Flashback: It’s Not Easy Being A Rockstar – The Original

While we're getting used to the new arrival, this seemed a good time to flashback to the original Rockstar's baby years... It all started with Facebook albums I used to share with friends and colleagues titled the Rockstar Series... Which I should probably get around to putting all in one place... So here goes, Rockstar was 0 - 3 months old when we started the Rockstar albums:

It's not easy being a Rockstar... You nap with an entourage... Sometimes a different entourage, depending where you're napping... People ask you for relationship advice... Even when you're sleeping, you're posing for pictures... And you have to advocate certain public holidays... Get your manicures in your sleep... Can't even have a quiet moment with Daddy without someone snapping a pic... In fact, those pesky paparazzi really don't leave you alone! So you have to travel incognito... And plan your next getaway... But at least you get to travel in style... When you get a haircut, the ladies get upset (this also happened to a guy named Elvis) And your mummy makes you wear headgear... Your eccentric sleeping habits are uncovered... They even have racey pictures of you in the bath! Is it any surprise you need to peer cautiously out of your blanket? And plan your next purchase carefully so it doesn't end up in the supermarket tabloids? Also, people don't seem to understand you're on a special diet.. Then there are copycats like Mr Timberlake who try to steal your style! The NERVE of these people! Also, when you travel you can't just sleep in ANY bed... your staff must pack your bedding... And you have to make public appearances with other celebrities... Some people try to profit off your cuteness by making toys just like you! People just don't understand how hard it is... You could get left on a table display while you're sleeping... Your parents sometimes take advantage of your Rockstar status... (Stage parents, much?) You have to be careful when you smile in case you floor all the ladies... You have to teach people your dance moves... You have so much wisdom to impart to grownups... You have your own special tent for when you go outdoors... But at the end of the day you suppose it's not too bad a life... And there are simple pleasures like a nap... Because even Rockstars need their sleep. zzz!

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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • http://lifeafter38.blogspot.com/ zmun2

    OOoooo Aileen, thanks for putting up this wonderful post! 

    Original Rockstar is so deliciously cute when he was a baby! All the captions by you fit the photos so well and tell such an entertaining story of life being a Rockstar. You must have taken great care (and much time) to select these photos.
    Does Rockstar think he is cute as a baby when he looks at his baby photos now? In some of the photos, I notice (are they yours) a pair of gloves was being used as a blanket/bolster. How unusual. 😉

    • http://raisingrockstar.com Aileen

      Haha he doesn’t think he was cute, he just thinks he’s much bigger now 😀 The “hands” are weighted bean-filled bags that are supposed to simulate someone lying with their arm over the bub…they were a gift from a friend in Singapore who at the time said they were popular… But really need to b careful with them because when Rockstar grew strong enough to lift them (which was sooner than we thought) he lifted his arms n moved one over his face. I came running in to muffled furious screaming – thank God he was such a fussy baby who screamed at every little thing that annoyed him!

      • http://lifeafter38.blogspot.com/ zmun2

        Oh, silly me. I thought they were gloves. That’s dangerous – really thank God, Rockstar sounded the alarm real quicky.