first viral video

One night we were sitting in bed getting ready to fall asleep when Derek turned to me and said, “I have a facebook promotion of $10 that is going to expire in the next couple days. I am going to use it on Beckett’s video so it doesn’t go to waste.” I think I was half asleep when he told me this piece of information and didn’t think anything of it. Honestly, I completely forgot about it. That is until one week later when all of the sudden that video started to have some serious views.

We saw it reach 345K on Monday, December 5th. Tuesday it reached 1.5 million views.  Wednesday, when we went to bed, it was at 3.2 million views. Currently, it is Thursday afternoon, it is at 4.4 million views. This concept of going viral has been a fun experience. It has also been a very vulnerable one. I didn’t quite realize what it means to put yourself and your children out there on social media platforms. Complete strangers have reacted and commented on this human that I grew and nurtured for the past 3 years. Big thank you to all viewers for being so positive. My mamma heart couldn’t take it if people were anything but sweet  when talking about my baby boy.

Beckett is our middle child. He is a Leo. He is currently obsessed with dinosaurs. He refuses to keep pants on, even at school. He has always been a huge chatter box! To this day he sits and talks and talks literally 3 inches from my face all day. I am now to the point where I tune him out and when I do he notices and yells, “HEEEYYYY MOM I need to tell you something!!!!!” Then it is usually followed up by, “sharks don’t eat dinosaurs right?” He is the spark plug in our family and one of the 4 loves of my life.

Thanks for watching and enjoying our family. Hopefully you will stick around and watch us all grow, hopefully not bigger, just older.

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14 thoughts on “first viral video”

  1. I have watched this video so many times today and it just makes me smile…. love his Jodie de vivre! Happy Holidays to you and thank you for sharing!

  2. Oh, precious, perfect little Beckett. You’ve stolen all of my heart and every aortic ventricle therein. What a beautiful little cherub. One day, you will become an adult and possibly have flaws. Right now, you do not have any discernible flaws. You are perfect. Please tell Mommy and Daddy a great big “thank you” for bringing you into this world!!!

    1. Thank you for such a sweet thought. We are enjoying our perfect little boy and will continue to enjoy him throughout his whole life I am sure 🙂

  3. What an awesome vocabulary for a 2 year old! His happy attitude reminds me so much of my own 2 year old son (who loves saying blueberries, but still isn’t putting together 3 word sentences) and warms my heart. What a lovely boy!

  4. Your son could quite possibly be one The MOST ADORABLE little boys I have ever seen(and I have 7 nephews)! 🙂
    He makes me laugh SO MUCH and smile(even more than I already do) every time I watch this video(which is quite often) and share it with other people! 🙂 My boyfriend and I even find ourselves using some of his comments throughout the day to make us laugh more…”opps-a-daisy”, “crash down”, “It’s cold, very very cold…brrrr”! 😀
    THANK YOU VERY MUCH for sharing the video and bringing joy to so many people 🙂
    GOOD LUCK on your journey and MANY BLESSINGS to your family! 🙂 <3

  5. Sweet blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

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