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Lynda Loveland: Cam caught on tape!

Posted November 2, 2011

Lynda Loveland

A little background first. My husband has told me for years that he was the kind of student who did the least he could to get by in school. Well, apparently, it’s genetic. My daughter Campbell is walking in her father’s footsteps.

She is not a fan of homework, whether at home or school. She’s got plenty of brain power. Tests prove it. But she just does not want to show it on paper. She has more important things to do.

I ask her every day about her work. Most of the time, she says she finished it at school or forgot to bring it home or some variation of that. Anything she does, she rushes through. The quality leaves something to be desired. Her writing looks like a chicken walked through some ink and jumped up on her paper. Which is kind of like Wayne’s writing in the morning. (A reference to our morning producer Wayne Michaels).

She’ll tell me one thing about her homework than later she’ll say no, I didn’t say that. She’s the queen of turning her words around. So, what’s a mom, with numerous recording devices, to do? Yep, you got it. I recorded her while I asked her about her homework! That way there’s no disputing it! I started off by asking her about a few little things and she answered quickly with no problem. But take a look at the way she answered the question about her glacier project!!! She could be a training video for that TV show "Lie To Me!!!"

Click here to watch the video.

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays.



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  • m24s Nov 3, 2011

    sounds like one in the same to my daughter. way to similar! of course my biggest comment about the article is What Glacier Project????? My little one is in the same class! :)

  • jonnraleigh Nov 3, 2011

    Poor thing, having all of her foibles broadast to the whole world. Wonder how we would feel if our weaknesses were taped and put online. I, for one, would feel pretty defeated.

  • kellypratz Nov 3, 2011

    I would love to have the ability to record my daughter when she is doing homework. then she would be able to see how immature she is being.

  • plum Nov 3, 2011

    My son FREQUENTLY lost his homework between home and school. He did the work (I saw it), but almost never turned it in. No real reason that made sense. Has a cousin in another state who does the same thing. Bright kids...too smart at times. When he was four and was trying to learn to write his name,I once told him he had not spelled it correctly & people would not know what his name was spelled that way. He had all of the correct letters, but they were in the wrong sequence. He promptly told he that HE knew what the letters spelled and he knew his name, so it really did not matter!!

  • moppie Nov 3, 2011

    I have a son who's the same way. Very bright. Too bright for his own good most of the time. He deliberately flubbed the AG testing at school because he didn't like the AG teacher and didn't want to be in her class. Homework is often quickly done and messy. On the other hand my daughter is thorough, precise, and may spend a couple hours making sure her math worksheet is correct :)

  • aloflin Nov 3, 2011

    Hilarious! I love it!