The children were asked, ‘What does Love Mean?’ Here are their answers …

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Mind+Body+Soul by

We have all got quite a lot to be thankful for when we start to really think about it haven’t we? Perhaps some of the following questions, which were collected by a group of professionals working with children, might help to remind us to count our blessings.

The children were asked, ‘What does Love Mean?’ Here are their answers …

“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


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 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


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


Lauren – age 4


“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and

down and little stars come out of you.”

Karen – age 7

(what an image)


“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

Well there you go – some great quotations for you to think about. I bet you have a lot to be grateful for in your life when you really begin to think about it don’t you?

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