the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Hand-painted umbrella

We picked this up in Chinatown when we were in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago because we wanted to bring Leta a present that was not princess-themed. When she saw it for the first time she was like, and? If I open it do the princesses come falling out? But she slowly warmed up to it and now walks around with it over her shoulder talking about how hard it’s raining. Jon keeps telling her that it’s not an umbrella for rain, and she keeps telling him to shut it.

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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