Watch Me Whip

School started this week and my goal to initiate a schedule fell apart quickly as I attempt to find discount (or used) uniforms for Bunny, attempt to potty train Butterfly and find ways to keep Bee engaged in education.

When I say that this week has flown by, I cannot even believe it’s already Thursday. I’m working on very little sleep finding that my daughters don’t believe that they should have to sleep in their bed. This struggle has been going on all summer, walking them back to their bed several times. Sadly, it seems, that they will sleep better if I allow them to sleep in my bed for about 30 minutes, then return them to their own bed. When taking them immediately back to their bed, they sleep with one eye open trying to catch me before I leave. Leaving isn’t an option since Bunny has school and the crying (through our thin walls and door) will wake him.

All of that said, I am blessed to have many things to be thankful for this week:

School starting without a hitch. My husband and I switched driving schedules, me dropping him off and him picking up. This change has made naptime less stressful as I don’t have to plan around sleeping schedules to pick my son up.

What seemed an impossible task last year, proved simple this year, as everyone is up an hour and forty-five minutes before school starts and we’ve arrived at school with at least 10 minutes to spare every morning. My children and I are up and at them at 7 a.m. and out of the door by 8. No crying, yelling or screaming has hit us in the wee hours of the morning. Two thanks in one!

Last week, I failed to tell a story that significantly impacted the way our summer ended.

We woke early Thursday morning in order to meet a mommy who was giving away a lot of used uniforms for free at 9 a.m. about 20 minutes away. The morning went smoothly and we arrived about 10 minutes early. If you live in Florida, the heat and humidity have been torturing us early, so we got out of the car to walk around. Thankfully, the school was open, so we walked in to cool down. I promptly texted the mommy and received the reply, “I’m an ass, I’m on my way”. Only a few more minutes of entertaining my tribe before we can move forward in our day.

Those few minutes turned to thirty, then forty. When I contacted her again, she said she thought I was someone else and had given all of the clothes (enough for at least two children) to one other mommy.

Frustrated, I went on with our day. Since we had to travel to make the meet, I planned our day around this venture and hit up the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach. The kids played for an hour and a half before we were on our way to our next stop… a quick food run then to visit grandma at work.

What came to a head that day was something I certainly didn’t expect. We had been having various problems with our car and that day, in the middle of the street, the clutch decided it could no longer hold on. We coasted into the parking lot of an auto repair shop where the car pooped out.

I was completely unprepared in this heat with all three children, where, as soon as I discovered that this car wasn’t moving, my well potty-trained daughter figured that was the perfect time to pee on herself. She hadn’t had an accident in a good six months, I had no change of clothes and I was in a parking lot 15 miles away from home.

All of this leads me to my thanks. Longbottom’s Auto Repair was a savior. I was unsure of how we were going to proceed and couldn’t get a hold of my husband or mother-in-law. They let me sit there, no prying eyes. About 10 minutes later, I finally knew my next step, only to realize that my husband suggested we bring it to our local mechanic. They allowed us to sit inside the cool air conditioned area until the tow truck arrived and took a low pressure sales pitch. I appreciated their kindness and their ability to recognize that my stress level had gone through the roof. If you’re in the Lantana or Boynton Beach area, please stop by.

We’ve started homeschooling this week for my little two, Bee and Butterfly. They are anxious to learn and throughout our days, we have covered writing, art, sight words, colors and letters. Both of them have been very receptive, and encouraging each other to repeat and participate.

Yet, when all is said and done, educating them only takes a few hours of the day (they are not yet 2 and not yet 4) and the rest of the day is filled with various educational videos and free play. They can only enjoy the letters video so many times before they become bored.

For that, I am very thankful to Silento… a silly song, which can hardly classify as a song, in my opinion, as it only has enough words to fill up a short poem. If you were to remove the repetitive words, you’d be down to eight words.

For your reading please, feel free to enjoy the lyrics of Watch Me Nae Nae by Silento

You already know who it is
Silentó
Silentó
Silentó
Gonna do it for meNow watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Want me do it?)Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Can you do it?)

Now watch me

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

[x2:]
Do the stanky leg (stank)
Do the stanky leg (stank stank)
Do the stanky leg (stank)
Do the stanky leg (stank stank)

Now break your legs (break ’em, break ’em)
Break your legs (break ’em dog)
Tell ’em “break your legs” (break ’em, break ’em)
Break your legs (break ’em dog)
Tell ’em “break your legs” (break ’em, break ’em)
Break your legs (break ’em dog)
Tell ’em “break your legs” (break ’em, break ’em)
Break your legs (break ’em dog)

Now watch me
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop
Now watch me
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Want me do it?)

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Can you do it?)

Now watch me

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Now watch me yule
Now watch me superman
Now watch me yule
Now watch me superman

Now watch me yule
Now watch me superman
Now watch me yule
Now watch me superman

Now watch me duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff (Hold on)
Now watch me duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff, duff

Now watch me
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop
Now watch me
Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Now watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Want me do it?)

Now watch me whip (Kill it!)
Watch me nae nae (Okay!)
Now watch me whip whip
Watch me nae nae (Can you do it?)

Now watch me

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh

Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh watch me, watch me
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Crank dat

Each time I play the video for my girls, I notice the number of views climb exponentially. I couldn’t help but laugh, wondering if the number is increasing just for those moms like me who keep it on replay to keep my children dancing and entertained. My daughters have probably watched it no less than 100 times, learning clean modern dance moves, so I can’t complain.

watch me whip

I’m sure there are ten things to be thankful here. I have survived the first week of school and ready to conquer the school year.

How about you?

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This week’s words are Innocence and Dance.

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5 thoughts on “Watch Me Whip”

  1. Oh man, we don’t start school back up for about 2 weeks now, but still I am seriously not looking forward to the morning struggles of getting my girls out the door. Granted once they are at school, I will have the house free until after 3 pm for quite a few hours and truly looking forward to all I can get done with my time, but still that early morning crunch is definitely not something I am looking forward to. But glad so far it has been OK for you and for my fingers crossed it stays this way now.

  2. What a story! When that happens in the heat, it’s somehow so much worse.
    I’m glad school mornings and afternoons will be easier for you. Cassidy can’t do dropoffs or pickups nearly ever, and I hate it.
    I am looking forward to free time again, although I’m dreading cold and flu season. We haven’t had any viruses since March.. sigh.

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