What Does Love Mean? See How 4-8 Year-Old Kids Describe Love

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“What Does Love Mean?” See How 4-8 Year-Old Kids Describe Love

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…

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“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

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“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

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“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”

Terri – age 4

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“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

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“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

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“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.”

Bobby – age 7 (Wow!)

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“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)

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“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.”

Noelle – age 7

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“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

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“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

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“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.”

Elaine – age 5

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“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.”

Chris – age 7

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“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.”

Mary Ann – age 4

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“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” (Now THIS is love!)

Lauren – age 4

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“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” (what an image!)

Karen – age 7

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“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.”

Mark – age 6

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“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

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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.”

4 Responses to “What Does Love Mean? See How 4-8 Year-Old Kids Describe Love”

  • llb443:

    it has liike quotes everywhere ?
    & stories and stuff like this:
    *What Does Love Mean?*

    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 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

    “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” 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 contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. (Now this will melt your heart.) 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 him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”

  • Lucas H:

    I am a 20 year old female and so is my current bf. I’ve been with him now for about six months and I have never ever felt this way about a guy before. Yes I realize I am still too young to think about marriage.. But I was just curious if 20 or 21 is old enough to understand what love is and also if it is appropriate for me to be in love at this age. My bf is also 20

  • nothin_nyce1:

    Your Open QuestionShow me another »
    Is my life over or what?
    As a 23 year old guy, finally over all the family problems which really took a toll on me. Parents fighting, my estranged half sister i didnt know about and family getting sued for child support, verbal physical abuse…

    When I was 20, I was confused about my sexuality for the 2nd time, having never been with a girl and being attracted to men. Around 21 I started watching pornography and started masturbating, I innocently experimented with 3 or 4 men. I also chatted and made friends with guys online because I was never sure of my sexualty. I realize now that I’m not gay, I no longer have those thoughs or friends. I want to move on and one day be in a relationship with a girl and have kids and fulfill my destiny (be great to the world).

    At 23 I finally understand that I had those thoughts because I needed a father figure and grew up with too many women, was molested as a teen by a university professional who should have known better that threatened to rape me, I was young and did not understand my sexualty – so frustrating…

    I see young people so happy dating, being normal, full of life – and im dragging. I m a born again christian, Ive been to a psychologist, I feel guitly for these two past years of uneccessary confusion, I’m ashamed and frustrated that the porn will be with me always – I wish a family member had asked me in my teens about girls, ( a father figure) I was just always so scared…ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO MOVE ON, COMPLETELY FORGET YESTERDAY? IS THIS COMPULSIVE THINKING? SOMETIMES I HATE BEING ME…IM AFRAID I WILL SLIP AND TELL SOMEONE ABOUT MY PAST. I HATE THAT I HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS…FIRST I WORRIED I WAS IN THE WRONG RELIGION, THEN I WORRIED OBSESSIVELY ABOUT LOOKS, THEN SEXUAL ORIENTATION. ANY HELP?

    I dream of having a family, inspiring the world, using my talents..PS my psychologist said I have OCD, but didnt describe meds

    My only sadness now is that memories linger, I dont feel the need to tell my future wife any of this cause these were young mistakes that don’t define me, other than that Im a great loving guy who did not have male guidance…

  • sarah w:

    Is my life over or what?
    As a 23 year old guy, finally over all the family problems which really took a toll on me. Parents fighting, my estranged half sister i didnt know about and family getting sued for child support, verbal physical abuse…

    When I was 20, I was confused about my sexuality for the 2nd time, having never been with a girl and being attracted to men. Around 21 I started watching pornography and started masturbating, I innocently experimented with 3 or 4 men. I also chatted and made friends with guys online because I was never sure of my sexualty. I realize now that I’m not gay, I no longer have those thoughs or friends. I want to move on and one day be in a relationship with a girl and have kids and fulfill my destiny (be great to the world).

    At 23 I finally understand that I had those thoughts because I needed a father figure and grew up with too many women, was molested as a teen by a university professional who should have known better that threatened to rape me, I was young and did not understand my sexualty – so frustrating…

    I see young people so happy dating, being normal, full of life – and im dragging. I m a born again christian, Ive been to a psychologist, I feel guitly for these two past years of uneccessary confusion, I’m ashamed and frustrated that the porn will be with me always – I wish a family member had asked me in my teens about girls, ( a father figure) I was just always so scared…ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO MOVE ON, COMPLETELY FORGET YESTERDAY? IS THIS COMPULSIVE THINKING? SOMETIMES I HATE BEING ME…IM AFRAID I WILL SLIP AND TELL SOMEONE ABOUT MY PAST. I HATE THAT I HAD TO GO THROUGH THIS…FIRST I WORRIED I WAS IN THE WRONG RELIGION, THEN I WORRIED OBSESSIVELY ABOUT LOOKS, THEN SEXUAL ORIENTATION. ANY HELP?

    I dream of having a family, inspiring the world, using my talents..PS my psychologist said I have OCD, but didnt describe meds

    My only sadness now is that memories linger, I dont feel the need to tell my future wife any of this cause these were young mistakes that don’t define me, other than that Im a great loving guy who did not have male guidance…

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