the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Oh, I forgot mullet-headed

  • Moomser

    2010/10/15 at 2:00 pm

    She may well be evil, ringwormed etc, but my god, those eyes and those pig-tails, and that “who me?” face… how you ever discipline her is beyond me!!

  • Brookelyn Bridge

    2010/10/15 at 2:01 pm

    I love the raised eyebrow! She’s so dang cute!

  • mmoxxie

    2010/10/15 at 2:06 pm


  • TexasKatie

    2010/10/15 at 2:07 pm


  • Her Bad Mother

    2010/10/15 at 2:09 pm

    Yes, but is she also a tub-shitting hair-puller? No?

    I WIN.

    (She’s adorable, of course. But then, the evil ones always are. ASK ME HOW I KNOW.)

  • adamsrice

    2010/10/15 at 2:09 pm

    So precious!

  • dianaparkhouse

    2010/10/15 at 2:11 pm


  • SweetAdeline

    2010/10/15 at 2:22 pm

    The face on this one! Your family is hilarious.

  • ChickWhitt

    2010/10/15 at 2:37 pm

    I’ll take her off your hands if you want!

  • raakhus

    2010/10/15 at 2:37 pm

    This is the best!!

  • jg2010

    2010/10/15 at 2:52 pm

    The craziest toddlers, the ones that would have Super Nanny resigning on the spot, are definitely the cutest. Well, that’s what I used to console myself with, when my son was running up airport escalators the wrong way and trying to climb through people’s catflaps. Those other, well-behaved little sweethearts? Meh.

  • hoosiergirl1962

    2010/10/15 at 3:20 pm

    Okay, you really should have named her Donette with that hairdo. As for the Moo-ing,at least she’s not screaming obscenities…And was that the Avon World Sales leader in the video??? Too cute.

  • Tatiana0706

    2010/10/15 at 3:28 pm

    She reminds me of Cindy Lou Who!

  • slw

    2010/10/15 at 3:32 pm

    The pigtails, oh, the pigtails!

  • subjectivitis

    2010/10/15 at 4:11 pm

    Jeez that’s a cute face.

  • tallnoe

    2010/10/15 at 4:43 pm

    Yes, Cindy Lou Who… that’s a good one.

  • TinyDancer84

    2010/10/15 at 5:01 pm

    Okay, now you’re just begging for hate mail.

    Happy 16 months Marlo! 🙂

  • Janice

    2010/10/15 at 5:11 pm

    Agree on the Cindy Lou Who… needed a dose of total cuteness today. Loved her being a mullet-headed evil, etc. to grandmommy also by making her chase.

  • msanth120

    2010/10/15 at 5:27 pm

    yeah. the cute always seems to out-weigh the grump. not that you need reassurance…but my just about 3 yr old (going on 14) has ring worm on her bottom. took me a week to figure out that was what it was. still not sure where it came from. happy 16m!

  • sarschro

    2010/10/15 at 7:03 pm

    My youngest celebrated 16 months yesterday, too! Marlo has way more hair, though. PigTails=Adorable!

  • purple.kerplop

    2010/10/16 at 2:22 am

    wow. soo cute! and the amount of personality you captured in those three photos, along with the video, is incredible! she’s not a baby anymore, she’s a little person!

  • kristi.demeester

    2010/10/16 at 7:21 am

    Just when you think you’ve had your fill of the maniacal, demonic, insanity inducing moments, they turn eyes like that on you and weaken any strength you may have had!

  • freckleface

    2010/10/16 at 8:14 am

    Oh my gosh she’s precious.. and that video is way too much! Your mommy is almost cuter than Marlo!! 🙂

  • Caro

    2010/10/16 at 9:34 am

    I love it when your mom is featured on the site. I love that my heart swells at the sight of complete strangers! Renews my faith in the fundamental goodness of our crazy species.

    It’s a beautiful thing this Blurbodoocery.

  • AshesVonDust

    2010/10/16 at 12:08 pm

    I have a sudden compulsion to buy a million little Avon hand cremes and roll-on perfumes xD

    I think Marlo has a Hallowe’en costume now! Cindy-Lou Who! Really, it’s just jammies and a ponytail, so YAY for easy!

  • Janice

    2010/10/16 at 4:18 pm

    I think this web site needs another section across the top. Grandmommy. Yep, she’s just too darned awesome, classy, loving and scary at the same time and we want to see more of her.

  • theotherlion

    2010/10/17 at 7:48 am

    I watched that video six times. I love the happy baby noise.

  • MrsRoo

    2010/10/17 at 10:54 am

    I love the flapping of the arms and the toddler noises of excitement! You seriously need to write another post about ringworm and canker sores to combat the case of baby rabies I now have.

    By the way, does the Avon World Sales Leader have any other mode besides Fabulous? I didn’t think so.

  • echo3golf

    2010/10/17 at 2:40 pm

    I generally act like that too around my family….In fact I’m sitting out a baby shower AS WE SPEAK.

  • Jen

    2010/10/17 at 7:13 pm

    I don’t blame Marlo for being overwhelmed with awesomeness – your mom is one cool lady.

    That last picture is so stinkin’ adorable I can’t take it!! You should carry a copy of it at all times so when she’s being a turd you can pull it out and be all “Aww look at my sweet, sweet little baby!” and it’ll (maybe) help you refrain from selling her to the gypsies.

  • freidabeanlady

    2010/10/17 at 7:31 pm

    Pig tails, big blues, pillow lips, what a dollface. Now…about that sofa of yours. I want to take a nap on it. It looks divine.

  • Frugalista

    2010/10/17 at 8:30 pm

    Wow, Grandmommy’s hair! No wonder she ran away.

  • hockeybrad

    2010/10/18 at 8:15 am

    This reminds me of one of the reasons I’ve always felt a connection to you guys. Our mom’s are strikingly similar in some of the best ways. I think it runs in the Avon family. 😉

    Marlo is such a cute kid. I fully expect her to be horrified by the fact that she had ringworm and a chipped tooth as a kid. The anticipation of your enjoyment in those moments must be hard to contain. I very much look forward to slipping in embarrassing pictures of my kids into various pieces of home media as they get older. 🙂

  • Bryony Boxer

    2010/10/18 at 1:08 pm

    The way tiny kids show their happiness and excitement and make no attempt at controlling their emotions is so adorable. Makes me miss those days!

  • donnafromboulder

    2010/10/18 at 1:21 pm

    Love the pigtails!

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