the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Are you happy now, MOTHER?

My mother informed me today that I’m not posting nearly enough pictures of Marlo on this website, how was she supposed to keep up with all of her tiny changes if I deprived her frequent photos? Last week Jon dared me to call her and say that Marlo had expressed disappointment that she had only seen her Grandmommy a couple of times that week, isn’t it sad that their relationship was already in jeopardy? So I did, and my mom said that my punishment for saying something so mean was getting stripped of all the Skin So Soft she had promised me in the will. Dammit! Do you know what the going street value is for that stuff?

So here’s a picture of Marlo imitating my father when he learned that Al Franken had been declared the winner of Minnesota’s junior seat in the Senate.

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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