the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Watching his flock by night

This is an Armstrong tradition, to have Chuck try out any new scarf I bring into the home. I picked this one up at American Apparel several months ago, thought I had forgotten to take it out of the bag before I threw the bag away, and then moped for several weeks about having tossed a brand new scarf. Turns out it was hiding underneath the mountain of ill-fitting T-shirts I have stacked in my closet, a pile I mowed down to make room for maternity clothes. And I was all, Chuck! Look! You get to pose after all! And look at how excited he is about 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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