The Song That Saved My Sanity

Picture it: We’re driving to the cabin in the trusted family mini-van. It’s a few hours in and the kids are getting antsy and restless…and frankly, on my last nerve. We’ve played every car game I can think of. I’ve doled out every threat and bribe imaginable. And I’ve uttered the words, “Hands and feet to yourself” more times than I care to admit. I’m considering jumping out of the moving car. When all of the sudden we hear this song on the kids’ channel on XM radio. From the back of the van, I hear “Turn it up! Turn it up!” And this is the MASTERPIECE by comedian Anita Renfroe that follows:

I look in the rear view mirror and see that my kids are literally laughing until there are tears in their eyes. We all are. I’m feeling a bit embarrassed by how many of the words in this song I have spoken verbatim, and also feeling normal and relieved. I no longer wish to escape from my family. I am actually reveling in this moment. It’s one I will remember forever…I love when that happens.


  1. Awesome! My kids are getting old enough now that they, too, could appreciate the words to this song. Glad it made such a cool memory. Stopping by from SITS.

  2. Genius! 🙂

  3. What a great song, stopping by from SITS.

  4. Perfect timing! I have had many of those, “Keep your hands and feet to yourself” moments too! Lovely! Found you on Sharefest!

  5. Yes, that song is a classic! So fitting. Your posts are great!

  6. Oh laughing so hard…I’d forgotten about this song! It was awesome!!!

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