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To get so emotional at small things

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Stanky Sat 16-Apr-16 15:00:37

We were at a large, busy play area, when I found a little boy (aged about 3)crying that he was lost, and couldn't see his daddy (it was fine, his dad was there within a minute). I was reassuring him, and telling him that it would be ok, we would find his daddy. But I was surprised to find myself welling up, and having to make a real effort to keep it together. Is that a normal response, or am I just over emotional?

sooperdooper Sat 16-Apr-16 15:03:22

I think that's a normal response to seeing a child upset - you weren't to know the outcome would be resolved so quickly so it's normal for it to worry you

WhatTimeIsItCuckoo Sat 16-Apr-16 15:04:07

I completely get you OP, I'm a very emotional person, even more so since having kids. This would have had me welling up too. Glad the little lad was ok smile.

2snugglets Sat 16-Apr-16 15:04:22

Have you got pmt, or possibly pregnant, or just had a baby, all these make me an emotional wreck at times.

Stanky Sat 16-Apr-16 16:00:49

I might have had pmt I suppose. I knew that his dad would be near by. It didn't help that he was behind a net in the labyrinth of soft play, so I couldn't reach him to hold his hand or anything. Glad that others might have had a similar response. After he was reunited with his dad, with a tearful smile, I had to go into the ladies to give myself a shake and a deep breath.

Thinking about it, I always cry at cheesy films where the parent and child are reunited, running into each other's arms crying "Papa!". I'm thinking of that film The little princess. I think that I might just be a bit pathetic. smile

EponasWildDaughter Sat 16-Apr-16 17:33:44

You're not alone.

I cry at the slightest thing. (i well up watching the start of the london marathon for eg). It's a pain, but the worst part of it for me is that when i get upset i can't speak, so during an argument i'm buggered. I never get my point across.

WhatTimeIsItCuckoo Sat 16-Apr-16 17:46:33

Well if you're pathetic OP then so am I! And yes to the pp who said pregnancy exacerbates it. A few years ago my daughter finished at her pre school and I was weeping all week. I'd also been volunteering there so was finishing myself too. I was really hoping and praying they wouldn't give me a leaving gift as I knew I'd be an emotional wreck then, just as I thought that they weren't going to and was inwardly heaving a sigh of relief, they did and I was blubbing like a baby, cue lots of concerned little children asking if I was ok and if I'd hurt myself! grin My son also finished his Reception year that year and his lovely first teacher retired, cue more tears. We also took the kids to see Toy Story 3 at the cinema and I was practically crying on the man's shoulder next to me. This was all in the same week and, by the end of it, I'd found out I was pregnant with our third! grin. My eldest is now due to leave his lovely primary school this year and I've been dreading the last day of term for ages as I know I'll be complete rubbish. Luckily all my school parent friends know what I'm like and it's a bit of a joke between us all!

oliviaclottedcream Sat 16-Apr-16 18:21:44

Course it's normal Stanky. Poor little sausage .. Its actually very lovely, and caring of you..

FiveShelties Sat 16-Apr-16 21:29:11

I cry at anything - sad, happy, even Coronation Street - drives me mad. My friends tease me too.

RoboticSealpup Sat 16-Apr-16 21:32:48

YANBU. Since I had DD I cry several times a week. Anything regarding children makes me cry.

Wilberforce2 Sat 16-Apr-16 21:40:35

You are not alone.. I used to have a heart of stone until I had kids, now I cry at everything!

I've cried about 4 times today because I'm going away tomorrow with friends until Monday lunchtime (so just over 24 hours) and I can't bear the thought of leaving the kids!!!

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