the smell of my desperation has become a stench


It’s a tradition at Leta’s preschool for anyone celebrating a birthday to hold this model of Earth while walking around a table holding a candle (symbolizing the sun). During this journey all the other kids sing Happy Birthday. Leta was a little uncomfortable with all the attention, and I wanted to go, kid, try having a summer birthday. Your father and I are still bitter that we didn’t ever get to celebrate during the school year.

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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