Friday, June 20, 2008

Love to a 4 Year Old

At dinner we were talking about love and why another kid in daycare doesn't have his mommy and daddy living in the same house. We talked about how much mommies and daddies love their kids and how mommies and daddies love each other. Well, Caroline made sure to tell me that SHE loved daddy more than I did. I just smiled and told her what a nice thing that is to say but that we can't compare or measure love - and there's no need for a competition.

Anyway, so I'm sure you and everyone else you've met has gotten some email forward about what love means to young children and so I asked Caroline, "How do you know when you love a person?"

And her reply, "When someone looks really pretty, and you just HAVE to hug them."

I didn't ask her to clarify, I pretty much knew what she meant. But when Jason came in from mowing the lawn, I asked her again and she said the same thing except this time I asked her about what it meant to be "pretty" and she said, "They just look so good to you, you just have to hug them."

I told her I feel that way about her every single day.

4 comments:

H. said...

That is the SWEETEST! And, she is absolutely right!

Katie said...

Awwww Caroline!

Anonymous said...

Caroline has that spirit! She's got that twinkle in her eye and that look of "I can feel it" on her face. She's such a doll.
Bertie

BJ said...

That is just the cutest