Twitter is a great way for parents to connect. I will whip my phone out and scroll through comments and tweets while waiting for swimming lessons to wrap, in line at the bank, or waiting for my latte.
A day alone with the kids doesn’t feel lonely when I know I can pop in and quickly connect with others.
My twitter follower list is made up of friends, interesting people, news sources, celebrities, and quirky accounts that surprise me every time they pop up in my stream.
If you love Twitter, you’ll smirk at these 9 hilarious (and sometimes inappropriate) Twitter accounts that every parent should follow:
@kellyoxford 1 of 9WHO: Writer. Designed to make you feel like everything is going well. I am your Perestroika.
WHY: Her random ramblings about parenthood have garnered her a celebrity following, and landed her a writing gig for a tv pilot for the fall season.
3 yr old still calls the movie "Puss and Boobs" and I will never correct her.— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) March 14, 2012
@goddamndora 2 of 9WHO: A very very blue parody/satire account. NSFW.
WHY: Not necessarily stuff Dora says, but things you think while hunkered in yet another weekend Dora-thon.
Goddammit, Backpack. Why can't you ever have something that would be useful in the jungle, like a machete, or a Carl Gustav M/45 SMG?— Goddamn Dora (@GoddamnDora) March 30, 2012
@ibecamemydad 3 of 9WHO: I've become my parents and you will too if you haven't already.
WHY: In addition to funny parent stories, there are funny definitions that only parents will understand.
COLD AND FLU: a popular trading game played by children all day at school.— Barmy Rootstock (@IbecameMyDad) March 29, 2012
@stfuparents 4 of 9WHO: Writer, Skewerer, Digital Therapist
WHY: This is exactly what your non-parent friends think when you talk about your kids. More of a blog than Twitter account.
I cackled at this submission email subject: "Going to the movies? Nope not when you are a mom."— STFU, Parents (@STFUParents) March 29, 2012
@darthvader 5 of 9WHO: Evil Orphan Annie
WHY: The best bad dad in the universe is true to character and always brings a geeky grin.
Angry Birds in Space do not concern me, Admiral. I want that ship.— Darth Vader (@darthvader) March 24, 2012
@irisgrim 6 of 9WHO: Interested in meeting new people, trying new things
WHY: Iris is a toddler and this silly account of the world from her point of view is likely written by her dad, a Huffington Post Bureau Chief
Mitt Romney would be the first white president of my lifetime. Is the nation ready?— Iris Garcia Grim (@irisgrim) March 13, 2012
@oldmansearch 7 of 9WHO: My dad is 82 years old. I'm teaching him how to use the internet. I told him twitter was how to search things on Google. These tweets are what he's searching
WHY: It's the new Sh** My Dad Says. It is absolutely and bizarrely random.
can dogs smell leg cancer?— Norman N. (@oldmansearch) March 19, 2012
@shitmykidsruined 8 of 9WHO: SMKR Mission: Comic relief, commiseration, and birth control.
WHY: The tumblog is hilarious, this is just bite sized versions to let you know you're not alone.
Dear laptop keyboard manufacturers: Please make your keys less fun for toddlers and others to remove!!Thank... fb.me/1qEQmUdw4— SMKR (@ShitKidsRuined) January 18, 2012
@shitmydadsays 9 of 9WHO: I'm 29. I live with my 74-year-old dad. He is awesome. I just write down what he says
WHY: The original that spawned a sitcom. Still funny even if he doesn't post as often.
"No. Aliens exist, I just don't think they came millions of light yearsjust to see earth. Be like driving 1000 miles to go to an Arby's"— Justin (@shitmydadsays) January 25, 2011
Which Twitter accounts do you follow to get you through the day?
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