a group of professional people posed this question to a group of four through eight -year-olds. " what is love mean? " the answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. see what you think:
" love is that first feeling 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. " ( you betch you! )
" when someone love you, the way say your name is different. you know that your name is safe in their mouth. "
" love is when a girl put on perfume and a boy puts on showing cologne and they go out and smell each other. "
" love is when you go out and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of their."
" 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 make you you smile when you're tired. "
" love is when my mommy make coffee for my daddy and she take a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK! "
" love is when you kiss all time. then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to get together and you talk more. my mommy and my daddy are like that. they look gross when they kiss. "
" love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wear it everyday. "
" love is little old women who are still friends even after they know each other so well. "
" during the 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 thing that i wasn't scared anymore. "
" my mommy love me more than anybody. you don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night. "
" love is when mommy gives daddy the piece of chicken. " " love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweat and still say 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. "
" love cards like valentine's cards say stuff on them that we'd like say ourselves, but we wouldn't be caught dead saying. "
" when you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down little stars come out of you. "
" 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. "
" god could have said major words to make the nails fall the cross, but he didn't. that's love. "