Kids Talk In Tweets

Kids Talk In Tweets

Parent Hack

For the past year and a half, we’ve been using a twitter account ( @RyanRetorts ) for the sole purpose of recording the outlandish things that come out of Ryan’s mouth. Like part of a digital baby book, it’s so much fun to pull out and look back upon. Bill Cosby made a show about it. Websites are devoted to reporting it. It’s the things moms and dads love to share. Kids really do say the darnedest things!

He Hasn’t Stopped Talking Since

Ryan’s first word was “no.” Not just any “no,” he would angrily screamed “no, no, no.” It was somewhat alarming until I finally figured out that he was merely reciting excerpts from his favorite book, Green Eggs and Ham (I DO NOT like them, Sam I Am). After I cracked the code, it was pretty hysterical. He then started stringing actual words together and it’s getting even more ridiculous as the days go by.

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Pen and Paper… Pssshhh

Before @RyanRetorts, I would find myself constantly trying to tell about the amazing funny things he’d say, but was usually unable to recount his words. When I was looking for a way to keep track of these little nuggets of spoken gold I tried sticky notes, journals and notes on my phone, but we never had real success until we started tweeting them.

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Things We Love About @RyanRetorts on Twitter

  • short and sweet in 140 characters or less
  • always accessible, as we always have our phones on us
  • access to multiple users (for those who have the password)
  • public place for our family and friends to read, or
  • friends able to tweet at him recounting things he’s said
  • easy to pull up and look back upon
  • ability to include pictures with tweets

@RyanRetorts Top Ten Tweets

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