The cynical crayon

I'm Cynical,mostly facetious,always bespectacled & hilarious. This where I chronicle the trials and tribulations of life as a stay at home mom.

OK lets not oversell, my friends think that I'm funny; Is that like having your mom say you're pretty?

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A fascinating read about the popularity  of Doc McStuffins.

Both of my kids love this show! My son doesn’t seem to care that the main character is a girl. While my daughter loves the songs and thinks it is so cool that Doc McStuffins looks like her.

I love that this show has such a wide appeal amongst boys and girls of different ethnicities. I also find it empowering that the show features a female lead, that is a visible minority.

Doc McStuffins’ father appears to be a stay at home dad and her mother is a doctor. A huge departure from the usual portrayal of gender roles in children’s programs.

I must say that this is a great show for kids and if you haven’t had a chance to see it I highly recommend it. 

Grilled veggies fresh from the grill. Yum yum!

This is one of the only ways I enjoy eating vegetables.

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Is he strong? Listen bud. He’s got radioactive blood… via Instagram

GPOY: Me! To the inconsiderate jack-ass, that parked so close to my car that I had to climb in through the passenger door. 

GPOY: Me! To the inconsiderate jack-ass, that parked so close to my car that I had to climb in through the passenger door. 

Just when I think things are getting better. I read stuff like this. 

“I’m not sure that we should be creating rainbow families just because some single woman decides that that’s what she wants,” he said. “That’s her prerogative, but that’s not her prerogative in our clinic.”

Shame on you Dr. Greene! The fact that people still have such ignorant mindsets truly saddens me.

Instead of needless worrying about the colour of people’s skin. Your main concern should be creating a population where many of the children, now have an increased possibility of being half-siblings. 

Until the no rainbow families policy is changed; I wonder if Calgarians should start brushing up on their Banjo skills now or later?

They’re a bit tight, but I can get my feet into my daughter’s slippers.

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In spite of the six thousand manuals on child raising in the bookstores, child raising is still a dark continent and no one really knows anything. You just need a lot of love and luck - and, of course, courage.

- Bill Cosby, Fatherhood

Elijah doing his Mustafa impersonation.

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OK people wish me luck. This week I am going to try to teach my daughter how to ride a two wheel bicycle. I think she is ready and I want her to learn this new skill before she starts kindergarten. 

So before we embark on this new adventure, I was wondering if anyone has any tips on how to teach kids to ride their bikes?

Strike a pose.

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