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An educational holiday

Santa brought Marlo this alphabet stamp set for Christmas so that we could inject a little fun into figuring out how to sound out letters and words. She’s just not nearly as interested in reading as Leta was at her age, so I’ve had to find creative ways to encourage her. Hanging her upside-down over the toilet just wasn’t working.

Yesterday she sounded out “mom” and “dad” and “fox” and “dog,” and here I’m helping her stamp out the letters to her favorite color: purple. I didn’t know how to explain the “e” at the end, so I told her that much like a silent “e” at the end of a word there is so much in life that is just totally batshit insane.

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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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