The truth about love, as seen by children...

November 7, 2016
The things kids say. You have to love their innocent view of the world and here are some gems in response to the question, 'what do you know about love?'

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

"Love is like an avalanche where you have to run for your life."
John, 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."
Manuel, age 8

"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."
Mae, age 9

"Love is the most important thing in the world, but football is pretty good too."
Greg, age 8

"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife."
Tom, age 5

"I'm in favour of love as long as it doesn't happen when Blue Peter is on television."
Jill, age 6

"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

"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, age 9

"A man and a woman promise to go through sickness and illness and diseases together."
Marlon, age 10

"[Being] single is better... for the simple reason that I wouldn't want to change nappies. Of course, if I did get married, I'd figure something out. I'd just phone my mum and have her come over for some coffee and nappy changing."
Kirsten, age 10

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

"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