the smell of my desperation has become a stench

He also used to drip spit in my face

My next piece about my brother’s obsession with Superman is up at Alpha Mom:

“It was my brother who had the most impact on the things I was interested in, and over the course of my childhood he introduced me to the finer elements of our generation’s culture, things like Journey and Star Wars and posters of Heather Locklear in a bikini. Much of my youth was spent living through him, watching him get excited about the new album from Men at Work because that spectacle was more rewarding than if I had been excited about it myself.”

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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