Momsense (to the William Tell Overture)

I had this sent to me by a friend of mine (who might not want to be named but she knows who she is) and thought it was awesome enough to share with you. I know for sure I have probably said most if not all of these things. I know for sure I heard these things! What about you? Sound familiar?


“Everything a mom says in 24 hours condensed to 2 minutes and 55 seconds and sung to the William Tell Overture. Every mom does this same “song – just probably not quite this fast.”

Edited to add for those of you who have asked: The singer is Anita Renfroe. Amazing woman. The lyrics to this are here.


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  2. I have watched this 100x. In fact, I almost bought the videoa few months ago the first time I saw it. I want to learn it and do it for a talent show somewhere just because.

    This gal makes me laugh. LAUGH.

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  4. OMG…this is perfect. I am going to make this required watching for my 12 year old tonight.

  5. I also want to learn it/memorize it and do it for my children. Too fun.

  6. This slayed me! I love it!

  7. I got a link to that in an email…hilarious. I’ve said pretty much all of it.

  8. I love Anita Renfroe! I saw her at a conference in Cleveland this summer.. I have her book “If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Your Mother.”

    You should see her parody video of Faith Hill’s ‘I Can Feel You Breathe!’

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  10. Why does this make me cry every time I hear it?

  11. Yvonne

    I have two boys under the age of two, and this video clip made me feel normal!!! So I’m not the only one who says that stuff, absolutely hilarious! From one mom to another, thank-you for the laughs!!

  12. where are the lirics for this i want to learn it

  13. Kim R Zamora

    Truth Hurts….I have 4 kids from the ages of 22 to 6 and 2 grandsons this is so funny! Your weren’t lying….Thanks I needed that…

  14. Charles Lee

    Where can I get the words to this wonderful plea?

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  16. Going straight home from work and instead of saying all the same things I am going to play this clip! P.S. It made me cry too.

  17. Carl Zimmerman

    Excellent! Where can we obtain the lyrics? Thanks. Carl & Fran

  18. Charles and Carl, you will notice I have a link on this entry to an entry with the lyrics. Soooo, you can find them here. πŸ™‚

  19. alicia nagy

    I love this, but I’d love to see one compiling the crazy things we have to say to four kids under seven. ie. “no swinging bats in the house, stop swishing your hands in the toilet, use your words not your teeth…I feel like the mommy uniform should be that black and white referee suit. Oh the joy!

  20. Does anyone know how I can get the music version without the lyrics because it is a slowed-down William Tell Overture

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  22. I have been hearing this on the radio (Moody) & wanted the words to memorize. Thanks!! I am the oldest of 8; mother of 4; G’ma of 14 and sitter for uncountable πŸ™‚ Been there–Done that Got the T-shirt.

  23. ths was great instead of fighting I’ll sing this too.thank you

  24. Corinne

    This was awesome and too true

  25. This was the funniest (& most true) video ! It really made my laugh and made me day!

  26. Thanks for the laugh – I’ve already said 90% of this to my children and it is only 1:00!

  27. wONDERFUL!!!!!! My children are adult and I’m still saying the same things.

  28. well, did nto hear it. what happened…..and I waited a long time to hear that she said it was 2 min 55 second, but did nto hear it, was that all it was, was air? Was she holding her breath?

  29. I just became a new mom back in October…so I havent had the luxury of dealing with everything yet. This video is what I have to look forward too…OH FUN! You never realize how much a mom does until you become one. PROPS TO ALL MOTHERS!

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  31. Jennifer

    A friend of mine emailed this to me. I LOVED IT!!! With 2 grown Children out of the house and on their own I can completely relate!!! What a genius!!!

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  33. Phyllis

    That was the best thing I have heard in a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG time.

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  37. I am twelve years old and my home schooling friends and I love this song. WE have most of it memorized.

  38. Does anyone know where to get the exact version of the William Tell Overture that Anita uses? I’ve downloaded a couple and they have an extra section in the song that Anita does not use. I’m planning to do this song at a Variety Show on New Year’s Eve and am looking for the exact version to download before then.

  39. Did anyone ever find the exact version of the william Tell Overature that Anita used? I am also in a talent show and I need the exact version to download..I have searched and not been succesul. Need Immediate. Thanks

  40. Michelle

    We want this back on You tube! It’s the funniest thing I have ever heard and want to share it with my Mom and daughter who is a new Mommy. I laughed so hard I couldn’t see to drive.

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