the smell of my desperation has become a stench

While brushing her hair this morning

Leta: Did you know that Noah [her cousin] doesn’t like chili?

Me: Maybe he just doesn’t like the taste of it.

Leta: No, MOM. How is that even possible? How could he not love chili?

Me: Leta, you don’t like cake. CAKE. As in one of life’s most precious treasures.

Leta: That’s because cake is gross.

Me: Good point, Leta. Good point.

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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