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
"Love is that first feeling you feel before all
the bad stuff gets in the way."
" 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 someone loves you, the way they say your
name is different. You know
that your name is safe in their mouth."
"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy
puts on shaving cologne and
they go out and smell each other."
"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody
most of your French fries
without making them give you any of theirs."
"Love is when someone hurts you. And you get
so mad but you don't yell at
them because you know it would hurt their feelings."
"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
"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 when you kiss all the time. Then when
you get tired of kissing, you
want to be together and you talk more. My mommy and
daddy are like that.
They look gross when they kiss."
"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas
if you stop opening
presents and listen."
"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 you tell a guy you like his shirt,
then he wears it every day."
"Love is like a little old woman and a little
old man who are still
friends even after they know each other so well."
"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and
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 any more."
"My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't
see anyone else kissing me
to sleep at night."
"Love is when mommy gives daddy the best piece
"Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty
and still says he is
handsomer than Robert Redford."
"Love is when your puppy licks your face even
after you left him alone all day."
"I know my older sister loves me because she
gives me all her old clothes and
has to go out and buy new ones."
"I let my big sister pick on me because my Mom
says she only picks on me
because she loves me. So I pick on my baby sister
because I love her."
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up
and down and little stars
come out of you."
"Love is when mommy sees daddy on the toilet
and she doesn't think it's gross."
"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"