the smell of my desperation has become a stench

An attempt at distraction

I tried television, I tried the iPad. I tried playing outside in the backyard. I tried books. I tried coloring. I tried jumping on my bed. I tried building forts. I tried puzzles. Finally, I tried PAINTING INDOORS. And it worked for a good ten minutes before she watched me slip away momentarily to use the bathroom, and then BAM. She was at her sister’s door.

Marlo, I understand. My sister was that cool, too.

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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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