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Monday, November 06, 2006

Things That Have Made Me Cry Lately

I am not a crier but...

Gary being nice to me at work. (People being mean I can handle, nice? NICE? What am I supposed to do with that?)

Terri Irwin talking about losing her husband (I wasn’t even a huge fan!)

El Guille taking the open cornstarch box off the counter and throwing it on the floor on purpose.

A kid I read about who was cut out from his mom’s womb (which led to her death) and is now 10 and happy.

The girl I also read about who text messaged her parents about how she loved them two hours before she died.

The Rainbow Connection.

I made potato latkes from scratch for breakfast Saturday and I was the only one who bothered to eat them.

When I ordered stuffed mushrooms from the pizza place and they arrived in a container as battered and fried mushrooms (which I hate.) As a precaution I re-read the menu before calling to yell at someone. Indeed, the menu said “Breaded Mushrooms.” I still cried.

I asked J to pick up dinner for us one night and came home, starving, to find no dinner. Apparently, J thought I meant pick Guille (and only Guille) up dinner. Then I cried because I knew that J let him eat fries earlier that week and then Guille ate crap chicken nuggets for dinner. I am a terrible mother with a child who eats crap.

20 comments:

more caffeine, please said...

Guille could be eating dog food and drinking dog water out of the bowl with a Capri Sun straw. Now that is crap for dinner. All the healthy stuff you feed him counter-acts for the FEW times he eats what most of America feeds their kids. That's my rational for eating all of CJ's Halloween candy... I'll just countar-act it with some whole wheat bread!

tiff-fay-fay said...

if you are a terrible mother for one night of chicken nuggets, what does that mean for me when my kids eat (by request) chicken nuggets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? probably means that i listen to them over myself. hmm, i foresee few parenting awards in my future although i get lots of hugs and love from my kids.

Tori :) said...

I'm not pregnant and I cried over half of those things too. I recorded Terri Irwin's interview just in case I needed a "good cry."
If chicken nuggets and fries once a in week makes you a bad mom, I'm going to mom hell. My kids have eaten frozen pot pies like every nite this week!

AzĂșcar said...

The funny thing is, there is not one of these things I would normally cry over. Well, maybe the mushrooms.

Stupid hormones.

Julie said...

I have yet to see the Terry Irwin interview. Stupid computer won't run the video, even though I HAVE downloaded the most current version of Flash player a gazillion times. Grr. I could use a good tissue fest.

c jane said...

I always get a frog in the throat when I hear Rainbow Connection.

(pardon the pun)

Bek said...

I cried half of those things.

Wow, MCP--this week I found my son DRINKING OUT OF THE TOILET, with a capri sun straw. Were you at my house. So actually, drinking out of the dog bowl would be an improvement......

It is cute to see you w/ hormomes........

AND..I would cry if my husband only brought home dinner for the child and not me, with or without hormones.......

compulsive writer said...

OK, how can I be all sentimental and stuff when cjane makes me laugh out loud?

What I wanted to say before I started hooting about the frog in cjane's throat was that I cry watching X-Men I and X-Men III every time. And at the trailer for the WTC movie. And at that homemakeover show. And when my husband called me from Macey's to tell me he had three grocery clerks in the cold drinks section and not one of them could find a single IZZE.

And I'm not even pregnant!

fijiangirl said...

I hate to tell you but I am 7 months post partum and I am still crying over stupid things...

example getting frustrated with my daughter for using an entire brand new bottle of lotion for shampoo and feeling like CPS should remove the kids.

Gary nice at work? Is he dealing with hormone issues?

sue-donym said...

I'd cry over the cornstarch too. He probably did it because of the fries. Give him a diet coke and see if it gets better.

Compulsive - why X Men?

c jane said...

CW thanks for the laugh and as always, try Target, they've got loads of IZZE.

LuckyRedHen said...

CJane just made me cry on her latest post. And I'm not knocked.

Kiki said...

I'm sending you hugs through the internets.

You should see the trailer for the movie, "We are MARSHALL". You would be able to add something else to your list.

You should have also watched Oprah today when she was doing updates on warm, fuzzy stories, and there was a segment about a girl who won an essay contest. The topic of the essay was "How is Elie Wiesel's Night still relevant to us today?" The winner was a girl who was separated from and saw many of her family members be murdered in Rwanda. She and her sister hid in a forest for 100+ days before making it to a refugee camp. (They were very young. I think the sister was 3.) They somehow came to the U.S. They are top students. Their dream was to somehow be reunited with their parents, who weren't killed in the genocide. Of course, Oprah's crew hunted down the family and reunited all of them on the show. That would have been another thing you could have added to your list.

Emmie said...
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Emmie said...

Today I cried over a bunch of stuff that wouldn't have even phased me were it not PMS week. I think I'm going to be a complete basket case when I'm pregnant.

I loved chicken nuggets when I was Guille's age. (Protein and carbs.)

You're a terrific mom.

metamorphose said...

I would have loved to have eaten your potato latkes.

You are a fantastic mom. I aspire to be just like you one day.

Just. Like. You.

WHAH HAHAHAHHAHAHAA!

Queen Scarlett said...

Do hubby's just not think...past the first step? Hormones suck. I'm sorry about all the craziness... I crave sanity right now. I hate fried food so I feel your pain. But...good that someone was being nice to you! ;-) Is there a Gary story one day?

compulsive writer said...

sue-donym:
(spoiler alert)

Wolverine.

First (in film I) he sacrifices himself for Rogue. Then (in film III) he kills the woman he loves.

Undoes me every time.

sue-donym said...

Oh, I thought it might have just been the hair. Love those films though!

cabesh said...

I cried at the book they read on Reading Rainbow today. How's that for pregnancy hormones?