As I told Rabia and Lisa, who run the Tuesday Ten, “I’m going to put the baby for a nap and then enter Catharsis City.”
The truth is, I don’t cry very often, if at all. Every now and then I get teary eyes from talking about my kids, or being frustrated about work and money, or being hurt by something Cassidy said, however innocuous. Every now and then the stress, fear, and pain build into the kind of crying that makes me feel ill. Dehydrated with a massive headache. And my eyes turn neon green.
Then there are the in-betweens – the healthy cries, from both healthy and unhealthy places. My Tuesday Ten:
And this is on a day in which Scarlet is potentially sick but went to school, and Des cried the big cry because he had thrown his prized Lambie into the bottom of the garbage can, so I had to do a quick switcheroo and toss her in the laundry while getting one of her replacements, lest he see, because it’s a paradigm if two Lambies are seen by him at the same time! And the universe WILL collapse on itself..Also I tried to get gas and my card was declined twice due to insufficient funds, but eventually worked.
So I feel very in the mood to tell you ten things that make me cry. Always.
1. Futurama “Jurassic Bark.” The last two minutes of the episode. I just..can’t..even. You can watch it HERE.
2. The curious case of me not being able to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button without sobbing into a towel to muffle the sounds from my kids. Who knew?? Who knows? Love and other terrible/amazing things.
3. The mushy, squishy feeling and how it breaks my heart daily.
4. The book, “Where the Red Fern Grows.” Don’t do it, people! Don’t do it! It will crush you.
5. The book, “Me Before You.” I feel ill even thinking too much about it. I’ve had nightmares about it.
6. Thoughts of my Grandma Bella, and how she’s been over ten years gone. And how she had to bury her son, and how she had to pack up her house and leave decades of history behind, only to be sick and caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s at the end.
7. And I cry every time we have to leave my parent’s house, because we can’t all live together. It just doesn’t work that way. Although the same state might be nice. And I cry at what my parents have lost (their first spouses) and what they did to raise five kids. And I cry thinking of the five of us being sick or unhappy.
8. I cry at confrontation, even when I’m right. It’s enough to make me choose to let things bottle up, rather than spill it and risk the fight. This is not a good thing, though.
9. I cry at little girls and their dads. ..’cause the daughters will grow up, and the dads will age. And that’s if you’re lucky.
10. And I cry a lot at those commercials, both domestic and international, that become YouTube sensations because they’re friggin’ brilliant.
I’m crying right now..
And I’m adding in a bonus because it might be the worst of all of these. A book called “I’ll Always Love You.” I used to read it at my friend’s house and sob. A decade later, our other friend sent it to me in with an inscription when I lived in California. I can’t read it without losing my ***.
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Janine Huldie says
Tamara, I seriously have cried at more then a few of these. We won’t even touch Me Before You, because we have talked about this so much and you know I felt quite the same about it. And my grandmother has been gone 4 years as of February 3rd and still cry sometimes when I think about her and my grandfather (Friday will be 15 years that he been gone). Seriously, we just need a good cry together! That said, so happy though that we are co-hosting this together for Tina and thank you so much for joining in the party. Love you!! xoxo 🙂
Love you too! xoxo. Thanks for thinking of me for the giveaway. And I loved rebelling and posting on a Tuesday.
And let’s not touch Me Before You! Ever again. Sigh. Would be nice to think about seeing the movie with you, though! That would be something.
Janine Huldie says
I love that you rebelled and posted on Tuesday this week. And would absolutely adore seeing the movie with you and would totally be something!! 🙂 xoxo!!!
Hey, you never know! It could happen..
Seana Turner says
Stephen Curtis Chapman’s “Cinderella” song… just heard it live on Saturday night, my husband and I were soaking wet.
Oh dear. I Googled it and watched the video. The shadows of the dancing behind him! I’m crying now.
I’ll make you both cry even more. HIS daughter DIED in 2008. She was ran over by their teenage son when he was backing out of their driveway….
Oh. My. God. Was this before or after the video was recorded?? I have to go investigate but I’m scared.
Aww, Tamara! You need to put on a smile! No more tears, I forbid it, haha. Though, I have to admit that I was surprised you mentioned Futurama. Most people I know have never seen it, let alone cried because of it. I do know the episode you’re referring to and it always gets me too.
I actually have cried at a few Futurama episodes. I cried when you discovered Leela’s roots and how her parents had been watching over her and helping her out throughout her life.
And I cried at the episode with the weird bee stings when Leela and Fry both thought the other was really ill..
And I cried when they got held hands at the end of the original series finale.
People don’t usually associate Futurama with being a tear jerk-er, but it really is when you think about it!
It has touched my heart countless times!!
Forget the two lambies collapsing the universe- two days of Tamara in a row? Wow. I will be back to watch the videos – no time for a good cry right now. The confrontation one is interesting; that happens to me too. I’m sending Matt to a parent teacher conference this week because I can’t bring up my concerns and frustrations without crying. I have no idea why – if you do, let me know.
Dana..this is why we’re friends. Among other things.
I had Scarlet’s parent/teacher conference last week and she’s..four. And it was all praising. And my eyes filled up with tears just beginning to talk about her.
What. Is wrong with me? And will this get worse and worse and worse? Will teachers need warning notes about me?
Well, I got choked up at my 12 year old’s conference in November, so it hasn’t gotten easier for me. But I refuse to cry in front of a high school teacher so I am not going. Whatever is wrong with you is wrong with me too.
I like it. Whatever it is.
I’m going to start sending Cassidy more often. I generally do 100% of the kid conferences/registrations/doctor appointments. And I’m not made for it. He’s much calmer than I am.
Now you’ve made me cry! Again! Dads and daughters do it for me! Dads and their sons too. Just dad stuff, I guess. And this week is apparently a good week for me to cry, if you know what I mean!!
Dads and sons too, definitely! I cry thinking about my husband and his dad. I don’t know. It’s always fun when it’s Des there too. Three generations of Bowman men!
And I meant to add – I DO know what you mean!
Fashion Sky Fall says
Great post, good luck to everyone, love the photos <3
Thank you! It was fun to link up and co-host a giveaway. One of my first times!
Cascia Talbert says
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button came out when I was expecting Little Bear. I was told then not to watch it because I would either cry or have nightmares. Bear is now three and I still haven’t seen that movie. I don’t think I have the courage to watch it yet, either. Enjoy the rest of your day!
I don’t even know if it’s really all that sad/traumatic. I was pregnant with Des when I saw it and it might have been that. It just hit me SO hard. I really could barely deal with the idea of it all.
Tammi Velez says
I would enter but I am not worthy. I hope someone with a beautiful blog wins and I get to learn about another person because of it.
I don’t get the Benjamin Button thing – I really hated that movie.
You are worthy of many great things.
I saw it when I was pregnant with Des and it took me ages to actually sit through it. I think weeks. And it was the end – something about the love of her life being someone she has to…care for like a mom, almost. Well parts of it are true to life. And parts aren’t. It just got me. The romantic aspect of it. So sad.
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
I ALWAYS CRY WHEN I LEAVE HOME! Always. Without fail. If you want me to cry, take me away from my parents. People on the airplane must think I am crazy!!! It’s so funny because I am terrified of flying, which makes me cry… And I am sad to be leaving my parents (pretty much the only place I ever fly to), so I cry even harder! TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD TO SIT NEXT TO ME ON THE AIRPLANE: I apologize for my looney-bin antics!
Is Wyoming home for you? I can imagine that’s so hard! And you’re so adorable that I bet you’re a pretty crier and people on the plane probably don’t mind.
It’s just..hard. It’s hard that we can’t all be together with our families because the world doesn’t spin that way and we all have to find our own happiness and our own space anyway..
But it hurts.
GiGi Eats Celebrities says
Yep, WY is home for me! I typically don’t go home very often, maybe once every 6-7 months, so I don’t expect to go home again until 4th of July or so!
AND NO – I am seriously the UGLIEST CRIER EVER! I look like the ugliest dog in the Guinness Book of world records! LMFAO!!
Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama says
Where The Red Fern Grows. Makes me bawl like a baby. Every.damn.time. Yet, I can’t stop myself from reading it every few years. Crying is good for the soul. Sometimes it’s just what we need to wash away the blue thoughts and to start fresh. The feeling after a good cry is like the air after a good rain. Fresh, clean, new.
P.S. Two of my nicknames growing up were related to my sensitive nature (aka, frequent waterworks). Johnson & Johnson (as in, no more tears) and Niagara Falls. I’ve since grown thicker skin, but I still cry myself silly over commercials (especially the ASPCA ones), books, and things my kiddos do. My husband can also make me cry just by looking at me. Not a bad cry, mind you. But he can definitely reduce me to a puddle.
I think I remember you talking about “Where the Red Fern Grows.” It really destroyed me and I haven’t read it since. Sometimes that happens with books or movies. The Sixth Sense made me so scared I literally almost threw up. I mean..how does that happen? Never saw that again either! I’m sure I’d be better at it the second time.
Those nicknames are complimentary in the long run, cause, look at you! You’re awesome and crying is healthy and thicker skin is healthy and it’s all ok!
Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady says
Interesting prompt! I cry easily. I’m very sensitive. I think that’s why I don’t like having a lot of people in my circle. If you can really hurt my feelings, I’ll cry a bucket of tears. I cry at movies and watching TV too. I’m a sap! I can’t remember the deets in the Curious Case Benjamin Button, guess I should watch it again.
Oh and my eyes swell when I cry a lot, totally not gonna be able to lie my way out of it.
Me too. The next day after a big cry-fest? People tend to ask me if I’m hungover or on drugs. It’s never any of those things! Granted, I’m probably a little dehydrated during those times.
Shana Norris says
Okay, that first video got me. Oh the tears. And your #6 and #9. And Me Before You … well we won’t even go there 🙂
I know, right? I still have nightmares that I’m married to Will. Or that Cassidy is Will. Ughhhhh.
Christina Morley (@tinarobmorley) says
Hi Tamara! I’m glad to have met you through Janine. Wasn’t the book “Where the Red Fern Grows” the one about the tow dogs, a brother and a sister, that are trained as hunting dogs and then…. ? I don’t want to give the story away, but I cried and cried and cried at the end! I was in grade 5 and I still remember it, if that was the name of it. 🙂
Christina Morley (@tinarobmorley) says
Oops, I meant “two” and not “tow”. 😉
Yes, the two hunting dogs! And one is killed from injuries from a bobcat or something, and the other dies of a broken heart. It was devastating to me. I read it in 6th grade and I believe I had to leave the classroom to run to the bathroom and cry.
Thanks for including me in the fun!
Katie @ Pick Any Two says
Your Grandma sounds like she was an incredible woman! My grandma has been gone for almost six years, and I still think of her almost every day. She was absolutely inspirational in her dedication to her children.
Yes, every day! It was much worse years ago, but I have thought about her a lot lately because we went to Disney World and she loves Disney World. And her birthday was February 19th and that’s next week!
Oh, if those videos will make me cry, I’m not watching them. lol. But then I saw that baby and daddy photo-too cute!! Loving the giveaway!!
Yeah, don’t do it!! It’s too hard!! I’m shutting off sad videos for the day. I’ve had enough.
Ginny Marie says
Oh, so many things to cry about! I cry at Where the Red Fern Grows, too! And just like Joi, my eyes swell up like crazy. It’s really bad the morning after I cry.
I was just telling her that I’ve been asked if I’m on drugs or hungover, the morning after a good cry. I am never hungover or on drugs! I am sometimes experiencing a crying hangover, though!
Ana Lynn Amelio says
A song by Red Sovine Teddy Bear. Gets me every time, for reasons unexplained. I just tear up like crazy
I’m going to have to check it out… I hope I can make it through without crying!
You are going to make me cry!
Uh oh. I just started reading Me Before You. I’m worried now. Am I going to cry all over the place and frighten my kids?
Maybe! Maybe not. It’s just a heady book. I’m not saying I cried at the end and that should at all tell you what happens. I’m saying I cried from the start that the accident even happened to poor Will!
Let me know what you think when you’re done.
Oh, no – I have Me Before You on my Nook – might have to save it for a beach read and cry behind my sunglasses.
Lots if books and movies make me cry. TV commercials, movies…
I hope that Scarlet isn’t sick after all and that the Lamby switch went off without a hitch!!!
It might not hit you that way! I know Janine had a different take on the book, and a very valuable one at that. I’d love to hear about people I know reading it and hearing what they think.
Scarlet is not so sick after all! She’s definitely nursing a small cold, or fighting one that’s even bigger..but it’s mild so far.
And he’s none the wiser about Lambie thus far, so the universe hasn’t collapsed!
oh no, don’t cry! you know what book made me cry? Sarah’s Key. So sad.
I actually didn’t cry at that one! Who knows why? I think I was properly horrified, and rightfully so, but maybe it was too big to wrap my head around. Me Before You was a bit (ok, a lot) smaller in horror scale, and more controlled..
R.F. Dietz says
Ugh, “Where the Red Fern Grows” is one of my favorite/dreaded books. When I was in school we had to read it aloud and when it came to my turn, I was sobbing uncontrollably. I eventually bought the book for my dad because it was just THE BEST. This post is so sweet. What brings a person to tears tells a lot about who they are. Have you heard the Bob Dylan song “Just Like a Woman?” If you haven’t, you should listen to the version from The Bootleg Series, Vol 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966. It reminds me of you so much!
That is just too cruel to have to read it aloud! We watched the film after we read it and I left the classroom. My teacher saw me bolt and thought I was sick, but no, I just needed to sob in the hallway or bathroom.
Now I need to hear this song!!!
I’m going to have to read Me Before You, I haven’t read a book that made me cry in so long I don’t actually remember the last time. I cry at movies sometimes and a really good tv show. I’ll also cry at live performances of songs, not all but some. Eric cries all the time at shows and movies. He cried at Dr. Who but wouldn’t tell me when, cause he wants me to watch it. I love crying at stuff that isn’t bad stuff in my life, you are right they are the healthy cries.
If I had a dollar for every time I cried at Doctor Who, well, I’d be a wealthy woman! Or close to it. Now I need to hear more about the ones Eric cried at!
Me Before You really might not make you cry. You just never really know what’s going to screw around with your heart and mind, ya know? That was one for me.
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
I started tearing up at lunch today reading Eleanor & Park and then had to pretend I was just about to sneeze and that’s why my eyes were welled up because a director stopped where I was sitting. Ugh!
Do you mean a director at your work? Or a film director??
I’m intrigued by this book!
JDaniel4's Mom says
After reading the other comments, I can see that I am not the only with tears in my eyes.
Aw, I think we all had it today! There’s so much pain and heartbreak in the world, and in our lives. And then there are the laughing and joyous times too.
and now you’ve made me ugly cry. into my coffee.
ugh – those 2 videos Gutted – gutted Me!
I have never read “Me Before You” so I’ll have to look that one up. No sense ending a good cry fest 🙂
And I will be listening to Tim McGraw’s Don’t Take the Girl because clearly I am into self torture.
But that wedding photo makes me very happy and joyous! beautiful.
Yes, those videos! Gutted me too. I can’t imagine you ugly crying, though! Pretty crying into your coffee?
I don’t know the song but this is the third song reference from this post, so now I’m going to YouTube!
Eli Pacheco says
Elise used to cry when the credits came up on a show she liked. I cry when the girls are in plays. Every time.
and I cried when I realized I left your sentence off the last six words sentence.
I wanted to cry after the Super Bowl.
I think I cried when my sisters were in dance recitals. Maybe I cried because I had quit and they had the stamina to keep pursuing their dance careers! (nah, I was proud)
And you should cry about that six words thing! Mine was so brilliant! (nah, I don’t even remember what I said)
The Super Bowl was sad, I agree.
Elaine Alguire says
I cried yesterday and today about some stuff. But I’m mostly blaming that on my period. Yes, I am!!! 😉
And that book you mentioned. Have you talked about it before? I seem to remember something… But I am not sure.
I think that’s totally valid! And you’re not the only one today. There was a comment above that hinted at it.
I have totally talked about that book before, so your memory is correct. I think I had a post by that name, but the post wasn’t only about the book. It was about a variety of things.
Lisa @ The Golden Spoons says
Oh dads and little girls – how did I not put that on my list?!?! I have not read Me Before You, but I keep hearing about it. Now I’m scared! 🙂 And those commercial – darn you! I don’t cry often, but you made me cry today! 🙂
Yes, and you have three girls so that must be so interesting to see the relationships develop with their dad! And with you, of course.
The commercials are killer. I can’t believe I made people cry today! I didn’t mean to do it!
I should probably cry more, I bet I’d have fewer stomachaches. Christmasy homecoming kind of stuff makes me oddly sentimental, like the Folgers “coming home” commercial, and anything showing someone from the military being reunited with their family.
Ah, I now have the Folgers jingle in my head. Those were heartwarming.
And I get so many stomachaches from not crying enough. I think that’s gotta be it! All those toxins or whatnot floating around. Sigh.
I haven’t thought about “Where The Red Fern Grows” in a LONG time. Yes, that’s a definite crying book as well as “Me Before You.” I was haunted by that book as well. I also cry on both sides of confrontation and tend to bottle things up! Not good but getting that emotional isn’t good either!!
You cheered me up at the end with the giveaway though so thanks for that 🙂
I know! I can never find that balance.
Since we seem to have similar taste in sad books, did you ever cry reading a Babysitter’s Club or Sweet Valley Twins book??
Er..me neither. (like 17 times)
Like a baby!!! Two of my most favorite book series and lots of pre-teen tears! Imagine if I knew I was going to someday be a MOM of twins? Crazy!!
Well at least you learned everything you need to know about twins already! (NOT!)
Alison Lee says
Me Before You – cried.
The Book Thief – cried.
Love Anthony – cried.
Johnson & Johnson motherhood ads – cried.
I’m Kissing You by Desiree – cried.
The giveaway made me smile though!
I actually taught myself how to play “I’m Kissing You” on the piano. I love her songs. If I ever meet you, I’ll play you a rendition!
Glad you liked the giveaway!!
Carla Bruns (@RealInto) says
I teared up when I took the girls to see Disney Junior. On Sunday morning Izzy asked why her whole family couldn’t live with us. I don’t know how to answer.
Ooh! We totally looked up tickets in our area. It will be in NY/CT/MA this spring. Can’t wait!
And Izzy..I get that.
Jennifer Barbour (@anotherjenb) says
Look at you, all posting on a Tuesday. Do you know what makes me cry? The movie Up. It tears me apart. That and the book I Love You Forever. It’s the book my sons know as the one Mom won’t read because she cries the whole time. Sentimental a little? Yes.
I saw Up when I was pregnant with Scarlet. It was rough!
When I was a kid, my friend had a book that would make me SOB each time I read it. Years later, I got a package in the mail and it was that book from another friend we used to have sleepovers with. They’d all see me huddled in the corner and crying, and they’d laugh because I did it to myself. I wouldn’t really recommend it to you, because it’s about a childhood dog…but it’s called “I’ll Always Love you.” It is..rough.
Squishy stuff! I just saw a video and will try to share it with you about a young woman and her daughter. Great blog!
I’ll probably cry! Definitely share!
I think that parenthood makes the tears come a bit more easily. The small moments in life just seem so much more profound. That said, my parents get a little freaked out about the fact that I can’t seem to cry at the important moments. But let me watch the end of Toy Story 3 and you’ll see big fat ‘gator tears!
Oh yes, I still haven’t watched it and I have seen the first two. I know Scarlet will probably want to watch them one of these days. She watched “Finding Nemo” the other day and we skipped over the mother’s death.. And I think that movie is scary!! They’re always in danger!
Ahhh i feel like i haven’t been here in awhile and that makes me want to cry! Okay maybe a week or so, but still! I finally took my kids to see Frozen. Oh boy, I cried during the entire thing. The bond between sisters, the beautiful songs, the fact that people could have incredible imaginations to produce such amazing moving pictures….all cry-worthy!!! And you mentioned that daughters will grow up and dads will age. I never thought of it that way. I’m grown up and my dad is aging. That makes me want to cry!
Aw! Don’t cry! You’re always welcome here. I love when people have catching up binges and I’ll see them read and comment on a few of my posts at once. It’s fun!
Frozen was rather teary for me too, come to think of it! So beautiful. And it was my daughter’s first movie so I was all emotional.
I thought I was the only one who cried at that Futurama! I cry at that one and the one where it shows Leela’s parents watching her grow up even though she never knew it.
This is why I adore you! That was the second episode I cried during. The way they helped her throughout her life and she never knew! I also cried at the episode with the space bees.
Kenya G. Johnson says
Two lambies? How did that happen? Did you see the movie Hatchi – I might be spelling it wrong – w/ Richard Gere – that’s what that show is based off in #1. Yes that was a tear jerker. And I’ve only been able to watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button once – I had no idea but I pretty much cried through the whole thing – seems like I did. I saw the Where the Red Fern Grows like in middle school. I can’t remember if I was the only one crying or not, I would NEVER read the book I know it has more detail. Can you believe in nine years Christopher has never seen me cry? Now I’m all paranoid about it. I should have let him see me cry earlier. He’s heard the sniffle after effect of a big one but not actually seen me boo hoo. As for those last two videos, I don’t feel like crying right now. I’ll check them out later.
You need to hear how insane I really am. Forget two Lambies seeing each other. We have FIVE! I am that nuts that I keep buying them. And during his horrible teething phases, we will really go through 4-5 in one week because there will be some in the process of laundry.
I am shocked that Christopher has never seen you cry! Scarlet and Des have definitely seen me cry..
Jennifer West (PinkWhen) says
When I was a teenager they made the film Steel Magnolias about 45 minutes from where I live. I was so excited to see that movie when it came out…but man did I cry. Every time I see that movie…I cry….I am tearing up just thinking about Sally Field crying and getting pissed at the grave site. Oh my gosh…anyway, THAT MOVIE is the reason why I stay away from movies that will make you cry. I hate becoming a blubbering mess from a movie, lol. I love that you have two lambies for Des…I would have never thought of that. I have seen the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, but I don’t think I sat all of the way thru it, so I don’t remember crying. See…this is why I watch Boardwalk Empire, True Detective, True Blood, etc.
Steel Magnolias! Oh, my heart. Sigh.
I don’t even know that Benjamin Button is a tearjerker – it just got me a certain (and pregnant) way.
I read that book Me Before you, after you talking about it on here. I didn’t cry. I actually felt kinda mad, that he still went through with it, if you know what I mean.
I know exactly what you mean! And that’s how Louisa felt! And horribly sad. There will be a movie. I probably won’t see it..
Amanda Love says
I’ve never read that book but based on your recommendation I just might. I cry a lot too. I just reviewed a book called Daddy’s Little Girl that actually made me cry. It was really beautiful. I just love reading your posts and guess what, I found out that it’s really good to have a good cry every now and then. 🙂
I read your review of the book! Even the review nearly made me cry. I do think I’ll buy the book..and cry a lot during it!
The curious case of Benjamin Button was one of those movies that rocked me to my core. Not a lot do that. Just thinking about it evokes emotions!! I cry out of frustration sometimes. But movies like button make me cry. THAT is why I like going to the movies alone!! 🙂
See, that’s interesting! Not everyone felt that way about it. We did!!
I LOVE going to movies alone. Big popcorn, sitting on the aisle, having the option to leave should I need it..
..and I never do.
Iva AwesomelyOZ says
Aww you’re so sensitive 🙂 thoughts of losing a loved one, like my mom, make me cry. And reading to my son “I’ll Love you Forever” by Robert Munsch brings me to tears. Happy Hump Day Tamara! -Iva 🙂
That book! I just can’t. And there’s a book called “I’ll Always Love You” and it’s much, much worse.
Iva AwesomelyOZ says
Lmao you know you’re a parent when.. I’ll have have to read that one too,, whose it by?
Hans Wilhelm! Read if you dare!
Iva AwesomelyOZ says
Hmph – I’m getting a preview of this book via Amazon and I don’t like where its going with Elfie. This dog better not die.. I swear I’ve worked with too many animals for this!! lol
I hate you but I don’t hate you b/c I love a good cry!! That 1st video – wow. And Google always “gets me” with those ads of theirs…though I’m still no fan of Google+ ;).
Google+ is one of those things I haven’t embraced yet. And everyone tells me I must learn it!
The Dose of Reality says
I am a total cry baby. I will cry at the drop of a hat. Commercials, books (and that one was a killer), movies, stories, you name it!! There is a book called “Handprints” or something like that… that I used to read Bobby and Lucy…I am about to sob just typing that name. That’s just how I come to the table! –Lisa
I wish I could be more of a cry baby. I think it’s healthy!!
Now to look up this book..
The Dose of Reality says
Oh, I should have included a link! It’s my favorite book of all of both Bobby and Lucy’s childhood. (I also love “Miss Rumphius”, but that’s a totally different kind of book. It makes me wistful not weepy). The book you’ve got to get is called “No More Handprints” http://www.amazon.com/NO-MORE-HANDPRINTS-Handprint-Completes/dp/0972822208 Lucy would pick it and then tell me things like “you cried a page earlier tonight than the last time we read it”. Go buy it right this minute. You will not regret it!! –Lisa
Lisa, I honestly cried just looking at the illustration on the front and the description of the book! I’m in such trouble.
If you read “I’ll Always Love you”, let me know. That one…broke me.
Dear Girl Wallflower says
Do you really mean, literally “cry”?…oh I am sorry to hear that honey…but they are so cute stuff to cry about…. 🙂
I used to cry whenever my dad leaves the house or when he won’t pick me up after waking in the morning when I was until 2nd grade. I still cry sensitively over small matters until now haha! And movies too!
Well I get teary-eyed by many things, but some of these can cause full on waterworks. Sometimes, even with heaving sobs! Sometimes..
Oh I know what you mean. I cried yesterday when my daughter shared a touching video and said it reminded her of me. Oh I loved The Curious Case of BB, and The Notebook…so sad. Sometimes a good cry just feels good to get out. Luckily there are many things to smile about too!
That is so sweet! I’m not sure if The Notebook made me cry. It made me very starry-eyed for sure because I was in a romantic place in which I totally had one of each of those guys. So painful. And I know the sad part is more the end, but I was young and only thinking of the young romance when I saw it.
I don’t cry very often, but I nearly bawled all the way through “Gravity”. It’s a good movie.
I won’t even see that! Too scared. Maybe one day I’ll do it..
I cry all the time, at everything. Have you ever read the book Love You Forever. That sets me off every single time!
What’s funny is that my uncle loves all of his books and hates that one. It is a bit sad, but I’ve been torn apart by others. However, I never read it after having Des. So maybe my perspective has shifted.
Bev F. (@Linkouture) says
So I wrote a comment when I read this yesterday, but I was typing it on our tablet, and there was an error message, and I was bummed. But basically, if memory serves me, I was commenting that great, I was crying from watching the videos you posted (especially the second commercial….I had seen it before, but I think it was the first time I saw it since having Eve and it made me all happy blubbery cause I could see Sam doing something like that, or maybe secretly wishing he would). But yes, I cry at commercials also.
Oh no! I hate comments that don’t go through. Thank you for coming back, though.
Commercials are really something. I watch them, while sniffling, and say, “Man, they’re good. They’re really good! They got me.”
Ugh…you got me with the commercials! The book Let Me Hold You Longer makes me ugly cry. I don’t think there is enough room here for all the movies that make me cry. Terms of Endearment when she’s saying goodbye kills me.
I haven’t read that book or seen that movie!
Perhaps I should on this snow day.
I downloaded the book. You’ve mentioned it before so now I’m totally curious. I’ll have to come back and watch the videos or the kids will be worried and want to know why I’m crying.
Which book? “Me Before You”? It might not hit you the way it hit me. Everyone has their own take on it but I’ll be VERY curious to hear yours!
Yes, “Me Before You” I should have clarified. It may not hit me the same but I’ll let you know. Each time you’ve mentioned it – you’ve made me curious – so now I’ve got to see for myself.
I figured that’s what you meant, but hey, what if you meant the childhood dog book I mentioned!
Please let me know what you think!!
Aw, I love the mushy squishy crying stuff and books and movies and videos that make me cry (well not always but sometimes, as you said, crying can be good). I haven’t read Me Before You. Did you read The Fault in Our Stars? OMG cry. Big cry. Also The Book Thief. Big cry. I cry when there are really important games too like the Superbowl or whatever for the winning team and the losing team because it’s just too big, and I cry every single time I leave my parent’s house in Colorado. Every time.
I didn’t read “The Fault In Our Stars” but I did read “The Book Thief.” I didn’t cry! It’s weird how sometimes it just doesn’t hit me. It’s almost too much. Too horrible. But read me a book about a dog dying and I am wrecked. Although the movie Life is Beautiful really, really impacted me. Sigh.
Galaxia @ Hopeful Kiss | A Pink Lipstick Life! says
Awww, I might cry! Doesn’t help that I’m drinking wine after a long day, either LOL! But happy v-day and I will make sure to stay away from those books 😉 I’m following now under a new account! ♥
Thanks for the comment! What was the old account you followed under? I want to make sure I follow back the right one!
And hey, whatever works, regarding the wine!
Galaxia @ Hopeful Kiss | A Pink Lipstick Life! says
You’re welcome, Tamara 🙂 My other account was xlovehappyx! Thanks a lot 😉
Brittnei Washington says
Honestly, those are legitimate things to make me cry, too! There are things though that didn’t make me cry before but I cry about. One top thing is a parent losing a child in a movie. That will get me sobbing every time. 🙁 I’m super behind on my blog reading because this week I had a stomach bug and it was atrocious. I’ve totally been missing you all. Don’t be alarmed when you get like 3 comments back to back by me in your inbox lol.
I’m so glad you’re feeling better and so sorry you had such an atrocious bug! That is the worst ever. And being sick while pregnant is always worse because you feel worse and you’re more tired and you worry more about dehydration and hunger.
You’re all good, though!
I cannot watch a single minute of anything to do with losing a child!
Tenns @ New Mama Diaries says
I’ve never been a big cryer. I’m not sure why. Funny thing is the usually when I cry it’s either at something silly or something really hurtful. There are a few movies that get me…Lion King, Steel Magnolia’s, and a few more. I can be a sap for romantic movies, the make believe, but in real life I’m totally not. I went through a weird phase in college where I cried a lot. I think that was mostly induced by my boyfriend at the time (boo!). I also think joining the military gave me a thick skin, but having my son has thinned it back out a little!
That’s interesting about the thick and thin skin!
Scarlet watched The Lion King the other day and I had to leave the room during the sad parts.
Me Before You was soooo good. I couldn’t even get past the first few seconds of that first commercial you posted. I cried at Dirty Dancing the other night during Baby’s tearful “I’m scared of EVERYTHING!” speech. And then I cried because Patrick Swayze is gone. Sniff.
i cry all the time! i was watching one of those thai commercials in the office (big mistake) and my boss came around my cube while tears were streaming down my face. so unprofessional!