Aunty Cookie – How To Look Like You’re Well Read

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 15th September 2011

Today is your last chance to win one of two Aunty Cookie Lap Quilts valued at $150 each! Simply leave a comment on any of this week’s Guest Blog posts before 10.00pm tonight – it is that easy! The winners will be randomly drawn and announced tomorrow. Thanks Shannon for this ace prize! – Jenny x

I don’t read too much. Mainly cos I’m lazy and can’t be fagged and just want to sleep, and I’m fairly comfortable living with my dumbness. Ok sometimes I read parenting books for stupid reasons. Expecting them to answer any and every parenting dilemma. But when I wake up I never remember what they are telling me to do or what I should be doing so I revert back to my instincts. Uh oh. And I still haven’t found the one I’m really looking for that is called what to do when your kids don’t care that you are yelling at them cos all you do is yell and the other one why can’t I just go to sleep in peace. Anyone got those? I need them.

Word Nerd Cookie and winking at books

But I would read anything and everything written by either of these two people. I love them. I wish I was them. All the time, like for reals. Yes, didn’t you know that? Being a gay man is one of my dreams. I especially love that when I read them I laugh out loud and that means I irritate the chap beside me which makes me even happier. Gone are the days of me re-reading the funny bits cos he just looks at me like what the hell you’re an idiot can you just shut up and read and let me get back to my james patterson. So now I just laugh and feel like I know a funny secret and am so superior because of it. How could you not want to read a book where on the back cover an ex boyfriend praises the author by saying “You’d be pretty if you’d lost weight” Answer me that.

In case you were wondering other titles I’m interested in are:

Child – they say you are mine but I beg to differ.

Why are mice eating my heatpacks?

Yes, you are not the only one who can’t be bothered – a self help book.

Shannon aka Aunty Cookie!

by Jenny Butler
Thursday 15th September 2011


  • Cathg1g2 5 years ago

    Love today’s entry and that pic at the end…

  • chrissie 5 years ago

    OMG! I can so remember being tyrannised by little faces – just like the last pic on today’s guest blog. Remember this – they grow up and move out! Then they treat you like you don’t know anything anyway. So I guess the question is, why bother???? Oh yes, I remember, they’re so cute when they’re asleep.

  • Mary 5 years ago

    I love Aunty Cookie – reading Shannon’s blog feels like a subversive act.

  • Karen 5 years ago

    design, craft and motherhood in one blog… colour me happy.

  • Melanie 5 years ago

    I love David Sedaris, it’s even more fun listening to him narrate his books.

  • Micha 5 years ago

    Sweetly Hilarious : )

  • Margie 5 years ago

    ok I now have two new books to hunt down…

  • Carolyn 5 years ago

    Dear Shannon, you sound just like me. I even have 3 daughters including one non-sleeping baby. Just like me except that you have your own online design business and shop and you are really funny and eloquent and you are an inspiration to us all where as I have baby vomit on my clothes and little bits of fabric arranged on the dining table along with all the other mess and I spend my days in a stupor. I love your blog, thanks for all your great work.

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    So funny Shannon – you pen exactly what I’m thinking. Thanks for making me laugh.

  • Meaghan 5 years ago

    Funny and has brightened my day, thank you :)

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    Loved Bossypants !

  • Annika 5 years ago

    Shannon your posts make me smile. Love the last photo too. Your blog is being bookmarked.

  • Elaine Wong 5 years ago

    I love yr stuff Shannon & thanks for the heads up in looking for books to read.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Love the last photo , especially the bedhair…too cute.

  • Maryanne 5 years ago

    Love the Aunty Cookie line plus Shannon’s fab wit and sense of humour. And if I have a kid or two someday, I totally aspire to her parenting ways!

  • Andrea 5 years ago

    love it! Let me know if you have the “making excuses for lethargy when you don’t have kids” book.. I suspect not.

  • Rohan 5 years ago

    “fairly comfortable living with my dumbness”

    It’s totally not obvious

  • Abbe 5 years ago

    You crack me up Shannon. I love how real you are.

  • KatieM 5 years ago

    So funny and so true! I haven’t read a laugh out loud book in far too long, I will have to give those ones a go!

  • nikola 5 years ago

    Hilarious! But you’re making me feel like I’m a sloth!!!

  • Deb B 5 years ago

    My favourite Blogger ever…makes me laugh every time I read her posts…because it is good to know that someone else sees the real side of life! Love it!

  • Clare 5 years ago

    Thanks for blogging this week!

  • wendy waddell 5 years ago

    10.13pm just logged on… but couldn’t miss the chance to win one of your lap quilts.Love your blog and especially love your fabrics- you are amazing!!!!

  • Lucy 5 years ago

    OMG I am pretty sure comment #2 is MY MUM! So I guess that’s me she’s talking about. Thanks Mum!

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