What Love Means to Children...

~ Posted on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 3:14 PM ~

Got this from an email forward (*Thanks to my brother!). Reading it just makes me chuckle! Although most of them are funny, I couldn't help but to pause and think of how truthful and simple it is when the topic of love comes to the mind of our little ones. It's funny how we tend to make things complicated when we grow older. Anyway, here it goes, enjoy!

Children are so innocent. Too bad we have to become adults and forget what is important!
 
What Love means to a 4-8 year old .... 

Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. Touching words from the mouth of babes. A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?' The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined See what you think:

* '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

* '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

* '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

* '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 - age 6

* 'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.' Terri - age 4

* '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

* '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

* 'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.' Bobby - age 7

* 'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,' Nikka - age 6

* 'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.' Noelle - age 7

* '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

* 'During my piano recital, I was on a 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

* 'My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.' Clare - age 6

* 'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' Elaine-age 5

* 'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.' Chris - age 7

* '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

* 'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross.' Mark - age 6

* '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

And the final one:

* The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I just helped him cry'.

 

Walloping the King of all Fruits!

~ Posted on Monday, June 28, 2010 at 8:04 PM ~

Yeap... we just had durians (pronounced as "do-ree-aunt") yesterday!! It was yummylicious! A close friend of ours came over in the afternoon and spent the evening at our house, their daughter is about 2 months+ older than Ben so they were having a blast playing in Ben's playroom. Then we went out for dinner and stopped over to buy back some durians to eat at home.

This is the durian stall we went to... They even have their own website! Coolness! Cool

Oh yeah, before I forget, noticed that new watermark on the picture above? What do you think of it? Also a creation of moi.. hahaha... I wanted it to look like it has been stamped the way they do when they sent mails and stuff but I guess this will do...

So anyway before I distract myself further from the topic of durians, we ordered 2 types of durians... We got one of the staff there to choose the best ones and he went ahead and cut open the durians with his big knife...

And then he showed us the contents:

Look at the glorious yellowing fleshy durians in there! The staff then asked us to take one and tried just to be sure it's the best, so hubby wasted no time and proceeded to dunk in his hand and grabbed one and tried. Look at the picture below... look at Ben's pitiful face... OK, maybe he doesn't look pitiful but he was gazing intently at the durian (by which all that was left in daddy's hand was the seed)

The rest of the durians were swiftly cut open and packed into a container for us to bring back home to eat. Sorry for the picture color, it was taken under yellow warm light, and definitely doesn't do the justice of those glorious and yummylicious durians... Kiss Ben loves eating it though we don't give him a lot, just tiny bits for him to try the new taste Wink

So anyway, you can read more about durians from Wikipedia at this link. How about you? Have you tried durians before?