Sometimes moms need the clever lyrics of our girl, Taylor Swift, in our speakers and earbuds. Take it to the next level the next time you encounter one of these Taylor-made situations so you can speak up like a pop star!
1. “Shake it off, sh-sh-shake it off!” (Shake It Off)
Suggested use: Whenever an older family member criticizes your parenting, suggests discipline, intervenes when you enforce a rule with your own child. Whisper it to yourself, do a few hip wiggles in the bathroom and get back out there. ‘Cause the haters gonna hate, hate, hate…but you’re just gonna shake it off!
2. “Why you gotta be so mean?” (Mean)
Suggested use: After breaking up a sibling fight for the twentieth time today, bend down, look those kids in the eyes and ask them, “Why you gotta be so mean?” And hey, if you wanna picture yourself living in a big old city while praying the peace lasts, I’ll be your roommate.
3. “Nice to meet you, where you been?” (Blank Space)
Suggested use: When your hubby comes home late and you’ve been home with kids. All day.
4. “‘Cause one of these things is not like the other!” (ME!)
Suggested use: Trying to do a Highlights puzzle with your child. Patience, patience. You are so patient.
5. “We are never ever ever getting back together” (We Are Never Getting Back Together)
Suggested use: Say this to that pre-baby bikini as you stare at it in the mirror. Even if it technically fits, we know that those baby-bearing hips and milky boobs just ain’t the same. Ditch it and get you a suit that makes you feel like the pop star you are.
6. “Just another picture to burn” (Picture to Burn)
Suggested use: When flipping through your phone at all the candid photos your 6-year-old took. All 3,000. Blurry. Photos.
7. And you’re the kind of guy the ladies want, (And there’s a lot of cool chicks out there) (ME!)
Suggested use: Use this to console your son after a break up, while hoping that saying “cool chicks” doesn’t make you sound too old. The kids still say that, right?
8. “Look what you just made me do.” (Look What You Made Me Do)
Suggested use: Take that trampoline! You made a little pee come out. Also say this to the random crying kid crying at the supermarket that makes your boobs leak through your shirt. Just before your an important appointment.
9. “Cause darling I’m a nightmare dressed as a daydream.” (Blank Space)
Suggested use: When your middle schooler says you’re the worst mom ever, say it panache. You make parenting look good.
10. “In the middle of the night, in my dreams, I know I’m gonna be with you” (Ready For It?)
Suggested use: At some point the baby will sleep all night. Until then every evening.
11. “If you can see I’m the one who understands you, been here all along so why can’t you see” (You Belong With Me)
Suggested use: I see you trying to rationalize why your teen should listen to you. You may not belong together every day, but you’ve definitely been there all along.
12. “Cause like we hadn’t seen each other in a month, when you said you needed space (what?)” (We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together)
Suggested use: You don’t want to be all up in your college student’s business. I mean, a month apart is enough space, right?
13. “It’s gonna be forever or it’s gonna go down in flames, you can tell me when it’s over, if the high was worth the pain.” (Blank Space)
Suggested use: Breastfeeding. From beginning to the end.
14. “We’re happy free confused and lonely at the same time, It’s miserable and magical” (22)
Suggested use: The perfect response when someone asks what it’s like to be a stay-at-home mom. Also perfect if they ask it you’re happy as a working mom.
15. “I promise that no one’s gonna love you like meeeeeee” (ME!)
Suggested use: Every day to each child.