Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Love According to Kids


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...


"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


"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




"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


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

Nikka - age 6


"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 Brad Pitt."

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."

Karen - age 7


"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 -- Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a 4-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."

Thanks to Lani for this fun forward! Below are some kids spreading the love through YouTube and beyond - prepare to get all warm and fuzzy! Ahhhhhhh, the squealing at the end is the best part:





And if you want more, try this video for some warm fuzzies!

5 comments:

Lesh said...

Awww...after thinking about death and other somber topics you have me smiling and fuzzy-hearted! Yay!

Eva the Deadbeat said...

yeah! there is nothing like the wisdom of little uns to give you that warm fuzzy belly feeling - and remember, if you like a boy, you should douse yourself in perfume and then smell each other madly! IT's LOVE!

Eva the Deadbeat said...

although, i gotta say, i dig your death post far more than these tiresome kids, perhaps they go hand in hand? death and kids, kids and death?

http://leshbomb.blogspot.com/2006/11/if-you-wouldnt-mind-please-put-lotion.html

PS i love having lesh in the blogging house - abbie, suzanne - hop to it Offasty ladies! ;)

pippi said...

Total warm fuzzy-ness!
AWWWWWWWWWW!

Eva the Deadbeat said...

yes yes, those kids tell it like it is fer sure. i dig your blog and yarn pippi! yarn has been keeping me sane these days!