Friday, June 8, 2012

Tears gone wild

I’m a crier. And I'm totally fine with that. Some things just tug at my heart strings, and I can't stop...
Here are four recent crying moments I'd like to share... 

My 5 year old – I'm in the middle of folding clothes when it hits me. Someday, it'll only be me and the hubs. Our boys will be out in the world, developing their own lives, which is part of life, but the thought still chokes me up.

My 5 yr old kneels in front of me and asks, “Does laundry make you sad?”

I laugh through tears. “No, honey. I don’t mind doing laundry.” Which isn’t a lie. I LOVE laundry. I’m warped, I know. Anyway…

“Who's going to do my laundry when you're too old?” he asks. (LOL)
“You will,” I say.
He scrunches up his cute face. “I don’t know how to do laundry.”
“I'll teach you.”
He sits there for a few seconds, then asks, “Can I go outside?”
“Only if your brothers go.” He’s not allowed outside by himself, being only 5.
“Guys, Mom says to go outside and play.”, okay.

Five minutes later, my 5 yr old wanders in with two fistfuls of dandelions. “These are so you don’t get sad anymore.”

I kiss him on the cheek, and he helps me put the dandelions in cups and vases.

My 9 yr old - I help out the two coaches (aka my hubs and my brother) with their baseball team. This entails being in the dugout, telling the boys the lineup, keeping scorebook, doing the teammom thing.

My son hit his first homerun on Wednesday. It was amazing, and yes I cried behind my sunglasses. When he came off the field from touching home plate, he got choked up. After the boys patted him on the back and told him great job, he came over and wrapped his arms around my waist. We hugged and cried together.

He didn’t care that a bunch of 9 yr olds were there. In fact, they didn’t care that he cried either. One boy said, “It’s okay. I cried on my first homerun, too.”

How mature are these boys for being 9?! VERY. I wish they could always feel this way about showing emotion and hope they will always see that crying is okay.

My 11 yr old - He got his braces off the other day. When I saw him smile for the first time with them off, my eyes watered.
Me:  “They're beautiful.” (referring to his teeth)
Him:  “Mom, do not cry here. You’ll embarrass me.”
Me:  “I can’t help it.” I wiped the tears away then kept asking him to smile.
Him:  “This is going to get old.”

Later on that night, he said, “Sorry for telling you not to cry earlier.”
“It's fine, honey.” And it was. I get it.
“I wasn't embarrassed,” he said.
I hugged him, and he went on his way. My hubby says boys can't stand to see their mom's cry. So I vowed to try to hold back, but pretty sure, because I'm a crier, that's going to end up not happening.
My 14 yr old - He graduated from 8th grade. At the ceremony, he received six awards. I was so proud of him and happy for him that I cried.
Afterward, I wiped all traces of crying off with a tissue.
He hugged me. “Don't cry, Mom.”
“I'm not.” I mean, I thought I'd covered it up pretty good.
“Your eyes look like it,” he said.
I reached up to feel that I was crying again and didn't even know it! Jeesh!
“They’re happy tears,” I said.
He smiled. “I know.”
Are you a crier or do you have other outlets?
Do you get choked up easily or does it take a lot to get your water works going?


  1. My eyes are watering right now.... yup, I'm a crier.

  2. Aww, you're so sweet - and your kids sound amazing!

    I never used to be much of a crier, but as I get older, I am getting more soppy lol!

    1. Thanks! They say and do things that amaze me all the time and I'm like, wow, I'm truly blessed!!! :D

  3. I wish I was a crier! I seem to only cry when I watch sad films or family reunion TV shows! About once a year there is a build up and I feel weepy for the day but then I;m good. All part of that english stiff upper lip! lol But I like it when I do something and it makes my mum or someone cry (good things that is) and appreciate that they feel so strongly about me and often wish I could express that too in tears. I don't even cry through laughing too much :(

    1. My hubby's like that... a build-up crier, so we balance each other out. :)

  4. Yup--unfortunately. One night I was watching the news. This guy died in a car accident and his family took him off life support and donated his organs. It was a local story, but I didn't know ayone involved. So my 7 yr old asks why I'm crying.

    It was hard to explain. Yes, this man died, which wasn't the part that choked me up, but that he and his family did such a wonderful thing by donating his organs and now someone else will live.

    My son got the organ donation thing, but I think he still thought I was a little weird. Crying over something good.

    1. UGH! Sad news stories always get me, especially if they deal with children.

  5. I'm very much a crier - especially at holidays when they put out those songs about kids begging for food or money! And those commercials....I can totally relate!

    1. Commercials... there's some real tear jerkers these days!!!

  6. I'm a crier, even the littlest things make me cry. I like it, though, it's a good way to let things out :)

  7. You know me - I'm not a crier but reading this made me tear up and get all sniffly.

    Tissue please!

    1. Aww... maybe it's because you know them. :D

  8. i am not a crier and as a matter of fact, i hate to cry and especially to let anyone else see me cry---but funny thing is, it does not bother me in a bad way for other people to cry---these all sounded like very touching wonderful occasions!

    1. I don't like others to see me cry either. They act all uncomfortable as do I.
      Then they want to hug me, I don't like to be hugged by many ppl (just my hubs, kids, close friends) so then I'm like eek! LOL

  9. Oh, YEAH, I am SO TOTALLY A CRIER! And it doesn't take much, which is why I absolutely try to restrict my tv and film viewing to comedies (ok, and/or horror-comedies). I happened to get into that TLC show this year, "Long Island Medium," and every time that medium lady went to a complete stranger and out of the blue told him or her that a departed loved one had a message, and that stranger wound up bawling, so did I.

    PS: Your boys, and the boys on your son's team, are all adorable. :-)
    Some Dark Romantic

    1. YAY! Another crier!!! It's so good to know there are many of us out there.

      That sounds like a cool show. I think I'm going to check it out. Hopefully I can catch it on ONDemand...

      Thanks for the ocmpliment on my boys and the baseball team. :D

  10. AWwwww.. that is so sweet. I cried reading this!!

    I guess that means I can join the cry club :) You have such a beautiful family, what a blessing!


    1. Aww. Thanks for crying with me!
      You're totally in the cry club. :D

  11. Aw, your stories made me want to cry. :) Such wonderful, bittersweet moments...

    I'm also a crier. My son will graduate from preschool on Tuesday, and I intend to have a pack of Kleenex in my purse.

    1. Today's your son's preschool grad!!! Congrats. And yeah, my youngest graduated from preschool in May... tissue is a must! :D

  12. I'm not a crier, but this made me cry! Man! I hate crying! I cry easily for others though :) Looking forward to the blogfest, woo hoo!

  13. What great moments! I'd say those are all good occasions for happy tears. :)


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