Over the years, thousands of kids have been asked to weigh in on the subject of LOVE. And they’ve given some interesting responses…sometimes cute, sometimes funny, and often-times downright TRUE! Here are a few kidisms on love.
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.
Love is hugging. Love is kissing. And love is saying no sometimes.
Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.
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.
When you tell someone something bad about yourself and you’re scared they won’t love you anymore. But then you get surprised because not only do they still love you, they love you even more.
Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece of chicken.
Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.
Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.
See what I mean? Cute. Funny. And true!
At this time of year, when people feel compelled to communicate their love to one another in tangible ways, see if you can put words to the subject of love (as those 5 – 10 year olds did). Reflect on how you express love throughout the rest of the year. In day to day living. How do those around you know that you love them?
I’ll leave you with one last quote from an insightful young child.
You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, people will know it by how you live.