the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Winding down before bedtime

When we put Leta’s pajamas on at night she likes to pull the shirt she has worn all day up over her head like it is a hat. Last night she did this when Jon put her into her pajamas, and then she walked into the kitchen where I was wiping down the counters. “Mama!” she said. “I want to show you a present!” And then she laughed like it was the funniest thing anyone on Earth has ever done. Everything else that Jon and I did after she went to bed was pretty much a disappointment after that.

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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