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What Does The Fox Say?

fox towel

I was in Target a couple of weeks ago (when am I not in Target?). As it usually goes, I leave with more than just what was on the list. I saw this adorable fox dish towel and just had to have it. I loved the colors and the cute little fox. I hung it right on the stove when I got home. It was making me happy every time I walked into my kitchen.

That was until last weekend. You see, my husband thought it was funny to show the kids that ridiculous viral video by Ylvis. “What Does the Fox Say?” With my first view of it I was just baffled about how incredibly stupid it was. Is this what society has come down to for entertainment? Five minutes later I can’t get the darn tune out of my head. When the kids viewed it they wanted to see it again and again. “Please Dad!” Of course. For days it was all they sang. And let’s get one thing freakin’ straight…I’m pretty sure foxes do not say “ring, ding, ding, dingeringding,” in three loud little boy voices.

Now for the love of my readers, I will not post the video. You will waste 3 minutes and 47 seconds of your life. However, for my mother who is wondering what the heck I’m talking about, I have to post some of the lyrics.

Dog goes “woof”
Cat goes “meow”
Bird goes “tweet”
And mouse goes “squeak”
Cow goes “moo”
Frog goes “croak”
And the elephant goes “toot”
Ducks say “quack”
And fish go “blub”
And the seal goes “ow ow ow”

[Pre-Chorus]
But there’s one sound
That no one knows
What does the fox say?

[Chorus 1]
“Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!”
What the fox say?

Taking a bath…can you put on the fox song? I say “no” and then they just continue to start singing it anyway. I find myself humming it here and there. I can’t get it out of my head. I even had a four year old crying to have it for a lullaby. Seriously!?

This is what the fox is doing to my household…

This fox phenomenon has me looking at my dish towel in a different light. I think he’s staring at me, taunting me, trying to get me to sing “ring, ding, ding, dingeringeding.” Help me!!!

Anyone else have obsessed children driving them crazy with the fox song? I’m forming a group to hunt down Ylvis.

16 thoughts on “What Does The Fox Say?

  1. oh my word your son is just adorable. My kids have not heard it yet, and now I am very afraid of them every hearing it! But how sweet is he that he just wants the fox song 😉

  2. I can’t take that song!!! I LOVE foxes, they are my favorite animal (and I’m loving that it’s the new “in” thing and I can find fox items all over target) but that song……it makes my physically ill haha

  3. Sheri, You are so funny. I can’t stop laughing! I can picture your face, when all this excitement is going on around you. Well, you know what the fox says, ringadingading. I love you, Auntie Pam

  4. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help me! Can’t get away from the fox song, and even when they don’t pay it, its still playing in my head! lol!

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