After reading The Five Love Languages of Children, I thought, even though mine are so young, and even though the author said they probably don’t have a specific one yet, I’ll go ahead and try to figure out which love language is theirs.
I asked Brielle, age 2. “How do you know Mama loves you?”
In that enthusiastic almost too loud voice: “BETUZ I’m So Twute!” (cute)
That was all I could elicit.
It went a little better with Aviana, age 4. “How do you know your Mama loves you?”
She looks at me as if it’s a trick question. “Betuz. You tell me you love me.” The “duh” is implied, but with no disrespect.
I attempt to clarify. “What does Mama do to show you that she loves you?”
Thinks for a minute. “I know you love us betuz you let us climb in the washing machine!”
Pause. “But you only let us do that once. Tan we do that adin tomorrow?!”
19 February 2009–Apparently the best day ever.
When you come over, and I let you climb in our washing machine, you’ll know I really love you.
5 thoughts on “Maybe they didn’t understand the question.”
Wow! Are you going to show Kevin how much you love him?!!
It may be easier to see how they express their love to you. Do they snuggle (physical touch), give gifts, do things for you (acts of service) or say encouraging words.
I havea found that small children usually give and receive love in all of the languages and only narrow them down a little later.
I have also noticed a correlation between love languages and temperaments. See if you agree?
Sanguines ~ words of encourament and physical touch, cholerics ~ quality time and acts of service for example.
don't you just love the things they say???
Looks like you are all enjoying the summer – and the heat?!? And no, I can't believe Cadrian is almost a year old already. Life speeds by too fast, I tell ya!