the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Ah, break it downnnn

Long gone are the days of Sesame Street and Dora and Blue’s Clues and Barney. Leta’s favorite show right now is a tie between SpongeBob SquarePants and this one, Yo Gabba Gabba. I think the creators of this show have discovered the same secret magic that Elmo uses over toddlers because if she hears a note of the theme song she goes nuts, she loves it so much. She could watch it for hours on end if we’d let her, and we have at least once or twelve times. I actually find the show quite interesting at times, especially when they feature guests like Tony Hawk and Biz Markie. Plus, the music is so catchy, and in the first season they used songs from Low, The Shins, and Shiny Toy Guns. Also, the host reminds me of Barack Obama. This is bearable children’s television.

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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