“Ode To Sleep Deprived Parents” Hits The Right Note (VIDEO)
Two hundred members of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs joined forces recently to perform an “Ode to Sleep Deprived Parents and Terrorizing Toddlers”— and it’s something every parent can relate to!
Set to the popular opening movement of Carmina Burana, the opera’s lyrics have been playfully adjusted to poke fun at how difficult it is to get kids to go to bed.
Here’s a sampling of the lyrics:
“Why won’t you sleep? Put my phone down.”
“Mummy’s getting cranky. What is that smell?”
“Why won’t you just stop moving?”
The work is the brainchild (excuse the pun) of Matthew Hodge, a Sydney resident and father of three who won the Sydney Symphony’s “Say it with Carmina” contest, which invited folks to submit new lyrics for the popular opera.
Coming on the heels of the successful humor book, “Go The F--- To Sleep,” sleep issues seem to be a popular issue for every parent.
The winning entry was sung by the same choir that would later perform the real Carmina Burana at the Sydney Symphony, and it has been a huge hit on social media.
According to Symphony spokeswoman Yvonne Zammit, “I think people can relate. I know that it resonated with parents everywhere and people were just sharing it and they found it amusing.”
Hodge told Today Moms, “Parenting, while it's highly rewarding, is also a job that involves many frustrations and we constantly find ourselves barking orders to these little people that just won't listen. So I think many parents have found themselves saying very similar things to their children.”