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Lynda Loveland: The petite potty performer

Posted January 19, 2011

Lynda Loveland

Maybe you have one of these at home. My three-year-old daughter, for some reason, thinks she’s entering Meymandi Concert Hall when she walks into the bathroom. I can hear her warming up her vocal chords as she shuts the door behind her.

A minute later, she gets “settled” and I hear the first few lines. “I love my Barbie. She has pretty clothes and blonde hair.” She doesn’t sing cover tunes. Oh no, she’s all original. She makes up songs about anything and everything she sees.

After hearing about putting Barbie’s hair in a ponytail, Carys stops for a second. Just a milli-second, and she changes tunes. In a very dramatic, diva-esque voice she sings, “I cut the CHEESE. I CUT the cheese.” She managed to make a two-minute song out of those four words. Try keeping a straight face during that recital!

I KNOW you know what I’m talking about.

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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  • kimstewart98 Jan 20, 2011

    Oh how well I remember those days with my daughter...I remember MYSELF creating lyrics on the potty as a youngster! Thanks for your candor- So refreshing!

  • bjgupton Jan 20, 2011

    Oh to be that uninhibited!!!!! We can all take lessons in the joy of life from this!

  • khoggard Jan 20, 2011

    That is too funny. I can see her doing that now. It must be a girl thing. My son never did any of the singing, not even in the shower or the bathtub.

  • kittiboo Jan 20, 2011

    ROFL! That's awesome!

  • ncsu91938 Jan 20, 2011

    This is a daily occurance at my house too. My 4-yr-old sings her original songs on the potty and while she is playing in the bathtub. We are constanly laughing at her.

  • kevin4unc1 Jan 20, 2011

    I dont even live at your house and can see these things in my mind happening daily. What a hilarious perspective you have to keep from going crazy in a crazy world. Dont tell Bill, but I vowed to quit listening when Sherri left but after your first day, that quickly changed. Do ya'll really have that much fun at work?