Adventures in Drool - No. 3

January 16, 2012

My kid has gone viral. Has yours?

I am totally enthralled by viral videos. It’s a new obsession. Can you just imagine being the parents of those two little girls singing Nicki Minaj on YouTube. You know which video I’m talking about – the two little pink tutu-wearing British girls – it’s hilarious.

In today’s society, one video gone viral could make you. That’s it. One video. A cheap video camera, a cute kid (or dog or cat or parrot) and you are the next big thing. Anyone can be famous. I love that concept.

The two British girls became even more mainstream when they appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and then were the red carpet reporters for the show during the American Music Awards. The likes of Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum and even Nicki Minaj herself knew exactly who the girls were and ran over to chat. Now that’s celebrity.

I hope their parents are ready for the ego that may come with it. I also hope they are saving up any money made for a college plan.

Now I feel I must set out to videotape every potentially funny moment in my own household. So far I’ve got nothing. Maybe I will hit viral gold as my son nears the age of walking – keep your fingers crossed. Until then, I will just work at raising a happy child in relative obscurity.

Have you done a YouTube video? Let’s talk about it, and of course send me a link to Until next time - keep it real in the land of drooldom.




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    Welcome to Adventures in Drool! Talking about green living, getting rid of plastics and toxic chemicals in our homes and raising happy kids on a budget. Join the conversation ( and don't forget to Like us on Facebook!

    Rachel Swick Mavity, author of the blog, lives with a reformed drooler (Droolface), who at age 3 loves to get muddy, drink homemade smoothies, giggle and flirt with old ladies. Her current drooler (Birdy) enjoys spitting up on work clothes and leaving drool trails as a way of showing her love.

    Mavity previously worked as a journalist for seven years at newspapers from Pennsylvania to Maryland and Delaware. In Sussex County she worked for several newspapers, including the Cape Gazette. She lives in Lewes with her husband, Ryan Mavity, their son, "Droolface," and daughter, "Birdy."