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Lynda Loveland: Miss Know It All

Posted September 19, 2012
Updated September 20, 2012

Lynda Loveland

Entering kindergarten must make you a genius overnight because my five-year-old, suddenly, knows it all!

I'm thinking this is how it happened: Sometime between recess and lunch, they take your child, set them in a chair, give them some Goldfish to preoccupy them and then program their brains, Matrix-style, to know everything their parents will ever try to tell them!

"Carys, wash your hands, it's dinner time!"

"I know."

"Carys, please put away your shoes."

"I know."

"Carys, you have to take all your medicine even if you feel better or it will make the germs stronger."

"I know."

"Carys, e=mc2 means energy is equal to mass times the speed of light squared."

"I know."

I guess I’m boring her.

Have you noticed any changes in your kid since school started?

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. Click here to follow her on Facebook.


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  • lec02572 Sep 20, 2012

    Children come with a switch that only appears at certain times like when they start school (they know everything), when they go to middle school (they realize they didn't know it all back then, but know it all for sure since they are in middle school and anyone in elementary school are babies), then high school (they and its obvious that they know it all, because you cannot tell them anything). Its all part of the game, but when they get around 30 they start realizing how smart their parents were and saying stuff like, "I wish I had known back then, what I know now." Got to love them.

  • kimsstressed Sep 20, 2012

    Unfortunately :( My son started middle school this year... He's become more moody and a little more withdrawn... We keep reassuring him he's going to do great and that it's supposed to be a little tougher because he's growing up... I talk to him one on one about friends, who sits with at lunch, upcoming assignments, etc. trying to keep communication open. He's playing soccer and tennis to give him a way to vent any frustrations/uncertainties...

  • lovesthe5 Sep 20, 2012

    Smart moms turn this to their advantage:

    "Carys, people who say 'I know' have to give their mommies a kiss."


  • missparrothead Sep 20, 2012

    Wait until middle school when they give you one word or one phrase answers and you have to DRAG things out of them. haha.