7 Ways My Toddler Is Like (Or Thinks She Is) a Rockstar
Rockstars are known for their raucous, irreverent, rockstar ways. Though they are often difficult to handle, they win us over when they get up on stage with their rocker charm and rock our faces off! And my 16-month old daughter is starting to emulate the rocker lifestyle. She loves to strut her stuff like Mick Jagger, taunt her older brother like Liam Gallagher, and though she hasn't bitten the head off of a bat (yet), she definitely likes to bite stuff. Yeah, aside from hating any time spent on the road, my daughter is developing some rock star habits.
She's Up All Night
Rockers don’t sleep. And neither does my daughter. Even after the fourth “Good Night” visit, Club Stella’s Crib is still bumping. She’s singing, jumping, crying and screaming—partying like a rockstar. And she eventually brings the party into our room. And we party with her, like mesmerized fans.
She Sleeps All Day
OK, not all day. Not even half of the day (I was trying to stick with the song lyrics). In fact, she protests taking her naps. But every now and then, she nods off when no one is looking. Even rockstars hit a wall from time to time.
She Head Bangs
Whether it’s music, a good board book, or exceptionally good goldfish crackers, whenever she’s really feeling something, she shows it. But she doesn’t just clap her hands to express her sweet mood, no man, she head bangs.
She Breaks Stuff
Rockstars like to break things, just for kicks. And though my little one hasn’t blown up any toilets with m-80 explosives, trashed any drum sets or thrown a TV out the window… yet, she’s broken plenty of toys, her brother’s headphones, a DVD player and lots of other stuff.
She Has Rockstar Hair
Have perm? Will rock! They didn’t call them 80′s Hair Bands for nothing. The longer and bigger the hair, the more you freakin’ rocked!!! You weren’t getting proper rocker respect if you didn’t have a wild-teased ‘do set in extra strong hold Aqua Net and or a wide sash tied around your forehead (but under your bangs). Get your hair big or get your spandex covered a** off the stage. My daughter’s Motley Cruë ‘do definitely meets rocker status.
She Loves an Audience
Rock stars love the limelight, love the thrill of performing, love entertaining an energetic crowd. So does my baby girl. She loves to strut her stuff on the stage, which is always hers, to an audience which is mostly her family, which consists of adoring fans, but who are sadly, (because of her late night parties) not always so energetic.
She Sings Like a Rockstar
Sometimes she’s hard rock, sometimes heavy metal. Either way, she loves to yell, growl and “sing” at the top of her lungs. Yep, she has that killer, rocker scream down pat. Most days, she puts Axl Rose to shame.
Her looks may deceive you. She's small. A wee little thing. Barely the size of a pug, standing on its hind legs. She may be young, just a baby in fact, only 16 months old. Yet, she commands your attention. She demands your respect. In fact, she runs things like a mob boss. Yes, she's our family's little Godfather. So don't cross her or get in her way. Capeesh?view gallery
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