kids sometimes have an interesting perspective on love…

And in thinking about the concept of love, I was reminded that kids sometimes have an interesting perspective on love…

When some were asked what falling in love is like…Roger, age 9 said, “Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life.”
Leo, age 7, said, “If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don’t want to do it. It takes too long.”

When asked what role having good looks plays in love…Jeanne, age 8, said, “If you want to be loved by somebody who isn’t already in your family, it doesn’t hurt to be beautiful.”
Gary, age 7, said, “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.”
Christine, age 9, said, “Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long time.”

When asked to share some confidential opinions about love…Anita, age 6, said, “I’m in favor of love as long as it doesn’t happen when ‘The Cartoons’ are on TV.”
Bobby, age 8, said, “Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I have been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me.”
Regina, age 10, said, “I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard enough.”
Floyd, age 9, said, “Love is foolish … but I still might try it sometime.”

When asked to share some surefire ways to make a person fall in love with you…Del, age 6, said, “Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores.”
Alonzo, age 9, said, “Don’t do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain’t the same thing as love.”
Manuel, age 8, said, “Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs … and don’t worry if their parents are right there.”
Bart, age 9, said, “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.”
Camille, age 9, said, “Shake your hips and hope for the best.”