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Fess-Up Time… Where are all the Momma Saps?

By Roni |

Evan sleeping on my chest.

I’m a sap. There’s no two ways about it.

Songs, movies, even the right commercial can have me reaching for a kleenex.

It’s not that I become a blubbering idiot, but when something tugs at the old heartstrings my eyes well up and a tear or two will trickle down my face.

I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember but it has gotten worse since having kids.

We’re talking waterworks now.

Barely a day goes by where one or both of my children don’t get me tearing up. This morning it was Evan.

He was up earlier than normal and no one else was awake except us. I decided to sneak a shower real quick before big brother woke up. I put Evan in the bouncer. He was WIDE awake and alert so I chatted with him for a bit. After a few seconds he gave me his biggest smile yet. It didn’t even require exaggerated baby talk! Just me talking and smiling to him… wait.. I mean… WITH HIM.

He was so conscious and present in the moment. I can see in his eyes he knew who I was and he just kept shooting me smile after smile.

I cried.

Ahhh who am I kidding? I’m crying now telling you the story!!

AAACK! I’m such a sap!

Please tell me I’m not alone. Any good Momma Sap stories to share? I mean I’m tearing up over a smile, it can’t get much worse than that!

P.S. No smile pictures. Camera was no where to be seen. Instead you get another sappy shot from yesterday. That’s Evan sleeping on my chest during an afternoon nap. I looked at him and almost cried then too. lol

UPDATE: He just woke up from nap and shot me a few more! This time I grabbed the camera! :)

Another Smile!

He smiles with his eyes.. I LOVE IT!

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25 thoughts on “Fess-Up Time… Where are all the Momma Saps?

  1. Elissa says:

    Yep, that’s me all over! My grandmother says that her and I have or hearts too close to our eyes. You just suffer from the same condition. ;-)

  2. Svanhvit says:

    I will ´fess up………. I am a huge sap. Always have been and like you, it got worse when I had kids. Though my boys are now 5 and almost 7, they still do things to make me cry. Or there is a look on their face. Or they are playing nicely. Or they look darling sleeping. Or they say something sweet, like “mommy, I just love you. You´re the best.”. Etc. I think you catch my drift…… :)

  3. tiger g says:

    I can’t listen to the classical song Claire de lune without bawling cus I would hold my first chld all night with that song in the background. Every night I stand over their cribs or beds and just bawl- chiding myself for losing patience, or just out of pure awe and love. And I cried reading this too! I was never such a sap before my kids!

  4. Carrie says:

    I was never such a sap before, but boy am i ever one now! Any stories about parents or kids, on the radio, on the news, in an ad, I just can’t help but well up with tears. Now, I just cannot watch at all any tv shows or movies with mothers or children as victims, I just find too disturbing.

  5. Sana says:

    I can just tell from Evan’s eyes that he is itching to just share soo much with the world.

  6. Jessica says:

    I never was a sap until I gave birth to my children. Nothing got to me and I was very proud that I wasn’t one of those blubbering females. Now – I’m the poster model for sentimental-crazy Momma. Movies, songs, moving story (mostly about kids and animals) On the flip side, I no longer enjoy watching horror films, either. I made the mistake of watching “the hills have eyes” after the birth of my first. (for those who have seen the film, I was a breastfeeding mom, too) Just can’t watch the horror genre anymore.

  7. Pam says:

    Raising my hand….yep, I’m in the club! I used to totally make fun of my older sister for crying over silly things, now I am so much worse than she is!

  8. Amy P says:

    My mothers day morning started with me sitting on the floor and my twin one year old boys attacking me with drool, slime, and giant kisses with their tongues sticking out. There were a few tears mixed in with the giggles and rolling around on the floor.

  9. Josie says:

    oh my gosh having kids has made me a HUGE sap!!! sometimes i’ll look over at my youngest and just start to cry, I had a miscarriage before I got pregnant with him and I just think how lucky I am to have a such a healthy and happy baby. ah! now i’m crying!! ok, i’m moving on…no, you’re not alone lol

  10. Kate says:

    I’m pretty much exactly like Jessica.. I used to be a horror film junkie. Now I just cringe!

  11. Josie says:

    Jessica, I made the same mistake! My husband was even disturbed, I love Law And Order SVU but I can’t watch the episodes involving kids! Kids change your whole way of thinking

  12. Ann says:

    Ok Roni…your story about crying made me cry…so yeah…total sap here and I’m not even a mommy (yet!).

  13. Anne says:

    When my little Ivan was a few weeks old… I burst into tears at the end of the show Raising Hope. I felt like such a goof… but sometimes you have to let it out!

    BTW… Evan looks a lot like your husband in the smiling picture:)

  14. Nikki says:

    I’m a sal as well. I get watery eyes just having happy conversations with adults!

    The best is when my 3yr old randomly says, “mommy, I’m so happy!”
    I’ve also got a 12wk old that is all about smiles!

    thenikkithoughts.blogspot.com

  15. Patty says:

    Not only do I get teary with my own kids, I get teary about my students too!

  16. Jessica says:

    The first time my daughter gave me a deep belly laugh, I immediately laughed at her AND started crying, completely unexpectedly. I just had so much love for her right that second, my mind didn’t know how to handle it – laugh or cry- so it just did both.

  17. Sara Z. says:

    When I first had my Evan I would cry everytime I would “try” to sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star to hime. Weird I know…I have no problems now – I blame it on the hormones! But I do agree, now that I’m a mom, things definitely affect me more! You are not alone :)

  18. Mary says:

    Evan looks so much like his Daddy~He is adorable~

  19. Tracy says:

    I cry at least once a day over my baby. At songs and commercials, too. I thought I was just a weirdo. :-p

  20. Mandi says:

    Yes..I cry at the drop of a hat! It has gotten worse in my adult years…and, now at almost 39 years old..I am a 100% SAP! No getting around it! and, I am ok with that! My oldest is 19…I have cried at every major milestone in his life…the worse being his graduation from high school, trying to read a “letter” I had written to him at his graduation party..and most recently, dropping him off at college. I was a blubbering idiot. I can not even imagine when he graduates college, gets married, becomes a dad…WOW! There will be serious waterworks, for sure! My youngest is 12…she pitches on a fast pitch softball team…I cried like a baby when she pitched her first no hitter…I just could not not help it. My eyes well up with tears everytime she strikes someone out..and when she hit a triple w/ 2 RBI’s last weekend, you would have thought I won the lottery with all of the cheering, jumping up and down and yes, of course, TEARS! So, no, Roni…you are not alone. And, if you were wondering, it does not change as your babies get older…if anything, I think it gets worse! Buy some stock in kleenex and cry on, girl! It’s all good! :)

  21. Lindsey says:

    I am exactly the same way. My family to this day makes fun of me for crying during pet food commercials. The other day there was a little girl on Sesame Street with a walker and I was balling my eyes out. She was fine, just living her life and there I was balling. So no you are definitely not alone.

  22. Roni Rinier says:

    Heck I’m tearing up reading your blog :)

    Seriously– I cry constantly. Did you see the latest Special Olympic Commercial for mothers day?… I cried for days… (Not literally but when I think about the commercial it makes me want to cry).

    BTW I have never met anyone who was named “Roni” and spelled the same way… My name is Rhonda (on my birth certificate) but from the time I was born I was “named” Roni. So happy for you and your new addition :)
    ((Us Roni’s need to stick together))

  23. Roni says:

    @Roni
    So funny!

    I’m a Veronica… so VeRONIca

    is where mine comes form.

    And I haven’t seen that commercial. Thank God!

  24. Tammy says:

    OMG! That is PURE love in his eyes! Beautiful!
    I’m a mommy sap too! And, my youngest is 17 years old! She is a performer. Theater and choir. I tear up EVERY TIME she sings. I guess that’s the love in our hearts and the pride in our eyes! It’s not a bad thing until your family makes fun of you! LOL

  25. Deb says:

    My kids are 8 and 10… Still a sap..he is beautiful. I see Bill in him.

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