Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Shoe Shoppin' Blues (Take 2)

Here's a little something for all you moms out there who are in the midst of "tackling" that oh-so-enjoyable "Back to school" shopping. I originally posted this back in April, but recently endured it again...this time at PayLess. Yes, all those same feelings came rushing back.

(To be sung in the style of Babysittin’ Blues from the 80's movie Adventures in Babysitting…sing “da DA da da da” between each line for the full effect! I’ll get ya started…)

da DA da da da
Took the kids to the store…
Had to buy ‘em some shoes…
Hoped it’d be quick and painless…
But now I feel so abused…

da DA da da da
Got some icees and popcorn…
That was dumb on my part…
Thought it would distract ‘em…
But it got all over the floor and my cart…

(Build up to the chorus)
And it’s so hard…baby, baby
Shoppin’ with the kiddos…oh yeah.
I’ve got the….shoe shoppin’,
Shoe Shoppin’ Blues, baby, baby…
Yeah…The Shoe Shoppin’ Blues..

da DA da da da
Noah is climbing…
Right out of his seat…
Abby‘s sitting in the basket…
I’m trying shoes on her feet…

da DA da da da
Need to call in some back-up…
Need Dad to bring in some force…
To get our boy back in his seat….
But Daddy can’t ‘cuz he’s on the golf course….

Ahhhhhhhh! (James Brown style)
I’ve got the…shoe shoppin’…
Shoe Shoppin’ Blues…oh yeah, that’s right.
(Back-up singers…)
She’s got the…shoe shoppin’
Shoe Shoppin’ Blues, baby, baby…the Shooooooe Shoppin’ Blues.


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7 comments:

Chelle said...

Hilarious!! Even funnier since I love Adventures in Babysitting...I was so singing that song you wrote :)

Toni said...

Way funny - but how true! I only have one child to deal with and even that can be a challenge sometimes. Great job on making it through alive LOL

Rachel said...

You crack me up - great song and I agree, shopping with the kiddo for shoes is not fun (especially if you expect them to put anything on their feet). Glad you made it through!!!

Jenny said...

very funny!! love your version!! hope that is got a little better for you.

amanda said...

oh no how funny are you??

totally singing along my friend!!

jOni lAnE said...

LOOOOOVED it. Yes, I sang along. You are a very talented mama.

Don Mills Diva said...

That's awesome!

You need to post a video clip of you singing it now!