Thursday, November 02, 2006

What does Love Mean To You?

Out of the mouths of babes: A group of professional people asked 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
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"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
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"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
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"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

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"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
Terri - age 4

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"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
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"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

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"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."
Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

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"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,"
Nikka - age 6


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"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday."
Noelle - age 7

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"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well."
Tommy - age 6

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"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.
He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore." Cindy - age 8

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"My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."
Clare - age 6

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"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken."
Elaine-age 5

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"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Denzel Washington."
Chris - age 7

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"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."
Mary Ann - age 4

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"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."
Lauren - age 4

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"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you." (What an image)
Karen - age 7

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"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget."
Jessica - age 8

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So my question to you today is, "What does love mean to you"?

3 comments:

  1. Wow! That's so deep and I read some of those before and each time I see them, I always cry.

    my 5 year old crawled in my lap one day after I gave her a butt whooping for tearing up her homework. I said, "YOu know momma still loves you, right?"

    Reluctantly, she nodded.

    I decided to challenge her and said, "How do you know Momma loves you?"

    She said, "Cause you give me buttwhooping when I'm bad to you to make me be good to everyone else."

    I laughed to myself.

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  2. LOL @ Sylvia's daughter. That's too cute. I've actually used the "my name is safe in his mouth/his name safe in mine" before. I think that is so deep.

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  3. Wow! I love looking at life through the eyes of children, they are so honest and innocent. I stumbled across your blog and what a wonderful way to start a Friday! What does Love mean to me? Love to me is sitting on the lake in 40 degree weather while the "warm patrol" keeps me all snuggly warm.

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