I've often thought about writing down the weird, crazy, and wonderfully creative things my kids say. There's just something special about children's developing brains and the things they come up with. As memorable as their little sayings are, I know I'll never fully remember them unless I write them down somewhere.

But one mother goes one step further and doesn't just write down nice quotes: she creates hilarious videos with re-enactments of her four-year-old's statements.

Kelly Vrooman, mother, author and comedian, decided to turn her daughter's hysterical musings into dramatic readings, which she posts for her audience of 78,000 Instagram followers and 65,000 TikTok followers.

It all started about a year ago when Vrooman posted a video in which she dramatically reenacted comments made by her then-three-year-old daughter, including gems like “I'm not a doctor, I'm not a nurse… I'm an airplane” and “I'm this baby's grandma. I take care of her. Her name is Target Gift Card.”

This very first video went viral with over 2 million views.

Vrooman tells Parents She originally wanted to make the videos for herself, to show off her acting skills and to remember the funny things her child says, but she never expected they would attract such a large audience.

“My husband and I started texting each other, like, 'Did you hear what she said this time?' and I started jotting down the funny things on my phone,” Vrooman says.

She adds that the success of her videos and connecting with other parents online confirmed to her that she needed to continue making such videos.

One of Vrooman's videos has over 5.6 million views on TikTok – but what is Vrooman's personal favorite? It's a video in which she reenacts her daughter's idea of ​​what different jobs look like.

If you're wondering if Vrooman's daughter actually says everything portrayed in these videos, the answer is yes. Vrooman assures the audience that she is repeating her daughter's words “verbatim.”

But Vrooman's daughter is not only the inspiration behind these videos, she is also a fan and part of the entire production. Vrooman says she sometimes helps her mother film the videos.

“She finds them very funny,” says Vrooman. “She compliments me on using her words. If I felt that it bothered her or that she was embarrassed, I probably wouldn't be able to do it anymore.”

Kelly Vroom

I just didn't know how much joy this would bring to others.

— Kelly Vroom

Vrooman points out that by creating the videos, she has learned to listen more attentively to her children, which has naturally led to her being more present when she is with them.

Currently, Vrooman's videos only show things her four-year-old son says, but the author imagines that at some point she might get creative with what her younger child says, too.

“I have a two-year-old who is a real comedian,” she says. “Once his lines start to make more sense, I'll definitely start imitating some of his stuff.”

Despite Vrooman's busy schedule as a mother and full-time gig worker, she intends to continue making these videos because they bring so much joy to her and others.

“[I love] reading the comments and knowing that it either takes people back to the time when they had children, or [reminds them of things] “They said when they were younger,” Vrooman explains, “I just didn't know how much joy it would bring to others. It was really a beautiful thing.”

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