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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The meaning of love

I found these stories several years ago and loved them so much that I read them periodically just to remind myself about the preciousness of kids and how we should all see the world through their eyes.  Enjoy.

sandra

"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 Roberts 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 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

"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


"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and 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." -Becky age 3

"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

"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