Hello, everyone! Since this next month centers on love, courtship and couples. I thought I’d give you a few laughs and smiles. Here’s what our children think about courtship and marrigage.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE?
“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.” — Manuel, age 8
WHEN DO YOU THINK YOU MIGHT GET MARRIED?
“Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife.” — Tom, age 5
“[Being] single is better . . . for the simple reason that I wouldn’t want to change no diapers. Of course, if I did get married, I’d figure something out. I’d just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing.” — Kirsten, age 10
WHAT KIND OF MAN DO YOU WANT TO MARRY?
“My mother says to look for a man who is kind. That’s what I’ll do. I’ll find somebody who’s kinda tall and handsome.” — Carolyn, age 8
WHAT ABOUT MARRIAGE?
“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
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A MAN PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND?
“When somebody’s been dating for a while, the boy might propose to the girl. He says to her, ‘I’ll take you for a whole life, or at least until we have kids and get divorced.'” — Anita, 9
WHAT ABOUT FINDING A HUSBAND?
Most men are brainless, so you might have to try more than once to find a live one.” — Angie, age 10
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT LOVE?
“Love is foolish…but I still might try it sometime.” — Floyd, age 9
“I’m not rushing into being in love. I’m finding fourth grade hard enough.” — Regina, age 10
“Love will find you, even if you are trying to hide from it. I been trying to hide from it since I was five, but the girls keep finding me.” — Dave, age 8
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT KISSING?
“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 hours.” — Kally, age 9
“It’s never okay to kiss a boy. They always slobber all over you. That’s why I stopped doing it.” — Tammy, age 10
“I know one reason kissing was created. It makes you feel warm all over, and they didn’t always have electric heat or fireplaces or even stoves in their houses.” — Gina, age 8
(on seeing a couple kissing) “He is trying to steal her chewing gum!” — Boy, age 6
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, 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, 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 popular.” (Jan, 9)
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, 9)
“Lovers will just be staring at each other and their food will get cold. Other people care more about the food.” (Brad, 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.”
HOW TO MAKE LOVE ENDURE?
“Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work.” (Tom, 7)
“Don’t forget your wife’s name…That will mess up the love.” (Roger,8)
“Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” (Randy, 8)
I can’t believe how smart our children are. When I was the age of these children, I knew nothing about love, marriage or kissing. On second thought, I did have a boyfriend kiss me under the porch. Also, around eight or nine, the same boy told me, “I’ll show you my pee pee if you show me your pee pee.” I thought for a moment, “Okay” and giggled. He pulled down his pants and I looked. I think I said, “Oh my goodness,” and scurried out from underneath the porch. This ended the boyfriend and girlfriend thing. Again in fifth grade, a boy named Dennis and I used to walk home from school holding hands. Not until I reached sixth grade and the girls and boys were each divided to view a movie on the “birds and the bees,” did I learn anything about how babies were born.
Take care. Remember Jesus is our creator. If you don’t know him, CONFESS your sins. REPENT. ASK Jesus to come into your life. He will. ACCEPT the gift. TELL someone you are now a Christian. ATTEND a church that believes in the Bible from cover to cover. John 3:16 “For God so loved the World that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have ever lasting life.”
My next blog is tomorrow, January 31 on Bible Verses Food For the Soul and on Sunday, February 2, my usual blog. God bless you each and everyone of you. sle