The Mom Song Kid’s Response [Humor] Sung to William Tell’s Overture

Many of you saw Anita Renfroe’s video of the Mom Song sung to William Tell’s Overture.  (below if you didn’t see it), we decided, as the kid’s blog on parenting that we would write a Kid’s response to Anita Renfroe’s the mom song…I hope you like it!


We are starting to write more funny spoof songs, let me know what you think.  We would greatly appreciate any forwards and give us a star rating on YouTube if you so desire!

Lyrics to the Kid’s Version of the Mom Song

I am up, I am up, I’m up and dressed

Can I wear this, am I cute, are the boys impressed

Where’s my clothes and my shoes and my backpack at

And, Yes I’m wearing that

No mom, no OJ, where’s the pop tarts at

Where’s my lunch, eww gross, do I look fat?

After school bring me a snack when I get back

And then its homework until I collapse

Watch some TV shows, to us teens it’s the most important thing of all

Get my TIVO for set up for gossip girls—the coolest show of all

Please remember not to come downstairs when my friends are over here

Just stay upstairs all the time so when we gossip you will not hear

TTYL, Not now, Im coming, can you drive me there

Close my door, Get out! Please don’t touch mess up my hair

I said thank you, I don’t want to, please don’t bother me

There’s my cell phone, it’s a text, Ill have to BRB

LOL, cu later,  take me to the mall

Wait one second I have to take this call.

That’s so chill, so cool, oh mom please chillax

ROTFL, oh please dad just relax

I hear breathing mom,  is that you on my call

While you’re here though can I have money for the mall

Hi mom, its me, Im over at sandy’s

and I’m wondering if I can spend the night? We’re watching movies And yes, Sandy’s mom is also here right now,

talk to her, oh maybe she’s in the shower so im not sure how.

Oh man what If my parents catch me

there are some things that we do that all parents cant see

I forgot my homework, what I’m grounded, oh you are so unfair

Were you never young, you’re the worst, and you are always late to day care

Do I have to, I don’t want to, can I have some money

Not a boyfriend, we’re just friends, just an FWB

You don’t get me, your so lame, can you drop me off here

I don’t want my friends to see you near

My day was fine, and my test was just ok

ill never be like you, my kids will be great

don’t read my diary, just give me my privacy

Can I go to the dance, I wont get an STD

Oh and about parents who patrol

about Parental controls

they don’t really work

We know when you lurk

And often cover up

With fake homework

Or IM our friends red parents alert

So I want to tell you that when we say that we hate you

We know

you really want to keep us safe

But can I just make our case

Sometimes we just want a little freedom from your rules

And when you nag us, and tell us to

Take out the trash and clean dog poo

Our only course of action is to roll our eyes at you


Brush my teeth, wash my face, fight with mom

Text my friends, ask for money, put my retainer on

I guess its true, I love you

And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s nags never end

Can I have a later curfew

I need it, just trust me, everyone else does it too

Hey mom hey mom hey mom hey mom, hey mom

I love you, I do, Even though I never tell you!

Anita Renfroe’s Version of the Mom Song sung to William Tell’s Overture:


29 Responses to “The Mom Song Kid’s Response [Humor] Sung to William Tell’s Overture”

  1. Char
    December 2, 2008 at 12:42 pm #

    Vanessa – this is fabulous! You did a great job and I love it just as much as I love Anita’s mom version. I am definitely going to share this with my readers!

  2. Vanessa
    December 2, 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    OMGoodness thank you Char!

    Can I just tell you how many times I had to record this thing….i dream of the William Tell Overture now. Thanks for posting it!


  3. Tricia
    December 2, 2008 at 3:04 pm #

    Very fun! I’ll have to post it as well…

  4. Stuart Fleming
    December 2, 2008 at 7:21 pm #

    Awesome! 5 stars for creativity (and vocal gymnastics) :-)

  5. Vanessa
    December 3, 2008 at 11:52 am #

    thank you everyone for watching!

  6. Sarah Newton Teen Coach
    December 3, 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    Vanessa you are so funny – my daughter is laughing her head off here…..I may need to do an English version……what are pop tarts..LOL

    Sharing it now facebook!

    Sarah Newton
    Teen and Parent Coach

  7. Ruby
    December 3, 2008 at 4:11 pm #


    Thanks so much for popping by my old blog, and for this wonderful response to the Mom Song! Your version is as funny as Anita Renfroe’s :)

    I’ve posted a link to your video on my new blog at


  8. Mindy
    December 4, 2008 at 10:09 am #

    Posted at!!

  9. Just A MoM
    December 4, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    I thought this was just too funny!
    Great job!

    I posted it as my Video of the Week for this week.

  10. Suzette
    December 4, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    You are awsome with this song!! I have to link it to my blog. Maybe you’ll become one of those Youtube stars too!!

  11. Malin
    December 5, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    This is awesome Vanessa! You’re doing a great job!

  12. Vanessa
    December 6, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    thanks everyone, thanks suzette for reposting it = )

  13. Amy Jussel
    December 9, 2008 at 9:34 am #

    Alright, darlin’ those words are hilarious and need published big time…I’ll pay it forward on Shaping Youth for sure, quite a gift for Moms to see you ‘understand our world’ so well!

    p.s. Your low, cool radio voice isn’t ‘shrill’ enough to match the tonal chaos tho, maybe you can get a teen to help give it that ‘whiny’ touch? ‘omg!’ ;-)

  14. Vanessa
    December 9, 2008 at 9:58 am #


    Sorry, I will try to put some whine in it next time, when we whine, my mom usually says “wha, wha, wha why don’t you call the whambulance” it is really annoying but probably true.

    Thanks for passing it on to your peeps at Shaping Youth!


  15. Elaine
    December 11, 2008 at 5:51 pm #


    That was some creativity! I was looking for the music to this song forever. Where did you get it? I might one day sing it to my mom.

  16. Vanessa
    December 12, 2008 at 10:47 am #


    just search William Tell’s Overture in iTunes!


  17. Joe Rizzo
    December 16, 2008 at 7:42 pm #


    Great job hon. I have a daughter your age that could relate to you.

    Thanks for the laughs!!

    Greetings from a cold Boston, Massachusetts

  18. Bill
    December 23, 2008 at 3:42 am #

    NICE job…great reply…even as a childless adult…I appreciated the song and creativity. Thanks for the smile on my face…

  19. Jukka
    February 4, 2009 at 9:47 am #


    As a father of three (apparently luckily still only at ages 4-9) I must thank you for the smile on my face – not to mention the education… ;^)

    Keep up the great work!

  20. Gopal
    February 14, 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    Dear Vanessa,
    That was absolutely FABULOUS! Laughed my head off-and loved the genuine message in there. It might interest you to know that my friends and I have been viewing your video in Bangalore and New Delhi in India! Rossini must be turning in his grave thanks to the two of you! Would it be possible for you to put the lyrics in the video and post it again? One tends to miss a few words along the way.

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    June 1, 2009 at 2:59 am #

    OMG you’re so funny, i cant stop laughing when i watched this!

  22. chelsea
    August 18, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    I love your song

  23. Vanessa Van Petten
    August 19, 2009 at 1:23 pm #

    thank you!

  24. katy
    September 23, 2009 at 6:11 pm #

    omg!! u rock!! me & my mom were cracking up!!!!
    make a sequal!! thanx! u rock!!!! i
    seriously LOOOOOOOOVED it…..

  25. Vanessa Van Petten
    September 25, 2009 at 9:20 am #

    thank you!!!!

  26. Colin
    November 21, 2009 at 7:40 pm #

    Just Magnificent. Will share with my 14/15 year old students at school. This should prove I understand them..

  27. Aliza G
    March 10, 2010 at 8:51 am #

    O…M….G……!!!!!! As the mom of a 14 year old (who is not speaking tome now, by the way) this was hysterical each and every time I watched it. Facebooked it to all my friends – and my online groups as well.
    See you tomorrow in White Plains!
    Can’t wait!!!

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    October 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

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