the smell of my desperation has become a stench


This is Leta’s favorite doll whom she calls Baby (except when it comes out of her mouth it sounds more like BAAAAABBBBY!). It doesn’t have any clothes on, much like every other doll in Leta’s collection. She would have a heart attack if she knew this had touched Chuck’s head. I promise not to show her this picture until she has been assigned a guidance counselor in high school who can walk her through her grief.

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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