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Lynda Loveland: My son eats like a ...

Posted February 23, 2011
Updated February 24, 2011

Lynda Loveland

My five-year-old son is the messiest eater of the family. My two daughters are pretty good but Caiden, he leaves something to be desired. Is it just a boy thing? I don’t know.

I became fully aware of WHAT he eats like the other day. I took the kids to see the Hurricanes. It happened to be Rod Brind’Amour night. Now THAT was a HOCKEY game!!! Loveland: 2/24 Lynda Loveland: My son eats like a ...

Anyway, I started to watch him eat popcorn. He shoved a whole handful in his mouth, oblivious to the popcorn flying out each side. I mean it was like an Orville Redenbacher hail storm!!! There were kernels sitting in the folds of his shirt, his pants, his seat and all around the floor. I should just attach a feed bag to the child! It’s the same thing at home. He has about a foot and a half drop zone all around him. At dinnertime, he’s the dog’s VIP!

Then it hit me. Caiden eats like a wood chipper! Think about it. Most of the wood/food goes in the front but a portion of it comes shooting out the side! He should be the new face of John Deere!

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. And watch the video to hear her talk about her post with WRAL's Pam Saulsby.


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  • dadsgoose98 Mar 1, 2011

    I heard that Ms. Laura Leslie is expecting a baby in July and will be joining the Go Ask Mom blog.Is there an address we can send cards or gifts too?

  • marys1521 Feb 25, 2011

    It's "too bad' that you have a normal five year old boy!!! Aren't you lucky? I bet there are millions of infertile couples who wish they had this problem!

  • neal0004 Feb 25, 2011

    Please ignore all the negative comments! I thought your description was very funny! Keep up the good work!

  • JAT Feb 25, 2011

    Heard you on the radio this morning -I can't believe some people. Yes, it's important to teach manners, which I have no doubt you do, but it's also important to let kids be kids sometimes. And I'd rather a boy eat like a boy and enjoy himself than to pick at his food and be so self-concious about dropping something off his fork that he just doesn't bother.

  • mdwrfw Feb 24, 2011

    I am a 61 year old grandmother, I love reading all the "motherhood" blogs. They bring back fun memories of my 3 children and now that I have 5 grandchildren I can relate to current issues. I am also puzzled by some of the negative comments...Lynda is just sharing her humorous thoughts about her children's antics. I am sure she and her husband are responsible parents. I don't like rude children either, but kids are kids and they sometimes do silly and messy things.

  • VT1994Hokie Feb 24, 2011

    Great one. I miss Lynda on WRAL. Although Kelsey has done a super job. The entire team on WRAL does the best of all in our viewing area. Bill, Kelsey, Elizabeth, and Brian are the best by far.

  • j-lo93 Feb 24, 2011

    thank you for this laugh :)) i am also a mother of 3- and one of my sons (just turned 6) is messy as well... he now has to sweep under his chair after he eats- waiting to see if this helps. (and you are so right about the dog-- they know which chairs to sit beside :))

  • calicocatt Feb 24, 2011

    I'd argue that a child's personality determines how neat or messy they are (when they eat) by default. I have two girls. The 5 yr has always (from 9mos on) been a neat eater (compared to other kids her age). The 2yr constantly spills food, gets it in her hair, and drops food. We correct her and are teaching her manners but I suspect that she will always be less neat than her sister. She just doesn't mind being dirty whether with food or dirt and I think that plays into how well lessons on manners are absorbed. And a boy or girl can have this trait.

  • londonengland Feb 24, 2011

    We just need to take this with a grain of salt. Kids will be kids and I am know that Lynda is a great Mom to all 3 of her kids. I am sure as well, that she is teaching them very good manners. I am probably sure that we all made messes like that when we were kids, so lighten up people. So what is a little mess; it was probably the excitement of being at the Hurricanes game.

  • carolinagirl28 Feb 24, 2011

    jobie - I actually do have kids, three of them, and no they are not perfect either. I'm not saying anyone's kids have to be perfect. I was simply stating an opinion that I don't find this funny. You are of course entitled to find it hilarious and endearing. But maybe the reason we have so many poorly behaved children in this country is because people are afraid to act like parents. I completely agree with letting kids be kids, but let's also not excuse and laugh off behavior that could and should be easily corrected. I can't believe how strongly people on this board react if you dare to disagree with them! Wow!