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Lynda Loveland: Champagne wishes and caviar dreams

Posted December 14, 2011
Updated December 15, 2011

Lynda Loveland

My four-year-old daughter Carys has already developed a taste for the finer things in life. She’s a girly girl with a capital “G” and has never worn a pair of jeans, ever.

The other night, my oldest daughter said we should all go on a camping vacation to Camp Kanata and go fishing. My son heartily agreed. Carys, on the other hand, said, “Wouldn’t you rather go to Hawaii and see the black sand?” Say what??

And another example…

I’ve finally agreed, after much wearing down, to let the girls get their ears pierced. I was going over it with Carys, making sure she knows what to expect. She kept saying, “I know Mom. I know what’s going to happen. I want to have diamonds on my ears just like you!”

I replied, “I don’t have any diamonds for my ears.” She paused, just for a split second, and said “Do you have pearls?” I said, "Yes, I have pearls."

I don’t think I even knew what diamonds and pearls were at that age!!! Unbelievable!!! She’s going to be so disappointed when I introduce her to Mr. C and Z! (Cubic zirconia, that is)

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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  • sneeziegal Dec 19, 2011

    Ahh yes, a girl after my own heart!!

  • gocats8 Dec 15, 2011

    Ha! I was the same way when I was little. I only wore skirts and dresses until the first grade. I got my ears pierced at 4 years old too. I didnt know a diamond from a pearl though... just wanted something pink!

  • pedsRN Dec 15, 2011

    Next she'll want a 14K Pandora bracelet(a full one, not a started one). LOL

  • sat123 Dec 15, 2011

    Just tell her that CZs are diamonds. In a few years, her boyfriends will thank you.

  • missparrothead Dec 15, 2011

    Its so interesting how siblings can grow up in the same household and have such diverse tastes. I have 1 daughter (9) and one son (12). She likes girly things, but can be a tomboy (all just like her mommy!); my son is the typical "boy" and doesn't think about material things like she does. There are times when she'll say "well, so and so has xyz shoes etc" and I think" where did that come from??" She is a saver and he is a spender. lol.

  • cmk617 Dec 14, 2011

    Hysterical! My daughter (6 yrs old) had her ears pierced this year. My husband and I took her to get it done and we thoroughly explained to her what it would be like. We told her that there was no pressure; that if she felt scared she did not have to have her ears peirced that day, or ever if she didn't want to. She thought about it for all of two seconds and then said, "I want to do it." No tears, just smiles afterwards as she admired the little pink earrings she chose. A true girly-girl.