‘Tis the season…for buying presents and wrapping them up in beautiful papers, topped with bows.
‘Tis the season…for giving thanks for all the blessings of friends and family, health and love.
‘Tis the season to share those blessings, and one of the best, of course, is our grandchildren – and each morsel of delicious love, from the way they walk to the way they talk.
Usually I include some real “grandgiggles” from our readers’ kids and grandkids, but today I found this in my in box and had to share it. Each of these children , ages four through eight, is someone’s grandchild. Each of these children has a beautiful take on what love REALLY is. My thanks to the person who sent it and to the original anonymous compiler of these beautiful and touching “grandgiggles”.
What does LOVE mean?
1. ‘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- age 8
2. ‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’ Billy – age 4
3. ‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.’ Karl – age 5
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.’ Crissie – age 6
5. ‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’ Terri – age 4
6. ‘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.’ Danny – age 7
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 look gross when they kiss.’ Emily – age 8
8. ‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.’ Bobby – age 7
9. ‘If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,’
Nikka – age 6
10. ‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.’ Noelle – age 7
11. ‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.’ Tommy – age 6
12. ‘During my piano recital, I was on 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.’ Cindy – age 8
13. ‘My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’ Clare – age 6
14. ‘Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’ Elaine-age 5
15. ‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford..’ Chris – age 7
16. ‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day’
Mary Ann – age 4
17. ‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.’ Lauren – age 4
18. ‘When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.’ Karen – age 7
19. ‘Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s gross.’ Mark – age 6
20. ‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’ Jessica – age 8
Click on some of the past Grandgiggles from some of your own grandchildren:
· Top 5 grandgiggles from children and grandchildren to make you laugh· A celebration of grandchildren’s use of language
· Top 5 end of summer funny things grandchildren say
· “How do you decide whom to marry” from the mouth of babes
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