From the Mouths of Babes


What Love means to a 4-8 year old.  Touching words from the mouth of babes.

This came from a friend in an email, and I don’t know who actually wrote it, so I apologize I can’t give proper credit. These are sweet sentiments, and touching.  Enjoy!
A group of professional people 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.

See what you think:

‘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 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 what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and listen.’  Bobby – age 7 (Wow!)

‘If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.’
Nikka – age 6    (we need a few million more Nikka’s on this planet)

‘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

‘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.’ (what an image)   Karen – age 7

‘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 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 what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,
‘Nothing, I just helped him cry’.




QUESTION:   What is your answer to the question, “What does love mean”?

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8 comments on “From the Mouths of Babes

  1. Denise Ashurst says:

    Delinda, please send me your email again, the one you gave me is not working correctly. Thank you!

    On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 7:27 AM, Delinda’s Blog

  2. Thanks S- very true.

  3. caucajun55 says:

    Another great blog Delinda. Children definitely have truth running through their veins. I’ll add my personal definition which has served me well coming in and going out … AUTHENTIC LOVE makes no demands and has no expectations.

  4. Dianne- thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Dianne says:

    Oh how sweet. and tears to my eyes! Thank you sweet Delinda~I am so glad you captured these sweet innocent words of love. Now we know why Jesus said~””Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?” Matt 21:16 and “And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matt 18:3! Amen!

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