The Amazing Mom Song
If you could sing a song about your work/life balance, how would it sound?
Anita Renfroe, mother of three and a comedian (totally redundant, but that is her profession), condensed years of parenting into a three minute ditty set to the William Tell Overture.
Over six million people have watched it. If you haven't seen the YouTube video yet, get to it right this minute.
Renfroe told of her inspiration to sing her heart out to the CBS Morning Show late last year. "When my three kids were under six, people used to tell me to treasure this time, if I blinked I'd miss it, Renfroe told CBS. "And I used to go home and blink and blink and they didn't go away."
Here are a few of my favorite lines (you can also check out the full lyrics). But trust me -- it's far better to hear Renfroe belt 'em out:
Answer the phone, get off the phone, don't sit so close, turn it down
No texting at the table, no more computer time tonight, your iPod's my iPod if you don't listen up
Where you going and with whom and what time do you think you're coming home?
Look at me when I am talking, stand up straight when you walk
Stop crying or I'll give you something real to cry about
Brush your teeth, wash your face, get your PJs on
Get in bed, get a hug, say a prayer with Mom
Don't forget I love you
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom's work never ends
You don't need the reason why
Because, because, because, because
I said so, I said so, I said so, I said so
I'm the Mom, the mom, the mom, the mom, the mom
Words by Anita Renfroe Copyright 2007 Bluebonnet Hills Music/BMI
By Leslie Morgan Steiner |
February 22, 2008; 7:00 AM ET
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