the smell of my desperation has become a stench

And… pants head

photo of Marlo by Heather Armstrong for

Maybe every kid reaches this point in their development, or maybe my kids are just observing me a little too closely. Leta was just about this age when she really wanted to hang out without her pants on. And then she’d put them on her head. Marlo likes to put her pants on her head and then try to wear her shirt as pants, and when that inevitably doesn’t work out she gives up and hangs around holding her pants like some sort of security blanket.

“Mom, can I take my pantsth off?”

“Yes, Marlo. It’s a developmental milestone.”

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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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