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Monday, February 1, 2010

WOOFer Revolution: Love, Love, Love

Love, Love, Love…The Beatles sing about it. Cupid inspires it. According to C. Porter, goldfish in the privacy of bowls do it. Fall in love.

Ah, yes, love. What’s more pawsitive than love?

Nothing as long as we’re in it! The minute we’re not, cynicism makes us question this thing called love. What to do then?

Ask a kid what they think love means.

That’s exactly what a group of professionals did. And here’s what four- to eight-year-olds had to say when posed with the question: “What does love mean?”

'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 what makes you smile when you're tired.' Terri - age 4

'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

'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

'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

'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 every day.'
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

'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

'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

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Author T.L. Gray said...

Wow, this makes me realize that the older we get the stupider and more complicated we are... thinkin' we 'get it' but realize we already 'had it' way back when. Then we grew up and knew better and forgot.

Diana Black said...

Oh, TL, you are a riot! And right...

What a great observation from a great [young] writer!


Fitnessover50 said...

I really liked the post.

Need more of these.



Robin said...

Oh, simple and beautiful and accurate!

Diana Black said...

Peter & Robin: Thanks for stopping by...Apparently no matter what our age or gender, we can learn from those much younger.