#soundbites @nelbelltells

In June of 2015, I started tweeting some of things my kids (and occasionally adults) say with little or no context (#soundbites). Honestly, no one really sees them until my tweets are fed to my Facebook page. All you get is the sound of crickets on my Twitter feed – unless you follow me and help liven up my feed! (Hey, tweet to @nelbelltells using #sympathyfollow so I know you came from nelbell.com.) ANYWAY, we’ve had some great laughs on FB. The boys’ innocence, intelligence, and sass really shine in some of these.

I present to you…

#Soundbites Collection Part 1:

  • 8yo to his 2 very white parents: “Am I half Mexican?” #ancestrylesson #soundbites Mar 12, 2016
  • 8yo: “I don’t care if you call yourselves mommy & daddy now, I just want you to break the habit before I’m 25.” Mar 12, 2016
  • Friend: “Do they make non-alcoholic wine?” Me: “Uh, I think they call that grape juice.” #laughingtears #loveher Mar 10, 2016
  • 8yo: “Mom, when are you going to retire? Maybe in 4 years?” Then I tried not to act shocked & offended. 8yo: “Or more like 8?” #soundbites Mar 08, 2016
  • 8yo: “Wait. Who’s the oldest boy?” Me: “Papa is.” 8yo: “On earth?” #soundbites Mar 06, 2016
  • 4yo: “Come on, Mom. We don’t have time to just stand around and talk.” #bathtime #soundbites Mar 03, 2016
  • 4yo: “And when I get growed up, I can be the BOSSSSS!” #soundbites Feb 26, 2016
  • I stepped away for 30 seconds. 4yo: “Mom. You can’t just leave someone while they’re making Saturn.” #soundbites https://t.co/4YarqDHgLe Feb 20, 2016
  • 4yo: “Rudy, did you make a tooty?” #soundbites   Feb 14, 2016
  • 8yo: “Did anyone contact you about me spending the night at Nana & Papa’s?” #soundbites #officialbusiness Feb 07, 2016
  • 4yo: “Hello from the outsiiiiide.” #munchkinvoice #soundbites Feb 05, 2016
  • 4yo: I want to listen to “Hello.” 😆 #soundbites Feb 05, 2016
  • 4yo: “Mom? You know who I like? You!” 💕 #soundbites #love Jan 24, 2016
  • 4yo: “I need some water to give me energy to sleep.” #soundbites Jan 23, 2016
  • 8yo re:after school chore: “I can’t. I have a book report and a play date w/*****” #soundbites #MrIndependent #boysgottahaveplaydates Jan 15, 2016
  • 4yo (6:30am): “Can you build me a zip line?” #soundbites #likeitwasnothing Jan 14, 2016
  • Discovered 8yo & friend sneaking out of kitchen well after bedtime. “I’m sorry! He was hungry so I gave him a marshmallow!” #soundbites Jan 10, 2016
  • 8yo: “I’m taking John Tesh Radio’s advice… Everybody else just makes stuff up in order to make money.” #soundbites #8yowisdom Jan 01, 2016
  • 4yo: “When I popped out of your tummy, I fell on my face.” #soundbites Jan 01, 2016
  • 4yo: “He’s having a really hard time with his nut.” #soundbites Dec 31, 2015
  • 8yo: “Elf on the Shelf is the best thing ever! Next to God & Jesus & Santa.” #soundbites Dec 25, 2015
  • 4yo: “Is a tiger a cat?… Is an elephant a dog?” #soundbites Dec 20, 2015
  • 4yo to me: “Hey, you look like an elf!” Me: “I do? Why?” 4yo: “Because you have long ears.” #thankskid #detachedearlobes #soundbites Dec 19, 2015
  • 4yo: “ARF ARF ARF! What am I?” Me: “A dog!” 4yo: “No, I’m a kind of fish.” Me: “A fish who barks?” 4yo: “Yes, I’m a seal!” Dec 19, 2015
  • 4yo: “We live in America. Monsters live in Halloween.” #soundbites Dec 19, 2015
  • 8yo: “Don’t touch him! He’ll lose his magic!” 4yo: “It’s just a toy!” #elfontheshelf Dec 18, 2015
  • 4yo: “Hey, can you build a Sphinx out of Play-Doh?” #soundbites Dec 13, 2015
  • 4yo: “How many minutes until Christmas?” #soundbites Dec 06, 2015
  • 8yo: “…my wonderful old mom. Emphasis on OLD.” (throws head back in laughter) #soundbites #maturehumor Nov 30, 2015
  • 8yo: “I already fluffed it. I fluffed it as fluffy as a sheep.” #soundbites Nov 27, 2015
  • 8yo: “If you look at it cross-eyed, it’s really, really pretty.” #soundbites Nov 27, 2015
  • 4yo re:the Grinch: “He’s RUDE!” #soundbites Nov 27, 2015
  • 4yo: “It’s Simon and the Chickmunks!” #soundbites Nov 01, 2015
  • 4yo: “I’m a hedgehog in a rocking chair.” #soundbites #cantmakethisstuffup Oct 16, 2015
  • 4yo: “I don’t want to grow a beard. I want to be little.” #soundbites Oct 16, 2015
  • 8yo: “I’m gonna be an old man by the time I can finally get out of my room.” #soundbites #smartass Oct 11, 2015
  • Daddy: “Are you going to be an animal doctor when you grow up?” 4yo: “No, I just want to be a fire-breathing dragon.” #soundbites Oct 11, 2015
  • 8yo: “Where are my shoes? This is the whole honkin’ reason why…” (trails off) #soundbites Oct 10, 2015
  • 4yo: “I wish I was somewhere that has lots of grapes. And berries.” #soundbites Oct 10, 2015
  • 4yo: “We’re climbing on a whale back. EEEWWW! Whale poop!” #soundbites Oct 09, 2015
  • 8yo: “Here, download the app that tells you if your air tank is low.” #soundbites Oct 09, 2015
  • 8yo: “If you’re going to build a market, you’ve got to have heart.” #soundbites Oct 03, 2015
  • 4yo: “Daddy got bit by a oat mit.” #soundbites Sep 25, 2015
  • 4yo: “Run, Papa!” 58yo Papa: “No, no, no. If I run, I’ll have a heart attack and die.” #soundbites #treasuredmoments Sep 17, 2015
  • 4yo: “Use the crutchers!” (referring to my crutches) Sep 17, 2015
  • 8yo: “I can’t right now. I’m dancing.” #soundbites Sep 11, 2015
  • 8yo: “I wish I had the force. It would make life so much easier.” #soundbites Sep 05, 2015
  • 8yo to 4yo: “It says children should take 2 a day. You’re a children.” #soundbites Aug 30, 2015
  • 4yo: “The fog is in my eyes.” #soundbites Aug 30, 2015
  • 4yo: “What r u doing?” 37yo: “Cooking ahead [freezer meals].” 4yo: “WHAT????” Not to be confused w/ “cooking A head” #soundbites Aug 24, 2015
  • 4yo: “I used The Force.” #soundbites Aug 23, 2015
  • 8yo: “I’m teaching Granny martial arts.” #soundbites Aug 20, 2015
  • 40yo: “I didn’t know shit from apple butter for a week and a half.” #soundbites Aug 17, 2015
  • 4yo: “Look at the giant pickle!” (Referring to saguaro cactus @ zoo) #soundbites Aug 15, 2015
  • 4yo: “What’s a whacker?” #soundbites Aug 08, 2015
  • 7yo: “I’m gonna turn on my light and get some vitamin C.” Aug 02, 2015
  • 4yo: “I’m gonna pretend to be a hotdog.” #soundbites Aug 02, 2015
  • 4yo: “Did you ever see an alien when you weren’t on earth?” #soundbites Jul 29, 2015
  • 4yo: “Yesterday I didn’t cooperate. Today I’m going to cooperate. And nexterday I will cooperate, too.” #soundbites Jul 13, 2015
  • 4yo: “It’s fun to argue.” #soundbites #SOML Jul 09, 2015
  • 4yo: “My parents are not cool.” #soundbites Jul 05, 2015
  • 7yo: “I don’t need to wear a SHIRT shirt because I’m going to wear a pretty jacket.” #soundbites Jul 05, 2015
  • 4yo: “But I went potty last week.” #soundbites Jul 05, 2015
  • 7yo to 4yo: “That’s enough of your nonsense.” 4yo (scowling): “I HAVE my sense!!!” Jul 02, 2015
  • 4yo: “It’s not OK to talk to strangers, but it’s OK to hold their hands.” #soundbites Jul 02, 2015
  • 7yo: “There’s a portal potty.” Jun 27, 2015
  • 4yo: “SING IT!” Jun 27, 2015
  • 7yo: “They’ve got a frickin’ frog!” #soundbites Jun 27, 2015
  • 4yo: “Chickens eat chickenpox. They don’t get a scratch.” #soundbites Jun 27, 2015

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