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Oct 6, 2009

What Love Means To 4-8 Year Olds.....

Slow down for three minutes to read this. Touching words from the mouth of babes. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds.



'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)

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his
shirt, then he wears it everyday.'

Noelle - age 7

'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

'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

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

Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy
the best piece of chicken.'

Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy
smelly and sweaty and still says he
is handsomer than Robert Redford.'

Chris - age 7

'Love is when your puppy licks
your face even after you left him
alone all day.'

Mary Ann - age 4

'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

'When you love somebody, your
eyelashes go up and down and little
stars come out of you.' (what an image)

Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy
on the toilet and she doesn't think
it's gross.'

Mark - age 6

'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

And the final one

The winner was a four year old child
whose next door neighbor was an elderly
gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy
went into the old gentleman's yard,
climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had
said to the neighbor, the little boy said,

'Nothing, I just helped him cry'

Have a wonderful and blessed Tuesday!

Ribet

1 comment:

Jody said...

Very, very nice. I actually teared up at some of them.