Things I have unnecessarily cried at this week

Oh, it's a jolly 'oliday. TOO JOLLY, BERT.

Oh, it’s a jolly ‘oliday. SO BEAUTIFULLY JOLLY.

1. Just about every song in Mary Poppins. Yes, even ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’.

where the wild thingsare

And the walls became the world all around…

2. If anyone knows why whispering the last line of Where the Wild Things Are – ‘And it was still…hot‘ – should make tears prick in the back of my eyes, please tell me. Am I allergic to dramatic emphasis?



3. ‘Some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright’. Oh, say again, Morgan Freeman? I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of my own RAGGED SOBS.

This is about as good as it looks.

This is about as good as it looks.

4. This episode of Alphablocks – which, if you’ve never seen it, is a world of demented boxy letters with legs, each with a personality taken from One-Dimensional Casting Central. I pity poor O, who doesn’t even get a voice and has to settle for hooting like a lunatic. But oh, that sad song. Q really does need U to give her spelling life meaning, and he clearly hates her granny guts.



5. The smell of Henry’s new Crayola crayons. Can’t explain this one. Proustian flashback to early childhood?

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6.  My own – yes, my own – single-handed shower performance of the ‘A Little Fall of Rain’ duet from Les Miserables. I remember this from last time – I used to skip this song because it was too cheesy even for toast. Suddenly I couldn’t get to the end of the track without sniffling. Now even my goat-like warblings are enough to set me off.

Happiness is a daddy and an iPhone.

Happiness is a daddy and an iPhone.

7. Tim is working from home today. I remember at 4am, and am so grateful, I cry all the way through my seventh toilet break of the night. (ENOUGH, BLADDER.)

I bow before it.

I bow before it.

8. The insane rightness of my new MAC lipstick (dudes. Ruby Woo. Life-changer).

Please, hormones, settle down soon. I understand about the lipstick, but Alphablocks was a step too far.

Other baby posts: 1. – 2. – 3. – 4. – 5. – 6. – 7. – 8. – 9. – 10. 

4 thoughts on “Things I have unnecessarily cried at this week

  1. reverend61 says:

    If you haven’t seen the film of Where The Wild Things Are, do so. Your emotional response to that last line is psychically connected.


      • reverend61 says:

        It is bleak, morose and not suitable for children. There is a lot of compressed violence and general angst. But it packs a huge emotional punch. If anything it’s aimed at parents who grew up with the book in their childhood and now have children themselves, and who want to appreciate Sendak on another level without necessarily exposing that other level to their offspring.


  2. natalie hacking says:

    i cry in nearly every scene of Mary Poppins and regarding great red lipstick, too — and i’m not even pregnant! congratulations to all of you — hurrah for babies!


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