My kid is more punk rock than your kid.

He is feeding me pre-licked potato chips right now. That is not what makes him punk rock, it is just cute. But he is doing it while wearing a Ramones t-shirt. And as everyone who shops at Goth Topic knows, being into the Ramones is punk rock. (I am a bitter old woman who hates these poser kids and their fake punk leanings. I will have you know that I liked the Ramones way before it was cool to do so. Uh, in my age group; I am only 30.)

Here Sam dances to one of the bands at Rock ‘n Read:

And here he dances to Rebecca reading (he also shrieked a little; I should have apologized):

And here he plays King Fu Panda with his Dad, who was so tired and just wanted to go home and is a total Rockstar Daddy:

It is not easy to take a two-year-old along to something like this. It would have been easier to have a sitter or for one of us to stay home. But I am really glad that we sometimes do things that are not easy. It is good for Sam and it is good for me and Will, too.

Also: I won the raffle and got a HUGE bag full of books, CDs, t-shirts, and all sorts of other stuff. I already have three of the books, so stay tuned for a contest. Yay!

(P.S. I think your kid is punk rock too. Honest. I was just teasing.)

10 thoughts on “My kid is more punk rock than your kid.

  1. Delle

    July 14, 2008 at 2:30am

    Nah, I’m pretty sure my kid isn’t. I’m fairly sure he’s cooler than his parents though.

    Delle’s last blog post..Gaah!

  2. CassyLee

    July 14, 2008 at 7:02am

    I’m pretty sure your kid is far more punk rock than those who pass for my kids. Sure, Sabrina can get the snarl & sneer going when she deems it necessary – but it’s more a “Jailhouse Rock” era Elvis sneer. And unless cowering under the bed in terror has suddenly become the in-thing for punk rockers, Gizmo is the least punk rock thing around ;-).

  3. Cindy

    July 14, 2008 at 8:43am

    Heee…my (grand)kid is just as punk as your kid since she has the SAME Ramones shirt. Except hers is a onesie and still just a tad to big. Her Uncle Patrick bought it for her a few weeks ago along with a onesie that says “Kicking Ass and Taking Naps”.

  4. Anne

    July 14, 2008 at 9:12am

    Good for you guys for doing the kinds of things that aren’t easy with kid(s) in tow! It does pay off in the end :) Especially since you won the raffle! YAY!!! Sounds like a great day.

  5. Cindy

    July 14, 2008 at 9:29am

    Okay, I just realized that I’m not old. I’m punk rock. I not only liked the Ramones when they were first releasing albums, but I saw Fast Times At Ridgemont High in the movie theater.

    And my kids are…well you know what my kids are. They have purple hair, multiple piercings and tattoos.

    Cindy’s last blog post..Hell In A Handbasket

  6. Simon

    July 14, 2008 at 3:18pm

    You won the raffle! Awesomes!

  7. nana

    July 14, 2008 at 8:03pm

    I’m pretty sure my kid was punk before your kid. Oh wait, that was you.

  8. Stephanie Kuehnert

    July 27, 2008 at 1:33pm

    I am so slow to catch up on stuff, but wanted to say I love the pics and plan to link to your blog and contest in my blog about rock n read which I’ll be writing ummm soonish????

    I had sooooooooooo much fun seeing you in LA and saying hi to Will and meeting Sam who really is one of the most freakin’ adorable kids on earth. Plus he’s so punk. Seriously how cool is that kid!

    Stephanie Kuehnert’s last blog post..Tour Diary Part 1: L.A.

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