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Seriously. Right now I have tears running down my face watching the ending to Disney's "Chicken Little". Yesterday, it was during a CNN news report about Syria where they were showing children who were victims of the violence (I could hear my girls outside squealing and giggling, being happy children..talk about powerful contrast)..
Sad endings, happy endings..cartoon, live action, reality TV ; I cry. Just read that Neil Armstrong just died, I am bawling like a baby! I didn't even know the guy!!! I
I am beginning to think something is wrong with me! Anybody else experiencing this, you know..that isn't pregnant, have post partem, or menopausal?
Over-exhaustion is a regular part of my life. I don't have the extended family support that so many have. I think that part of it really is the fact that my little family is going through life without the support from our families..because we decided our families were not the kind of people we wanted our children growing up around. Both of us come from very poor, neglectful, substance abusive families. My middle daughter's father lives across the country and offers no financial support nor has he tried to contact her in over 5 years. We moved away from him (and his family) because they are also substance abusive..I wanted a better life for her, a safer life for her.
So watching all of these happy/emotionally charged (family) moments makes me so sad that my children don't have other family members to dote on them!
We are struggling financially, so we can't give them all their hearts desire, take them to Disney; enroll them in sports/ enrichment groups because we just can't afford it. We can afford needs.
Maybe this is what I need to blog about..raising a family w/out family support...
Thanks for reading and commenting
I'm so emotional... I can't watch Bambi. I leave the room when his mom is about to die.
I cried at the end of the High School Musical movie! You are not alone! I cry at the drop of a hat. When I listen to a song that reminds me of my daughter or son I tear up and need to see them immediately to give them a kiss. It's just a mommy thing, I guess! We become saps!!!! But then again, I was always a crier! LOL!
:) don't watch We Brought a Zoo I went through two tissues. So you are not alone...:)
I totally understand. I do this too - movies, books, television shows, athletics - anything with moments of victory or sadness. I'm not pregnant and I'm not menopausal and I'm not post partum. And I've always been sensitive this way... or at least ever since college.
My husband knows exactly when to look at me during a movie and know when tears are coming down my eyes!!
I totally relate to this. I cry when I pray at church, I cry when tv shows show people doing random acts of kindness. I cry when at everything!
The nice thing is my hubby thinks it is very sweet and loves that I'm so sensitive. (I would say emotional, but he doesn't like the other side of my emotions, lol).
Oh my gosh I cry at the drop of a hat. I hate TV shows where kids get hurt these days, I can't watch them without needing a box of tissues next to me. TV ads where a baby is crying? forget it, I have to leave the room. I don't know what it is about being a mum that makes you so emotional, but I totally understand what you're going through. It's probably because you have to spend so much of your time being strong, being in control and being mum. You tend to forget about your own feelings and needs for the sake of your children, but sometimes you will see something that catches you off guard and reminds you that you have emotions too, and they're all going to hit you at once.