Ironic. A Life is Knutts Parody


Ironic – By Life is Knutts


In homage to my life at the moment, mainly revolving around toddler tantrums, 8 and 6 year old boy tantrums, a mega messy house after I’ve just spent hours cleaning the sodding thing, and the influx of really chuffing annoying flies in the house now the doors and windows are open, I’ve penned a little ditty to the tune of ‘Ironic’ By Alanis Morissette.

Put the song on, sing along with your mop as a microphone, and have a glass of wine with your weetabix…I don’t care if it’s 10am.

A middle aged Mum, turned thirty-eight
She won a tombola, then died the next day.
It’s a black fly, in your G&T
It’s a rush to the potty, 2 minutes too late
And isn’t it ironic… don’t you think

It’s like rain, on your washing day
It’s a fairy cake, that you just didn’t bake
It’s the free advice, that you just didn’t take
And who would’ve thought… it figures

Mrs nervous mum, was afraid to fry,
It splatterrs everywhere, kiss the clean house goodbye,
She waited her whole damn life, to fry that egg,
And as the oil splashed down,Β  she thought
“Well isn’t this nice…”
And isn’t it ironic… don’t you think

It’s like rain on your washing day
It’s a fairy cake, that you just didn’t bake
It’s the free advice, that you just didn’t take
And who would’ve thought… it figures

Well mess has a funny way, of sneaking up on you
When you think everything’s tidy and everything’s going right
And mess has a funny way, of pissing you off when
You think everything’s gone wrong and your porridge blows up
In your face…

A toddler tantrum, when you’re already late
A no children sign, on a pub lunch break
It’s like ten thousand waters, when all you need is some wine,
It’s meeting the man of my dreams
And then seeing his pants on the floor.
And isn’t it ironic…don’t you think
A little too ironic…and, yeah, I really do think…

It’s like rain on your washing day
It’s a fairy cake, that you just didn’t bake
It’s the free advice, that you just didn’t take
And who would’ve thought… it figures.

Mess has a funny way, of sneaking up on you
Mess has a funny, funny way, of pissing you off,
pissing you off…

And here is my Ironic moment of the week.

After cleaning the house on Sunday, I gave all my kids an ice cream to eat in the garden.

I assumed they’d all finished. I assumed wrong.

2 hours later I find a melted ice cream, dripping off the living room windowsill, down the wall and the radiator and landing on the floor.

It had melted under this photo frame.

Read the quote on it…isn’t it Ironic?




  1. May 24, 2016 / 10:39 am

    I am kinda glad that someone else finds melted food stuff in random places πŸ™‚ love the song. Will be signing it all day !! X
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    May 24, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Pahahaha! The mind boggle doesn’t it?! I found a bit of banana bread in my knicker drawer this morning too!

  3. May 24, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    Oh that’s just brilliant!Exactly the kind of thing that happens in my house!I remember me and my brother melting crayons on the radiator as kids. Didn’t half get a thick ear for that one (in the days when you were allowed to get a thick ear mind you) x
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    May 24, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Haha! Oh jebus!! I can imagine your parents were made up with the crayon waterfall!!
    Those were the days eh?! My mum washed my mouth out with soap once! I remember it now!x

  5. May 24, 2016 / 1:11 pm

    Haha! I’m pretty sure all these things have happened to me! Thank you for linking #chucklemums
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  6. May 24, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    Ha ha ha! Mother hates any pub which has a sign that says ‘no children.’ A very poignant image of your pic and ice cream #chucklemums

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    May 24, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Apart from the dying after winning a tombola bit, obvs
    I always win bloody Schloer in tombolas – where is the wine?! xx

  8. admin
    May 24, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    Isn’t it?! It’s like the toddler knew what he was doing…
    Thanks for reading!x

  9. May 24, 2016 / 4:41 pm

    You had me at ‘seeing his pants on the floor’.
    I will be singing the original all evening now, so thanks for that πŸ˜‰
    And thanks for coming back to #chucklemums πŸ˜€
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  10. May 24, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    hahaha! this is brilliant! so true, so funny, and yes, so ironic πŸ˜‰ #chucklemums

  11. May 24, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    hahaha this is like THE sort of post I needed to read right now πŸ˜€ I even sang along with your lyrics on my pc. Life with little ones is always ironic! but now when similar things happen in my house, and they do, I’ll remember “Ironic” and laugh about it! πŸ˜‰

  12. admin
    May 24, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!! Goal – Achieved!
    Thanks so much Eliana, that’s made my day that has!
    I’ve been singing it all day too! πŸ˜‰

  13. May 24, 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Fantastic! Picking up your husband’s pants does make it quite hard to fancy them, doesn’t it?!
    x ALice
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  15. May 24, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    Brilliant, I enjoyed snorty laughing all the way through! My fave was the verse about toddler tantrums when you’re already late….etc fab! #chucklemums

  16. May 24, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    Haha this is brilliant!
    I can relate to most of these πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much for joining in with #MMBC, hope to see you next week x

  17. admin
    May 24, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Sure does Alice…as does he farting in bed πŸ˜‰

  18. admin
    May 24, 2016 / 10:17 pm

    Haha!!!! Brilliant!! I love that it made you laugh!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and having a read!xx

  19. admin
    May 24, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    Thanks so much Jayne!! It’s been lovely to connect with people in such a chilled out way. Thanks for having me!xx

  20. May 25, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Hi Gemma, love the parody! Many a true word said in jest…I gave up trying to keep the house clean and tidy years ago, life is just too short (unless it’s ‘that time of the month’, then everyone better get tidying!).


  21. admin
    May 25, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Thanks Debbie!! That’s such a lovely thing to say, thank you! You’re so right, it’s an impossible task and not really important in the grand scheme of life. When I die, people won’t say, “it’s such a shame, her house was so messy…” Will they xx

  22. admin
    May 25, 2016 / 7:02 pm

    Thanks Kim!!! Means a lot.x

  23. admin
    May 25, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Thanks Jayne!! It’s been fab! I’ll be back, as the Terminator once said x

  24. May 25, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I was singing along to this – brilliant! Love the bit about the no children sign on a pub lunch break and meeting the man of your dreams and finding his pants on the floor. And yes mess does indeed have a funny way of sneaking up on you. That photo did make me chuckle – don’t you hate it when you suddenly find things like that?
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    May 25, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    ah, thanks Louise! Pants on the floor is very annoying…utter pants xx

  26. November 28, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Loved Alannis!! Cannot stand when you do a big clean whilst kids are on Daddy adventure (cos heh; that’s your down time, isn’t it?) and it is destroyed 5 minutes upon their return!! #bigpinklink

  27. November 28, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Haha! I think this is my favourite part –
    It’s meeting the man of my dreams
    And then seeing his pants on the floor.

    Also – I’m going to be singing that some all day!!

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  28. November 28, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Brilliant. “It’s meeting the man of my dreams / And then seeing his pants on the floor.” Never a truer word. My children hide things behind the sofa cushions and in the washing bin… I couldn’t find their toothbrushes this morning and when I get home those are the places I’m going to look! #bigpinklink

  29. November 28, 2016 / 9:42 am

    Oh I actually laughed out loud at that picture!! This is sooooo fab! The porridge blowing up – OMG and always at the wrong time when you’re in a rush and then you have to clean the microwave! Man of your dreams pants – I know right?! Have a great day lovely xx #BigPinkLink

  30. November 28, 2016 / 9:51 am

    This is brilliant! It’s got me chuckling this morning (and I’ve now got ironic stuck in my head!!) #bigpinklink

  31. November 28, 2016 / 9:54 am

    You do a great song parody! A toddler tantrum when you’re already late is my life at the moment! He may look angelic, but he can tantrum with the best of them! Definitely going to have this in my head all day today! #bigpinklink
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  32. November 28, 2016 / 10:11 am

    So I was laughing anyway and then I saw the ‘pants on the floor’ line… Now i’m dying!

  33. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 10:30 am

    Yep, I couldn’t agree more Anna. The whirlwind that is husbands and kids eh?! Thanks so much for reading and writing.x

  34. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 10:30 am

    His sodding pants Beth. 8 pairs we had on the bathroom floor before I cracked last week and had to put them in the wash myself. Boys. So gross. Thanks for writing and linking!x

  35. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 10:31 am

    Haha!! I would not think to look behind the cushions for toothbrushes but you never know, stranger things have happened πŸ˜‰
    Thanks for reading and linking and I hope the toothbrushes appear!x

  36. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 10:32 am

    Ahhh, that means a lot. Thanks Helen!xxx
    And thank you for linking.xx

  37. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 10:33 am

    It’s not until I listen to the song I realise I actually quite like it. Resonates as a mum this song I think πŸ˜‰
    Thanks so much Louise and thanks for linking!x

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    November 28, 2016 / 10:33 am

    I have the photo of the two of you at Lapland UK in my head now Katy… πŸ˜‰
    Toddlers – a force of nature aren’t they?!
    Thanks so much for joining in.xxxx

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    November 28, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Haha!!!! Those pants Kirsty – I can’t even tell you how much rage I see when I find them on the floor…
    Thanks so much for reading, writing and joining in!xxx

  40. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 10:35 am

    Thanks Becky! the song lends itself to parenting doesn’t it!
    Thanks for linking.xx

  41. November 28, 2016 / 10:47 am

    Perfect ending with the photo frame saying that life is a journey haha. I am sure all mummies felt like that at some point #bigpinklink

  42. November 28, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Ha ha, brilliant. And so very true. Loved the line about the toddler tantrum and then the ‘no children sign’ – enough to bring you to tears πŸ™ My irony would always be the nappy explosion just as we are on the point of walking out the door….x #bigpinklink

  43. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Isn’t it just?! My life summed up Hun
    Thanks for linking!x

  44. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Oh god yes, they’re awful!!! Always when you’re in a rush too. Thanks for linking Hun!x

  45. November 28, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Oh I love this, the every day trials and tribulations, and now I have that tune stuck in my head too. #BigPinkLink

  46. November 28, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Haha – that photo…oh dear! You’ll laugh about it one day, but for now yes: isn’t it ironic! A brilliant parody. Alison x #BigPinkLink

  47. November 28, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Hee hee hee – very creative and imaginative! It took me back – I used to LOVE the album jagged little pill X #bigpinklink

  48. November 28, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I’m sorry… It’s too funny…!!!!! That ironic moment certainly has to go down in history!! And my pelvic floor only just made it through ‘she won a tombola and died the next day’!!! Proper genius. Aaaah Gemma, it’s made my day! This is actually one of my favourite songs, ever, but I actually prefer this version. Thanks for being a brilliant guest hostess xx

  49. November 28, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    HAHAHA oh Gemma, I was laughing away but I literally snorted at the end with the ice cream!! What a nightmare, but also a fab end to your song, isn’t it ironic…#bigpinklink

  50. November 28, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    This was so awesome! And the song took me right back to my teen years! #bigpinklink

  51. November 28, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    Oh this is great! I don’t know how or why, but the fates punish me via rain and washing. If it’s normal washing it’s fine, but the second i strip the sheets… do the towels… buff up a pillow or two… hooo boy better believe there will be a completely unforecast rain storm! XD #bigpinklink

  52. November 28, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Ah bless you, my eldest is just started to leave me little treats like this. I’m sure I have more to come, haha!


  53. November 28, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Hahahahaha! Have literally just sat and sang the lyrics out aloud with the song playing and it made me laugh so much! Thank you, needed that giggle after a bit of a feeling-sorry-for-myself-thinking-I’m-the-only-one-struggling kind of day! Very grateful, and yes, it really is very ironic. xx #bigpinklink

  54. November 28, 2016 / 9:02 pm

    Love this song it’s a total classic! You just made it your own girl – X factor style!

    The part at the end was the ice-cream on the cake though, love a bit of ironic humour in the everyday moments!

    Thanks for hosting #bigpinklink

  55. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    It’s an oldie but a goodie Thanks for linking Hun!x

  56. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    You’re right Alison, one day it’ll all be funny…and I’ll laugh at my kids once they’re parents and they’re having the same issues Thanks for linking!x

  57. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    It’s such a good album isn’t it?! Thanks for linking lovely!xx

  58. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Pahahahaha!!!! That’s one of the nicest things anyone has ever said to me – and I’m glad, in the nicest possible way, that I tested your pelvic floor to the max Thanks for holding my hand today!xxx

  59. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    Just genius that ice cream touch eh?! Kids…
    Thanks so much for linking. Xxx

  60. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Teeheehee!!! Thanks Mrs D!! Loveya more than cheese (and I love cheese) xxxx

  61. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    It’s a great song isn’t it?! Glad I cheered up your Monday.xxxx Thanks for linking!

  62. November 28, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    The original song was such an anthem to me as a teenager, well the whole Jagged Little Pill album actually, and now I our version will become my new anthem. Unlike Alanis’ slightly misconstrued idea of irony, this is spot on. And I am so sorry about the ice cream… but it is funny. #bigpinklink
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  63. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    Hahaha!!!! I hear ya! It’s the same with the school run Hun, ALWAYS rains!!!xx Thanks for linking up.xx

  64. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    You totally will… Toddlers are smashing at surprises Thanks for linking lovely!x

  65. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Oh Lucy, that’s made my day!!! So glad I cheered you up. We all have days like it, fear not my lovely. That’s what crap tv and gin were made for
    Hope tomorrow is better. Thanks for

  66. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Kids are fantastic at adding ‘drama’ to a situation aren’t they?! Thanks so much for the lovely words! It really means the world. And thanks for linking.xx

  67. admin
    November 28, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Was just saying to someone else how good that album is. Being back memories doesn’t it… Hope i didn’t ruin it forever with my shite cover version Thanks so much for the lovely words and for linking.xx

  68. November 28, 2016 / 10:30 pm

    Life is indeed a journey… ahahah. #bigpinklink

  69. November 29, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    Love revisiting this post!! It is a brilliant parody! I am once again singing it in my head πŸ™‚ #bigpinklink.

  70. November 29, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    I love this! That last bit about pub lunch breaks is brilliant! I want to hear another song! #bigpinklink

  71. November 29, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    I love this! That last bit about pub lunch breaks is brilliant! I want to hear another song! #bigpinklink

    Ps accidentally put a password in my previous comment – please don’t post it!

  72. November 30, 2016 / 12:35 am

    Now i will hum this ditty for days, but it was brilliant! Love Alannis too.

  73. November 30, 2016 / 9:45 am

    This is genius! I love that song too, takes me right back to my teens. I love the line on meeting the man of your dreams and then seeing his pants on the floor. It hits the nail on the head. #bigpinklink

  74. December 1, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Hilarious. I wish I could say it stops at the toddler years but it doesn’t. As well as my husband’s pants on the floor my day generally starts with removing my 17year olds pants from the floor too. #bigpinklink

  75. December 1, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    Ooh Alanis is in my head now – yup his pants on the floor! Thanks for this – it’s so amazingly awesome! #bigpinklink

  76. December 4, 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Loved the parody but the first paragraph…I don’t care if it’s 10am. Brilliant! I’m definitely one of the older mums on the blog circuit with my eldest being 12 and erm…well let’s just say I’m so glad the baby and toddler years are over. #bigpinklink PS I’ve just had to input my details below because your site didn’t pick them up automatically…surely this isn’t the first time I’ve been on your site?!!
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  77. admin
    December 4, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    Oh bless you. Thanks Susie!xx

  78. admin
    December 4, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    We had a record 8 pairs of my husbands pants on the bathroom floor the week before last x

  79. admin
    December 4, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Oh dear lord. I have all this to come!! xx

  80. December 5, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Ha ha great parody (I used to love that song)
    If anyone says they can’t relate to this, then they must be lying. Add two cats that seem to spend their day trashing the house and crapping non-stop in the litter tray and that is my life πŸ™‚


  81. December 5, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    That gave me a good laugh. Especially liked getting the porridge exploding in your face to fit and I love the photo frame message combined with melted ice cream. The number of times I’ve thought the boys have finished something only to find the remains later…

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  82. December 5, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    They say trying to clean when you’ve got kids is like trying to brush your teeth while eating a biscuit and that’s so true! #bigpinklink
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  83. admin
    December 6, 2016 / 6:37 am

    Haha!!! Great analogy x

  84. admin
    December 6, 2016 / 6:38 am

    Oh bless you. Thanks lovely! Xx

  85. admin
    December 6, 2016 / 6:38 am

    Oh Hun! I don’t know how you do pets as well You’re very brave!!x

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