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Second Cousins

  • I have to admit I didn’t see it before, but now I must concede that George is pretty much the best thing ever.

  • midwifegoddessannie

    AHHHH GEORGIE… He has ‘fuck me’ eyes….. He knows exactly how sexy he is.


  • How very sweet. Hi, George, I heart you.

  • OH I think I’m gonna swoon. Let me grab my doo rag first, in order to be stylish.

    Girl.A, where you be? Come out and play.

  • Isn’t it first cousins, once removed?

  • that plant is for reals a real plant with real leaves and stuff. it lives. it lives!

  • Em

    GEORGE!!!! Damn that baby girl is precious!

  • Trisha (#56) — if Heather and George are first cousins, then you are absolutely correct. Leta and George are first cousins, once removed. When George spawns, his littl’un and Leta will then be second cousins to each other.

  • beachgal

    Love it, love it, love it!

    Dooce finally responded to, “Please post a picture of George holding Leta!”

    Wonder what request will be next?

    I love your site, Dooce, and am so jealous of your photo taking ability.

  • mercurial

    Very cute pics, I have been exploring this site for 5 days, since my friend linked me to it. My husband I both appreciate the real humor. Thanks for the honesty.

  • Now we know where Leta got her cheeks.

  • ashley g


    that made my whole morning.

  • Is George single? 🙂

  • Jamie

    George! and Leta look like they have the same nose. Cute pic.

  • That is absolutely adorable. “Cousin George” seems more like “Uncle George,” doesn’t he? (But not like weird Uncle Merv the Perv, but like that cool, sweet, cuddly uncle little girls have such a sweet bond with.)

    And Dooce – You’re quite the woman, to be able to keep a really for real plant AND a baby, alive in the same house, at the same time. I generally have to choose who gets fed/watered/cared for…the kids, or the plants. It’s usually an easy decision (the kids), but some days………

  • What a handsome couple. George and Leta look like they really enjoy each others company

  • kmp_flamingo

    I’m strangely attracted to George…is he single? 🙂

  • Ali

    Not to be a downer, but I think they’re actually first cousins once removed.

    None the less, they are both way cute. Leta looks like she’s up to no good.

  • Allyson

    Is that a silk plant in the background? Just wondering…..

  • George is the CUTEST, like, EVER.

    Wow. George nay-sayers be damned!

  • Per yesterday’s post: I hear that toilet paper is very high in nutritional value.

    Oh, and GEORGE!

  • I’ve always been partial to George (floaters aside) but this photo really seals the deal. His expression says to me “I’m a stand-up guy with a heart of gold, but I can still pull a good wedgie.”

    Nothing like a big bear of a guy that’ll hold a baby *and* make you laugh til the milk shoots out your nose.

    How’s that for unprecedented projecting?

  • Lisa

    George and Leta in one pic!!!!!!!! Makes me want to go out and get a George… lol.

  • I like Leta’s eyes in this picture, they are very supermodel walking down the runway right before turning left.

    Also, I don’t know why everyone is saying all those nice things about George, quite frankly I am livid because he always gets to bein the pictures! He is becoming a Celebrity by proxy! And he has thick hair and can grow a beard- something us Native Americans cannot accomplish so easily!

  • George is more wonderful than your average cousin George.

    See for yourself.

  • Though, the Cousin George people who went to that Roaing 20s restaurant, with the Wurlitzer and marimbas, look like they are having a Big Time.

  • Dooce: Jon is asking about poop this early in the day? Geez, talk about putting on the pressure. Tell him to go de-cruft himself.

  • Speaking of de-crufting yourself. Check this out.

    I especially like the logo/icon they have.

  • 80th~~~~ yeah baby.

    It looks so bright and sunny and warm.

  • *tap tap tap tap tap tap tap*

    Can’t talk now, I’m signing up for the “‘Just Can’t Go’ Constipation Monthly Newsletter.”

  • GEORGE! And LETA!! Wonderful! What a terrific way to start out the day! Ohhh, and a really real for real living plant!

    Dooce, darlin, you are my hero.

    Oh, and is that your house, or are you in the waiting room at my dentist’s office?? Seriously, that looks like my dentist’s waiting room…

  • Maybe Jon is sensing some tension and wondering if the underlying cause is rooted in the bottom system. You know, Fahrfrohmpüpen. I don’t know about Dooce, but I don’t feel much like doing the nasty if I haven’t been able to do the REALLY Nasty in a few days.

    I mean, it is no secret to me why my poor kitty [who can’t crap because she swallows too much hair no matter what I do to prevent it] immediately after dropping a deuce in the box, will run from one end of the house to the other with wild-eyed unadulterated freedom and joy.

  • Leta’s thinking…

    “Um hello? Camera? Picture? Me? George? Why is George in *my* picture? I love the guy but please, this is so obviously all about me!”

    Lovely photo of the lovely Miss Leta and handsome Sir George.

  • Uh, I don’t usually comment on this topic, but I’ve noticed with all three of my kids when they were in that 1-2 year old stage that if they suddenly get really happy and talkative and funny and silly — check their diaper. There is usually a reason they are suddenly feeling so… relieved.

    The fact that they don’t sit down is a good clue, too… not to mention the “holy cow how can such a small person emit such a huge stank?!” factor.

  • red

    LOVE this. it feeds both of our addictions…. leta and GEORGE!

  • Aww she likes GEORGE!

    And pooping only once per week must be painful! Drink some soy milk! It aint right.

  • Wow. Continuing Jon’s concert analogy, this is when the band gives in and plays a hit song because the audience is just so nuts for it. YAY GEORGE. YAY LETA. Any way we could get some OF FRANCE mixed in? !!!!

  • umm.. one question. How is George able to have facial hair and attend BYU?

  • Susie

    George! is to as Norm! was to Cheers. Some day this will show up on a standardized analogies test. Of France!!!!

  • Do not be fooled by the cuteness…Leta is using her super Jedi mind trick us viewers into submission…while GEORGE! awaits as her ready henchman…

    They really are adorable, though. Leta and GEORGE! can be my dictators any day.

  • Yes! Perfect analogy, there, Susie!

  • Oooh, I love this with the Leta as Dr. Evil look!

    And George! George is so awesome.

  • I like the contrast of George’s bearded face and Leta’s baby smooth face. They both look like they’re having a great day 🙂

  • GEORGE!!!



    heaven…. 🙂

  • Sheryl (#83) – “The nasty” and the “REALLY Nasty?” Where is the romance? “We can’t make love until I crap.”

    I can just hear the late, great, Barry White crooning “Come sit by the fireplace, have some wine, and some Ex-lax, too, Baaaybeee.”

  • The cheeks. They are too much!

    Love the George, and love the Leta!

  • George Lover

    Big Gay Sam- We heard in weeks past that George! actually has a permission slip from his doctor allowing the beard. I think I read that he may be the only person to be allowed to wear a beard.

  • Carol

    Your house looks very sunny and airy and clean and happy. I love the light.

  • If you can keep a plant alive, you should get at least a B+ in sanity.

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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