Yes, I saw my toddler on Buzzfeed.
No, I didn’t give them permission.
No, I’m not receiving any money.
No, I’m not going to take it down–for now.
I admit my initial reaction was panic. My sweet baby boy put out there for the world to see, to laugh at, to maybe judge, like one of those toddlers in tiaras. Except instead of a tiara it’s a drawing of a baby bahgina.
Then I remembered I’m the one who put it out there in the first place and that most of my panic is coming from worrying about what other people think.
Look, my two-year-old son got a sister for Christmas and learned a little about the female anatomy. He drew a picture, I happened to be close by, I took a video. Austin and I think it’s adorable and decided to share it. If you think it’s horrifying, I suggest you do not watch the video.
Kids are curious. Kids are funny. Kids draw pictures of their baby sister’s vaginas on the chalkboard and then immediately forget about it and go back to destroying the house plants. It is really no big deal. If you’re worried about privacy, then this whole blog is very worrisome. Rest assured, I plan on making all videos and personal posts about my kids private as soon as they get to grade school like every other well intentioned blogger.
It’s been a weird day. My toddler threw up all over the carpet and then a video I posted a month ago was being watched all over the country. I’m very tired.
If you’re curious, despite the 65k+ views of this little gem, this little ol’ blog has received no residual attention. It’s still just us right now, and if this video is anything like the fifty billion other viral videos before it, it will be forgotten by Thursday.
And that is all I have to say about that.