Since I was a small child I have cried at pretty much anything. One of the times I first noticed it was one school holiday where I was watching some naff childrens film about a dog who ran away from home and I cried my eyes out! I still cry at pretty much anything happy or sad. A couple of weeks ago I was a complete mess when I was watching the Dr Who that was Amy and Rory’s final episode. I cry at happy songs, sad songs, Disney films, romantic films, sad films, almost every episode of ‘Greys Anatomy’ ever made……and so the list goes on!
Now Grace is going the same way emotionally.
This morning as we were driving to school, Grace and I heard the dulcet tones of a beautiful folk singer by the name of Kate Rusby. The song was ‘I Courted a Sailor’ and Grace was spellbound. Then, this evening as we were leaving Reading after picking up Grace’s latest star chart prize – a gorgeous rag doll from the Disney store in the form of Merida from Brave – we listened to some more of Kate Rusby’s music. The next thing I know, Grace had dissolved into tears in the back seat of the car. I calmly asked her if she was OK. She explained that she was ‘happy crying’ because the song was beautiful. This isn’t the first time she has done this.
A couple of months ago, as I was sorting out some boxes in the lounge, Grace was sitting watching ‘Babe, Pig in the City’. The next thing I knew, I heard gasps coming from her and little cries of ‘On no!’ and then she burst into tears. The dog in the film appeared to have died. Then he came back from the dead. I was sitting consoling her for quite some considerable time.
So, do I think this is a bad thing? You know, I don’t think it is. Sometimes, yes I do wear my heart on my sleeve and bear my emotions too much but it makes me the person I am. I am of the belief that pent up emotion then causes problems internally. If it means that Grace will be compassionate and understanding and aware of other peoples feelings then that can only be a good thing.