What Love Means…

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-old kids, ‘What does love mean?’

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.

‘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 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

‘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

‘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

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his


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.’

Hat tip: Linda W.
Image Credit: Image Chef

  40 comments for “What Love Means…

  1. May 12, 2015 at 2:15 am

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

    loved that one…

    big hugs hon. x0x0

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:14 am

      And it's so true too. πŸ™‚

  2. May 12, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Aww! they are all quite cute aren't they πŸ™‚

    Have a lovetastic day Sandee πŸ™‚

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Yes they are Steve, and kids get stuff. πŸ™‚

  3. May 12, 2015 at 5:49 am

    These seriously warmed my heart. Just precious, Peaches. I love visiting your blog…and I also happen to love you.

    Big hugs, honey..

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:19 am

      I loved them too and I love you also. πŸ™‚

  4. May 12, 2015 at 5:50 am

    Aww these are sweet. The one about the Christmas presents though, is the one I believe is my fave! Have a great day!

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Yep, it's a good one. πŸ™‚

  5. May 12, 2015 at 5:51 am

    From the mouth of babes. I wonder what love means for adults? I bet it won't be better then these children.
    Have a lovely Tuesday Sandee. Say hi to Zane and Little Bit. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Kids get things so well don't they. πŸ™‚

  6. May 12, 2015 at 6:05 am

    have seen these but love them!! Happy Tuesday! xxoxo

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Yep, they've been around for some time. Worth repeating now and then. πŸ™‚

  7. May 12, 2015 at 6:31 am

    Those are just terrific. I like the last three. I can just see that happening. I think they are all just great especially coming from kids. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a great day.

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:21 am

      I think the last one is the very best one. πŸ™‚

  8. May 12, 2015 at 6:59 am

    I love these! So sweet!!!

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:21 am

      They are and so very true too. πŸ™‚

  9. May 12, 2015 at 7:39 am

    I like the one about the hand-me-downs showing love.

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

      That's a great way at looking at hand me downs. πŸ™‚

  10. May 12, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Very wise answers.

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Very wise indeed. πŸ™‚

  11. May 12, 2015 at 9:26 am

    wonderful- makes me smile…aren't kids great!

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Kids are indeed great. Thanks for re-posting this on Facebook. πŸ™‚

  12. May 12, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Explanations of love from tender hearts in all innocence! I understood new dimensions of love.
    Have a great day!

    • May 12, 2015 at 10:34 am

      Innocence. That's the word that alluded me. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  13. May 12, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Wow, these were all so sweet!

    • May 12, 2015 at 11:23 am

      Out of the mouth of babes. πŸ™‚

  14. May 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    These are so cute. Love the one that says "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired"

    • May 12, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      And it's very true too. πŸ™‚

  15. May 12, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Truth from the mouths of babes, to bad they have to learn to lie from us adults.

    • May 13, 2015 at 7:51 am

      This is very true. πŸ™‚

  16. May 12, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Those are so sweet! I love love!

    Hope your week is going fabulous Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

    • May 13, 2015 at 7:52 am

      I love listening to kids. They are so very wise. πŸ™‚

  17. May 12, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    There are some real gems in there.

    • May 13, 2015 at 7:52 am

      Yes there are Binky. πŸ™‚

  18. May 12, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I almost cried at the last one…because just recently.. my childhood friend who is going through hardship about their marriage confided to me her hurts and pains..and I was speechless but yes I did cry with her and she said she felt better afterwards.

    • May 13, 2015 at 7:52 am

      You're such a good friend. You really are. You know that right? It shows and always has. πŸ™‚

  19. May 14, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Some of these sounded so wise. Love is a subject that eludes many adults.

    • May 14, 2015 at 8:44 am

      Yes, it does elude many adults. πŸ™‚

  20. May 17, 2015 at 4:29 am

    These are so sweet. My favorite was Noelle.

    • May 18, 2015 at 8:52 am

      They are sweet indeed. Kids are so smart. πŸ™‚

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