A classical ode to sleep deprived parents

Sleep-deprived parents, this one goes out to you.

The full Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonic Choir have performed the opening chorus music of 'Carmina Burana'… but not as you know it.

In this version, the lyrics describe the various horrors faced by parents of destructive, unstoppable toddlers. Some of our favourite lines include: "Put down my phone. Where are my apps? Who dialled triple zero?" and "Why won't you sleep? Is it your teeth? I need another coffee."  If you don't laugh, you'll cry.

Thanks to Yvette from

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