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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Stealing from Merle Again

Cold a little better but I'm still not turning any cartwheels.

Thoughts on love - asked of kids from 4 through 8.



When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over to 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 aage 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

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.” Noelle age 7

“Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are friends even after they know each other so well.” Tommy –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.” 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.” Mark age 6

12 comments:

Melissa said...

I have tears in my eyes and a goofy grin after reading this. Some are so cute.

Thanks for stopping by my site.

Sp00kalot said...

Leave it to the kids to remind us what its all about! I love this! Hope you feel better Grans! Thank you for your wonderful words on my post!! Youre a good friend :)

Beth said...

Hey...I just noticed that you changed your subtitle, description, whatever it's called.

I like it!

megz_mum said...

That is so beautiful!

JBlue said...

I LOVE that. I'll have to ask my kids what love means to them. What did your girls say, Gran?

achromic said...

Awwwwwww that was the best post of the whole day

Lavender Dawn said...

“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.” Noelle age 7

That is too cute! I also love this one: “Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.” Mark age 6

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

Great post! Kids are so honest, and of course it's from their point of view but us big people can relate too! I love it!

Janice~

Missy said...

First, I must point out that I can't do cartwheels anymore. I don't know anyone who can who is over the age of 25. If you're able to do them on a regular day, there must be something we just don't know about you. Either that, or you've found the fountain of youth (which I actually believe, as you seem so young).

As for the quotes, those are great. I think it's great how introspective kids really are. We just don't give them enough credit.

Thanks for the laugh!

Alice said...

When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over to 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 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


Those three particularly hit home for me.
They're all beautiful and funny and above all, true, though.

Thanks for that, Ann. I needed it.

Still thinking of you and Ray.

xxx

Andrea said...

I have silly tears too and this is the one that started them:

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”Terri aage 4

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