To be good parents, let me tell you, here's what you must do
Always let your kids stay up at night till half past two
Always serve them icecream for their breakfast, lunch and tea,
And if they say that something's right you mustn't disagree.

Buy them new clothes every week, and new toys every day
Let them have a stack of cash when they go out to play
Check their bedrooms and then say "Oh what a lovely mess!"
And if they ask for time off school just answer "Darling, yes!"

And then when they are twenty and they haven't got a job,
They're overweight and hang around the house just like a slob
You'll ask yourself "Am I to blame?" then answer "Yes indeed!
I always give them what they want instead of what they need!"

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