January 7, 2014

Take-off Poems, Part 2

Recently, I shared with you a lesson I teach in my poetry unit, Take-Off Poems. If you're not familiar, you can click here to read my original post.

For the rest of you, you simply must check out this video I came across last night:



I know the vast majority of our students can't identify with the exhaustion that is parenting, but I still think they'll love it because they love them some Lorde. As do I. So this song is a win-win!

Rested
Lyrics by Josh Stearns and Erica Carlson
I never set my alarm clock anymore
I wake up before the dawn, I get up early
And I'm not proud of my outfit
It's 3 a.m.
And the baby's screaming
And every minute's like diapers, Thomas, splashin' in the bathtub
Juice stains, snack traps, screamin' in the minivan
They don't care, we can't remember the last time we dreamed
But everybody's like swaddles, white noise, sleeping with your baby
Warm milk, rocking, let them cry it out now
We don't care, we haven't slept in a couple years.
We'll never be rested (rested)
Now that we have kids
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We gotta find a different kind of buzz
I drink my coffee (coffee), you can call me sleepy,
And baby I'll sleep (I'll sleep, I'll sleep, I'll sleep)
Let me live that fantasy.
My friends say that they have cracked the code
They sleep in to 8 a.m., and go to parties
And everyone who knows us knows, that were losing it
We look like zombies.
And every minute's like diapers, Thomas, splashin' in the bathtub,
Juice stains, snack traps, screamin' in the minivan,
They don't care, we can't remember the last time we dreamed
But everybody's like swaddles, white noise, sleeping with your baby
Warm milk, rocking, let them cry it out now
We don't care, we haven't slept in a couple years.
We'll never be rested (rested)
Now that we have kids
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We gotta find a different kind of buzz
I drink my coffee (coffee), you can call me sleepy,
And baby I'll sleep (I'll sleep, I'll sleep, I'll sleep)
Let me live that fantasy.
(Ooh ooh oh)
Our kids have so much energy
They're runnin' circles around me
(Ooh ooh oh)
So you're sleeping without a care
We aren't caught up in your love affair
We'll never be rested (rested)
Now that we have kids
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We gotta find a different kind of buzz
I drink my coffee (coffee), you can call me sleepy,
And baby I'll sleep (I'll sleep, I'll sleep, I'll sleep)
Let me live that fantasy.

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