Yesterday afternoon I put on ‘Toy Story 3’ for my kids to watch while I managed some of the PILES of mail that was waiting for me in the kitchen. I went away for a few days last week and that’s all it took for the house to get overrun by bills, PR pitches and junk mail.
I already saw ‘Toy Story 3’ in the theatre and sobbed like a CHILD throughout the entire film. So many things spoke to me and I don’t know if I was just overly emotional that day or if I was feeling what most adults felt during the flick.
The kids were mesmerized and for a moment I looked over and the scene where the mother enters her son’s empty room for the first time right before he headed off to college was playing. She looked around – took a deep breath and then turned to Andy and cried on his shoulder.
That was all I needed to see. I practically fell on the floor and started to dry heave. I don’t know how parents face that moment – the day when you actually realize that your baby girl or boy no longer needs to sit under your wing. I know my babies are still babies but time keeps ticking. I can’t imagine not seeing them on a regular basis. My throat is closing up just THINKING about it.
Have you seen Toy Story 3? If you haven’t you better get yourself some tissues and a few aspirin because it will get the waterworks pumping!! The movie is currently available on DVD and Blueray.