Cheaper By The Dozen Takes It To TikTok
Laura Lee - June 1, 2020

The True Meaning Of Life

By Pat A. FlemingPublished: July 2017

The Years have passed by,
In the blink of an eye,
Moments of sadness,
And joy have flown by.

People I loved,
Have come and have gone,
But the world never stopped,
And we all carried on.

Life wasn't easy,
And the struggles were there,
Filled with times that it mattered,
Times I just didn't care.

I stood on my own,
And I still found my way,
Through some nights filled with tears,
And the dawn of new days.

And now with old age,
It's become very clear,
Things I once found important,
Were not why I was here.

And how many things,
That I managed to buy,
Were never what made me,
Feel better inside.

And the worries and fears,
That plagued me each day,
In the end of it all,
Would just fade away.

But how much I reached out,
To others when needed,
Would be the true measure,
Of how I succeeded.

And how much I shared,
Of my soul and my heart,
Would ultimately be,
What set me apart.

And what's really important,
Is my opinion of me,
And whether or not,
I'm the best I can be.

And how much more kindness,
And love I can show,
Before the Lord tells me,
It's my time to go.

Believe it or not, somehow a shocking seventeen years have gone by since the premiere of Cheaper by the Dozen – the hilarious Hollywood hit about the rather large family, played by a seriously memorable cast, including Hilary Duff, Piper Perabo, Ashton Kutcher, and Alyson Stoner.  The talented cast members have gotten nostalgic about the 2003 film, which is why they decided to take it to TikTok to both reunite and share their love of the movie with their fans – recreating some of the most iconic scenes from Cheaper by the Dozen that will surely take you all back to those magical moments. 


Piper Perabo, who played Nora Baker in the movie, shared the epic TikTok video on her Twitter account – with an adorable caption saying ‘’Surprise! From the Baker family to yours. We are all in this together’’  The minute-long TikTok clip shows the Baker family recreating some of our favorite scenes from the movie,  but this time around, all grown up! Even if you don’t remember every detail about the movie, once you see it, you’ll surely remember it all too well.  



The cast of Cheaper by The Dozen nailed the movie back then, and they’ve done just that right now too on TikTok. You’re likely to want to watch the video they’ve recreated several times to really take everything in, especially since it’s totally overloaded with nostalgia that can take some time to fully process.  And although the talented cast is all grown up, by 17 years to be exact, they all seemed to have no problem at all to play the characters just as well as they did back in the day. It’s pure gold, and you have yet to see the TikTok video, well then, you better get on that right about now.  Cheaper by Dozen is available for viewing on Disney+ and once you see the TikTok video, we’re doubtful you won’t want to rewatch it.