How is everyone surviving the holiday season? I’ll be honest—I’m having a hard time keeping up and getting everything done. The holiday events, the Christmas card and letter (yes, we are one of the approximately 8 people in the world who still type a holiday letter.), not to mention working and blogging. If they made a reality show about my life, it would be called “Woman Wearing Too Many Hats Drops All the Balls” (um…). I’ve especially been slacking on my song parody series, ParentZ Bop, these past few months. And then I realized, with all the holiday music infiltrating our lives in December, there was so much untapped potential for parenting song parodies. I decided I had better record a holiday parody ASAP, and a memorable one at that.
And then I got a brilliant lyric submission from my favorite haiku artist and former ParentZ Bop lyricist, Peyton Price of Suburban Haiku. Her lyrics to “Do You Hear What I Hear?” will resonate with every parent who has ever planted their butt on the couch with the intention of relaxing for a few hours, only to be interrupted yet again by a child who had emerged from his or her bedroom in need of a glass of water/hug/new blanket/leg massage/lovey to be deposited in the freezer for the 14th time.
Listen to Peyton’s version of “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and then stick around, because I have a proposition for you!
I have an epic holiday parody idea, and I need your help! I’m going to be rewriting “All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth” with a list of things that parents want this holiday season. Not a new bathrobe or a new pair of boots, I mean things like:
- 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep
- a remote control to turn your kids’ whining off
- for your kids to eat their dinner
- a babysitter to get your kids ready for school in the morning
You get the picture. So leave me a comment below or on my Facebook page with your contribution to the “All I Want for Christmas” lyrics! I can’t wait to put it all together!
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This has been a Finish the Sentence Friday post.
Our sentence this week was, “If they made a reality show about my life, it would be called…”
Your hosts: Me
Kristi of Finding Ninee
Guest co-hosts: Michelle of Crumpets and Bollocks and April of 100 lb Countdown
Tippy top of my list: a button that, when pressed, gets kids to pay attention to my requests (pick up after yourself, come to supper, do your homework, stop bugging your brother, etc.).
Great for you to put it in a song — BUT if you actually come across such a marvelous invention, I’d actually buy it. Seriously.
Fun song, BTW, as always! Happy Holidays!
Yeah, I need that button, too… Thanks for playing along! This song is going to be amazing. 😀
My smile cracks my face right now, seeing you in person (or close enough). LOVE Peyton’s son!!!
Um so all I want for Christmas:
The spawn to know I’m right
My little boy to talk (ok too sad and really it’s talk better but whatever trying to stay short)
My husband to wrap a gift
To not have to cook (at all)
For Santa to take away some pounds that might be his fault anyway from like 2009
My 25-year old metabolism
For 4am to be for sleeping, in my own bed…
Oh, I’m totally using the metabolism one… I want that, too. Thanks for playing along, my friend!
Cute! I want more sleep, less sibling fighting, a chef and maybe a chauffer driver, so I don’t have to do all the driving for kids activities!
For real… I second all of those!
A chef! (If I celebrated Christmas!)
I could use one of those, too… 🙂
Oh the holiday card! I knew I was forgetting something, doh.
As a Jew (and not a very good one at that) I have a bit of a pass during the holidays, and thank goodness because if I didn’t I’d about die from the stress! I have enough trouble picking up Chanukah presents on time (and that’s for kids only) and dealing with school functions, teacher gifts, and garbage man tips. One year my husband decided NOT to tip the garbage men (e we’re living in Brooklyn at the time) and needless to say we regretted it. Maybe it’s different in the suburbs?!
Anyway… That was a minor tangent. Good luck with your holiday shenanigans!
That garbage men tip sounds like a good story… 🙂 I am trying really hard to limit the stress this year. We’ll see how it turns out!
All I want for Christmas is . . . .
my son to do his damn homework, so he graduates on time!
someone else to make dinner for a change
clean kitchen counters!
LOVE this post and the idea. oh the possibilities are endless and I don’t want to list too many and seem selfish.
I want hubby to get up with Dino in the morning and be able to sleep till 8.
I want to hubby to make lunches for Dino instead of it always being me.
Seriously! I agree- the lunch-packing is SUCH a pain. I would love for my husband to do both of those things… of course, he’s at work by 6 am so it’s never gonna happen. 🙂
I want my children to be able to play together peacefully and independently!
Me too! Mine are totally capable of it… just not at those times when I really need it!
Hmmmm… how about: All I want for Christmas is, great hair everyday, and a full-time nanny or au pair!
Haha, mostly kidding! Well, not kidding about the hair thing. I could REALLY use some help in the hair dept).
Fun to listen to your song!!
I love those ideas! Perfect! Thanks for playing along… 🙂
Love this, but DANG! everybody already took my ideas! 🙂 I want the metabolism (Kristi) and the chef (everybody) because I am so tried of trying to feed all of my differently picky family members. and the packing lunches – UGH!!! So annoying.
So, for something different – I would love a girls’ weekend getaway to somewhere beach with some of my best girlfriends. No kids, no husbands, and no packing lunches! 🙂
BTW – Out Tuesday ten topic for Dec. 16 os “What’s on YOUR Christmas list?” Would love of you to look up the song if it’s ready!
YES! I will publish the post on Monday the 15th and will totally link it up! Thanks for the heads-up! I will totally add your ideas to the mix! This is going to be fun… 🙂
So many great ideas here already, Stephanie. If I celebrated Christmas, I would want my pre-baby boobs back. I miss them.
Pre-baby boobs it is. I am totally adding that to the song. 😀
I would love to write a parody song. I started writing one to the tune “Drunk in Love” since my daughter (I mean me) was in love with it when it came out.
All I want for Christmas is … for my two to be home! Happily they will be. Very soon! Today will be a blur of cleaning, cleaning, cleaning. I only have one dog and one rabbit at home now but you’d be amazed at how quickly the fur and hay (yes she’s an indoor bunny) collect into massive jumbo dust bunnies that dance and swirl down the hall.