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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Really!? What year are we living in again? I can only hope that these books were placed in the discount rack; Due to their antiquated and sexist messages. 

Here’s a revolutionary idea, why not make a book titled “Things to make and do for Children”. The cover would be multicoloured and would have images of Cupcakes,Rocket ships and tons of fun ideas for crafts and games that any kid would enjoy.

Would that be so hard?

My cat has the patience of a saint.

Via Instagram

Saw this in a museum gift shop. It’s one of those wannabe build-a-bear/ make your own stuffed animal things. The sign seems like a crude translation from French to English.

I’m not sure if I was really tired or feeling goofy; But step 4 cracked me up. I couldn’t stop laughing. Something about the image of a child stuffing their wish deep inside of an animal seems wrong.

When I saw Lena Dunham at last night’s Emmy awards, the Beauty school drop-out song kept playing in my head.

This outfit must have been inspired by Frenchy.

"The sun is too bright Mom. I think it might burn my eyeballs" - My five year old daughter via Instagram

Why did the sun come up so early? I’m not ready to wake up yet.

My 3 1/2 year old son this morning.


Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!

To keep things fair, I had to make a scarf for my daughter. via Instagram

My husband and I took the kids to see Walking with Dinosaurs.

I was a bit nervous that the Dinosaurs would scare the kids, but in the end they were OK with it. My son was scared by an explosion and my daughter seemed bored.

In all honesty the Dinosaurs were pretty cool, but the show was underwhelming.  

My first completed project! No blanket yet, but I knit a scarf for my son.

I hope he likes it.

via Instagram