From Words to live by,
out of the mouths of elementary school kids in the Pacific
Nan Phelps Photography
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO 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
--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.
--Kirsten, 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
No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool
to get married.
--Freddie, age 6
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
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
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?
I don't know which is better, but I'll tell you one
thing, I'm never going to have sex with my wife. I
don't want to be all grossed out.
--Theodore, age 8
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
--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