Have never seen dad cry. Ever.


4 thoughts on “True story

    1. I know, babe… I guess it’s one of those painfully necessary life experiences. I still remember my brothers crying (which have also been like parents for me, at one point or another) and it is not a pretty sight. Thanks for your comment!

  1. I’ve seen my dad cry only a few times. Perhaps like yours, my dad grew up in an era (the Great Depression, the Second World War) in which boys were especially taught not to cry.
    This “boys don’t cry” attitude is really a recent development in human history. Among our ancient ancestors, worldwide, boys were not taught this. Men cried as often as women, and it wasn’t seen as a sign of weakness. Even in Fourth World cultures today, the men (arguably the toughest on earth) cry as often as they have for thousands of years.

    1. Thank you for sharing these historic facts. My dad was born in the early ’40s, but I don’t know if his reluctance to cry is more of a personality trait. Not that I want to see him cry, this fact is something that has always stayed with me.

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