautiful, I want to lick it. Also the baby and the dog.

    Oh, and most people hate the sound of their recorded voice played back to them,I’m sure you sound normal to everyone else.

  • tangoali


  • No more Caesar hair-do. Tres chic.

  • Aww
    I love her horse shirt!!

  • horsies!!! obviously leta will soon need a subscription to Dynomite! magazine for its hot horse poster ackshon.

  • debbie

    this picture needs more THIGHS!

    no, i’m not a perv–just a mother who loves chubby baby thighs.

  • Leta’s shirt is cute.

  • just wondering… what was yesterday’s picture of, exactly?

  • A word of irritatingly unsolicited advice….if you ever plan on putting barettes or ponytail holders in Leta’s hair to keep in out of her face, you should start NOW getting her used to it. Sure, she’ll reach up and snatch whatever you put up there out milliseconds after, but by the time she actually NEEDS to keep her hair out of her face (and trust me when I say, you will want to keep her hair out of her face when she eats or snots or talks or anything else, because otherwise the hair gets stuck to the cheeks and if you think a sockless baby looks neglected, you haven’t seen the hair stuck to the face with snot yet…)she will be used to having something ridiculous stuck into her hair. I’m going to send you some hair doodles that I think you’ll like.

  • I have yet to see a photo where Chuck doesn’t look like the King of Something. He’s no senator, he’s royalty.

    (Even after he drops a load in someone’s yard. King’s can poop anywhere.)

  • As always, Leta flapping her arms, and Chuck looking completely distracted. I love those kids 🙂

  • Leta Armstrong: Captain of the 2020 Olympic Pantless Equestrian Team.

  • Awwe, They Grow Up So Fast! *Sniff Sniff*

  • Very cute pic. Love the floor also!

  • Leta Armstrong, now with less pants!

    Chuck looks like he’s noticed the mailman or a squirrel, or perhaps an errant piece of cheeto fluff.

    BTW, I don’t know if you refinished the floors yourselves, but they look gorgeous!

  • i’m not sure what’s cuter…the kid or those floors. dang. now my shitass hardwood that’s been in this house since 1945 looks all the suckier. stop being better than me with your takes good pictures camera and shiny new floors. yer makin’ me feel bad.

    do you dress Leta to match the floors on purpose? i mean, they’re nice floors so i could se why you would.

  • I just want to smother the two of them with kisses!

  • Amanda B.

    Awwwwww, heck. Come on now Dooce. Southern accents can be quite charming. (ie…Ah quite enjoy mah accent, dahlin)

    People do tend to associate a southern accent with hickdom- but oh well. I’ll bet your accent is waaan-da-ful.

    I love Memphis- I’ll bet it was an interesting place to grow up. It’s a bit like N.O. w/out the urine- vomit-beer smell.

    Hope you guys had a wonderful holiday. Smooch the kids for my husbando and I!

  • Looks like Leta has just spoken her first word – “Bum”.

    Maybe I’ve just been living in England for too long now…..

  • this photo was taken on Thanksgiving day at my mother’s house, so those floors are only two years old. and my mother is INSANE when it comes to cleanliness. thus, all my issues and consequent years of therapy.

  • Katie

    Look ma – no teeth!

  • Dooce: Ok, that makes more sense. I didn’t think you’d have a star-spangled mat in your house. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  • Must know where you found the horse shirt! My 9-month-old daughter is already crazy about horses and we need that shirt!

  • i hate whe people come to visit & they bring their dog – how annoying – leave the dog home fer christ’s sake!

  • niffer: THERE IS EVERYTHING WRONG with that star-spangled mat. wait until you see the pictures i took of the scary ceramaic pigs she has EVERYWHERE in her kitchen.

    Bruce: my mother tells us that she doesn’t want us to visit her UNLESS we bring the dog. chuck is her grand-dog. they have a special relationship.

  • kim

    am i the only one who thinks it’s an unbelieveably kitschy and ugly shirt (sorry) and that there’s a slight chance leta might hate you for putting it on her AND taking a picture of her wearing it in a couple of years AND putting it online? but i love the floors ;o) and i hope you had a great thanksgiving.

  • Joan

    Hey Bruce, you think taking a big dog with you visiting is annoying? I went to my friend’s house on Thanksgiving with a 10 week old puppy! Now there’s something to test friendship with.

  • My mom treated us kids and dogs like that. until I was about five I thought my sister was a black lab named Tara. That did not sound right…Anyway I was no too upset when I figured it out.

  • Looks like Chuck is guarding her with his life…Either that or he spotted someone in the kitchen with left over turkey pizza. Both senerios and Children are super cute. Also, Kim the shirt is not ugly, it’s kinda retro 50’s cowgirl.

  • i’m with debbie–more chubbly baby legs! our son’s most ticklish spot is right at that chubby leg fold.

  • kp


    Bruce: I bet you get a lot of visitors, too, what with your warm and kind demeanor, sensitivity to other’s lifestyles, and your pleasant way of speaking your mind.

  • I think my 18-month old might have a crush on Leta. This morning when I was looking at your daily pic, he pointed at me and said “Dooce, dooce, dooce!” Then again, he was waving his cup, so maybe he just wanted some OJ.

  • That one day you were gone was an eternity. I pined for you dooce, I really did.

    The kid is adorable as always, Chuck looks like he’s been on constant alert to the smell of Turkey. mmmm…. turkey…..

  • koof

    yay i am not the only who who went..uh star spangled mat is SO not what i expected dooce to have in her house, but WHEW it’s not yours.
    but anyway, hope it was a good thanksgiving!

  • Monica

    I just want to cut off her cheeks and deep-fry them in cinnamon.

    Too cute!

  • kp

    hey! someone else is using my name! crap! need a new one!
    this will NOT do.

  • Leta and Chuck have no idea how many thousands of online fans they have.

    “The official Leta and Chuck fanclub”

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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