Thursday, September 1, 2011

Getting To Know You Thursday....I Am A Big Ole Crybaby

So, when was the last time you had a good cry?  For me, it was yesterday.  You see, I am a very emotional kind of girl.  Remember this scene from Sleepless in Seattle?

Yep, that is pretty much me.  I'm a big ole crying mess.  I watched An Affair to Remember the other day and I cried like a baby.  Last night, I watched The Blind Side and boy were my eyes swelled up this morning from all the crying.  I literally cried through the entire movie.  Seriously, when Michael Oher said he'd never had a bed before, I LOST IT! 
Commercials also make me cry.  I've mentioned before my love of Hallmark commercials.  There are also several "regular" commercials that make me just break down.

I cannot watch this commercial without crying.  Maybe it's because mine is at the age to get her learner's permit and I still see her like this little girl.

This commercial makes me cry too.  It's just people being kind to eachother.  That's it.  Something so simple shouldn't necessarily bring tears to my eyes, but it does.  It reminds me that there are lots of good people with kind hearts in this word regardless of what the news tell us every single day.

At our school, every morning, all of our kids gather in the gym for "Rise and Shine" where we say the Pledge of Allegiance (including "one nation under God"), do announcements, etc.  Last week while I was subbing a third grade class, our principal recognized a 5th grade student for what she called a "good deed".  She went on to say that on his way home, he came across a lost Kindergarten student in his neighborhood.  He made the choice to sit on the curb with this Kindergarten student until the student's mother came to find him when he didn't show up at home.  Well, of course, I'm standing there with all the teachers and students and I'm just bawling and sniffling and carrying on.  Sometimes I wonder why I even bother to put on makeup. 

I, of course, am a proud mama.  I can't seem to make it through any of the kids' awards assemblies, band concerts or dance recitals without crying.  I cry when I look at old pictures of them and realze how fast they are growing up.  I cry when I hear E whisper to her big brother, "J, I love you". 

Ummmm, nice lipstick.

I don't really mind being emotional and a big crybaby most of the time.  I think it's okay to be in touch with your emotions, but there is one thing I HATE about being a crybaby.  I cry when I'm mad.  I'm not an argumentative kind of girl.  I hate conflict and I avoid it all costs.  I'm one of those people who just keeps it all bottled up inside and eventually explodes into a big puddle of tears and sobs.  Yep, even when I'm mad, I'm a big ole crybaby.  When my boss yelled at me and I didn't deserve it, I cried like a big ole baby, right in front of him.  It's so embarassing!

So, what about you?  Are you a big ole cry baby like me or are you able to control yourself? 



  1. I'm a crybaby too! I go to church where Michael Oher went to school and I always bawl my eyes out when they tell his story or he's visiting... Or when I get something one of the Tuohy family's Taco Bells. I also cry my eyes out at humane society commercials. Yup. Squall bag. That's me.

  2. I am with ya.....crybaby at the simplest things. Love the Squall bug comment, too...that's me. Just play the right music, and I'm tearing up. Just means you have a tender heart, girl......I like that.


  3. I'm definitely a crybaby! I had a student in my classroom crying yesterday over a bad grade and I felt so sorry for her that I started tearing up, too. I cry when I'm sad, nervous, happy, mad - I didn't used to be this bad. Maybe it is hormones!

  4. I think it's awesome to be a crybaby! That's how I know that I am in touch with my true, best, feeling self- when I cry at Hallmark commercials! You've got a tender heart, so cry away sweet girl!

  5. Yup. I'm a crybaby. My hubby says I cry too much;). I cried last night during the finale of that dating show sweet home Alabama..sort of ridiculous! I think I might have seen you Saturday at Bishop..I just saw someone far off with gorgeous hair and it looked like you...

  6. We're so much alike. I even love those same commercials. And yep. I'm a cry baby. I cry when I'm happy or proud or maternal. I cry through any good movie. This is the reason that I can not watch anything by Nicholas Sparks. It's an invitation to a flash flood.

  7. Of COURSE I'm a big ole cry baby like you! And BTW I LOVE those commercials. Also hate, hate, HATE when I cry in anger. I just really hate it.

    How are you my friend? I hope you've had a fabulous summer!