the smell of my desperation has become a stench


My kids will have such a different experience swimming during the summer from my own. In the South the water is always a little on the warmer side, and whenever my friends and I got out of the pool we didn’t feel like we were freezing to death. The water here is so much colder because—and I’m pulling this out of somewhere, I’m not sure where, a good guess is my butt—of evaporation? Is that the science? Pools here are frigid. And when you get out and head for your towel, those ten seconds are some of the most uncomfortable of your life. They love to swim, my kids, and then they loathe the ten minutes after it’s over. The price you pay for growing up without oppressive humidity.

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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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