Kids perspective on life is different to ours in many ways. Never was this more true than when a group of young kids were asked what they think about love. The results were amazing. No two kids gave the same response. Many of them drew from their life experiences – some assumed love just had to do with being part of a couple. But one thing’s for sure they were honest in their responses and that’s where the magic lies. To get a taste of what I mean, have a look at the short video where a sample of kids answer that same question.
Now have a read below at the many responses these kids gave when asked what they thought about love. Some will amaze you, others will make you smile and some of them will make you think. Kids are wise beyond their years – I’m sure you’ll agree with me that they see what we don’t and if we are willing to listen they can teach us a thing or two.
1. They’re Hard on Love
“If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don’t want to do it. It takes too long.” ~Glen age 7
“It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m only a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble.” ~ Kenny age 7
“I’m not rushing into love – I’m finding fourth grade hard enough.” ~ Regina age 10
“Love is foolish, but I still might try it sometime”. ~ Floyd age 9
2. They Get Deep About Love
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know your name is safe in their mouth.” ~ Billy age 4
“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” ~ Bobby age 7
“No-one is sure why it happens but I heard it has something to do with how you smell. That’s why perfume and deodorant are so popular.” ~ Mae age 9
3. They’re Wise About Love
“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
“One of you should know how to write a check, because even if you have tons of love there are going to be a lot of bills.” ~ Ava age 8
“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.” ~ Nikka age 6
4. They’re Cute About Love
“Love is when your puppy licks your face, even after you left him alone all day.” ~MaryAnne age 4
“One of the people has freckles, so he finds someone else who has freckles too.” ~ Andrew age 6
“When you love somebody your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” ~ Karen age 7
5. They Think Love is Cringeworthy
“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.” ~ Mark age 6
“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. Mommy and Daddy are like that, they look gross when they kiss.” ~ Emily age 8
6. They Think Love is About Sacrifice
“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.”
~ Elaine age 5
“Love is when my Mommy makes coffee for my Daddy and she takes a sip before she gives it to him to make sure it tastes okay.” ~ Danny age 7
7. They Think Love is About Being Old
“When my grandmother got arthritis she couldn’t bend down 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 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
I’m sure you’ll agree that our kids can be so intuitive, clever and creative. After reading the above we should be confident that the future is safe in the hands of these brilliant kids. Whoever would have thought that love could be described in so many wonderful ways.
I wish all the kids in the world a life full of love and joy, without pain and heartbreak and without too many bills or problems with arthritis!