I read this post at Lena B., Actually where she interviewed her kids with questions about love. Their answers were so cute that I decided to ask my kids the same questions, wondering what their answers would be. Here are the results:
MM, age 6 1/2
1. What is your favorite thing about Valentines Day?
MM: Getting all the valentines and stuff
2. What does True Love Mean?
MM: I dunno…
3. What do you love the most?
MM: My friends
BB: um… cupcakes? They’re purple that I like mommy, purple cupcakes.
4. How old do you have to be to fall in love?
MM: A grown up … like 98 or maybe 27?
5. Who is your favorite couple?
MM: Like 2 cups? (then after I explain what a couple is) Scott & Taira or Julissa & Nicole (friends from school). They always do EVERYTHING together!
BB, age 3 1/2
6. What is your favorite love song?
MM: Call Me Maybe – that’s a good love song, right mom?
BB: The ABC song is what I like.
7. What do people do when they go on a date?
MM: They go places together and do lots of loooove stuff.
BB: They go in the truck, mommy.
8. How do people act when they are in love?
MM: They act like “oh this person is GREAT! I wish I could marry them every day!” I have no idea mom, I was just guessing, but don’t write that down okay?
BB: They cry, because they cry when they are sad but when they are in love they are happy & have red and blue socks.
9. How do you decide who to marry?
MM: You take out someone that you really like & then you marry that person.
BB: MM and me are marrying like you and daddy are marrying, okay mommy?
10. Do you think you’ll fall in love someday?
MM: Probably, everybody falls in love, right?
BB: Yeah MM & me could marry and you & daddy could marry, ain’t that a great idea??
So I think my big takeaway from this little interview was that MM kiiiiind of understands love but still mostly has no clue which really is just how a 6 year old boy should be. I loved his response about a grown up being either 98 or 27 – either way means you are OLD.
I loved how BB answered each question with absolute certainty even when she had no idea what she was talking about. There was no wavering at all. I also like that in her mind when Dan and I go on a date, we clearly spend the whole time just sitting in the truck until we get back.
I might have to ask them all these questions again when they are older just to compare the answers. :O)