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MOM’s Overture
Get up now, get up now, get up out of bed
Wash your face, brush your teeth. Comb your sleepy head
Here’s your clothes and your shoes, hear the words I said
Get up NOW, get up and make your bed!

Are you hot? Are you cold? Are you wearing that?
Where’s your books? And your lunch? And your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don’t forget. . . You gotta feed the cat!

Eat your breakfast, experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today
Don’t’ forget your piano lesson is this afternoon so you must play.

Don’t shovel! Chew slowly! But hurry, the bus is here.
Be careful, come back here. Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside! Don’t play rough! Will you just play fair?
Be polite. Make a friend. Don’t forget to share.
Work it our. Wait your turn. Never take a dare.
Get ALONG!!! Don’t make me come down there!

Clean your room, fold your clothes, put your stuff away.
Make your bed, do it now! Do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn? Would you like some hay?
Can you EVEN hear a word I say?

ASNWER the phone! Get off the phone! Don’t sit so close! Turn it down! No texting at the table.
NO MORE computer time tonight! You’re IPOD’s my IPOD if you don’t listen up.
Where are you going and with whom and what time do you think you’re coming home?
Say “Thank You, Please, Excuse Me’ makes you welcome everywhere you roam.
You’ll appreciate my wisdom someday when you’re older and you’re grown.
Can’t wait ‘til you have a couple little children of your own!

You’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly.
But right now, I’d thank you, not to roll your eyes at me.
Close your mouth when you chew I’d appreciate
Take a bite, maybe two, of the stuff you hate.
Use your fork, do not burp, or I’ll set you straight. Eat the FOOD I put upon your plate.

Get an A, get the door, don’t get smart with me! Get a grip! Get in here or I’ll count to three.
Get job , get a life, Get a PhD.
I don’t care who started it! You’re grounded – until you’re thirty-six!
Get your story straight and tell the truth for once for Heaven’s sake!
AND . . If all your friends . . Jumped off a cliff . . Would you jump too?

If I said it once I said it at least a thousand times, before that –
YOU’RE too old to act this way! It must be – your father’s DNA!
Look at me when I am talking. Stand up straight or when you walk.
A PLACE for EVERYTHING and EVERYTHING must be in PLACE.
Stop crying or I’ll give you something REAL to cry about! OH!

Brush your teeth, wash your face, put your PJs on.
Get in bed. Give a hug. Say your prayer with mom.
Don’t forget, I love you , MWAH!
And Tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never ends.
You don’t need the reason why, BEAUSE! BECAUSE ! BECAUSE! BECAUSE!
I said so, I said so, I said so, I said so! I’m the mom, the mom, the mom, the mom the mom!
TA DAH!!!

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