Black Dog with Glowing Red Eyes:
Rereading one of our mythological animals books, My son was predictably enthusiastic about the idea of the “Black Dog.”  This oversize canine’s origins are primarily in European folklore and it is usually described as an emissary of the devil, a hell hound, or at least, a portent of death Large glowing red eyes and an association with Satan are characteristics guaranteed to entrance my younger son.  If I explained the association with depression, that would probably charm him all the more.

Black Dog with Glowing Red Eyes:

Rereading one of our mythological animals books, My son was predictably enthusiastic about the idea of the “Black Dog.”  This oversize canine’s origins are primarily in European folklore and it is usually described as an emissary of the devil, a hell hound, or at least, a portent of death

Large glowing red eyes and an association with Satan are characteristics guaranteed to entrance my younger son.  If I explained the association with depression, that would probably charm him all the more.

Flying Griffin:
Mythical creatures are always popular with our kids… but more so than usual lately.

Flying Griffin:

Mythical creatures are always popular with our kids… but more so than usual lately.

Mortal Combat with Fruit

Mortal Combat with Fruit

I tried to make a cuter version of the OctoBear from Ethan Nicolle’s web comic “Bearmageddon” but my sons were definitely not impressed.

I tried to make a cuter version of the OctoBear from Ethan Nicolle’s web comic “Bearmageddon” but my sons were definitely not impressed.

My son is suddenly very interested in Tasmanian Devils…because they are so “cute.”The request for today was a Tasmanian Devil dressed as the Winter Soldier from the latest Captain America movie. I think the results could have been worse.

My son is suddenly very interested in Tasmanian Devils…because they are so “cute.”
The request for today was a Tasmanian Devil dressed as the Winter Soldier from the latest Captain America movie.

I think the results could have been worse.

Winter Soldier with Broccoli: Our sons pronounced the Captain America sequel as superior to the previous Avengers movie because, “there were more explosions and more guns.”  They were impressed with the Winter Soldier character and particularly appreciated his hair, as clearly HIS mother does not insist on cutting it when it obscures his vision.

Winter Soldier with Broccoli:

Our sons pronounced the Captain America sequel as superior to the previous Avengers movie because, “there were more explosions and more guns.”  They were impressed with the Winter Soldier character and particularly appreciated his hair, as clearly HIS mother does not insist on cutting it when it obscures his vision.

Dragon vs Dino; Sadly, not appropriate for Quaker 1st grade lunch. Axe Cop’s Wexter faces a dragon from “Revenge on Rainbow Girl”

Dragon vs Dino; Sadly, not appropriate for Quaker 1st grade lunch. Axe Cop’s Wexter faces a dragon from “Revenge on Rainbow Girl”

Bane Cat and Winter Soldier Cat team up for lunch:
Because bad guys look better with their mouths covered… and as cats.

Bane Cat and Winter Soldier Cat team up for lunch:

Because bad guys look better with their mouths covered… and as cats.

In anticipation of the upcoming “Winter Soldier” opening, Fluffy the first grade hamster cosplays as Falcon.

In anticipation of the upcoming “Winter Soldier” opening, Fluffy the first grade hamster cosplays as Falcon.

Skeleton Zombie Pirates from a console video game attack without weapons or overt violence at 1st grade Quaker lunch

Skeleton Zombie Pirates from a console video game attack without weapons or overt violence at 1st grade Quaker lunch

Rollo from “Vikings” with Hiccup and Toothless from Dreamworks “Dragons: Riders of Berk.”

 A recent ride in the “Vikings” marketing themed subway car led to a discussion of which show is a more realistic depiction of Vikings.

Hiccup has a dragon, but his hair, makeup and personal trainer budget is probably smaller.

Rollo from “Vikings” with Hiccup and Toothless from Dreamworks “Dragons: Riders of Berk.”

A recent ride in the “Vikings” marketing themed subway car led to a discussion of which show is a more realistic depiction of Vikings.

Hiccup has a dragon, but his hair, makeup and personal trainer budget is probably smaller.

Cocktail Napkin with Lion Provided for Scale:
Another not-for-a-lunchbox napkin for the Tuaca cocktail napkin contest.
I seem to be stuck on the lion theme.

Cocktail Napkin with Lion Provided for Scale:

Another not-for-a-lunchbox napkin for the Tuaca cocktail napkin contest.

I seem to be stuck on the lion theme.

Godzilla and frenemies play “Ring Around The Rosie”

Godzilla and frenemies play “Ring Around The Rosie”

Kitty shooter with “Gears of War” style chainsaw gun.

The kids are still on vacation, so this is definitely a not appropriate for Quaker school lunch napkin. They claim their favorite napkin of all time was the “kitty sniper” with a water pistol from last year…so perhaps this is an update.

Kitty shooter with “Gears of War” style chainsaw gun.

The kids are still on vacation, so this is definitely a not appropriate for Quaker school lunch napkin. They claim their favorite napkin of all time was the “kitty sniper” with a water pistol from last year…so perhaps this is an update.

Tsul Kalu from “The Secret Saturdays”:
My son was reminded recently how much he liked this show.
This macho “cryptid” character was one of his favorites, but only appears in a couple of episodes in the third and final season of the show. 
I substituted a strawberry for his sword to make the image more peaceful for lunch.

Tsul Kalu from “The Secret Saturdays”:
My son was reminded recently how much he liked this show.
This macho “cryptid” character was one of his favorites, but only appears in a couple of episodes in the third and final season of the show.
I substituted a strawberry for his sword to make the image more peaceful for lunch.

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