Children were asked, 'What does Love Mean?' Here are their answers ...
"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
"When someone loves you, the way they say your name
is different. You just know that your name is safe in
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
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
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)
"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
"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
Lauren - age 4
"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and
down and little stars come out of you."
Karen - age 7
(what an image)
"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she
doesn't think it's gross."
Mark - age 6
mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a
lot. People forget."
Jessica - age 8