I had like 90,000 requests for a Shake It Off parody. And because I'm a people pleaser, I decided to go for it (despite my, er, vocal limitations). The tipping point was when two little girls ran up to me at drop off and asked me to parody it. Then their mom, Melizza Witherspoon, said, “Knock it off!” and a parody was born!
In my version I sing about the insecurities of motherhood. I think we're always wondering if we are doing a good enough job. I also sing about the judgement of others—the in-laws, other moms, judgy strangers. Everyone seems to have an opinion about how we should be raising our kids. And I wish they would all just KNOCK IT OFF!!!!
Here are they lyrics to my Shake It Off parody if you want to sing along!
Big thanks to my amazing friends and family for shaking it off with me. Jacquie, Gerri, Eva, Caren, Kelly, Hillary and Sharon THANK YOU for sharing your incredibly gorgeous children with me! Thanks to the kids themselves – what STARS! Jacquie, Gerri and Hillary I'm lucky you're not judgey moms IRL even though you play them on YouTube. And Jac, thanks for the kid-wrangling/choreography. Thanks to Beatmaster Z PhD for his mad break dancing skillz—having three kids hasn't killed your cool! Gabe thank you for tolerating my madness. You had no idea what you were getting into when you married me. Thanks to my brother Jarret for indulging me. Thanks to my amazing life suckers as always. Special thanks to Jacquie Haggarty for taking my kids to the zoo so I could edit this puppy! And thank YOU for watching! Please SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL and SHARE!