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What love means to youngsters

Feb 10, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler

Next Tuesday is Valentine"s Day, usually a day for hearts and flowers for adults. But kids can get in on the act, too. Here are some answers given by a group of 4-- to 8-year-olds when asked, "What does love mean?"

I think you will enjoy them:

"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 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 every day."

-- 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

"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

"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

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you."

-- 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

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