First off, can I just tell you that I just love everyone who reads my blog? I know I don’t always go comment on yours but that doesn’t mean I don’t go look or appreciate that you take the time to comment and be supportive or funny or both.
So, I have to tell you that if you are a mom who has struggled with post partum and you’re expecting number two, ZOLOFT BABY! I know some people are against medication for one reason or another but I feel like a different person with this baby and I started the Zoloft in the hospital after they were born. I realize some of you will say, “but it gets in your breast milk” and to that I say that I did the research and it’s a very small amount that gets in there. It’s much worse if you’re actually pregnant (which I stopped all drugs except heroin completely while I was incubating the twins). Of course, no matter what, having babies causes anxiety and if you’re anything like me, it can make you feel like you will never have your life back and that is an anxiety provoking feeling no matter what. But at least I’m not crying every five minutes and thinking about driving to CVS and never coming back. My post partum was really bad the first time and I didn’t have friends with babies or a support system to tell me that something was wrong and I should see a doctor. When I did see my OB (not the one who delivered the twins but an evil man who I will call Dr. Pine, because that is his name), he brushed me off with a “yeah, well you had a baby, it’s a big responsibility. You’ll be fine.” If by fine he meant crying every second, not sleeping or eating and thinking my husband was going to leave me was fine then he was right. I was fine.
Anyway, segue time, speaking of crying, I’m going to give you a list of movies that make me cry every single time I watch them and then I want you to leave a comment and add one of yours. And using Terms of Endearment is not fair. We’re talking about movies you wouldn’t necessarily expect would make you cry or cheesy movies that you are embarrassed even make you cry.
Here goes my list:
I’ll Do Anything – this little James Brooks gem leaves me sobbing everytime toward the end when the little girl has to make herself cry for the acting part. If you haven’t seen it you really should.
When a Man Loves a Woman – This is the one with Meg Ryan before she made her lips into trouts. It really is her best acting work ever. She plays an alcoholic and the movie is real and not like some stupid Sandra Bullock shitfest like 28 days. This movie is like the aftermath of getting sober and how fucked up your life can feel when you don’t have booze as a crutch. Plus, Andy Garcia is in it. If you have seen it then you will know the parts that make me cry and there are about three of them that never fail. But I don’t want to spoil it so watch it and then we’ll talk.
Dead Poet’s Society – Okay, Come on, Carpe Diem? I know I know but every single solitary time Ethan Hawk gets on that desk and says, “Oh Captain My Captain” I’m inconsolable for about four hours. What is that? Plus, Robin Williams actually keeping his antics under control. I mean, it’s no Patch Adams but…
Set It Off – This is a movie with Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox and some chick I can’t remember. Every single time I watch it I cry when Queen Latifah…well, you’ll see. It’s so good. Watch it with some girlfriends.
Schindler’s List – I’m kidding. It’s a comedy right?
Thelma and Louise – I’m in a heap at the end. I love this movie.
Love and Basketball – I’m a sucker for a suprise ending.
The Professional – Oh dear God how I cry at the end of that one. So sad and so fucking excellent.
Georgia – This is just one of my very favorite movies and some of Jennifer Jason Leighs best work. I can’t remember if it make me cry but I thought I throw it in. Cause why not?
That’s all I can think of for now but I’ll keep trying. Send yours!!!