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How Do You Decide Whom To Marry?

OK… I admit that these kid quotes have been ‘borrowed’ ;-)

A friend sent these sage words in an e-mail this evening. As I read it a flood of memories raced through my mind ranging from my own recent dating exploits to Art Linkletter’s Kids Say the Darndest Things. If you’re too young to remember Mr. Linkletter’s House Party, take a moment to watch this fabulous YouTube clip. You won’t regret giving up the seven minutes and thirteen seconds of your life.

These kids are hysterical…

How do you decide whom to marry?

You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10

No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with....
-- Kristen, age 10

What is the right age to get married?

Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10

How can a stranger tell if two people are married?

You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8

What do you think your mom and dad have in common?

Both don't want any more kids.
-- Lori, age 8

What do most people do on a date?

Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough...
-- Lynnette, age 8

On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10

What would you do on a first date that was turning sour?

I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns.
-- Craig, age 9

When is it okay to kiss someone?

When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7

The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7

The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them... It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, age 8

Is it better to be single or married?

It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9

How would the world be different if people didn’t get married?

There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8

And the #1 Favorite is ...

How would you make a marriage work?
Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a truck.
-- Ricky, age 10

I wonder if Ricky’s dad is single.

Comments

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Megan said…
Excellent post, thanks!
*deni* said…
I really enjoyed this, gave me a good laugh!
anderson said…
I guess you just know somehow that he/she is the one for you... you get that feeling!
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anderson said…
Pretty smart answers by the kids, I must say! These kids are going to be good at relationship game when they grow up ;)
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John Burke said…
"It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 "

At 9 years old that sounds like parental programing. Sad.

this is NOT all men. I guess we have thousands of years to make up for so I'm doing everything in my power to set this systemic misconception correct.

It's we and not you or I in a relationship. Together, a team.

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