the smell of my desperation has become a stench


Obviously there is something in our chimney that Chuck is fascinated with because he spends hours, literally hours, standing with his head inside the fireplace in our bedroom. We can’t smell any dead bodies or hear any birds or squirrels, so we have no idea what’s up there that’s causing this obsession in him. So I’m asking you, does your dog ever do this? Is there some secret he’s in on? Also, I’m going to leave the soot on his forehead for a few days because every time I look at him it makes me laugh, and I like giving myself treats like that throughout the day.

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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