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Love according to Children


Love - Children's perspectives

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 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 what's in the room with you at Christmas if
you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 5

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

"There are two kinds of love. Our love. God's love.
But God makes both kinds of them." Jenny - age 4

"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

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

"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 8

"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

"I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom says
she only picks on me because she loves me. So I pick
on my baby sister because I love her." Bethany - 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.


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