Monday, February 23, 2009

What is Love?

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes. What does Love mean? A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds,

"What does love mean?"

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.

So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love."

Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."

Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs."

Chrissy - age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."

Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy
and she takes a sip before giving it to him,
to make sure the taste is OK."

Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing,
you still want to be together and you talk more.

My Mommy and Daddy are like that.
They look gross when they kiss"

Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas, if you stop opening
presents and listen."

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who
you hate,"

Nikka - age 6

(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)


  1. Wow that was spooky. Good thing they didn't ask me as a kid - 'Gee I dunno...'

    Hell! Me as an adult! Still no idea! Ha ha ha ha.

    (Wait. What am I laughing about? That's not funny. It's pathetic. Aargh, you always do my head in Skye.) SWT*

    *Smiley Winky Thing.

  2. Kids are pretty smart and observant, Nobody, trouble is, they grow up and get jaded.

    Besides, you're selling yourself short, I bet you know exactly what love is. You show it enough :)

  3. And here I always thought that love was like throwing a dart into a crowd and not really wanting to hit anyone.

  4. Silv, Silv, Silv, you've got it somewhat mixed up! Cupid does the arrow thing, not dart's, and he intends to hit people, not what you said "not really wanting to hit anybody".

  5. That was nice skye.

    Kids do say things sometimes that make them seem so wise.

    I wonder about that often.


    silverfish: did you throw a dart at skye?
    for shame, how she tolerates you I'll never know?

  6. I don't know either Penny, but I do, how sad! *said with a wink and a smile*

  7. it's all good skye, it's all good.


  8. Awww

    shucks that was nice...

    this one was funny:
    "Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."

    Thanks for the warm feeling and giggle!

  9. You're more than welcome Buffy!


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