Monday, June 28, 2010
Beware: Having kids will change you!
The Zany family among millions of other people recently went to see Toy Story 3. It was a great movie and the whole family loved it, but as I was sitting in the dark theater among a hundred strangers I found myself crying! I attempted several times to regain control of myself, but I could not stop those hot tears from streaming down my face. It was towards the end of the movie and I was sure the lights would come on any minute with a spotlight streaming down on me showing what a sap I was to be crying at an animated children's movie. As I was attempting to nonchalantly wipe away the tears with Silly Jilly's blanket I caught a sight out of the corner of my eye...Through the blur of tears I was barely able to make out Papa Z watching the movie with tears streaming down his face! I immediately giggled to myself and thought, "What a softy!" before realizing I too was crying right along with him. We left the theater both pretending the floodgates had never opened and focused on the kids. Safely in the confines of our car we attempted to talk about the movie, but neither of us could talk about the end without tears stinging our eyes.
Having kids has changed something in me! I've become "that person" you see who is soft and cries over any semi-sentimental thing! Talk about my kids going to college in 13+ years and I can't carry on a conversation! I am "that person" who I use to roll my eyes at and secretly mock! I can say today I am okay with being "that person"! I am a softy, what can I say? Now if only I can keep this secret from the kids because once it leaks out they will be using it as their #1 manipulation technique!
Zany thought of the day: Is it just me or does the character "Big Baby" from Toy Story 3 remind you of Chucky?