November 21, 2005

Here’s to Football Fatherhood

I have a tendency to make up songs when I’m spending time with the babies. I often find myself changing lyrics to songs I’ve recently heard. Many times these songs are commercial jingles that are catchy and easy to manipulate for my own good.

Mondays are always fun because anyone who watches ESPN knows that SportsCenter has taken the old Coors Light ad about loving football (and twins) and they change the lyrics each week to match what went on on Sunday. I often find myself singing to the twins a version of this song.

Here’s a sample of my lyrical manipulation (and be thankful you don’t have to hear me sing!).

I love babies having fun
‘Specially when there’s more than one
Wiping drool off chins
Of the Twins

I love babies eatin’ dirt
Messin’ up my shirt
No denyin’ that my kin
Is the Twins

And I love you two!
And I love you two!

I love baths before dinner time
Reciting nursery rhymes
Rubbin’ lotion on the skin
Of the Twins

I don’t love waking up at 4 a.m.
TheMonk, this is gettin’ grim
But that’s the life when…
You have Twins

But I love you two!
Yes, I love you two!

I love Swee’Pea smiling in the morn’
I can’t believe that you were born
It’s not a contest - but I win
With you Twins.

I love baby sloppy kisses
Hangin’ with the Mrs.
Feelin’ pride from within
‘Cause you’re my Twins

And I love you two!
Yes, I love you two!

Here’s to Fatherhood!


  1. Awesome, Matthew! I love it (although nothing will ever make me forget the twins from the original commercial).

    Comment by MetroDad — November 21, 2005 @ 10:12 am

  2. Hey, the Not Ready for Prime Time Parent blog disappeared. I hate when that happens. Well, and I worry too. Have you seen him lately?

    Comment by Becky — November 21, 2005 @ 1:38 pm

  3. Ha!!! My husband does the same thing!!! But, he’s a choir teacher, what’s your excuse? ;)

    Comment by Redhead Mommy — November 21, 2005 @ 6:15 pm

  4. Here’s to Twins!

    Comment by not-for-profit-dad — November 21, 2005 @ 7:12 pm

  5. Wow! Mine are never that long, nor are they that good. I am thinking about our bath song when the girl was an infant; something along the lines of “water on my melon makes me so good smellin.” Yeah that was the only line to it. I need to be more creative.

    Comment by snanook — November 21, 2005 @ 8:47 pm

  6. Wow, you could totally make a living writing jingles.

    Comment by ieatcrayonz — November 22, 2005 @ 6:27 am

  7. Brilliant!!! :)

    Comment by Corinne — November 22, 2005 @ 6:37 am

  8. You have combined four of my favorite things:
    1) twin babies
    2) football
    3) beer
    4) singing

    You are my hero.

    Comment by Sarah — November 22, 2005 @ 6:39 am

  9. My husband does that too! That was a really good one though, I was singing it along to the tune in my head.

    Comment by Mainline Mom — November 22, 2005 @ 8:57 am

  10. Ok, so this is the second time this has come up recently, but I have to share…

    Shortly after my (now 13 mo) daughter was born, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 84 years. In their honor (and also because we were a tad punchy after 36 hours of labor), we rewrote the lyrics to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with a bit of a twist:

    Take me out to the breastfeed
    Take me out to the boob
    Buy me some colostrum and milky milk
    I don’t care if that shirt’s made of silk
    For it’s root, root, root for the nipple
    If you’ve made plans it’s a shame
    For it’s one, two, three sucks then breathe
    In the breastfeed game!

    Comment by Sophia's Mom — November 22, 2005 @ 10:15 am

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