Dad Gets Trolled After Bragging About How Smart His Kids Are in a Series of Tweets
You never know what someone is going to share on social media that is going to cause a controversy or go viral. Often, the person who posts the comment, picture or video is surprised when it takes off or gets a lot of comments they weren’t expecting.
We’re not sure what prompted Twitter user Adam Lane Smith who goes by @TheBrometheus to brag about his children on Twitter. He wrote about how well they can hold a conversation at such a young age and how impressed everyone is by it. He seems to believe their vocabulary is due to his and his wife’s refusal to talk baby talk to their children.
My wife and I never baby talk to our kids. We use full sentences and a wide vocabulary including complex words.My son is 3 and can carry a full conversation. Adults at family gatherings are shocked at his social aptitude. My daughter isn’t even 2 and she uses 4-syllable words.
— Adam Lane Smith (@TheBrometheus) January 25, 2020
In a follow-up tweet, it seems that Smith’s goal was to plug his book and promote homeschooling.
This is taking off pretty hard so two things:Homeschool your kids if you don’t want them exposed to rapacious teachers and poisonous families. Public school is a meat grinder where many die.And help support my kids’ growth by buying my book: https://t.co/96wnhbiwW4
— Adam Lane Smith (@TheBrometheus) January 26, 2020
Twitter users are not nearly as impressed with Smith’s children’s vocabulary and conversation skills as his friends and family are. In fact, they are poking fun at his statement and criticizing him. Scroll down for some of the best responses.
My wife and I never baby talk to our kids. We use grunting and screeching exclusively.My son is 3 and can easily scare an enemy tribe away with his screeching. Other tribe members are stunned at his power. My daughter isn’t even 2 and knows ooga from booga.
— 陳衛華新時代推特思想 (@muenchner_) January 28, 2020
That’s nothing, I haven’t even got a child yet, but he/she is already an MI5 agent with gadgets that wont even be invented until 2030
— L94 (@LB19960309) January 29, 2020
I never puppy talk to my dog. I use full sentences and a wide vocabulary including complex words.My dog is 6 months and can carry a full conversation. Adults at family gatherings are shocked at his social aptitude. My other dog isn’t even 2 and she uses 4-syllable words.
— Never Based Again 🏺 (@Thotsandprayer7) January 29, 2020
My brilliant granddaughter has figured out (from many rounds of peek-a-boo) that you can shut your eyes when you’re being corrected and THEY CAN’T SEE YOU. Early Harvard admission guaranteed!
— Marcia Zimmer (@mehzmr) January 29, 2020
I have twin 2 year old boys. They are furiously creating a medicine that fights cancer but still shit their pants sometimes. They’re both processes.
— Dee Kay (@ChiCityScummy) January 29, 2020
That’s NOTHING. My 2 year old has already RETIRED from making a killing on the stock market. And that was after his film career. As a control, we baby talked to his elder sister and she’s a disaster. She only speaks 4 languages. What a dumbo.
— Mark (@transcendtruant) January 30, 2020
But can your almost 2 year old rap all 150 Pokémon? Because mine can.
— i_am_kes (@iamkes1) January 30, 2020
Your son called me. “I just don’t know,” he said. “Obviously we all have our insecurities, but why must Dad tie his self-esteem to my achievements? I mean, what happens when I inevitably disappoint him?”He paused. “Also, his book covers suck.”“Indubitably,” said your daughter.
— Len Schiff (@Signs_of_Life) January 30, 2020
I never baby talk to my children, and now they’re insufferable and dead inside, just like me.
— Barr is a Chavista! (@maier_amsden) January 30, 2020
Thankfully we provided private tutors for our child before he was born; now we can rest in the knowledge that he can recite The Iliad in 7 languages at the tender age of -3months.
— Vicky Davis (@Davi1Vicky) January 31, 2020
I never baby talked to my kids either- we mainly cussed and told them jokes. My son, Barium, is fluent in gangsta rap and old skool hip hop, including complex words like knowing numerous rhymes for “shizzle”.
— TheMadTeacher (@Sevilon) January 30, 2020
My daughter – at the age of only nine months was able to evaluate complex political information and form a conclusion based on the evidence delivered in a clear and concise manner including on the question of Brexit
— Nick Mazonowicz (@MazonowiczNick) January 29, 2020
We baby talked to our son. He tested at post college level reading and comprehension in 5th grade and is now getting his PhD in microbioligy. (Icouldn’t hope to match the snark on this thread…decided to just tell the truth).
— Carla White⭐⭐⭐ Intellectual Dark Web Groupie (@CarpeDi56670676) February 2, 2020