Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday's Stupid Saying

We must keep our ears to the ground if we want to keep our heads above water.
BBC farm program broadcaster

The final arrangements for my BFF's mom have been made. I'm leaving tomorrow for the viewing and the funeral is to be Monday morning. I'm staying over one more night to be with her. A mini-vacation for me, and some long-overdue quality time for us. I think the last time we had an occasion to talk for any length of time in person was in 2006! Sad it takes a funernal to bring us back together with our hectic lives, but when I told her I was staying over after the funeral, she broke down and cried. "Thank you...."

Out of the mouths of babes!!
I received this email a few days ago and decided to repost it here. Enjoy!

What Love means to a 4-8 year old . . ...
Slow down for three minutes to read this.
It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes.

A group of professional people posed this question to a
group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?'

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone
could have imagined See what you think:

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend
over and paint her toenails anymore.
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even
when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'

Rebecca- age 8


'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'

Billy - age 4


'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on
shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'

Karl - age 5


'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most
of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'

Chrissy - age 6


'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 when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing,
you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss'

Emily - age 8


'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening
presents and listen.'

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)


'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who
you hate,'

Nikka - age 6
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)


'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it

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


'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at
all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.

He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.'

Cindy - age 8


'My mommy loves me more than anybody
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.'

Clare - 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.' (what an image)

Karen - age 7


'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's

Mark - age 6


'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


And the final one

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an
elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's
yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy

'Nothing, I just helped him cry'


Unknown said...

These are great! :)

Molly Daniels said...

My fave is the one about the toilet:)

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Unknown said...

My condolences for your BFF and her family.

Why does it so often take a funeral or a wedding for fmaily and friends to get together? The last time my mom's family had a "reunion" it was at my cousin's wedding (better than a funeral). My mom's family is going to have a reunion this July and try to do it every year from now on. It's in Ohio where most of them still live. I'm going to do my best to go to that and Lori Foster's event in June. One will have to be a long weekend as it's hard to get off work so much so close together.

Are you going to Lori Foster's event this summer? I just signed up for it. I've been working out on the Wii and hopefully will lose at least a couple sizes before then. :)

Anny Cook said...

'Nothing, I just helped him cry' Maybe we need more kids to help us cry...