A group of 4-8 year olds were asked: “What does love mean?” Here are some of 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, aged 8.
“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, aged 6.
“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri, aged 4.
“Love is when my mummy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is okay.” Danny, aged 7.
“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” Bobby, aged 7.
“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.” Nikka, aged 6.
“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.” Noelle, aged 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, aged 6.
“Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” Elaine, aged 5.
“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot, because people forget.” Jessica, aged 8.