the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Land of ten thousand lakes

Although we are currently in a cabin in Wisconsin our drive up here winded up through the eastern part of Minnesota, also known as “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” They so weren’t kidding about that. There are lakes everywhere, and because the winter was so long and the spring was so wet they looked like they were going to reach up and swallow entire roads.

I guess this weather also helped to incubate some of the world’s largest and most ferocious mosquitos HOLY GOD. One night here and Leta’s legs looked like a connect-the-dots drawing of huge welts. They are far worse here than anywhere I visited in Southeast Asia:

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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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