The minute you have a child, all of pop culture gets subverted. Traditional lyrics are replaced with kid versions of songs whether you like it or not. On a good day, I find myself rockin’ out with SpongeBob’s “You Better Swim.” On a bad day, I’m subjected to Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold” Sesame Street disaster.
Here are some of the weirder baby versions of songs we’ve found ourselves making up on the fly:
“I’m Looking at the Baby in the Mirror”
“Oops, I Poo-Pooed Again”
“Doncha Wish Your Baby Was Cute Like Mine?”
“Like A Baby (Rolling Over for the Very First Time)”
And then, of course, some lyrics don’t get changed at all. But they do start to take on a whole new meaning:
“Baby Got Back”
“Baby I Love Your Way”
“I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight”
“Hit Me Baby One More Time”
“Oooh Baby Baby (Get Up on This)”
It’s not just songs that get baby-fied, either. The other day, I found myself babbling to Some Boy in my best Jack Nicholson impression, “You want the poop? You can’t HANDLE the poop!”
Another thing that becomes normal when you have a baby? Talking about poop. A lot.