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


CraftGirlAlli said...

Don't feel bad...we went over the weekend and it took all I had to fight back tears at the end too! I also blame it on having a child...darn hormones! haha!

OMG...and now that you say that...Big Baby totally does remind me of Chucky! eeeek!

Made by Melissa said...

haha! I'm a softy too! I can't wait to see the movie, my little guy is 3, this might be his first theater experience!

I've seen Cars a million, no wait, a BAGILLION times, and I still get a little choked up at the end.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the heads up because I would have been total waterworks had I not known it was coming. I conveniently found myself searching for my water bottle and cleaning up around my chair. Still fought them off a bit though. What saps we are.

storybeader said...

I haven't seen Toy Story 3, but am excited to see it. Love the series. But dear me, hope nobody dies!!

The Gurganious Family said...

I cried and my husband laughed, I had visions of a house with no toys and all of them gone to college and I could hardly's going to happen so fast!!!