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Lynda Loveland: What not to wear

Posted November 10, 2010

Lynda Loveland

I don’t know how he does it, but my husband Randall gets all three kids ready for school and daycare every morning by himself.

I tried it a few times when I’ve had the day off and barely made it. And I didn’t even have to get myself ready! He really is pretty amazing. I give him a LOT of credit.

So, I see the kids for the first time when I pick them up from the bus stop and daycare. When I get Carys from daycare, sometimes I’m a bit surprised … by what she’s wearing.

You see, she’s a bit of a diva-in-training. She and my husband seem to have different views on what she should wear. Sometimes Randall wins, sometimes Carys wins. At least a couple of times a week when I get Carys, my standard line to her teachers is, “I didn’t dress her.”

Just this morning, I was watching the daycare cameras when my husband dropped off Carys. She was wearing a red sweater with tiger fur trim, a leopard skirt and pink shoes. When I called my husband on it, his reply was, “they’re both members of the cat family." How can I argue with that kind of logic?

It’s always entertaining…I’m not complaining…just chuckling…

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


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  • pirategirl12 Nov 14, 2010

    I have taught grades k-12 and I must say it was quite entertaining to watch the little ones come in when they began wanting to dress themselves. BUT please do your child a NOT let them wear cowboy/girl boots with sweat pants! lol :)

  • Twittyfan Nov 11, 2010

    Lynda you are very blessed to have a great husband like that because that is rare!!! My daughter has always matched.. I will sometimes need to run to the store on Saturday morning for cleaning supplies and I may have a hole in my back pocket an old t-shirt on and she said to me I hope you are not leaving the house in that!! I have always told her anytime she leaves the house she needs to be clean and neat and she has never forgotten that saying... I say I am only going to the store and she says well I will not go with you looking like that.. You have to love those reminders...

  • orangeyougladtoseeme Nov 11, 2010

    Sounds like you have the best man in the world.

  • computer trainer Nov 11, 2010

    lilypony, tell her to keep her pants pulled up and NO ONE will be the wiser about her panties!! But, at least make sure that they are clean, in case she has to go to the hospital!

    Little girls sounds like so much fun!

  • lilypony Nov 11, 2010

    My 3 year old is obsessed with matching. She picks the teeniest speck of color in one item and finds a "match" with a teeny speck of the identical color. Then her hair has to contain the same color (ponytail holder, barrettes, headband, etc). All was fine until we put the sandals away and it was time for socks again. We loaded up on a rainbow of colors and characters, which of course needed to also "match". So, I thought all was clear, but no, needed more panties and sure enough, the panties must match the socks and complement the rest of the outfit.

    Also not complaining, I think it's a riot (so far) but I can't help but wonder where in the world she got this because it so so NOT me!

  • Killian Nov 11, 2010

    I loved this! My middle child has her own style, and while half the stuff she wears would send me screaming into my closet, she really looks cute/funky/cool. I don't know how she does it!

    I will admit though, after tearing some tendons in my hand, send my eldest (who had waist length hair at the time) to school with a tag pinned to her shirt that read, "My daddy did my hair today!"

  • bjgupton Nov 11, 2010

    You can't go wrong with allowing your child to be creative!!! And I agree with grannyband07 - clean, happy and loved - that's what matters the most!!!

  • grannybam07 Nov 10, 2010

    LOL - as a veteran teacher (this is year 22), trust me, we've seen worse! Clean, loved, happy - send'm to us, they learn best when they're comfortable.

  • bjhht Nov 10, 2010

    So funny... I heard you this morning on the radio and I could so relate. My husband (who is fabulous) but could still use some Garanimals himself does the same thing with the kids. When I picked up my three year old from the sitter today I started laughing. Too little football jersey with camoflauge pants and boots. I thought about you immediately and told my husband when we got home about your adventure this morning. God bless those men!!