the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Sick days

It started with a 104 degree fever Saturday morning that periodically reared it head throughout the weekend. And then this morning she started throwing up. The doctor said to keep her hydrated and tough it out for a few days, so I had to bribe her to sip some Pedialyte (we bought the orange flavor, and in case you just started reading this website, Leta does not like her food to possess color). We’ll probably keep her home from school again tomorrow even if she’s feeling better which probably means another marathon round of SpongeBob in our pajamas on the bed. Admittedly, there are worse ways to spend an afternoon.

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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