the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Sister Susie sitting on a thistle

Leta has been uncharacteristically pleasant this week, calm and even enjoyable to be around. She no longer has a cold, and she’s sleeping peacefully and smiling at every opportunity. Several times this week I have thought to myself, “This, THIS is why people have babies.”

This morning she woke up her usual cranky, why did you bring me into this awful existence self, screeching, bemoaning the fact that she has to breathe air. Just now we checked her mouth for signs of impending doom of the enamel variety, and wouldn’t you know, she has TWO teeth coming in.

I hate to say this, I really do, but Leta is getting her two front teeth for Christmas.

You may now commence throwing tomatoes.

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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