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My New Anthem


You might remember it – “Really Rosie” by Maurice Sendak (of Where The Wild Things Are) and sung by Carole King. I had forgotten all about it until just the other day. I grabbed it at the library and took a walk down the lane to childhood days of singing with my sister at the top of my lungs.

“I’m Really Rosie…and I’m Rosie Real…You better believe me! I’m a great big deal!”

But listening to it with Brother-Bug this morning I realized there is a perfect song for a mother deep in the fray, trying to perfect her own mother-magic to keep her family happy and calm and maybe even Stop the

Screaming and Yelling
(From Really Rosie – by Maurice Sendak)

When everybody
Screams and yells
Who calms them down?
Who rings their bells?
When everybody screams and yells
The enchanted one
That’s me
When everybody screams and yells,
There’s nothing to do!
There’s nothing to see!
Who dreams up a place they’d like to be?
The enchanted one
That’s me
It takes personality
A lot of personality
To make them see it my way
It takes personality
More personality
To turn twelve boring hours
Into a fascinating day!
I CAN DO IT!
That’s a fact
I CAN DO IT!
Don’t you see?
AND I’LL DO IT
ALL FOR FREE!

Do you know?
Can you guess
Who I simply have to be?
STOP SCREAMING AND YELLING
SCREAMING AND YELLING
SCREAMING AND YELLING
SCREAMING AND YELLING
AND I’LL TELL YOU ALREADY!
The enchanted one
That’s me.

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I love it – especially the bit that talks about making 12 hours into a fascinating day. Isn’t that just the way of a mom? Or at least our goal when we wake up and plan for fun?

I’m going to start referring to myself (at least privately) as The Enchanted One.

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