to well up at this (plus your own welling up confessions please)

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hatwoman Tue 10-Nov-09 20:18:35

I'm taking some Brownies to an old people's home to sing some carols and Christmas songs. dds and I have just been practising Winter Wonderland. for those of you not intimately acquainted with Winter Wonderland it's really quite a gorgeous 1930s song, with lovely instrumentals, about a young couple in love, gallivanting (innocently, of course) in the snow and then day dreaming about their future by the fire. and yep, I'm struggling to get through it...just thinking of my lovely dds and the other lovely Brownies singing and the lovely old people reminiscing...

ShowOfHands Tue 10-Nov-09 20:21:26

I am hard as nails. I do not cry.

Except for that time I was heavily pregnant in the supermarket and the old bloke in front of me had cat food and a tin of soup in his basket, struggled to count out the coppers and looked so bloody forlorn dh had to hold me back from adopting him.

ebayaddict Tue 10-Nov-09 20:22:14

Can't listen to anyone singing 'away in a manger' without blubbing. Esp when the little ones sing about the 'little lord cheeseus'

AnyFucker Tue 10-Nov-09 20:23:10

oh, I well up at everything

I have got tears in my eyes right now watching the John Sargeant prog on ITV1

Sassybeast Tue 10-Nov-09 20:24:25

YOUR post made me cry. Are you happy now ? angry

LissyGlitter Tue 10-Nov-09 20:29:12

I cried about people being mean to Gordon Brown the other day...

hatwoman Tue 10-Nov-09 20:37:23

grin at sassybeast. I take great pride in having caused welling up in someone else.

Any film of a birth on TV.
Bagpipes [and no it's not in pain]
Away in a manger by DDs in christmas show at nursery.
Old dogs.
oh god my eyes are pricking now.....

the last thing to make me well up was a woman in australia on gmtv announcing that she was pregnant on one of those annual shows they do 'look at australia - isn't it funny how everything's upside down and it's hot when we're cold'. she was on screen for 30 seconds and i thought - oh, her poor parents finding out like that. and it was supposed to be a happy announcement!

the last thing to make me well up was a woman in australia on gmtv announcing that she was pregnant on one of those annual shows they do 'look at australia - isn't it funny how everything's upside down and it's hot when we're cold'. she was on screen for 30 seconds and i thought - oh, her poor parents finding out like that. and it was supposed to be a happy announcement!

BratleyBansBaubles Tue 10-Nov-09 20:48:10

ShowOfHands post about the old man.

Lonely old men in general.

Lovely old ladies at work who you ask a question and they answer something completely different. I worry they're lonely in their little private world.

DS (2), when I put him to bed on a night and he shouts 'Mummy, I love you!'

Amandoh Tue 10-Nov-09 20:51:16

Oh yes, old dogs have me in tears too. Even worse when the old dog is being walked by an old person. I hate knowing that one of them will probably soon die and the other will be all alone. I start welling up in the street.

hatwoman Tue 10-Nov-09 21:03:19

"I hate knowing that one of them will probably soon die and the other will be all alone." nothing like looking on the bright side ay? [blub]

podgesmummy Tue 10-Nov-09 21:05:21

i saw an old man in woolworths a little while ago, buying a very small selection of pic and mix. Made me cry.

difficultdecision Tue 10-Nov-09 21:05:37

This is on the CD I have in the car for DS. I well up everytime and I'm not even quite sure why!

THE CATERPILLAR SONG
There once was a baby caterpillar, green and covered in hair
He spied himself in a mirror, but didn’t like what he saw there
Why don’t I look like my handsome father?, I should be like dad
I’m all small, he’s so tall, his father smiled and said

Son, you’ll be like me some day, you’ve just got to wait
Son, I love you just the way you are, just trust to fate

Weeks went by and nothing happened, day by day he grew
Little caterpillar cried, but his father knew
He said…
Son, you’ll be like me some day, you’ve just got to wait
Son, I love you just the way you are, just trust to fate

Then one strange and different day, caterpillar fell asleep
Four weeks later he awoke, into the mirror peeped.
Two fine wings were on his back, six long legs he had
Every colour in its place, all just like his dad
And he remembered…

Son, you’ll be like me some day, you’ve just got to wait
Son, I love you just the way you are, just trust to fate
Son, you’ll be like me some day, you’ve just got to wait
Son, I love you just the way you are, just trust to fate

stinkypinky Tue 10-Nov-09 21:06:35

I cried yesterday... very cold morning... driving past field of sheep... and I was upset they might be cold! Felt very silly (I am pregnant - blaming the hormones)

mollymawk Tue 10-Nov-09 21:07:06

very very old men on remembrance sunday

small children singing

"Daddy! My Daddy!"

mollymawk Tue 10-Nov-09 21:08:34

ah, but now chuckling at stinkypinky!

meltedchocolate Tue 10-Nov-09 21:09:54

oh i cry at EVERYTHING!

Since pregnancy it hasn't stopped.....

I literally cry 2 + times a day....

not cool.

EdgarAllenPoo Tue 10-Nov-09 21:14:42

'It's A Wonderful Life'

all kinds of things.

i used to be quite unmoved by most things, these days it's hard to watch Waybuloo without going a little weak.

podgesmummy Tue 10-Nov-09 21:14:50

i also cry at xfactor sometimes. And not just when those twins are on.

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Tue 10-Nov-09 21:15:05

Oh God since having DS I well up at anything. Birth scenes on tv. The pampers ad with the newborns from around the world. Children singing. Leona Lewis version of that Snow Patrol song. Daddy, my Daddy gets me right in the gut. My Granny. Elderly people on their own. Small children hurting themselves (even when it's blatantly not serious).

I work in social services, currently preparing someone's files for them to view. Have to keep taking breaks so as not to sniffle

stinkypinky Tue 10-Nov-09 21:15:07

People on Mumsnet chuckling at your sad confession grin

maidenvoyage Tue 10-Nov-09 21:15:52

The song Tears in Heaven makes me cry everytime even if I am in the car, at work etc such a sad sad song

skymoo Tue 10-Nov-09 21:17:25

Card shops - terrible! I can't look if I am with anyone

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