Wednesday, May 30, 2007

What does Love mean?

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 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
Danny - age 7
"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
Cindy - age 8
"My mommy loves me more than anybody.
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at
Clare - age 6
"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of
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."
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
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."


Michaela said...

Thats realy cool telma!

The California Kid said...

Oh my goodness, Telma you made me laugh so hard I think my neighbors 3 houses down heard me !!


BTW- We NEED to hang out soon !

Telma said...

That's funny! We do need to hang out!