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so apparently, i’m raising a vampire…

6 March 2007

Rockstar baby bit two (2!) kids this past week in daycare. One boy and one girl (I guess he doesn’t discriminate) within 2 days of each other. The kids were fine. The daycare director spoke to me about how he should be reprimanded at home and gave me an article as to why some kids bite. The article stated how some kids bite because they are either overstimulated/understimulated, angry, frustrated, etc…etc. It offers parents advice as to how to show their kids to express their emotions, yadda yadda yadda. But I’m like, hello! Rockstar baby is not even 13 months old yet. He’s obviously still teething! I know we can help him control who and what he bites; we tell him “No!” when does something wrong (and sometimes, I even put him in a corner). But like I said, he’s still very young and still doesn’t fully grasp this whole “No!” concept. He understands we’re not happy, but then he looks at us and starts giggling and then goes off his merry way. Either that or he gives you a hug and a slurpy kiss to make you forget that you’re mad at him. Smart, huh?

Man, this is just the beginning of upcoming parenting woes….

Oh, and can I just say that within the first 2 weeks of starting daycare, rockstar baby was bit on the arm by some baby? I understand that babies are just being themselves and things happen, but maybe the daycare needs to be more vigilant in watching these kids, no?

behind the music

Have you seen those ‘Behind the Music’ VH1 shows where they do a short documentary of a band and how they split up/come together/reunite/etc? Well we had our own “Behind the Music” experience several weeks ago. After our last gig in late January, our bassist Matt walked out on us. He had some beef with our lead singer Jes (aka the band leader because she started the band). Basically, Jes’s brother told Matt that he had a shitty personality, and the shit hit the fan. Matt was pissed, looked to Jes for some mediating, but Jes ignored it all. So Matt talked back, made other people angry, and then officially quit the band.

Well the Monday after that, Jes and I met up along with our drummer Cil. I told Jes that since we’re looking for a new bassist, we might as well get one that had good vocals. Jes was silent and clearly did not like that idea. She said, “No, we’re fine as it is.” Then Jes started telling us that she’d like us to start practicing 2-3x a week and that we needed to get our act together. Cil and I said “No way! We’re not practicing that much a week!” Jes pretty much said “Ok then, if can’t do it, then there’s no point for all of this.” She then packed her shit up, and then left the studio just like that! Cue voiceover: And on February 19, Plastiq Passion broke up….

Cil and I were aghast. I mean, who walks out on people without talking about their problems? We’re not in high school anymore, right? Bottom line: We were able to talk later on and all’s well and good. But really, it felt like we were straight out of an episode of ‘Behind the Music.’

And we’re still looking for a bassist. Know anyone?

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15 comments

  1. haha, cute jakey. i know louna understands ‘no’ but she just loves to do the opposite, what to do?

    i’ve read something about that topic and yes, it’s their way of conveying a message.. go decode it hehe.


  2. uhm, i heard tabasco works.


  3. hahaha… hope rockstar baby or the baby who was at the receiving end of that bite had anti-rabies shots already! hahaha!

    sorry to read about your bassist deserting your band. not good. i know some bassists but they are based in manila. anyway, i’m sure you’ll find a worthy and even better replacement.


  4. Haha, drama. Jes didn’t sound good to me on that one, but I’m glad you guys patched things up. You’ve gone a long way together to break up just like that.

    BTW, Kat, I’m sorry about the delay (the flickr thing). I see that you’ve added it already, I’ll just make other changes later if you still want me to. Ciao!


  5. An on and off again relationship with your very own band! I’m glad to see you’re able to write light-heartedly about it. And I’m glad you all worked it out!


  6. I also think that it is due to teething as well.

    Well I hope there are no more dramas in the future and goodluck to your band!


  7. Oh teething! AJ has not yet bitten anyone exept us 🙂 fingers are his favorite and its as sharp and painful as an adult’s bite.

    Hope you’ll find a good bassist soon. And glad you patched things yup with your vocalist.


  8. Aww, I can’t picture him biting other kids.. he seems like such a happy-go-lucky baby!

    And I can’t believe that about your band..! I’m glad it worked out with the lead, though.. Good luck finding a bassist!


  9. First of all, I am lovin the new layout, very chic.

    Second, Belated Happy Birthday to Count DRockstar Baby!

    Yeah, kids are smart like that. My nephew gets away with anything just by being adorable. But I totally agree the daycare must attend to the kids more AND not jump to a Freudian conclusion with every bite.

    Do you have Darcy’s (Smashing Pumpkins) number? hehehehe… How bout Red hot Chili Pepper’s Flea? Or or best yet! Simon Gallup! eh?


  10. ANA: yes, “no” seems to elicit the opposite behavior! at this point, i think kids think it’s a game or something….hmm

    GIRLIE:tabasco?! where’d you hear that?! that’s something you do for thumb-sucking.

    CHAR! te bites didn’t break skin thank goodness! and thanks for the bassist remark! we hope to find one soon!

    KAI: how’s college life?! and don’t worry about the template girl! you’ve done more than enough!

    TINTIN: yeah.. band drama sucks, and it’s best to take it lightly a la’ “behind the music” style with ongoing commentary.

    CHASE! how’s my favorite student filmaker doing?!

    SHIENA: i know right! babies’ bites are downright painful!

    KMARGRETT:well he bites when you least expect it… like when he’s giving you a hug or kiss. i really think it’s a form of affection!

    ALTERNATI! glad to hear from you again! and great to hear you like the new layout! i would LOOOVEEE for simon to be our bassist! or d’arcy (especially since she’d fit the all-female mode of the band!)


  11. ANA: yes, “no” seems to elicit the opposite behavior! at this point, i think kids think it’s a game or something….hmm

    GIRLIE:tabasco?! where’d you hear that?! that’s something you do for thumb-sucking.

    CHAR! te bites didn’t break skin thank goodness! and thanks for the bassist remark! we hope to find one soon!

    KAI: how’s college life?! and don’t worry about the template girl! you’ve done more than enough!

    TINTIN: yeah.. band drama sucks, and it’s best to take it lightly a la’ “behind the music” style with ongoing commentary.

    CHASE! how’s my favorite student filmaker doing?!

    SHIENA: i know right! babies’ bites are downright painful!

    KMARGRETT:well he bites when you least expect it… like when he’s giving you a hug or kiss. i really think it’s a form of affection!

    ALTERNATI! glad to hear from you again! and great to hear you like the new layout! i would LOOOVEEE for simon to be our bassist! or d’arcy (especially since she’d fit the all-female mode of the band!)


  12. beware the rockstar vamp! 🙂
    just continue to tell him, no, no, no eventually he’ll learn not to. i dont think it’s because he’s under/overstimulated, frustrated or anything negative…he’s a baby, he needs to try and learn.


  13. LOL, Kat, that’s it, Jakey is officially a rockstar! Biting other kids… I find it so cool!!! (maybe not to the other moms though…) 😀

    Kala


  14. What a coincidence, Annika has been in daycare for over a week too 🙂 strangely enough I don’t see any biting going on. Maybe Swedish kids are quiet and non-confrontational just like their parents, haha.


  15. Haha! My tornado does not like biting anyone so when I playfully bite him, he goes crazy…. guess I’m lucky … but really, the daycare should start monitoring those kids.



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