Crying over spilt milk

July 9, 2015


OK, it’s finally happened. I have descended into a parody version of motherhood after adverts made me cry, twice, in a minute.

The first one was for my bank, of all things. The last time my bank made me emotional was when one of its employees said I was fat (I’ve still not forgotten that, lady). But the bank advert is soundtracked by a song I listened to all the time when I was pregnant and ended up being on my accidental labour playlist, so it’s entwined like a vine around all my memories of the baby. My chest was still tight two adverts later, when there was an ad with one of her older sister’s bedtime songs.

My husband, who is built of solid Yorkshire stock, would have undoubtedly rolled his eyes at me if he’d been there but the only person around was the baby, who gave me a quizzical look before scooting off to investigate the TV remote.

I’ve always been a fairly emotional person (love this quote from Tina Fey about work environments ‘if you’re so mad you could cry, then cry. It terrifies everyone.’ ) But now most things bring a tear to my eye, from my children doing something amazing or really everyday, songs in the shop, speeches, rousing things, random bits on TV and those moments of clarity where it’s all really normal but perfect.

Nearly nine months down the line, I’m not sure I can blame pregnancy hormones any more for making me so tired and emotional. Can we blame sleep deprivation? I reckon so, especially for the tired part.

But still, crying at adverts…is everyone this emotional after they have children? There’ll be tears before bedtime, I tell you.


  • MeetTheMossBoyes

    July 9, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Talking of Bank adverts that make you cry…have you seen the new Nationwide one? The one where the dad loses his scarf?….that one really caught me off guard! Thank god I was home alone to be a blubbery mess in peace!

  • Lauren – émoi émoi

    July 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Aw, this is a very sweet story (even if it is about crying!) and one I think a lot of people can relate to, pregnant or not! Plus you can see the funny side – that’s the main thing!


  • Hannah Budding Smiles

    July 9, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Oooh yes indeed!! I am also an emotional person by nature but I sweat Toby has seen me more frequently crying than not. We took a selfie yesterday a year to the minute after his birth. I cried. He woke up screaming at half 3am. I cried. My sweet potato chips burned. I cried. It’s exhausting!xx

  • Carie

    July 10, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I think pregnancy hormones linger!! Or maybe breastfeeding hormones can do the trick – whatever it is, you’re not alone!!

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