the smell of my desperation has become a stench

The Princess and the Pea

My friend, Johanna, gave this book to Leta as a belated birthday present. It’s an incredibly cute version of The Princess and the Pea that features color photographs of a cleverly designed, three-dimensional miniature world of paper dolls, so instead of being illustrated, it’s photographed. And the sets for each photograph are magical. Leta loves this book, sleeps with it occasionally and brings it with her to school every day. She could barely be separated from it for the 15 seconds it took for me to take this photo. So I pulled out my trump card and was all, okay, if you don’t let me photograph it, I’m going to let Coco read it. Worked.

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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