So, I’m not usually the sappy type, but its one of those days. I’ve been a bit down today, but I got an email that cheered me up in a second. Some of you may have seen this, but some group of “professional people” polled children ages 4-8 on what love is. Of course, some of the answers are priceless, like a more advanced version of “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” Here is the article in its entirety, but I’ve picked out a few of my favorites to share with you all.
“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 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!)
“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine-age 5 (<— word)
“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.” Chris – age 7
“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
The thing that makes the article so good is that you would get similar answers from adults. If someone walked up to you on the street, what would you say? The fact that something can be so pure that both children and adults struggle to define it, yet all seek it is pretty incredible. Hope this made your day as it made mine.