Certainly not any of that jumbo from the song… Clearly, today it’s, “Enough of that stupid fox song! You’re driving me insane!”
To which the response is, “If it’s a stupid fox song, then you’re saying foxes are stupid. You’re saying you’re stupid, Mom!”
Gee, thanks Beekee. I had to explain why the song about the fox was stupid, not the fox, but that didn’t go well. This is going to haunt me for a good, long while.
I’m sure you can imagine, being known as Fox comes with it’s challenges. Being a pretty, young woman when the name started really didn’t help. I’d get a lot of things like, “Uh-uh-ah! Uh-uh-ah! Foxy!” I can’t count the times I’ve heard a friend call, “Hey! Foxy lady!” Of course, let’s not forget the introductions. “This is my friend, Fox.” “Why, yes, she is!” Really, people? Can we please be original? Think I haven’t heard that a thousand times? Hate to burst your bubble, but it’s getting old, and it’s not the way to win me over.
When I had kids that dynamic started to change. I got less flirtatious and more curiosity about the name. I attribute that to the change in friends more than anything. It was kind of nice to hear an unfortunate nickname become something a little more cute and quirky. I grew to love my old nickname again.
That’s when everything changed. This new song comes out of nowhere. It’s catchy. It’s annoying. No matter how much I tried to keep it out of my life, the kids somehow managed to latch on to it. Now I hear it a million times a day. The kids call it my song, which makes it even worse. It’s destined to haunt me forever!
I have to admit, it’s fun being the cool mom. It’s fun having the kids see me as unique. I’m happy that my kids enjoy the song because it’s about a fox, and I’m Fox. I just wish they’d chosen a different annoying song, any annoying song but that one! I’d even take the Song that Doesn’t End. Someone, please, if you’re reading this, save me from that stupid song!