Sunday, July 31, 2011

You would cry, too, if it happened to you

One of my nieces was telling me how my 6-year-old nephew started sobbing at the end of the movie Beezus and Ramona because he was just so happy. I know how he felt.

Not that I cried at Beezus and Ramona. I haven't seen it.

But last night, after folks had gone home from my party, Mom gave me a little one-arm hug and said, Nice party.

For some reason, I just lost it then. I started crying and it took several deep breaths to keep me from just total breakdown sobbing. Not sure why. Mom just patted my head until I recovered.

I had never had a birthday party with friends. I am sure Robert was at some of my parties growing up, but he was really my brother's friend. I was just their sidekick, a well-loved sidekick, but still.

I knew people liked me and would come, pretty sure anyway. I didn't really think people would say they were coming and then not show up and it would turn into some awful prank like in Carrie. Really. I didn't. At least not from my friends. My little sister and certain in-laws, however ...

It would be more fun if I heard better. I do OK in small conversations. In groups, whether it is friends or family, I often can't make out the words. I hope no one dares to think my silence is because I am unhappy.

I doubt they do because I often laugh. I may not have heard the story just right, but sitting around people who like me gives me more than enough reason.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey! I told you they would come and that it would not be a Peter Brady party ;)
xo
me

judithguystudio said...

It was a great day! Just don't quote from the follow-up song in your title: It's Judy's Turn to Cry.
I love you, baby brother!
JTG

Anonymous said...

awesome party
sdt

Anonymous said...

And that post made me cry happy tears, too.

I may have to rent "Beezua and Ramona," now, as well.

Glad you had a great party.

Looking forward to hearing about your first day of work and hoping it went great!

judithguystudio said...

Personally, I had to stop myself from sobbing out loud in the theater at Beezus and Ramona. But that might just be me.
JTG

Matt Trott said...

See, didn't Peter have a party where all the girls tld him how great he was? I want a Peter party!

Thanks, it was awesome, and well, you have been warned about Beezus and Ramona.

Ellen said...

This post made me happy.

Matt Trott said...

I just like the saucy wink in the photo

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