A survey was conducted at a primary school where children between the ages of 4-8 were asked “what is love”. The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.
Such a simple question, this is what they said…
“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.”
– Rolaoluwa – age 8
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”
– Boluwatife – 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.”
– Kosisochukwu – age 5
“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your foodwithout making them give you any of theirs.”
– Chidi – age 6
“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”
– Tarinabo – age 4
“Love is when my my daddy makes me breakfast every morning”
– Mosadoluwa – 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 irritate me when they kiss”
– Enitan – age 8
“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate.”
–Nike– age 6 (we need a few million more Nikkas on this planet)
“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.”
– Nosa – 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.”
– Tomiwa – age 6
“During end of the year party in school, 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.”
– Chiamaka– age 8
“My daddy loves me more than anybody.
He reads to me.”
– Chinasa – age 6
“Love is when my Daddy gives me the best piece of chicken.”
– Enioluwa-age 5
“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.”
– Lola – age 4
These adorable kids think this is what love means. What are your thoughts?