Shannon Christensen Abbott sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in her town’s talent show, but changed the lyrics to an ode to stay at home moms (SAHM). She created a video to share on her Facebook page for friends and family who could not attend the talent show. The video has gone viral with over 12 million views.
As a SAHM, I can relate to the Abbot’s lyrics. “It’s 3 a.m. and you’re wide awake. Baby, go to sleep for heaven’s sake. Mama’s gonna be a zombie in the morning. Yet Daddy’s asleep without a care. How does he do that? It isn’t fair!” The past 2 weeks I have been dealing with this exact issue with my baby. Briella has been waking up and taking 30 minutes – over an hour to get back to sleep. Then she has been waking multiple times a night. I have been zombie like and now fighting a cold to boot.
With all four of our girls, somehow my husband never heard the girls’ nighttime cries. I recall one day when my oldest Jessica was a baby she fell asleep on the couch next to my husband. My husband suddenly falls asleep while I am taking a shower. I come down to a screaming baby and a sleeping husband. I still cannot understand how he did not hear her screaming right next to him. However, here is a man who literally slept through a hurricane with wild winds just outside the window as I was awake worried hearing the howling wind. Can anyone relate to husbands who cannot hear your babies/children?
Shannon did an awesome job with creating new lyrics. She has an amazing voice. Sit back and enjoy it because I am sure it will put a smile on your face.