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Thursday, March 13, 2008

What Love Means to a 4-8 year old . .

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:

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

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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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'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 Robert Redford.'

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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'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.'

Karen - age 7 (what an image)


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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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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'

9 comments:

dawn said...

Those are great. Sometimes kids have the best insight.

Brenda said...

Wise kids, we can all learn from their wisdom.

lisa marie said...

End on sad note. :( I really like the way kids think and hope they can hold that into adulthood. :)

Sandy said...

and posts like this give me hope for the future.

Thank you.

ChrisB said...

These are wonderful and the last one had me in tears!

Pam Aries said...

Crap..now I'm crying! I am glad you shared this , because it is so perfect! Children are REAL..they say what they feel. How wonderful!

Kellan said...

Oh, I loved all of these and that last one brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for these great words of wisdom!

Have a great weekend - see you soon. Kellan

Frances said...

That last one made me cry.
Wow.
Much bloglove,
Frances

sirdar said...

That is soooo cute. Some even make a lot of sense too.