Makes Me Weepy – Old Skool

Today’s Kickin’ it Old Skool Blog-a-Thon prompt is to say something about what makes us weepy.

Well, crap. Everything these days makes me weepy. I’m under a lot of stress because my son is having problems at school (like serious, get a call nearly every day, problems). This has been going on for nearly two months, and I’m at my wits end. I need a vacation.

Now, if circumstances were ‘normal,’ what would make me weepy then?

Well, still almost everything.

Movies get me. I cried at the end of El Cid a couple of weeks ago. Nearly anything on Upworthy. Friends that are struggling with negative events in their own lives.

I cry a lot at my own writing. Last year I wrote a novel for NaNoWriMo called “The Masters.” When I finished writing it, I bawled. I’ve cried while writing other things, too. I’ve cried when contemplating scenes, while in my car, driving to work. I’m sure other drivers think I’m insane. (But I’m not insane, I’m eccentric – but that’s another post.)

Sometimes, getting a positive comment on a blog post makes me weepy.

Geez, I must be dehydrated for all the weepiness. I think I’ll go drink some water.

What about you? What gets you weepy? Only onions? Puppies? Or sappy chick-flicks?


  1. Patricia says:

    I understand about stress related weeping. I do it to. . My son is doing the same thing at school, he had a seizure and his mind just flipped. Hope everything gets better for you and yours. Sending positive energy your way.


    1. Penny says:

      Thanks. Stress is no fun, and we have so much invested emotionally in our children that any little thing can be draining. I hope yours is getting better as well.


  2. Johanne says:

    I really enjoy your posts. They’re to the point and I like that. Dehydrated? You made me laugh 🙂

    I don’t cry easily, and sometimes I wish I did. According to my family, I’ve cried twice in the past 23 years. I beg to differ. Like you, beautiful scenery can make me cry. Some music, choral or classic, and art will do it too.


  3. Sherry Smyth says:

    Stress is a sure fire trigger for me for tears…especially when the adrenaline has worn off. Think of those tears at times like that as a release…a much needed release…and sending you positive thoughts that things with your son will work out or begin to ease up soon!


  4. I think we need bumper stickers, or t-shirts, or posters — I’m not insane, I’m eccentric. Perfect! 😉


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