A Mother’s Day Song

So I had a lovely morning – a charity coffee event at Rian’s school. They are always super cute, we get coffee and cakes and the kids all troop in and sing.

Today’s theme was a mish mash of Mother’s Day and Easter, and Rian was really excited and told me they would be singing songs for us. I was videoing the Mother’s Day ones for a friend who couldn’t make it, so I will admit that I wasn’t taking in the lyrics to one of the songs, but another friend came out and was laughing about it. Further conversation revealed that said lyrics were somewhat…errr…outdated? Here are a few lines:

“My Mum’s ever so clever,

She may not have a degree

But she can help with my homework

And that’s what matters to me!

….

She’s great at caring for me

She does all the cleaning and shopping

And makes a wonderful tea!”

Erm….now I’m not one to complain or be churlish, because it’s so lovely when they sing for us (and I know you might read this Mrs G!) but that song is a bit outdated, and it might be putting the wrong ideas in their heads. I could look round the room and see all these mums, knowing that they were Doctor’s, Accountants, Teachers, Investment Bankers – all these women have careers and more than a few of us have two degrees (me included!) While it’s lovely to acknowledge the things we do, I do feel songs like that limit mothers to archaic ideals (and it’s a bit sexist. Sorry.)

So, I thought I would give it a rewrite for the 21st Century! It doesn’t rhyme any more, but then nor does life, does it?

 

My mum’s one in a million, I’m sure that you will agree.

I wouldn’t say that she’s perfect, but she’s the best one for me.

Sometimes she can get grumpy and sometimes she gets upset (bloody tube strikes,)

But I still know that she loves me, and that I’ll never forget.

(Chorus)

Oh! This is a Mother’s day song for you.

Mum, you’re ever so special,

And I’m gonna find ways to say I love you too!

(Verse 2)

My mum’s ever so clever.

She’s got a good degree (two actually),

But she doesn’t get my homework,

(because phonics are weird and what is that maths about, really?)

Sometimes she can be stressy and sometimes even she shouts,

But I still know that she loves me, (even though I’m a toerag and I draw on the wall) and that’s what this is about

(Chorus)

Oh! This is a Mother’s day song for you.

Mum, you’re ever so special,

And I’m gonna find ways to say I love you too!

(Verse 3)

My mum’s really an angel.

She’s great at at getting Dad to care for me,

He does half the cleaning and shopping

and microwaves me a wonderful tea!

Sometimes she is busy with her full time job AND mothering and sometimes she is worn out,

But I still know that she loves me, and that’s what this is about.

(Chorus) Oh! This is a Mother’s day song for you.

Mum, you’re ever so special,

And I’m gonna find ways to say I love you too!

(Finish) My mum’s one in a million, I’m sure that you will agree.

I wouldn’t say that she’s perfect, but she’s the best one for me.

 

 

 

P.S You can see the original one here if you want a giggle!

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