July 4, 2006 8:57 PM

I stayed up way too late recording this song the night before my daughter's fifth birthday party last year. When all her friends came over for the party, we had them all sing the chorus part and then each of them got to sing the lead part solo. Then we feverishly burned a bunch of discs and each kid got a CD of their performance in their loot bag. Neighbourhood moms are still coming up to me and singing this, which I'm intitially flattered about but then notice the look on their faces which says that they've heard it over and over and over and over...

posted by chococat (17 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

This is totally awesome!
posted by sciurus at 8:56 AM on July 5, 2006

So adorable it brings tears to my eyes.

Those poor moms.
posted by medialyte at 10:52 AM on July 5, 2006

Ha! Evil genius.
posted by cortex at 11:00 AM on July 5, 2006

I will not be able to get this song out of my mind all day and, unlike with some songs, I don't mind. Well done.
posted by nuala at 3:49 PM on July 5, 2006

Coolest birthday party ever. Little rock stars for the day!
posted by emelenjr at 4:31 PM on July 5, 2006

Using children in your chorus is cheating! Okay, okay, I admit, this kinda rulez.
posted by edlundart at 8:01 PM on July 5, 2006

That is an unbelievably cool thing to do for your kid!! Kudos! Of course you fucking destroyed the mind of every other parent in the neighbourhood, which is a net zero (because cool-points positive and total annoyance-points negative). :)
posted by waxbanks at 4:13 PM on July 6, 2006

this is so cute ... just so happens I know someone who will soon turn five five five soon too, so thanks, chococat !
posted by madamjujujive at 8:17 PM on July 6, 2006

Props!!! Great idea and I just might steal this for my girl's 5th (in three years).
posted by ashbury at 8:31 PM on July 6, 2006

Awesome present! Made me a little teary-eyed.
posted by muddgirl at 5:49 PM on July 7, 2006

This is amazing. Way to go.
posted by viachicago at 6:36 PM on July 8, 2006

Best. Dad. Ever.
posted by rafter at 11:34 AM on July 10, 2006

Dude: dude. That is all.
posted by ORthey at 2:34 PM on July 11, 2006

This made my day. Great story, great song. Can my kid come to your kids next birthday? Well done.
posted by Hanover Phist at 8:31 AM on July 12, 2006

I must have missed this somehow. Beautiful!
posted by snsranch at 4:48 PM on February 23, 2007

I just played this for my daughter on her fifth birthday. I've been waiting her whole life for the chance to do that!
posted by mbrubeck at 6:09 PM on October 21, 2011 [4 favorites]

That is awesome. I just saw this comment and read it to my daughter who is right beside me and said, "awww." Strangely enough, we are having her friends over for her TWELFTH birthday party tomorrow. How time flies.
posted by chococat at 8:33 PM on October 21, 2011 [2 favorites]

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