the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Skee ball

Last week we stopped into the arcade at Balboa Beach to show Leta what life was like before the Wii, and she and Jon spent an hour and a ridiculous amount of money trying to win tickets at skee ball. So that she could turn those tickets in for a plastic frog. For the next two days she didn’t talk about anything other than how good her Daddy is at games, and I was all, you don’t have to tell me, Leta. I married him specifically for his high score on Frogger.

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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