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Do You Have The Time To Listen To Me Whine?

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… about nothing and everything all at once.

This song by the American punk band Green Day hits my current emotional situation like the proverbial nail on the head.


Differently than before, I relate it now to being a mother and a parent. So thanks already for clicking on this article and listening to me complaining. I rewrote the song ‘Basket Case’ a bit. LOL😂.

I have mood swings and I often feel frustrated

Life with a baby is like a roller coaster ride. They say it gets better with the second one. Does that mean I should have a second one just to get my life back on track?

I’m being honest, I have mood swings. I often feel frustrated, maybe even depressed, then sky high again. My hormones are going crazy. I used to know this feeling only as PMS (premenstrual syndrome). But on a daily basis?


I still have my PJs on, even though it’s mid-afternoon

I look in the mirror and often don’t recognize myself anymore. Hair unwashed and unkempt. Deep wrinkles on my forehead and between my eyebrows. Dark circles under my eyes.

I still have my PJs on, even though it’s mid-afternoon. Something is stuck to my top. Maybe banana? In my hair, I discover some milk from my baby’s burp. Pieces of bananas are also stuck to my wool socks. How I must look!

I used to be chic up to the neck. Freshly showered, my hair was fragrant, my face moisturized and toned, my body fit from the gym.

Now it all seems to sag and give in to gravity. Sure, I exercise my right bicep daily by carrying my child. But otherwise?


I have scuffs all over my body and bruises on my knees

I wore fancy dresses. In red. High shoes with laces in nude. I wore my long hair loose. Sometimes I even made waves in my hair.

Now, I often wear the famous ‘Mom bun’. Speaking of hair, I used to have more of that before my baby ripped it out in chunks. And I have scuffs all over my body, bruises on my knees from crawling behind my child, and deep scratches from my little one’s claws.

That’s why I’ve taken the liberty to unwrite one of my husband’s favorite songs and relate it to my current situation (changes in bold). Have fun loudly singing along to it, ideally in the kitchen when the little one has just a tantrum because you took away his banana.

As a reminder of the bittersweet hardship of being a parent, or as a mind play of the time you will most likely have ahead of you as a parent to be.

Here are the lyrics (changes in bold)

Kristina God; Music photo created by rawpixel.com

Do You Have The Time To Listen To Me Whine?

‘Do you have the time to listen to me whine

About nothing and everything all at once?

I am one of those

Melodramatic Mothers

Neurotic to the bone

No doubt about it

Sometimes I give myself the creeps

Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me

The to-dos keeps adding up

I think I’m cracking up

Am I just paranoid

Or am I just sleep deprived?

I went to a more experienced Mother

To analyze my mood

She said it’s lack of sex that’s bringing me down

I went to a single mate

She said my life’s a state

So quit my whining ’cause my ‘Mother’s Block’ is bringing me down

Sometimes I give myself the creeps

Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me

The to-dos keeps adding up

I think I’m cracking up

Am I just paranoid

Or am I just sleep deprived?

Grasping to control

So I better hold on/keep on’

PS: In case you don’t know the song, here’s the original song on YouTube.

Here are the articles I’m relating to in my song text:

© Kristina God


Thanks for making my words part of your day.

Hi! I’m Kristina God, 2x Top Writer in Parenting and Feminism🤗 One of the Top 2,000 writers on Medium.

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