Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Tips on Love

It's raining again over here (so what else is new), today is a holiday, and the kids are bored silly.
Rain sucks.  I mean, I know it's good for the earth, farmers, and for having drinking water and stuff, but it could just rain at night, couldn't it? It does make for pretty pictures, like the ones I took this morning in my garden, but that doesn't help to keep my kids busy.

Since nothing of interest and nothing even remotely funny is going on, I'll just stick up this list of what kids have to say about love. Love's always a good subject, except if you ask my kids. Whenever they see people kissing each other on tv, they just screw up their noses and say, "Ew gross!".  And don't even get them started on boys; according to my girls boys are the most annoying, disgusting creatures on the face of the planet (Carmen doesn't think so, she just doesn't want to admit it).
So, while you're reading this, I think I'll put my kids to work baking some cookies, that should keep them busy for oh, say, 15 minutes, until they get tired and leave me to clean up the mess.
Tips on Love by Kids- Age 5-10
1. What is the proper age to get married?
"Once I'm done with kindergarten, I'm going to find me a wife." (Tom, 5)

2. 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, 9)

3. When is it ok 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, 10)

4. 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)

5. On what falling in love is like:
"Like an avalanche where you have to run for your life." (Roger, 9)
"If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don't want to do it. It takes too long." (Leo, 7)

6. 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, 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, 7)
"Beauty is skin deep. But how rich you are can last a long time." (Christine, 9)

7. 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, 8)

8. confidential opinions about love:
"I'm in favor of love as long as it doesn't happen when 'The Simpsons' is on television." (Anita, 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, 8)
"I'm not rushing into being in love. I'm finding fourth grade hard enough." (Regina, 10)

9. The personal qualities necessary to become 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 bills." (Ava, 8)

10. Some surefire ways to make a person fall in love with you:
"Don't do things like have smelly, green sneakers. You might get attention, but attention ain't the same thing as love." (Alonzo, 9)
"One way is to take the girl out to eat. Make sure it's something she likes to eat. French fries usually work for me." (Bart, 9)

11. 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, 9)

12. How to make love endure:
"Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work." (Tom, 7)
"Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash." (Randy, 8)
Gotta listen to those kids, they might just have something there. Once you've got that straight, why not check out my test blog,  My Other Blog's in the Shop, and give me your opinion about the new template I put up.


  1. wow...many a wisdom in those observation on love...3-7 had me in fits. Isn´t it frightening how true they are???

    I menat to tell you about this template right here, taht there are some letters in the Title I can´t see! But it might just be me!

  2. "Spend most of your time loving instead of going to work."- I think that is my favorite.

  3. Where do they find those kids????? I'm gonna start asking my kids those questions to see what they come up with.

    I like this template the best!

  4. after checking all three templates I like this one the best I think, although the blue is pretty also. But this one is a nice soft color and easy to read.These kids sure have cute things to say about love.

  5. Out of the mouths of babes. Too funny. Okay, I'm off to go template browsing. Nice place you have here though.

  6. There's something about the template on the testing 1-2-3 blog that's quite pleasing - how the title is set up. But this one is quite nice - a bit more tailored, yet colorful. Okay someone stop me now.

  7. I couldn't ask my kids about this topic because even though they are 14 and 15, they think it's gross to talk about it with their parents.

    Gonna go and check out the other templates. I do love this one though. I was going to mention it. I can see all of your letters in your title on this template.

  8. Divertido y serio,Los niños si que son buenos observadores.
    seriously funny! kids are good observants.
    saludos de Oaxaca-México.

  9. Hi everyone, thank you all for your help. I'll still be playing around with this template for a while, so don't be suprised if you see more changes

    Minka: The comments are great aren't they? Some are too true. About the Blog title, which letters do you see? I did make a small change but don't know if it will help. It might depend on the browser you have. It seems some versions of Explorer, Safari and Opera have trouble with semi-transparent backgrounds.

    Michelle: I like that one too, but I thought 4 and 5 were especially hilarious.

    kfk: Let me know what your kids have to say about all this, you could probably get a great post out of that.

    g: Thanks for coming, I'm kind of stuck between this one and the Testing, 1,2,3... one too. I've change the title on this one now, but don't know which I'll be keeping.

    ZOA: That's a hard age to talk about this kind of stuff, I am dreading the teenage years we have ahead. Hope it won't be too rough.

    Manlio Hector: Bienvenido! Sí que son muy observadores los niños, y a veces pueden ser muy divertidos. Me alegro que le haya gustado. Saludos.

  10. I'm handsome like anything AND I smell good.

    I like the purply template.

  11. I love this template best!
    I'm a girl like that! I'm surprised diesel likes the "Purply" template! :0D

    Where did you get your templates from? Thanks for adding me on your side-bar there! Send me your linkie code and I'll set you up on my page! I don't know how to give people a link yet.:0( My graphic design skills have gone to poo in the last decade. Just like Math.

  12. Diesel: If I weren't taken you'd be at the top of my list ;) Glad you liked the purply template.

    ZOA: I'll stick with this one for now, since everyone seems to like it best, even Diesel. That is surprising, I thought it might be to girly.

    I made this template using the Minima template that Blogger gives you. I just put in the background image (flowers from my garden), changed the size a bit, and added a transparent image to the post, sidebar and header. I had no idea what I was doing, but I looked at other people's tempate codes and more or less figured it out.

    I don't have a linkie code yet, but I'm working on it, just haven't figured out how to put one of those text window thingies up yet. I just put links up by going to add a page element and copying the url there. Do you have new Blogger? It's so much easier to add stuff that way.

  13. so the flowers are from your garden? One more reason for me to like this template.

  14. Yeah, they're Clematis flowers from before we went to Málaga. I hope they'll come out again this year.