Blaine and I somehow were under the impression that Bridge to Terabithia was going to be more of a "Harry Potter" experience than a "My Girl" experience. So when we sat down last night with our popcorn and plate of watermelon I hardly expected to find myself two hours later with a whole box of wadded up tissues next to me.
I am not a crier. I can remain stone-faced through most movies, books, or experiences that may make others cry. In fact (and he will kill me for exposing this) if one of us is to cry in a Movie, it is usually Blaine. He even cried in "Mission to Mars" or some other space show. It was sweet, he's a sensitive guy. So when I do cry during something it really catches me off guard.
In my regular not pregnant life I can only think of one movie that I really had a good cry in. I had been sufficiently warned too, but I thought I was strong enough. It was about four months after Blaine and I got married and we sat down to watch "Charlie". We had heard from a reliable source ("Chunga" the morning DJ from THE END radio station) that we shouldn't watch it and that he hated it because it made him cry. We thought we were strong though, what could be so sad? After the movie ended we found ourselves crying, nay- sobbing, for a good hour and a half. We just held onto eachother and cried our little eyes out. And swore to never watch that stupid show again. We debated making ourselves watch it once a year, but we haven't had the guts to watch it again since.
My reaction to Bridge to Terabithia was so unpredictable. I was doing good, the girl died, it was okay. It happens all the time. Then I don't know what happened to open the flood gates, but wowzers; I couldn't stop myself. Then when I had about gotten a grip on my emotions we watched some special features and found out the book was written because the authors son had lost his best friend when he was 8. The whole process started anew, I think I maybe even cried harder.
Is it because I am pregnant? I have no idea. Nonetheless, it is a show worth watching; and if you think you are going to watch it and think it is corny and not get the emotional - cry your heart out- element; just invite me over, I will cry enough for the both of us, I am sure.