the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Walrus, watch, wheel, watering can

Just now Leta was reading My First ABC Board Book and when she got to the page containing all the words that start with W she suddenly stopped as if she couldn’t figure out what was going on. I know that she recognizes W because she has pointed at it several times in the past while calling it “you-you.” After turning the book 90 degrees on its side I saw the light bulb explode in her head and she rushed to turn it upside down entirely. She looked up at me to make sure I was watching and then pointed at the book and said, “M.” The best part is that she then sighed as if the Universe had been put back in order.

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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