Wisdom from Polonius

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Rebecca, age 8

“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.”

Billy, age 4

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

Karl, age 5

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

Chrissy, age 6

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

Danny, age 7

“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.”

Terri, age 4

“Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.”



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Harvard Square Commentary, December 18, 2006