Kids' Thoughts on Love
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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)

"Love is like an avalanche where you have to run for your life."
(John, 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)

"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)

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

"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife."
(Tom, age 5)

"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date."
(Mike, 10)

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

"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)

"A man and a woman promise to go through sickness and illness and diseases together."
(Marlon, 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 diaperchanging."
(Kirsten, age 10)

"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)


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)

"Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees you. But if nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few hours."
(Kally, age 9)

"You learn how to kiss right on the spot when the gooshy feelings get the best of you."
(Doug, 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)

"I know one reason 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)

"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

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

"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)

"They act mooshy. Like puppy dogs, except puppy dogs don't wag their tails nearly as much."
(Arnold, age 10)

"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)

"Many daters just eat pork chops and french fries and talk about love."
(Craig, age 9)


WHAT MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON

"Both don't want no more kids."
(Lori, age 8)


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)


DECIDING WHOM TO MARRY

"You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming."
(Allan, age 10)

"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)


STRATEGIES FOR MAKING PEOPLE
FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU

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

"Shake your hips and hope for the best."
(Camille, age 9)

"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."
(Camille, age 10)


GOOD ADVICE ABOUT LOVE

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

"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)


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)


WHY PEOPLE IN LOVE 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."
7(John, 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)


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)

"Shake your hips and hope for the best."
(Camille, age 9)

"Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs."
(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)


WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE??

"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date."
(Martin, 10)

"Many daters just eat pork chops and French fries and talk about love."
(Craig, 9)


WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE??

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

"The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that"
(Curt, age 7)

"The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
(Howard, age 8)

"You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to buy her a big ring and her own VCR, because she'll want to have videos of the wedding."
(Allan, 10)

"Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing thing if anybody sees you. If nobody sees you, I might be willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few hours."
(Kally, 9)


HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT
IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?

"There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?"
(Kelvin, age 8)


HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?

"Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck."
(Ricky, age 10)


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