Camera Captures Why Boy Won't Sleep With Sister

Big Problem, No Solution

Insomnia? Health problems? Bad dreams? 

Their family had already gone through many of the standard kid ailments. She also knew there would be more coming their way in the future. However, whatever was going on now had her at her wit’s end. If her kids knew the source, they weren’t even letting out a peep. This couldn’t keep going. She had to find out the truth. 

Wonderful Family

When it came to her kids, Valerie knew she was lucky. 

While some siblings bicker well past a parent’s breaking point, her daughter Vivian and son Levi were the best of friends. Even though Levi was only one year older, he had taken on his big brother duties with gusto. 

The First Clue

The tiny duo also shared a bedroom – which was perfect for the family’s Santa Monica home. Right from day one, things seemed to be going well.

Then Valerie noticed something was off. It started small – nothing to be worried about. However, it was over their morning Cheerios when she spotted something wrong with Levi.

What’s Going On?

Her heart skipped a nervous beat as she saw his little head droop as if he was falling asleep. 

The dark circles under his eyes added to the worrisome puzzle. “You okay, kiddo?” Valeria asked. But Levi just shrugged and slowly munched on his breakfast. The next day, it happened again.

No Answers

Normally, both her kids were fountains of bubbly conversation, but her son seemed drained. Her worries only compounded when he wouldn’t tell her what was wrong.

“How about you guys sleep in our bed tonight?” Valeria asked. Maybe she could see the problem first-hand – if there was one at all. But Levi shook his head no like he had a spoonful of nasty medicine near his mouth.

Something About Her Blanket

Even turning to her daughter for answers yielded nothing. Her little angel just shook her head and said, “Levi got my Binky.” 

Her blanket? Had her son taken the security blanket for his own comfort? For the next couple days, she made sure to check their beds as soon as they got up – but nothing was out of place. Valerie knew hwat she had to do next. 

Easy Solution

They were thankfully already a tech-loving family, so to set up a camera in the kid’s bedroom was simple.

As Valerie lay in bed and endured the knots in her stomach, she listened carefully for any hints – nothing. You could hear a pin drop. It was a sleepless 8 hours until she would see the truth, and it would be something she would never have imagined. 

Scrambling For The Footage

As usual, Levi sat at the table looking like a tiny, adorable zombie. Vivian happily munched on her apple slices. 

Maybe the little guy had some kind of insomnia? Maybe bad dreams? As soon as the kids went out to play, she grabbed her phone and loaded the footage. It didn’t take long to see what was happening. Her jaw hung open in awe.

Sleepless Kiddos

Her sweet Vivian rolled around in her crib and then maneuvered herself to stand against the railing.

“Levi, I’m talking to you,” she whispered in the sweetest kid voice. “I want to lay down in your bed right there while taking my baby,' she says, pointing to a doll in her crib. Levi sat straight. “Again?!” Valerie watched her son roll out of bed, and she braced for a fight. But it didn’t come.

“Tank You”

What happened next, completely melted her heart.

Levi said, “Let me think.” Then, a split second later said it was okay. She watched as her little girl started to climb the crib walls and Levi rushed over to put a stool under her feet. “Tank you, Levi,” Vivian whispered. Things only got cuter from there.

Scaling The Railing

Valerie watched as her tiny tot got up and gripped the railing.

She wondered if she had figured out the latch system, but then suddenly, her daughter swung her little leg up and over the edge. Her mom-heart screamed with fear. For a kid, it was a long way to fall to the floor. What happened then made her eyes go wide.

Big Brother To The Rescue

Levi jumped out of bed and dragged over their kid stool.

He placed it just under where his sister would land and watched carefully as she maneuvered her way day – offering help if she wanted it. It was at that point, Valerie called her husband, Chris, over.

Forgetful Tot

His eyes went huge as she pressed pause and caught him up on what was happening.

When she pressed play again, the next scene sent their laughter echoing through the house. Viv turned around and said, “Oh, I forgot my Binky!” Levi rolled his eyes and said, “Oh god! Your Binky.” She rushed back to the crib and grabbed a piece of material. 

Oops! Wrong Blanket

Levi giggled. “That’s your pjs!”  

Her daughter paused, looking back at the crib. Scaling back inside must have seemed like going up a mountain. “That’s okay!” But just before she could crawl into bed, Levi’s big brother instincts caught something.

Taking Over

“You forgot your baby,” he whispered.

He was only a year older, but he approached the crib like it was nothing. He scaled the side and grabbed the blanket and doll. However, by then, Viv seemed to have forgotten something important and was already on the other side of the room. 

Helping Each Other

Levi reached out over the railing and waved the dolly.

 “Hold it,” he instructs. The lightbulb in Vivian’s head goes off and she realises she had forgotten her vital nap equipment. She rushed back and snatched the item. Levi then hopped back in bed and lifted the covers so Vivian could join him. It wasn’t until the early hours of the morning did the next phase of their little ritual appear.

Morning Cover-Up

Levi woke up and poked his sister.

“Get in your bed,” he said, helping Vivian up from her drowsy slumber. He carefully put her back in her bed, covered her with her Binky, and tucked her doll under her arm. He finished it off with a pat on the head and a kiss on the cheek before returning to his own covers.

Mystery Solved

As the touching scene ended, Valeri and Chris looked at each other.

They both had tears of joy in their eyes. The entire thing was so cute, they felt like their hearts would explode. The mystery was solved. However, there was something else important they knew they had to do ... and immediately. 

Showing The World

They knew why Levi was so tired, but they now knew that there wasn’t anything serious going on. It was just a brother and sister looking out for each other.

Valerie immediately posted it on the family’s social media site. What was the world’s reaction?

What Would Everyone Think?

It’s no secret that every parent thinks their child is the bee’s knees. 

However, from the outside, maybe a gurgling burp or screaming tantrum over mismatched socks wasn’t going to tug at many heartstrings. That was okay. It was totally normal. At most, Valeria hoped their closest friends and family would get a kick out of the whole thing. Then, the likes started to pour in.

Raking In The Likes

Only a couple days later, the video had spiked to over 50,000 views!

But that was only the start. Comments from all over the world poured in. Everyone was so touched by the scene. It wasn’t long until the video reached over 1 million! Then, Valerie got a phone call she would have never thought possible.

Celebrity Notice

The Ellen DeGeneres show wanted to fly them out to be on the show!

Both her and Chris giggled with glee. Even Vivian and Levi understood the idea of a free vacation that included a plane ride. Only a few weeks later, they found themselves sitting beside the famous host.

More Surprises

Valerie’s stomach fluttered with nervous butterflies.

But as her kids took the reins and talked with the host about loving each other, and even a bit of summer camping, she relaxed into the adorable conversation. The feel-good story was something everyone loved. But she had no idea there was another surprise coming. 

Free Trip!

Ellen grinned at them and said, “I understand you guys like Disney.”

“Well, Shutterfly loves stories like this, and we both want to send all of you to Disneyworld.” An assistant came out and set an enormous gift basket in front of them – complete with fast passes and a luxury hotel stay!

Something More Important

It was more than they had ever imagined. 

But it wasn’t the dream family vacation that held a special place in their hearts. No, it was something far more profound. First, she and Chris knew that no matter what, Viv and Levi would be there for each other. The second part had stretched across the entire world. 

Truly Blessed

The conversation the video had sparked was out of this world.

It was a heartwarming swirl of ideas on politeness, kindness, and inclusivity. It reiterated that now, more than ever, people need to stick together. Valerie was truly blessed to have such amazing children!