“Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife.” — Tom, age 5

Kids kiss on nose

This is another of those sharing-something-funny-I-found-on-the-internet-rather-than-writing-my-own-stuff posts, and also, stringing-the-words-of-a-sentence-together-with-hyphens-to-make-it-seem-like-a-thing. Sourced from here, we have thoughts on love from kids. Take note, we could learn a lot from these kids…

  • “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
  • “Sensitivity don’t hurt.” — Robbie, age 8
  • “Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” — Erin, age 8
  • “Don’t say you love somebody and then change your mind. Love isn’t like picking what movie you want to watch.” — Natalie, age 9
  • “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

Kitten hugging dog

  • “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
  • “I’m in favor of love as long as it doesn’t happen when Dinosaurs is on television.” — Jill, age 6
  • “One of the people has freckles, and so he finds somebody else who has freckles too.” — Andrew, age 6
  • “My mother says to look for a man who is kind. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll find somebody who’s kinda tall and handsome.” — Carolyn, age 8
  • “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 diaper-changing.” — Kirsten, age 10
  • “Love is foolish…but I still might try it sometime.” — Floyd, age 9
  • “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

Can you remember what you thought about love when you were a kid?

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62 responses to ““Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife.” — Tom, age 5

  1. Poor Dave, the last kid. I’m with the one who likes baseball too.

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  2. Remember? Never it was too long ago…. just remember I thought girls were a pain in the butt…. then something happened in the early 60 s and they all became my center of attention… love in the 60 s was maybe something different to what it is today …. I love Ava’s answer about cheques….

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  3. Yep, these little ones are closing in on something here.

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  4. There’s a lot of “Aww!” in there.

    And Angie is wise beyond her years: Most men are brainless. That kid is destined to be happy in love.

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  5. Those are so funny – thanks, Vanessa! I think those kids know more about love and dating than I ever did – LOL! I was more interested in books! I particularly like the second one, and several others along the same line.

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  6. Kids are so funny! Love this.

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  7. You know I have no memories of what I thought about love as a kid. My parents were hardworking farmers and I can’t say I saw a lot of affection between them. These one liners are insightful i must say. Don’t forget your wife’s name. Yes that would be a good start. 🙂

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  8. These are great. I loved this one: “Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.” Oh, and the diaper one. When I first started reading it, I thought it was a boy writing it, but nope, it was a girl. That’s what I get for stereotyping, I guess!

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  9. I never thought about love when I was a kid. I was one of those that lived in books, so I thought of travel and adventure. Love would just get in the way.

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  10. My goodness, those are precious! That last one is a great one to end on. I can’t remember what I thought about love when I was a kid. Too bad.

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    • Oh yes, this is right up your street isn’t it! My son used to do that thing that a lot of little boys do, saying he wanted to marry me when he grew up, and one time when he said it, he then added “I’m going to want kids too, I hope that’s ok?” Ha! That’s him in the picture at the top of this post actually, kissing his sister on the nose! They are 13 and 16 now!

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  11. I love those! Always brings a smile to my face, especially when I read one I really relate to, and realize I still think like a 10 year old! 😉

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  12. Ha ha ha. I enjoyed these. I don’t remember thinking about love at this age. I was too busy changing and helping wash diapers. Phew! 😀

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  13. These are so precious! Being raised in a single parent home with only sisters (all female home), I didn’t give much thought to romantic love. Boys were alien to me.

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  14. Love is foolish . . . but ain’t it grand!?! These are priceless.

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  15. I love this one!

    “Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” — Erin, age 8

    When I was this age my dad started dating my step-mom and I got to see a lot of happiness. We had parties at our house and my dad would dance with my soon to be mom. He always kissed her goodby when he went to work…so my idea of love was pretty good at that time. I definitely wanted to be in love one day.

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  16. Christopher Lampton

    Love? I loved it. I honestly can’t remember a time when I didn’t like the opposite sex and distinctly remember having a crush when I was 5, probably on a girl who was 4. I’m not sure if young boys hate girls or if they’re just using that as a way to mask their fear. To a very young boy, girls are kinda scary, probably because you don’t quite understand the emotions you’re having for them. At least, I didn’t understand them. Guess I can’t speak for other (former) young boys.

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    • Kids vary a lot in when they have their first crush don’t they. I think you’re right about the hating thing, its either a fear, or they’re just going along with what their friends say. My first memory of a crush on a boy was when I was 7 or 8 I think. I remember at 4/5 just being shocked at how naughty boys were!

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  17. I’d-rather-you-use-hyphens-than-end-each-word. With. A. Period For. Emphasis. That’s much more grating.

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  18. Ah, it was all so simple back then! Although apparently we chaps were the simple ones… not sure I could possibly go along with that. I think we used that as a ploy to win their hearts, but where we got that tactic from I don’t know!

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  19. “Love is foolish, but I still might try it sometime.” Now that kid is an optimist! I want the kitten that’s hugging the puppy dog.

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  20. Thanks for a post that started the week with a laugh, as the saying goes:’kids sure say the darndest things’.

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  21. Ah, “out of the mouths of babes….” 🙂 Some of those kids seem wise beyond their years. And then there are the others with more important things on their minds, like dinosaurs. 😉 Thanks for the laughs, Vanessa!

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  22. “Love is foolish…but I still might try it sometime” Some of these are incredibly wise. Nice collection!

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  23. What a delightful read. I love kids’ perspectives on life and love. My favorite: “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

    And, often, we gals have to listen for a verrry long time to hear anything useful. 😉

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  24. I don’t want to be a spoil-sport but it sounds like a lot of them have been overhearing their parents complain about their spouses!

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  25. When I was a kid, I thought I didn’t get enough love. And I thought that when I had my own kids, I would hug and kiss them ALL the time. I did, and I did. xoxox

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  26. Omg, this totally made my day!

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