Mizrahi’s “blog”, a pregnant man and my crush on Handy Manny.

by mssinglemama on April 2, 2008

I didn’t say it … this blogging bachelor did. And I 100% agree with him. Men do need to “man” up. In his post titled, “What Men SHOULD Think.”

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He says:

Men, get your act together before you go pursuing a long-term relationship or marriage. Don’t tell me that you have to be with this woman right now, because you love them so much. That’s just being selfish. If you care for someone, work your ass off to create a direction and future for yourself. What are you going to offer this woman you love?

Read the rest of that one, it’s awesome. But in his posts “What Men Think When You Tell Them (Part I and Part II)” he tells women not to talk about wanting children.

Talking about your desire or lack of desire to have children. I’m sure there are men who want to talk about that right away. They may be as excited to share as you are. BUT the majority of men don’t want to hear this from anyone unless it is their wife or fiance. Only discuss this when marriage has been agreed upon.

Wife or fiance? Uh-oh. Here’s my line:”so, do you want to have a kid, ummm….2 years ago?”

When I brought this up in a comment WMT had a very good response …

Single parents have a very difficult time dating. Between work and child rearing, it is nearly impossible to date. I think you are right to be up front about it. You don’t want to waste time and later find out that the person isn’t able to deal with you having a kid. As far as the rules on talking about your children? Use tact. I have no experience in this area, so I can’t say more than that.

So far he’s “Ms. Single Mama” approved, although take his advice with a grain of salt becaues he’s never dated a single mom…and as we all know, that’s a whole new game entirely. If even a game at all. More like dating in its rawest form.

As a 28-year-old, my dates are usually childless guys who’ve never been engaged, let alone married. So reading his blog is a refresher course on what these guys are thinking during a date. With that said…

When do you tell men that you’re a single mom?

I’m a big fan of upfront honesty. And as far as taking about your kid on the first date, what do you think? I use as much tact as possible but I never pass on an opportunity to tell a funny Benjamin story. Then I gauge his laugh. Is it awkward and forced? Or does he show genuine interest in my son?

What about you, do you have little secret first date tests for the guys?
I didn’t say it … this blogging bachelor did. And I 100% agree with him. Men do need to “man” up. In his post titled, “What Men SHOULD Think.”

whatmenthink1.gif

He says:

Men, get your act together before you go pursuing a long-term relationship or marriage. Don’t tell me that you have to be with this woman right now, because you love them so much. That’s just being selfish. If you care for someone, work your ass off to create a direction and future for yourself. What are you going to offer this woman you love?

Read the rest of that one, it’s awesome. But in his posts “What Men Think When You Tell Them (Part I and Part II)” he tells women not to talk about wanting children.

Talking about your desire or lack of desire to have children. I’m sure there are men who want to talk about that right away. They may be as excited to share as you are. BUT the majority of men don’t want to hear this from anyone unless it is their wife or fiance. Only discuss this when marriage has been agreed upon.

Wife or fiance? Uh-oh. Here’s my line:”so, do you want to have a kid, ummm….2 years ago?”

When I brought this up in a comment WMT had a very good response …

Single parents have a very difficult time dating. Between work and child rearing, it is nearly impossible to date. I think you are right to be up front about it. You don’t want to waste time and later find out that the person isn’t able to deal with you having a kid. As far as the rules on talking about your children? Use tact. I have no experience in this area, so I can’t say more than that.

So far he’s “Ms. Single Mama” approved, although take his advice with a grain of salt becaues he’s never dated a single mom…and as we all know, that’s a whole new game entirely. If even a game at all. More like dating in its rawest form.

As a 28-year-old, my dates are usually childless guys who’ve never been engaged, let alone married. So reading his blog is a refresher course on what these guys are thinking during a date. With that said…

When do you tell men that you’re a single mom?

I’m a big fan of upfront honesty. And as far as taking about your kid on the first date, what do you think? I use as much tact as possible but I never pass on an opportunity to tell a funny Benjamin story. Then I gauge his laugh. Is it awkward and forced? Or does he show genuine interest in my son?

What about you, do you have little secret first date tests for the guys?
I didn’t say it … this blogging bachelor did. And I 100% agree with him. Men do need to “man” up. In his post titled, “What Men SHOULD Think.”

whatmenthink1.gif

He says:

Men, get your act together before you go pursuing a long-term relationship or marriage. Don’t tell me that you have to be with this woman right now, because you love them so much. That’s just being selfish. If you care for someone, work your ass off to create a direction and future for yourself. What are you going to offer this woman you love?

Read the rest of that one, it’s awesome. But in his posts “What Men Think When You Tell Them (Part I and Part II)” he tells women not to talk about wanting children.

Talking about your desire or lack of desire to have children. I’m sure there are men who want to talk about that right away. They may be as excited to share as you are. BUT the majority of men don’t want to hear this from anyone unless it is their wife or fiance. Only discuss this when marriage has been agreed upon.

Wife or fiance? Uh-oh. Here’s my line:”so, do you want to have a kid, ummm….2 years ago?”

When I brought this up in a comment WMT had a very good response …

Single parents have a very difficult time dating. Between work and child rearing, it is nearly impossible to date. I think you are right to be up front about it. You don’t want to waste time and later find out that the person isn’t able to deal with you having a kid. As far as the rules on talking about your children? Use tact. I have no experience in this area, so I can’t say more than that.

So far he’s “Ms. Single Mama” approved, although take his advice with a grain of salt becaues he’s never dated a single mom…and as we all know, that’s a whole new game entirely. If even a game at all. More like dating in its rawest form.

As a 28-year-old, my dates are usually childless guys who’ve never been engaged, let alone married. So reading his blog is a refresher course on what these guys are thinking during a date. With that said…

When do you tell men that you’re a single mom?

I’m a big fan of upfront honesty. And as far as taking about your kid on the first date, what do you think? I use as much tact as possible but I never pass on an opportunity to tell a funny Benjamin story. Then I gauge his laugh. Is it awkward and forced? Or does he show genuine interest in my son?

What about you, do you have little secret first date tests for the guys?
isaacm.jpgBecause I’m weird it’s things like this that get me going…and I also love spotting fake corporate blogs.

Isaac Mizrahi’s blog at iVillage is tittled “Style is Free” but every single one of his posts tells you to buy something. Oops.

Are you a sucker for this kind of stuff? I hope not.

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thepregnantman.jpgApparently there’s a pregnant man. Yes, a pregnant man. Warning – cheesy commercial with mom, dad and toddler before this video.

Here’s the link. If you don’t have time to watch it – he used to be a woman, changed his gender but kept his uterus and is now carrying a sperm donor’s child. He’s happily married to a 45-year-old woman. Oh, and they don’t want media attention but they’re on Access Hollywood and Oprah. Sigh.

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Move over Thomas, Mickey and Elmo! There’s a new kid on the block – Handy Manny.

Benjamin howls in outrage if I put on any of his old favorites…now it’s all Handy Manny, all of the time. And this single mama has developed quite a crush him. Yes, I think I have a crush on a cartoon. He’s the perfect man. Really. He can fix anything. He always saves the day. He’s modest. He’s cute. And his tools, they’re like this kids.

Then I found this video on YouTube and guess what? (I’m new to the block so maybe you all know this) but the character is voiced by Wilder Valderrama. Hot! Crush is now official and human.

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QTMama April 3, 2008 at 2:54 am

Ooooooh your boy is just getting into Handy Manny and my girl is just getting away from him a bit. She says she’s too old to watch him now. *grin* I was like “is that so?” And dude, Fez is hot. 😉

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Hanna April 3, 2008 at 3:50 pm

Ive only seen the promos for Handy Manny, since my daughter is an avid Bear in the Big Blue House fan, and they are both Disney products. I must say though, the 15 seconds I’ve seen of HM are intriguing enough to make me wanna get me…er HER hooked as well.

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liz April 3, 2008 at 5:00 pm

We have some serious Handy Manny love in our house, too. What’s not to love about him?!?

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love April 13, 2010 at 3:54 am

he is so handsome yet he is pregnant that is just crazy ..

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los vampire November 5, 2011 at 1:30 pm

no awsome u no give tanx a praises to god 4 doin wonderful tins u n lol

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