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No, this is not an ad for the London Tube. :D

Some really awwwwwww-inspiring words from children.

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A group of psychologists posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, "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 know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4 :heart:

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
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 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 6

Love is when mommy sees daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Brad Pitt. Chris - age 7 :heart:

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 :howler: :( :D

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." Bethany - 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

....and the winner is:
a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. 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 him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."

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My favourite:

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4

So true. :)
 

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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." Bethany - age 4
I don't think this was what her mother meant. :D
 

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Steph! said:
It badly ressembles adult made-up material...
Someone posted it on a website dedicated to Prof Tolkien, there's no way to verify... but whey, such cynicism... :wallbang: ;)
 

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Alive&Kicking said:


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

My favourite:

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4

So true. :)
I liked specially those two. So true and so beautiful...:thumbsup::cool:

Thanks for sharing it A&K!:)

Cheers.;)
 

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My ice cold heart cannot withstand the shock of this sweetness. I'm melting! MELTING! OOOOOOOHHHH, what a world!!!
 

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I useta have this crush on this one punkrock cueca in HS. One day I wore an Anarchy t-shirt, which she made mention and inquired where I got it. I think I wore that t-shirt every day in my four years in HS after that.
 

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Methinks this to be a thinly-veiled attempt by adults to put words in the mouths of innocent children. Probably orchestrated by Hallmark to coincide with *ahem* February 14th. Cynical? Moi? :eek:
 

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I think Bastin is onto something - but Children do have a way with brutal honesty that can sometimes takes us by surprise.

This is a true account of a conversation I had with Pilinha sometime this past summer... I posted this shortly after the actual conversation took place on FF:

Check out my conversation with Pilinha last night.

Pilinha: Papa - we're boys, right? Is mama a boy too?

Pila: Yes, we're boys, but moma is a girl.

Pilinha: Why?

Pila: Because she is.

Pilinha: Is it because she has big boobies?

Pila: Yep. Girls have bigger boobies than boys.

Pilinha: How come Cloey (his girl friend) doesn't have big boobies and she's a girl?

Pila: She will when she grows up. Also, boys have pilinhas like you and me.

Pilinha: Mama doesn't have a Pilinha?

Pila: Well, kinda - just not one like ours.

Pilinha: Mama doesn't have a Pilinha.

Pila: Uhhh… well, no, not like we do. Just a different kind.

Pilinha: Oh…

Pilinha: Uh-uh, she doesn't have a Pilinha.

Pila: Okay. I know. She just has a different kind.

Pilinha: No, she doesn't.

Pila: Oaky, she doesn't.

Mrs. Pila gets home.

Pilinha (to Mrs. Pila): Papa said you got a Pilinha.

Mrs. Pila: Uh…, what?

Pilinha: Papa said you got a Pilinha.

Mrs. Pila: Papa is crazy, I don't have no Pilinha. I have a pombinha.

Pilinha: A what?

Mrs. Pila: A Pombinha. That's like a girl's Pilinha.

Pilinha: Oh… is that why you don't have hair on your Pombinha?

Mrs. Pila: Hey, how about some ice cream before dinner? Chocolate or vanilla?
 

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Nice story Pila. I'd be inclined to just tell him the technical details using big words spoken rapidly and thus boring him immediately, and only then ask if the lovely Pilahinho wants ice-cream. And don't be cheap with vanilla and chocolate ice-cream, get pistachio gelato. It's these subtle things that determine you're out on your ass in a retirement home that smells of dried urine and prune juice or a rustic beachside villa out in Tuscany in 20 years time.

The "love is..." is beyond overdone. It's like a muddy picture of a UFO or spirituality formalised as a religion. We all perceive the same material but whether you believe is based on whether you want to believe.

Love is love. A conceptualised ideal to many, including me.
 

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Nice story Pila. I'd be inclined to just tell him the technical details using big words spoken rapidly and thus boring him immediately, and only then ask if the lovely Pilahinho wants ice-cream. And don't be cheap with vanilla and chocolate ice-cream, get pistachio gelato. It's these subtle things that determine you're out on your ass in a retirement home that smells of dried urine and prune juice or a rustic beachside villa out in Tuscany in 20 years time.

Bribery is conditioning, gotta use it wisely or it won't make no difference to him how comfortable his old man will spend his last days.
 
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