I have to admit you guys, I am kind of OVER these mom parodies! But I clicked on this one anyway…and I am SO glad I did! Deva Dalporto and her team at My Life Suckers TOTALLY nailed this Sia “Cheap Thrills” parody and made me laugh a lot, too. You see, I always thought I was an extrovert…until a couple of years after I became a mom. Now instead of having a crazy “Friday night” like Sia and her buddies, I just want to curl up into a ball in a room with padded noise-reducing walls and read a book or zone out watching Netflix! After a hard week of work and parenting, I just want a BREAK! I don’t even have enough in me for a night out on the town.
Dalporto echoes my feelings in her blog post about the video:
My husband always accuses me of pulling a bait and switch on him. When we met I was super social. My phone rang constantly. I loved going out at night. And then I had kids and suddenly I lost all of my social skills. I became an introverted hermit. I lost the ability to make small talk. Now a great night to me is sitting at home watching Netflix talking to NO ONE. Motherhood is so intense and takes so much out of us, I know I’m not alone in this transformation. Who has energy to go out at night and have an actual conversation when you’ve been up since 5am having broccoli battles with a 3-year-old? And let’s be real, Friday night means nothing to moms. It’s the same as any other darn day of the week. So enjoy my latest! Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” reimagined as “I Have No Social Skills.”
YEP, my social skills are definitely lacking for SURE, after years of motherhood! Of course, like the video, I’m exaggerating. I still love to go out wit h my husband and with other mom friends when I can…but I DO also love a weekend where STAYING IN is on the agenda!
How about you?