This Parody of Sia's 'Cheap Thrills' Is Every Mom on a Friday Night
I definitely don't need to leave the house to have fun tonight. Pass the remote.
If Sia got pregnant and moved to the suburbs, you think she'd still have the energy to go out on Friday nights?
Not if she's anything like the socially-inept mom in this hilarious parody video from MyLifeSuckers' Deva Dalporto, that's set to the tune of the singer-songwriter's bouncy party anthem "Cheap Thrills."
Instead of hitting the dance floor and TGIF-ing it up all over the place like her sprightly, colorblock-tressed counterpart, this exhausted mama just wants to stay home all night with Netflix and chill. And no, she doesn't mean it THAT way.
"C'mon, c'mon put your jammies on. It's Friday night and that means nothing to moms. Gotta brush your hair, put your nightlight on. It's Friday night, been on my feet all day long."
Sing it, sister! And that Dalporto does, tricked out in Sia's signature pink tutu and black-and-white wig, which she perfectly accessorizes with a pair of bright yellow plastic gloves while busting a move and breaking it down in the chorus:
"Baby, I don't need to leave the house to have fun tonight (I have no social skills). Baby, I'm going to binge on Netflix all night tonight (I have no social skills). I don't wanna talk, honey. I just need some time for me."
So. Much. Yes. Motherhood is insanely draining, you guys! Or as Dalporto put it in a recent blog post: "Who has energy to go out at night and have an actual conversation when you've been up since 5am having broccoli battles with a 3-year-old?"
Exactly. The mom-of-two also explained in her post that she was inspired to channel the mononymous singer in a send up because her husband—sidebar: is that him doing backup duty in a tutu?—keeps accusing her of pulling a bait-and-switch on him.
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"When we met I was super social," she writes. "My phone rang constantly. I loved going out at night. And then I had kids and suddenly I lost all of my social skills. I became an introverted hermit. Now a great night to me is sitting at home watching Netflix talking to NO ONE."
OMG SAME. My husband and I just had this same discussion last week, when, for the third Friday night in a row he asked me if we had any plans for the weekend.
Um...does cracking open a new $18 bottle of wine count? #CheapThrills