Tuesday, December 02, 2008

4-8 year old statements

What  Love means to a 4-8 year old . .

Slow  down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching 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. 

 

 

 '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  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 

 

 

 this  one

 

 '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

 

 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' 

Thanks Bob A.

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