the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Destination library

When I took the girls to the library a couple of weeks ago, Marlo made fast friends with a couple of other kids who were running in and out of little side rooms along the edge of the children’s section. She walked right up to a little kid and said, “You wanna be my friend?” The innocence and purity of that question almost knocked me over. And thank god that kid said yes because I would not have been able to handle the rejection.

That kid was a couple of years older than Marlo, a bit bigger, and Marlo marveled as she jumped off of stairs and high ledges, activities not normal for a library, but the The City Library is relatively progressive. They built these rooms to encourage kids could explore them. Which is why Marlo gets so excited when a visit to the library is on the agenda. Books? Sthcrew books! THERE ARE FRIENDSTH! AND ROOMSTH!

Meanwhile Leta was gathering several tomes of literature and rolling her eyes.

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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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