I Must Confess…I Cry at Anything

Happy Monday to you all, Truthers! Hope you are ready and willing to play along for another week of I Must Confess.

Thanks again to all of you lovely people that come back week after week to share your secrets and play along with the prompt. You make it so much fun for everyone (most of all me!) and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being part of this awesome community.

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This week’s prompt could be a very depressing one – we are being asked to share what is guaranteed to make us cry. But, if you are like me, and you cry at the drop of a hat, it can actually be pretty amusing to see exactly what sets you off. Because I seem to cry at the most innocuous things…

Here are 5 guaranteed things that will set me off. Every single time.

1. The starting montage from Disney Pixar’s Up

I don’t know about you, but I have had to ban myself from watching the first part of this movie. I lose it every time. It chronicles the life of main character Karl, documenting his childhood, marriage and major milestones of adulthood. I won’t give anything away in case you haven’t seen it, but it never fails to make me cry, however many times I see it!

2. School Concerts

I am known as “The Crier” at school – the mum who loses it at every school concert. Last year, I had several mums come up to me after the end of year concert as I sobbed uncontrollably while Gilbert got up on stage with his peers. He had not practiced with his class beforehand and had been adamant he was not going to perform. Until his aide told me I was in the audience, and then he decided to go out there for me. For me. THAT would be enough to make anyone cry. Surely…

3. School Meetings

I have a history of crying during meetings about the progress of our kids. I tend to cry whether it is good news or bad news. I cry with the joy of seeing their progress and hearing the praise of their teachers. I cry in acknowledgement of their struggles and difficulties. Although I was very proud to have got through our last IEP (Individual Education Plan) meeting without tears…although tears may have still pricked my eyelids!

4. My husband 

My husband rarely cries, but when he does, I cry in sympathy. I can’t help myself. Seeing a male in tears (in my experience anyway) is quite powerful. It never fails to move me to tears as well. Just don’t tell him that I told you that, okay?

5. Special Occasions

I cry at the  beginning of any special occasion. It’s like my feelings of excitement and anticipation completely overwhelm me. I cry at weddings. I cry at the start of concerts (I always get teary at the start of Disney of Ice performances, for instance) and (as stated above) I cry at school performances. I even cried last week as the bus pulled away for the Zoo Snooze excursion. Thank goodness I was wearing sunglasses or my cred would have been totally eroded with my son’s classmates before we even got to the zoo!

So, now you know how much of a sook I actually am, I would love to know what sends you into tears. Are you as easily set off as me? Or do you have something else entirely to share? Either way, you are in a safe place – go forth, confess, share and feel all the better for it!

The Rules…

I must confess with My Home Truths

– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Monday and will remain live for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!


Next week’s confession prompt – what is your first childhood memory? 

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16 Responses

  1. Rhianna says:

    Oh snap I am a crier as well. I find the start of Up heart breaking. So much so I have only ever watched it once, I have seen the movie a few more times but I just don’t start it till ten minutes in. Same with Finding Nemo, so so sad at the start.

    Thanks for hosting lovely and have a great week
    Rhianna recently posted..I must confess that birthday parties wear me out

    • Kirsty says:

      I should know better than to watch the start of either of those movies yet I still try….when will I ever learn? Thanks so much for linking up again Rhi – hope your week is awesome, my dear!

  2. Jo Tracey says:

    check, check, check & check….
    Jo Tracey recently posted..I must confess: what gets the waterworks flowing…

  3. Rachel says:

    My crying is purely hormonal. I generally don’t cry unless the hormones are happening & I see a sad situation on television.
    Rachel recently posted..Sunday Sessions…Jedward & Pop Culture Critics

    • Kirsty says:

      I can understand that Rachel – I’ve bawled my eyes out over sad things on TV, it can be very, very powerful at times. And I can still vividly remember sobbing in front of a pet shop when newly pregnant with Gilbert. At the time, I had no idea why I was brought to tears by Jack Russell puppies – hormones can be completely crazy!

  4. Shari says:

    Shazzzammmmm – we are so the same, Kirsty!!! I am so glad I haven’t seen Up – think I’ll be giving it a miss 😉
    Shari recently posted..I must confess … these 5 things will ALWAYS make me cry!

  5. Ness says:

    Awww you’re a big softy and a sweetheart. I think it’s often a good release to have a bit of a cry, rather than holding it in.

    After having problems all day trying to access this site finally managed to link up. Thanks. x
    Ness recently posted..2000- A Bogan Odyssey

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks for persevering with linking up Ness – my blog has a lot of explaining to do after it’s antics of today!

  6. Janet says:

    Oh it’s nice to know I have company, I am a great big sookie-la-la as well xxx

    BTW I have just taken on the My Week According to Instagram linky, it goes live each Sat night and is open to the following Friday, you are welcome to join in!
    Janet recently posted..Confessions of a Sookie La-la

    • Kirsty says:

      Yay – so glad I’m not alone in my sookiness Janet! Congrats on taking on the My Week in Instagram linky – I will try to link up but I never seem to take enough instagram shots each week to make up a post!

  7. Yah, finally linking up. Not sure what went on this morning but couldn’t get your page to load. All good now.
    Mystery Case recently posted..It’s my blog post and I’ll cry if I want to…..

  8. Oh my goodness isn’t the start of UP so sad. We had in on last week as I was cooking dinner and I felt the tears well up as they were walking up the hill. Talk about heart breaking! I also cry when talking to people about my children, have blubbed at school, day care, doctors etc. I think it’s a good thing, let’s some of the pressure out. Here’s to us McAwesome McCriers. Em xxxx
    Emily @ Have a laugh on me recently posted..Gate swinging, pancake flinging and Easter egg hunting – Wordless Wednesday

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one that loses it at the start of Up – it seriously is one of the saddest montages I’ve ever seen. Yes, here’s to us McAwesome McCriers – glad to be among friends Em!

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