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Lynda Loveland: Tables turned

Posted February 9, 2011

Lynda Loveland

My partner, Bill Jordan, said something very profound to me one time. He said: “Kids are here for our entertainment.” And I thought, how true!

A day doesn’t go by that I don’t get a good belly laugh from something my kids have done. Well, I learned the other day that we can sometimes be entertainment for our kids.

My seven-year-old daughter is in her second year of Y Princesses. The last meeting was at our house. So everyone not involved had to scatter. I decided to make good use of my time and clean out my son’s drawers and closet during the meeting. About half way through the meeting, I heard laughter ring out downstairs. A pretty healthy dose of it.

After the meeting, I learned the hilarity ensued during my daughter’s presentation of the solar system. My husband told her he used a sentence for remembering the planets, My Very Enthusiastic Mother Just Sent Us Nine Plums. You know, Mars, Venus, Earth, etc…

My daughter apparently felt like she had to one up her dad. She came up with this: My Very Energetic Mother Just Sat Upon Nine Plums.


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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  • mrsbowen Feb 11, 2011

    I always learned the name McVem J. Sunp to remember the planets. Now he's changed his name to McVem J. Sun.... Oh well.

  • CricketGayle Feb 10, 2011

    We should have known that Pluto was doomed when Goofy was allowed to talk on Mickey Mouse cartoons and Pluto wasn't.

  • JAT Feb 10, 2011

    You're going to have to sit upon Nancy soon since Pluto is no longer a planet, or so my daughter has been taught. I've told her it's still a planet, just not a popular one.