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Out of the Mouths of Babes
Apr 6, 2002, 14:53

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- Tom Murphy sent us this one!

What Is The Proper Age To Get Married?
"Eighty-four! Because at that age, you don't have to work
anymore, and you can spend all your time loving each other in
your bedroom."

-Judy, age 8
"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife!"

-Tom, age 5

What Do Most People Do On A Date?
"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that
usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date."
-Mike, age 10

When Is It Okay To Kiss Someone?
"You should never kiss a girl unless you have enough bucks to
buy her a big ring and her own VCR, 'cause she'll want to have
videos of the wedding."
-Jim, age 10

"Never kiss in front of other people. It's a big embarrassing
thing if anybody sees you. But if nobody sees you, I might be
willing to try it with a handsome boy, but just for a few
-Kally, age 9

The Great Debate: Is It Better To Be Single Or Married?
"It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need
somebody to clean up after them!"
-Lynette, age 9

"It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I'm just a
kid. I don't need that kind of trouble."
-Kenny, age 7

Concerning Why Love Happens Between Two Particular People
"No one is sure why it happens, but I heard it has something to
do with how you smell. That's why perfume and deodorant are so
-Jan, age 9

"I think you're supposed to get shot with an arrow or
something, but the rest of it isn't supposed to be so painful."
-Harlen, age 8

"One of the people has freckles and so he finds somebody else
who has freckles too."
-Andrew, age 6

On What Falling In Love Is Like
"Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life."
-Roger, age 9

"If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I
don't want to do it. It takes too long."
-Leo, age 7

On The Role Of Good Looks In Love
"If you want to be loved by somebody who isn't already in your
family, it doesn't hurt to be beautiful."
-Jeanne, age 8

"It isn't always just how you look. Look at me. I'm handsome
like anything and I haven't got anybody to marry me yet."
-Gary, age 7

"Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long
-Christine, age 9

Concerning Why Lovers Often Hold Hands
"They want to make sure their rings don't fall off because they
paid good money for them."
-Dave, age 8

"They are just practicing for when they might have to walk down
the aisle someday and do the holy matchimony thing."
-John, age 9

Confidential Opinions About Love
"I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when 'The
Simpsons' is on television."
-Anita, age 6

"Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I
have been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the
girls keep finding me."
-Bobby, age 8

"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade
hard enough."
-Regina, age 10

"Love is foolish ... but I still might try it sometime."
-Floyd, age 9

The Personal Qualities Necessary To Be A Good Lover
"One of you should know how to write a check. Because, even if
you have tons of love, there is still going to be a lot of
-Ava, age 8

"Sensitivity don't hurt."
-Robbie, age 8

Some Surefire Ways To Make A Person Fall In Love With You
"Tell them that you own a whole bunch of candy stores."
-Del, age 6

"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might
get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love."
-Alonzo, age 9

"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's
something she likes to eat. French fries usually works for me."
-Bart, age 9

"Yell out that you love them at the top of your lungs...and
don't worry if their parents are right there."
-Manuel, age 8

How Can You Tell If Two Adults Eating Dinner At A Restaurant Are
In Love?

"Just see if the man picks up the check. That's how you can
tell if he's in love."
-John, age 9

"Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will
get cold. Other people care more about the food."
-Brad, age 8

"It's love if they order one of those desserts that are on
fire. They like to order those because it's just like how their
hearts are... on fire."
-Christine, age 9

"Romantic adults usually are all dressed up, so if they are
just wearing jeans it might mean they used to go out or they
just broke up."
-Sarah, age 9

"See if the man has lipstick on his face."
-Sandra, age 7

What Most People Are Thinking When They Say "I Love You"
"The person is thinking: Yeah, I really do love him. But I hope
he showers at least once a day."
-Michelle, age 9

"Some lovers might be real nervous, so they are glad that they
finally got it out and said it and now they can go eat."
-Dick, age 7

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