Mommy’s Maintenance Man

by mssinglemama on August 27, 2008

Pronunciation: mommy’s \ˈmānt-nən(t)s man

Function: noun

1. A man a single mother calls for any repairs around the house or in the bedroom.

2. Crucial for single mom survival.

3. Can be boyfriend, lover, ex-boyfriend, neighbor or friend with benefits.

4. Term is only used as a joke between adults (usually the maintenance man and mommy) not with children.

I know you were expecting more on Denmark but because of jet lag I passed out early last night and can’t write much. All in good time, but first – what do you think about this Single Mom Survival Tool? A Mommy Maintenance Man? Do you have one? Do you need one?

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T August 27, 2008 at 6:35 am

Yep, I wrote about mine a few weeks ago.

The option is there if I choose to use him in the bedroom. He has actually been hinting that he’d like to even more recently. I just don’t know. I really hate to go there. Again.

Great idea though!

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QTMama August 27, 2008 at 7:39 am

I do! He’s called DAD and I certainly NEVER take him to the bedroom. ;)

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Depot Dad August 27, 2008 at 8:34 am

am now shopping for a tool-belt.

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jenn August 27, 2008 at 9:40 am

Don’t have one, but could certainly use one. I try to get my brother to do stuff for me, but that’s almost impossible. I usually take care of stuff on my own eventually.

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jenn August 27, 2008 at 9:42 am

Oh, and just to clarify (since that last comment sounded kind of bad), #3 isn’t on that list. I just ask my brother to fix stuff around the house. Haha. I’m laughing at myself now.

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Shannon August 27, 2008 at 11:49 am

I used to always date guys who were handy-so that was their role when I was a single mama. Now, I have a husband and he’s gotten better with time. But I actually honed my skills during that single period, so now I’m pretty good at the maintenance stuff too!

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pisceshanna August 27, 2008 at 2:06 pm

I currently guilt-trip the deadbeat’s dad to come over and fix stuff, or my car….anything I can swindle since the man loves me more than his own son (yeah, cause I actually bring his granddaughter over to see him).

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mssinglemama August 27, 2008 at 6:58 pm

You guys are funny… I expected the comments to be all about Mommy Maintenance work (IN THE BEDROOM – hint, hint). But I’m glad everyone has a man to help around the actual house…

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Queen Pam August 27, 2008 at 7:43 pm

I know right!
I have been too stressed at work which has caused me to be blocked writing/creative wise. I know I need to update, I’m working on it. Thank You Alaina for asking!!! It means alot to me.
Oh and just because Im not writing doesnt mean Im not reading!!!!!

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savoredlife August 27, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Haha. I did, but I “fired” him.

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Kitkat4real (SOLO dot MOM) August 27, 2008 at 9:27 pm

I do have one! Brooks, but he’s not a friend ‘with benefits’ and doesn’t help around the bedroom… quite like that…

Yeah, not like that… nope, not an option ;)

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Karen August 27, 2008 at 9:55 pm

I have one, should I ever need him. He has always made it clear that he is there if I need him. We flirt, have fun, make my ex jealous but haven’t sealed the deal. Somehow that makes it all the more fun.

I blogged about him awhile ago – insert shameless self promotion here….
http://thinkaboutittomorrow.wordpress.com/2008/06/01/be-careful/

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cisforcow August 28, 2008 at 12:46 pm

LMAO! Yes i actually got one of those for the first time over the 4th of July – but ironically, once i had decided he could be my maintenance man, he got cold feet and took his tool and went home.. boo hiss! But a few screws were tightened in the bedroom before he left :)

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J-MA October 4, 2008 at 8:08 pm

they’re good……….. but could get a little messy if either party gets emotionally attached, and the other isn’t.

then things could get ‘needy’.. been there.. and was so ashamed of myself, honestly! Who does that? I looked back and thought ‘What was i thinking?’!! And for the record, that was BEFORE i had Maddie.

I have pondered close to the line before, and i know it sounds weird, but it’s true, but i didn’t want him to have that power over me. So that one ended..

It’s hard i guess.. if sometime in the future (ie. before xmas he he he.. kidding!) someone of ‘maintenance’ material pops up, i definetly wouldn’t rule it out.. Just because i’ve had a bad experience before, doesn’t mean this one has to.. right?

He’s ‘Maintaing Mommy’ of course lol!

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