the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Wooden letter blocks

We gave these to Leta for Christmas a couple of years ago, and I thought we’d packed them up into a box in the attic but I found them on her floor yesterday where she had been stacking them into short words. We found them at a locally-owned toy store, and I did a search for them online but they seem to be out of stock everywhere. I love the illustrations that accompany the letters, and I can imagine it might be cute to spell out words with these and take photos to hang up as art. And I might just do that. I’m even thinking about it right now.

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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