Day 17 #Loveuary ❤ What Does Love Mean to Kids


I asked my children what love meant, and both of them, at separate times, mad faces at me, and went “Yuck!”

Typical reactions for an 11 and 9-year-old! Love = boys/girls = kissing. Of course, that’s ‘yuck’ to them!

After a little more explanation, the best we came up with was this;

Lil Man

“There is family and romantic love. That’s it. When you care for someone.”

Lil Princess

“Love is spending time with family, and friendship.”

Then my mum called me the other day. She has been having a proper clear out at my family home, and she found some cards, and letters that I had written to her and Pops, at a young age, around 7 or 8 I think. There was even a typed note! And they had lots about love for your parents within them, so I guess what I thought of some kind of love as a child. I thought they would be apt to share with you here!

The first picture says “I’ll never forget you. I will always love you mum.”
The second shows my Ritu and co trademark! Motherly Messages!
Inside was the following message.


To my dearest mummy
I love you mum
I love you so
In the mother’s competition
You’re the best in the row
But there’s one thing
I’d like to say
You’ll find love from me
Any day
Happy Mothers day
Put your feet up
Many kisses and even more love
From your best daughter
(It’s your special day not ours so rest yourself!)

See, a poet from a young age!

And then there was this one…


To the best parents ever,
The best advice comes from#When you are in dire need of advice, who does it come from. It comes from the best advice givers, your mummy and daddy.
This is something that I believe.
Love Ritu
PS I would never wish for any other parents in my life as I love you both with the whole of my heart and I hope you also love me truly.

Aw, the innocent love of children! Mind you I still feel this love for my dear parents! ❤


Remember, feel free to take part in #Loveuary! Just ping back to the daily post, as in this one for today! And if you are at a loss for a prompt, then visit my rules post here for a list of prompt suggestions!

47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judy E Martin
    Feb 18, 2017 @ 21:45:44

    How very sweet. I bet your parents treasure these, Sis xx

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  3. shanjeniah
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 20:02:57

    I didn’t have my story written when I commented the first time, but now i do…here’s my link, because I know you want it! =)

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  5. dornahainds
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 17:10:50

    How very sweet. 🌹

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  6. syl65
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 16:33:41

    Very sweet Sister! Priceless gems 💛

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  7. IreneDesign2011
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 16:07:18

    Very, very beautiful post, Ritu 😀

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  8. Tikeetha T
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 15:41:02

    Love this. Very cute children that remind us how blessed we are to parent them.

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  9. Lisa A.
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 14:57:22

    Aww how sweet, Ritu! 💖 Homemade gifts made with love are priceless!

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  10. charlypriest
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 14:22:19

    Since I’m completely oblivious to this subject, thank you for sharing it with me…..only me!!!
    Kids….honestly my exgirlfriend wanted to have kids, I didn’ t, and she dumped me.
    And it was really cool or hot in those days, when you are deployed and get a letter form the girlfriend saying to go to hell, well I was already in hell so what the fuck i s with you women? Did I go a bit off?….. probably, anyways as alwasys I did like your writing and subject matter

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  11. willowdot21
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 09:47:50

    Children are all so different but they often surprise us with their candour . Your words are beautiful and their sincerity shines through. Lil man and Princess will touch your heart many times as they grow, because dear Sis they have you and Hubby Dear as parents!! 💖💗💟💓☺

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  13. Em Linthorpe
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 08:23:15

    Ohhh, I just adore these notes, and how brilliant that they were found again ❤

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  14. Erika Kind
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 07:57:58

    I think there is nothing more heart touching for parents than when a child expresses its love for them. You are such a wonderful daughter, sis! 💖

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  15. Nina
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 07:04:54

    Oh I love this Ritu! You are sooo sweet to your parents. And a very good poet at such a young age! Thank you for sharing…it’s very heart-warming to read…soo full of love! 😊

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  17. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 05:24:18

    VERY cute. I rarely participate in challenges (to me they are pressure — they don’t help me write) – but I love reading what others come up with in response to them.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”

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  18. shanjeniah
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 05:24:09

    How sweet to find those treasures again!

    Not being in school, neither of my kids would have gone to that kind of kissy love right off. Life is very much more about family love here, still. =)

    Liked by 1 person


  19. Anisha
    Feb 17, 2017 @ 05:18:23

    such cute letters Ritu.. 🙂 how innocent is that love!

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