"What Is Love?" You've Got to Read These LOVEly Definitions Shared By Kids Ages 2 to 17! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

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"What Is Love?" You've Got to Read These LOVEly Definitions Shared By Kids Ages 2 to 17!

I often find that kids are more perceptive than we give them credit for. And we know that they’re always honest and frequently hilarious. So I decided to interview children ages 2 to 17 to find out their definitions of love. I hope you love them as much as I do! 

  • "Love is Momma." – Jenna, 2
  • “Love is ... I don't know what it is, but I love you.” – Owen, 3
  • “Love is poopy.” – Cooper, 3
  • “Love is in the air.” – Sage, 4
  • “Love is beautiful.” – Jocehiry, 4
  • “Love is God.” – Lanie, 4
  • “Love is hugs and kisses.” – Marshall, 5
  • “Love is something you give to people. You hug them and love them.” – Dylan, 5
  • “Love is loving yourself.” – Deven, 6
  • “Love is like magical unicorns.” – Emerson, 6
  • “Love is when you like someone really much.” – Rae, 6
  • “Love is something crushing in your heart.” – Nicky, 6
  • “Love is if someone doesn't have a toy to play with, you share yours.” – Owen, 7
  • “Love is true.” – Grant, 7
  • “Love is better than hate.” – Sarah, 7
  • “Love is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” – Trevor, 8
  • “Love is amazing and terrible.” – Margaret, 8
  • “Love is giving me snuggles and feeding me.” – Ryan, 8
  • “Love is seeing the good in someone and then liking them because of that.” – Julia, 8
  • “Love is when your insides turn to butterflies.” – Parker, 8
  • “Love is trust and caring for family and friends. Also passion, but that's grown-up love.” – Charlotte, 8
  • “Love is annoying.” – Cambree, 9
  • “Love is when you’re emotionally attached to a person or thing.” – Andrew, 9
  • “Love is a happy feeling that makes you feel good about yourself.” – Mark, 10
  • “Love is when someone is there for you and helps you.” – Aiden, 10
  • “Love is the most powerful thing in the world.” – Charlotte, 10
  • “Love is special because it’s created from God.” – Ryan, 10
  • “Love is action.” – Lilly, 11
  • “Love is gross.” – Cate, 11
  • “Love is like getting your first like on Instagram.” – Trey, 11
  • “Love is peace.” – Maddie, 12
  • “Love is very important in society, and we could use more of it.“ – David, 12
  • “Love is awesome.” – Branden, 13
  • “Love is family." – Ava, 13
  • “Love is a board game. Because you can win and lose sometimes. Or you might have to start all over. And sometimes it can be as boring as Monopoly.” – Hannah, 14
  • “Love is whack.” – Andrew, 15
  • “Love is weird, maybe? It's not like I've fallen in love yet.” – Bishop, 15
  • “Love is patient.” – Kristyn, 16
  • “Love is commitment.” – Lindsey, 16
  • “Love is Folgers in your cup.” – Sean, 17

Which definition do you love the most? Ask your kids what they think love is and comment below with their responses. We’d love to hear their definitions, too!

Thanks to the 30Seconds tribe members who contributed to this lovely post: Heather Murphy-FritzTiffany ZookKim JohnsonMorgan HawthorneRachael DanielsKristan WagerCindy HlywaKatie FultonHolly Salter BuddeAshlee SmithHeather Webb CoolbaughLisa HixKatherine Fraiser OrosLauren WeitzelMary KlebergMelissa MurtaghKim Hilts Robbins and Amy Gildemeister.

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
This is wonderful, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! "Love is when your insides turn to butterflies." – Parker, 8. Truer words were never spoken! Love it!! xoxo
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Isn't that the sweetest? I just love these kids!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
It really is amazing what comes out of the mouths of babes. Here's one that shows the signs of the times we're living in: “Love is like getting your first like on Instagram.” – Trey, 11. LOL!!! Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds: Definitely! And that happens to be my own kid, who doesn't have any social media, or even a phone! Hilarious!
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
That makes it even funnier! I guess he is imagining what getting that first like on Insta is going to feel like?! So sweet! Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Kristan Wager
These are great! I love the fun variety. "love is whack!" and we can definitely "use more of it" Great post Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thanks, Kristan Wager ! I love what all the kids came up with, too!
Tiffany Zook
Love is whack! Andrew, I’m with you buddy! It’s such a fun word to say.
Morgan Hawthorne
Love this so much!!! I'll have to show Aiden! He will be so proud!!!!💗 and I LOVE Julia's response about just loving people because of the good inside of them!!!!! Smart girl!!!!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
He should be proud, Morgan Hawthorne! I love that one, too. And I know her; she is indeed a smart girl! Lisa Hix
Katie Sloan
All of these describe variations of love! Our little ones have more insight than I would have imagined.
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I feel the same, Katie Sloan ! Kids are the best!
Meredith Schneider
Love this Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! I need to ask my kids what they think love is. Kids have the best answers. xoxooxxoox
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
They really do, Meredith Schneider ! I’d love to hear what your kids say!
Michael Kennedy
This made my morning. I can't wait to ask my littles today and hear what they have to say.
Marge Jesberger
I absolutely loved this. Now you will have to interview people over 60 !

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