Sunday, May 06, 2007

NPR Hates Mothers!

Reading this post on the Feminist Mormon Housewives blog (I know, I know) got me thinking about the song "I Want to Be a Mother." I heard it a lot growing up -- my family owned the tape. You might remember it too. A young girl sings about how she wants to be a mother and have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 little babies of her own when she grows up. I actually really like it -- the tune and the melody stick in my head whenever I think of it (no comment about the underlying message -- I'll leave that to the ladies at FMH and Carol B. Thomas). So I've had the song stuck in my head for the last day or so and I finally decided to google the lyrics and learn more about it. Well it turns out -- and I've been going crazy with excitement just thinking about this -- that NPR used it in a story last year just before Mother's Day. The title of the story? Annoying Mother's Day Music. Listen to it for yourself here. This is truly a gem.


smootheP said...

In the words of the late ex-Daily Show Field Reporter Steve Carrell,

I just threw up... in my own mouth.

Kiwimommy said...

I found the original song online at, if you want a trip back in time.

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