Kid's Ideas About Love

  1. Kids, aged 5 to 10, were asked questions about what they thought of love and marriage. Here's what they said:

    Love and Marriage:

    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife." -- Tom, age 5
    • "My mother says to look for a man who is kind. That's what I'll do. I'll find somebody who's kinda tall and handsome." -- Carolyn, age 8
    • "It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a kid. I don't need that kind of trouble." -- Kenny, age 7
    • "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
    • "When somebody's been dating for a while, the boy might propose to the girl. He says to her, 'I'll take you for a whole life, or at least until we have kids and get divorced.'" -- Anita, 9
    • "I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." -- Regina, age 10
    • "Most men are brainless, so you might have to try more than once to find a live one." -- Angie, age 10
    • "[Being] single is better . . . for the simple reason that I wouldn't want to change no diapers. Of course, if I did get married, I'd figure something out. I'd just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing." -- Kirsten, age 10

    Kissing:

    • "When a person gets kissed for the first time, they fall down, and they don't get up for at least an hour." -- Wendy, age 8
    • "You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, 'cause she'll want to have videos of the wedding." -- Jim, age 10
    • "If it's your mother, you can kiss her anytime. But if it's a new person, you have to ask permission." -- Roger, age 6
    • "It's never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you. That's why I stopped doing it." -- Tammy, age 10
    • "The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that." -- Curt, age 7
    • "The rules goes like this: if you kiss someone, then you should marry her and have kids with her. It's the right thing to do." -- Howard, age 8
    • (on seeing a couple kissing) "He is trying to steal her chewing gum!" -- Boy, age 6
    Beauty:

    • "If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't already in your family, it doesn't hurt to be beautiful." -- Anita, age 8
    • "It isn't always how you look. Look at me. I'm handsome like anything, and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet." -- Brian, age 7
    How People In Love Act:

    • "Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food." -- Brad, age 8
    • "All of a sudden, the people get movies fever so they can sit together in the dark." -- Sherm, age 8
    • "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
    • "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
    • "See if the man picks up the check. That's how you can tell if he's in love." -- John, age 9

    How To Tell If Two People Are Married:

    • "Married people usually look happy to talk to other people." -- Eddie, age 6
    • "You might have to guess based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids." -- Derrick, age 8


    Strategies For Making People 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
    The Best Age To Get Married:

    • "Twenty three is the best age because you know the person forever by then." -- Cam, age 10
    • "No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married!" -- Freddie, age 6
    Good Advice About Love:
    • "Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough." -- Lynnette, age 8
    • "Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck!" -- Ricky, 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." -- Erin, age 8

    What To Do When a First Date Turns Sour:

    • "I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns." -- Craig, age 9

    Titles of Love Ballads You Can Sing To Your Loved One:

    • "'I Love Hamburgers, I Like You!'" -- Eddie, age 6
    • "'You Are My Darling Even Though You Also Know My Sister.'" -- Larry, age 8
    • "'I Am In Love With You Most of the Time, But Don't Bother Me When I'm With My Friends.'" -- Bob, age 9
    • "'How Do I Love Thee When You're Always Picking Your Nose?'" -- Arnold, age 10
    • "'Honey, I Got Your Curly Hair and Your Nintendo On My Mind.'" -- Sharon, age 9
    • "'Hey, Baby, I Don't Like Girls, But I'm Willing To Forget You Are One!'" -- Will, age 7
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   live4today
    Those are so funny! I was going to pick out a few that I liked best, but they are all way too funny! Kids...gotta luv their perception of life, eh?
  4. by   GeminiTwinRN
    :icon_lol:
  5. by   leslie :-D
    and how did they get so wise???????????????????????
  6. by   EmerNurse
    [quote=siri;1999702]Kids, aged 5 to 10, were asked questions about what they thought of love and marriage. Here's what they said:

    "'I Am In Love With You Most of the Time, But Don't Bother Me When I'm With My Friends.'" -- Bob, age 9

    OH MY GOD - he's only 9 - I've heard that from 40 year olds LOL!!!

  7. by   bethin
    Quote from siri


    • "Most men are brainless, so you might have to try more than once to find a live one." -- Angie, age 10

    I like this girl. Smart.


    Siri, those were hilarious. I love talking to that age group because you never know what will come out of their mouths.
  8. by   sirI
    My dd, who is a 5th grade teacher, found these. The things that they observe and the stuff they can imagine.

    I really liked these:

    "'Honey, I Got Your Curly Hair and Your Nintendo On My Mind.'" -- Sharon, age 9


    What To Do When a First Date Turns Sour:

    • "I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns." -- Craig, age 9
  9. by   bethin
    Quote from siri

    What To Do When a First Date Turns Sour:

    • "I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns." -- Craig, age 9

    That must have been one helluva bad date!
  10. by   firstaiddave907
    thats funney and yes wise

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