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