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.

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Posts tagged "toys"

I saw these dolls at the store other day, and I thought they were cute. Then it dawned on me. This is the first time I’ve ever seen a doll in a wheelchair.

I’ve seen dolls of various ethnicities,races,colours and creeds, but never a doll in a wheelchair. Or a doll that uses crutches for that matter.

I mean this is 2014, how sad is that?

May the force be with you…at bedtime.

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I feel the need…the need for speed.  Cue Highway to the danger zone.

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Maybe it’s just me, but I really don’t see the problem with this doll.

Baby girls have vaginas and baby boys have penises.

What is so wrong about creating anatomically correct toys?

Ever since my kids were young, we taught them to use the correct names for their various body parts. Listening to a young kid talk about their wee-wee and pi-pi just seems silly to me. 

The freakiest thing about this toy isn’t the genitalia; In my humble opinion It would have to be the dolls face! That is one creepy looking doll, and I should know because it reminds me of one of my daughter’s scary looking dolls.

So what do you guys think, is this cause for alarm or should we take a page from thedaddycomplex and CTFD already?

Shamu is taking a break. Via Instagram

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. 

Behold castle Grumbeo !

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My sons new Dino. He has been aptly named Chomper.

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The newest addition to my daughter’s collection. Thanks Auntie V!

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Well this is just creepy…If the walking dead and Disney had a love-child you would get this.