The Shoe Song: A gift to every parent who’s having a tough day

YOU GUYS!!!!! I have been waiting not-so-patiently to share something with you:

Last week, musician Marie Miller was a guest on my radio show on SiriusXM. I’ve been a fan of hers for a while, so I was thrilled that she came down to Austin just to do the show with me.

I wanted to do something special to commemorate the occasion, so I gave Marie a challenge:

I asked her to write a song using nothing but texts between my husband and me as the lyrics.

When I heard the song right before last Thursday’s show, I actually jumped up and down with laughter (and occasionally made this weird gasp-snort-chuckle noise that happens when I find something to be unbelievably hilarious). Marie hit the ball out of the park — perhaps the fact that she’s one of 10 children herself provided her with some inspiration.

I am delighted to share it with you as a video and an MP3. It’s a gift from Marie and me, to all the weary parents who have the kind of lives that sometimes involve texts like these. God bless you guys. May this song make today’s burdens feel a little lighter!

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P.S. I tried to play the song for a babysitter last week. Halfway through the first stanza the baby hit one of his siblings in the head with a wire basket, and the screaming and chaos that ensued lasted for half an hour. She never did hear the song.

P.P.S. SiriusXM subscribers will be able to hear the first-ever rendition of the song on my show this week! It’ll air on Channel 129 on Thursday at 1 PM, 3 PM, and midnight, and on Friday at 6 AM (all times Eastern). It’s also available any time on demand!

 

The Shoe Song (c) 2014

 

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