Movies Just Aren’t The Same Since Pregnancy!!

I just finished watching the movie Pay it Forward.  I have always loved the message that this movie delivers and I’ve probably see it a half dozen times since it’s release.  The idea that people could actually “pay it forward” is revitilizing in a world that oftens leaves us feeling hopeless it will ever be “better”.  I have to admit that this was my first time watching this movie since I became a mother and let me tell you it definitely carried a whole new variety of emotions.  Previously I was very moved, cried a little and felt sad at various points but this time I found myself near sobbing and I’m pretty sure it had to do with the idea of losing a child.  I think that it will be far too difficult going forward to watch these types of movies, the same way that is hard to read about a child suffering from cancer, or hear about a student in a highschool getting shot or stabbed – somehow suddenly I have a far more rooted connection to these stories. I wonder if I’ll be equally as moved the next time I watch The Little Mermaid and King Triton lets Ariel stay a human.  What movies are safe to watch to avoid the sob fest?  Only experimentation will work!

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