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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Can You Say "I love you" Any Better?

  What  Love means to a 4-8 year old . . Slow down for three minutes to read this.  It is so worth it. 

 words  from the mouth of babes. 

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:

'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  (Wow!)

'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)


'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 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.' (what an image) 

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.' 

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 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'


Jenn Jilks said...

That is beautiful. Where are they from?

Thank you for visiting My World !
And the sympathy for my cold. It was worth it, babysitting the grandkids. ! BUt there is a reason 50-year olds shouldn't have kids. I was exhausted!

robin andrea said...

These are truly wonderful, Sylvia. I love the eyelashes and stars description, and the little boy on the old man's lap.

cloudbusting2 said...

Giving away old used clothes is love. I wish kids would think like that more often.

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

Oh, this was just sooo lovely, Sylvia! I confess, I kept looking for the one that was my favorite, so I could tell you here. Then, that last story grabbed my heart and SQUEEZED!!! (P.S. THAT one's my favorite!) But they're all TERRIFIC! I'm going to go read them again!!

George said...

These are all priceless. Your list just shows that young children have more insight than we give them credit for.

clairz said...

Aww, Sylvia, you made me cry! I must put this on Facebook so people will come here and cry, too.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Sylvia: Cool sayings from those intelligent kids.

Arija said...

Although I had seen them before, I enjoyed them just as much as the first time. Especially the last one.

I hope the pictures came through the second time, if not I'll try again from the Prof's computer. He sent them to me and I got the lot.

Hugs . . . Arija

Jay said...

Yeah, they came up with some good ones. Very observant of them!

lotusleaf said...

Very insightful. I liked the last one a lot.

LauraX said...

oh Sylvia...these are so poignant and wise...children are our teachers...so often WE forget to listen.

Arundhati said...

And adults sometimes say there are no words to describe love! Wise words from little people. Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

Team G Square said...

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'I think this also deserve an award. Yes but nothing can match the last one . How nice . Innocence is the real word to describe the sentences ........

jabblog said...

Children are so observant and perceptive - wonderful!

Serline said...

Got to share this with the hubby and the kids...

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