When I was younger, I used to tease my mom mercilessly when she would tear up during movies. The ‘tough’ kid I was thought it was so funny that she could cry during sappy chick flicks. Well, no matter how much we fight it, there are somethings we just cannot avoid.
As I got older, I became more and more sensitive to any ‘moving’ moments on screen, even if they were animated. Oh, no, I was becoming my mother. Payback had begun . . .
Becoming My Mother – The Vicious Cycle of Life
With a daughter of my own, the cycle continues. Every time we watch a movie, my daughter and husband just wait for when, not if, I start tearing up and becoming a hot sobbing mess. Munchkin’s been a bit more forgiving than I was as a child. Instead of teasing me she’d jump up to grab me some tissues and make sure I was okay. Her facial expressions always gave her amusement away though.
But, this story doesn’t end there. The other night, while watching the movie 13 Going on 30, my daughter actually cried a little bit! She turned to look at me and I turned to look at her and we were both teary-eyed! It was so cute how she was kind of laughing at herself. Hahaha, now my practically 13-year-old daughter is already starting to turn into me!
Frans took a couple photos to commemorate the occasion but, of course, those had to be sworn to family secrecy 🙂