“Mom, you’re not going to cry at graduation are you?” My daughter asked me. Translation: please don’t cry, or set your hair on fire, or any other parental hi jinks. I’m not going to cry I assured her. I tend not to cry at graduations, I view them as true commencements, beginnings. So I planned to stay dry eyed.
She probably didn’t believe me, because I am a cryer. Big time. I cry at sad movies. When Kevin Costner says to his dad in the movie “Field of Dreams” “Wanna have a catch?” I tear up. My kids always look at me in darkened theaters while I sniff at “My Dog Skip” or any other “family” movie.
I cry while watching TV. Hallmark movies really do me in. And the commercials are worse. But I said I would not cry Sunday at Graduation when my youngest marched in while they played Pomp and Circumstance.