Kids: On Love

  • All Ages

By: Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist

Perhaps being in complete head-over-heels love and subsequently having your heart broken, or looking into your baby's eyes for the first time after giving birth aren't really rites of passage necessary for a person to truly understand what 'love' is. Some children were asked what 'love' meant, and their sweet, encapsulating, and sometimes kooky answers are sure to bring a giggle and a smile to your day. Enjoy!


  • “I know what love is. Love is when someone loves someones else…and then they whack each other.” -Owen, 5

  • "Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday" -Noelle, 7

  • “When you wanna kiss a boy you’re friends with. But I’m not friends with any boys” -Keri, 12

  • "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired" -Terri, 4

  • “Love is when you kiss a girl for the first time and then you know that you’ll never be bored again because you can always just think about kissing her" -Justin, 11

  • “I’m not sure because everyone who says they love each other also acts like they hate each other” -Wyn, 8

  • “I love my family because they’re my family. And when I’m older I’ll probably love someone else because I love them” -Jacqueline, 10

  • “When my brother goes to a sleep over and I cry because I miss him”- Lola, 6

  • "When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you" -Karen 7

  • "Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other" -Karl, 5

  • "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day" -Mary Ann, 4

  • "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, 6

  • "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, 8

  • “Well I know I love my girlfriend because when I think about her making out with another guy, I want to punch a wall" -Robbie, 13

  • “I don’t know! Maybe…no never mind. I don’t know" -Jessie, 7

Thanks to a plus and Thought Catalog for the cute quotes. We hope your day is full of love xxxx