Don't push me

… cause I’m close to the edge.

Ah, Grandmaster Flash! I’ve always been a big fan of this song and I really didn’t think I could love it any more until it was used in a car ad around the time I was coming to grips with the sleep-deprived haze of new motherhood.

It was played constantly and it always got stuck in my head, becoming a daily anthem of sorts.

“It’s like a jungle sometimes, it makes me wonder how I keep from going under.”

And now, more than a year later I’ve noticed that the ad is back on the TV. While it still makes me giggle, it reminds me how quickly those jungle days, the newborn haze that seemed to stretch for eternity, end and you start thinking about doing it all again.

“I’m trying not to lose my head.”

5 thoughts on “Don't push me

  1. Ahhhhh, to find lyrics depicting our own life at that exact time…I must admit that to hear this song I can think of only one thing. Baby J rocking and bobbing along to the beat, thoroughly getting into it!!


  2. oh how I just love that song and the ad totally cracks me up.. Funny isn’t it, that when you are in the thick of it feels like it will never end, then suddenly you are out of the black hole, and only a matter of months or a year later, you kind of forget how bad it was.. like childbirth – you really do forget the pain!!.. but in saying that, I am not going back for more 🙂


  3. Boo sings it constantly and wants that car.

    For a few days he was running around asking me if I remembered the nappies. I was all WHAT THE HELL?


    Love that song.


  4. My mother is now singing this constantly thanks to that ad. Love it.


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