Happy Valentine's Day: Children's Thoughts on Love

Advice from a 10yr old on how to
make your marriage work, 'Tell your wife she's pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
Posted this already in 2002 but I'll post it here for Valentine's Day for some interesting and totally different thoughts (not to mention funny and entertaining) on that ever popular subject called love, as seen from the perspective of children. These quotes were taken from that Bill Cosby show "Kids Say the Darndest Things".

Read on and hope you enjoy it... Have a Great Weekend everyone.



Concerning Why Love Happens Between Two Particular People

"One of the people has freckles and so he finds somebody else who has freckles too."
Andrew, age 6

"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

"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful." Manuel, age 8

On What Falling in Love Is Like

"Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." John, age 9

"If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long."
Glenn, age 7

On the Role of Beauty and Handsomeness in Love

"If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't already in your family, it doesn't hurt to be beautiful."
Anita C., age 8

"It isn't always just how you look. Look at me. I'm handsome like anything and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet." Brian, age 7

"Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long time." Christine, age 9

Reflections on The Nature of Love

"Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too." Greg, age 8

How Do People In Love Typically Behave?

"Mooshy ... like puppy dogs ... except puppy dogs don't wag their tails nearly as much."
Arnold, age 10

"All of a sudden, the people get movie fever so they can sit together in the dark." Sherm, age 8

Concerning Why Lovers Often Hold Hands

"They want to make sure their rings don't fall off because they paid good money for them."
Gavin, age 8

"They are just practicing for when they might have to walk down the aisle someday and do the holy matchimony thing." John, age 9

Confidential Opinions About Love

"I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when 'Dinosaurs' is on television." Jill, age 6

"Love is foolish ... but I still might try it sometime." Floyd, age 9

"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me." Dave, age 8

"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." Regina, age 10

The Personal Qualities You Need To Have In Order To Be A Good Lover

"Sensitivity don't hurt." Robbie, age 8

"One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of bills." Ava, age 8

Some Surefire Ways To Make A Person Fall In Love With You

"Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores." Del, age 6

"Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs ... and don't worry if their parents are right there."
Manuel, age 8

"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love." Alonzo, age 9

"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she likes to eat. French fries usually works for me." Bart, age 9

How Can You Tell If Two Adults Eating Dinner At A Restaurant Are In Love?

"Just see if the man picks up the check. That's how you can tell if he's in love." Bobby, age 9

"Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold ... Other people care more about the food." Bart, age 9

"Romantic adults usually are all dressed up, so if they are just wearing jeans it might mean they used to go out or they just broke up." Sarah, age 9

"See if the man has lipstick on his face." Sandra, age 7

"It's love if they order one of those desserts that are on fire. They like to order those because it's just like how their hearts are... on fire." Christine, age 9

Titles Of The Love Ballads You Can Sing To Your Beloved

"'How Do I Love Thee When You're Always Picking Your Nose?'" Arnold, age 10

"'You Are My Darling Even Though You Also Know My Sister.'" Larry, age 8

"'I Love Hamburgers, I Like You!'" Eddie, age 6

"'I Am in Love with You Most of the Time, but Don't Bother Me When I'm with My Friends.'" Bob, age 9

"'Hey, Baby, I Don't like Girls but I'm Willing to Forget You Are One!'" Will, age 7

What Most People Are Thinking When They Say "I Love You"

"The person is thinking: Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope he showers at least once a day."
Michelle, age 9

"Some lovers might be real nervous, so they are glad that they finally got it out and said it and now they can go eat." Dick, age 7

How Was Kissing Invented?

"I know one reason that kissing was created. It makes you feel warm all over, and they didn't always have electric heat or fireplaces or even stoves in their houses." Gina, age 8

How A Person Learns To Kiss

"You can have a big rehearsal with your Barbie and Ken dolls." Julia, age 7

"You learn it right on the spot when the gooshy feelings get the best of you." Brian, age 7

"It might help to watch soap operas all day." Carin, age 9

When Is It Okay To Kiss Someone?

"When they're rich." Pam, age 7

"It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you ... That's why I stopped doing it."
Tammy, age 10

How To Make Love Endure

"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work." Dick, age 7

"Don't forget your wife's name ... That will mess up the love." Erin, age 8

"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash." Dave, age 8

"Don't say you love somebody and then change your mind ... Love isn't like picking what movie you want to watch." Natalie, age 8

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry.
God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with. -
Kirsten, age 10

Do you Believe in a World Without Wars?

Unfortunately, war is and has been a constant companion of humanity. In my opinion, the absence of war will only mean one thing, humanity as a whole has become one mindless and single-minded entity. War is a consequence of conflict and conflict results from a clash of ideas, thoughts, necessity, etc... As long as humans are capable of independent thought then conflict is inevitable. This means to have a world without war is to have mankind thinking alike and in synch with each other, like a hive of some sort. I think I'd prefer to have the privilege and freedom to think and decide for myself, even if this makes the world a dangerous place to some extent. Besides, if we have the capacity to wage war, then we also have a capacity to wage peace. It's simply a matter of finding a balance between the two.

Moira G Gallaga©