Lies I Tell My Daughter

We Can't Turn the Radio On, It's Charging

I have nothing against Justin Bieber. In fact, I’m sure he’s a really good person and he seems like an amazing boyfriend to Selena Gomez. I just don’t know why I have to be forced to listen to ‘Baby’ over and over again whenever I’m in the car with my daughter Sunny. I also don’t think it’s fair that if I put on anyone other than Justin Bieber or Britney (like my all time fave Michael Jackson), she puts her fingers in her ears and starts screaming at the top of her lungs for me to “turn it off!” If I don’t turn off my favorite songs right away, she starts crying hysterically. And you don’t even want to know what happens when Cee-Lo accidentally comes on.

I pick up Sunny from school and her first request is always for me to turn on some music. I humor her by putting on Justin Bieber first because watching her dance in my rearview mirror might be the cutest thing ever. But then all I hear over and over and over again is, “Baby baby baby, oooh, like, baby baby baby…oohh!” Then she does the Ludacris part by moving her hands spastically in a way like she’s pretending to rap even though she totally doesn’t know the words.

Baby, baby baby oohh, like, baby baby baby, ooh. I’m starting to freak. I can’t deal. I begin to hate Justin Bieber and wish Usher had never discovered him. I start thinking horrible, violent thoughts about this 17-year-old kid who I don’t know.

“You know what? I don’t want to listen to this anymore, can we turn something else on?”

“NO, Mommy, NO.”  Well guess what? Our radio just died. It needs to charge. And unfortunately, sometimes car radio chargers take FOREVER.

  • Audrey Hemzy

    Just reading the “Baby, baby baby oohh, like, baby baby baby, ooh” makes that song find home in my head… Arrgh.
    I don’t have any daughter, nor son, yet but I’m babysitting three girls (sisters) and they’re obsessed with Hannah Montana… I really don’t know what’s worst; Justin or Hannah. Ugh.

  • Marcela Xavier

    you are my hero

  • Carissa Gonzalez

    I feel your pain. My 2 year old HAS to hear her songs over and over! Even songs that are from artists my husband I like get annoying after hearing them over and over! I also like to tell her that the remote for the TV died and needs to be charged. After the 20th time watching Yo Gabba Gabba, Mommy has reached her threshold!

    • Angel Fernandez

      But Yo Gabba Gabba is fun! (pouts) And yes, I have all their Music is Awesome albums.

  • Eden Carter

    Haha. That is brilliant. I’m going to have to remember that one when I have my brother.

  • Meagan Leigh Bridges

    Too funny. Maybe she’ll broaden her horizons soon! :)

  • Julia Goolia

    I have started to hate that prepubscent kid as well…. i need a beiber break. my only happiness is that my dad is still oblivious to who he is

  • Derick Cich

    I got lucky, Tegan (3 and a half), loves to dance to Lady Gaga and Owl City but still enjoys Sigur Ros as well as Tegan and Sara, whom, yes, she was named after :)

  • Caasandra Copp

    awesome…I thought I was the only one! I tell my kids that the TV needs to charge when I can’t stand to watch anymore Yo Gabba Gabba!

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