The Holderness family's new video parody of Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" nails how messy kids and husbands can be, and how much it drives mom crazy.
Just when I thought the Holderness family couldn't get inside my head any more than they have in the past (like with their parody "I'm 40"), now they have produced a spot-on parody of Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself," instead calling it "Clean Yourself." It's about how gross kids—and husbands—can be. So, basically, my life.
"You're adorable, I think we agree. But your room, it smells like six-day-old pee," dad Penn sings. And in the background, mom Kim is executing impressive interpretive dance moves, perhaps as a way to tip her family off to the fact that she's finally lost her mind.
An awesomely relatable lyric, "Her kids are adorable, but disgusting," is accompanied by the Holderness's daughter spitting all over the bathroom sink. Yup, been there. I just want to throw my hands up to the heavens and scream, "Why?!?"
Here's the refrain: "If you like the way she cleans it up, then maybe you should clean it up yourself. In college, your roommate will hate your guts, so maybe you should clean it up yourself."
Now the attention shifts to Penn. And moms, I think we can agree husbands are as big of messes as the kids, if not worse! Like when they eat in bed, or "miss" the hamper. Or don't put the toilet seat down, get toothpaste everywhere, leave loose change all over the house, and shoes in the middle of the hallway. Oh, you're sensing I'm starting to lose my mind just like Kim?
In the parody, Penn realizes he's in trouble, singing about how he's probably sleeping on his own unless he learns not to tick off the boss. Yup, maybe he should clean it up himself, too.
My favorite moment in the video is when Penn pulls out the recorder for a musical interlude.
Well done, Holdernesses. As always. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.