Dear Chris Mann's Mother...

Dear Chris Mann’s mother,

After meeting your son in Chicago, I’ve been wracking my brain for a proper way to share him with some of my bloggy friends.

Should I tell them that he is a classically trained opera singer, having studied in Italy???

Should I tell them that he is, well, very good looking?

Should I tell them that he has an EP out? (I'm afraid you'll have to google that like I did...)

Should I talk about the way he rocked the parties at the BlogHer Conference with his incredible voice? And dare I mention he has a blog?

In the end I decided, instead, to write you a note. I wanted YOU to know what kind of son you have.

At a tiny party held on a rooftop in Chicago, he spent a good amount of time chatting with a 50 year-old kindergarten teacher. He was gracious, humble, funny, kind, curious and thoughtful.

And when he told me that I reminded him of his best friend’s mom? My heart swelled with the compliment, and I KNEW that HIS mother must certainly be incredibly proud of the man he has become.

I wish him well and will continue to watch him –with the fervent hope that he achieves great success.

However, with all that you have taught him, I feel he already has.


anymommy said...

Aw, you're just awesome. I can't tell you how much I hope an adorable fifty going on twenty Kindergarten teacher says something like this about one of my sons some day.

(PS He's also hoooot, talk about having it all ;-)

Anonymous said...


Captain Dumbass said...

With a recommendation like that I'll have to check him out. In a totally heterosexual, music appreciating kinda way.

Although that jaw line... never mind.

Secretia Teller said...

That was a very nice letter for a mother to receive!


Anonymous said...

ok so I had never heard of him...but after reading this letter I visited his blog...wow! I just wanted to say thank you for turning me on to some awesome music...Im a fan!

Wunderwoman said...

There's nothing more in this world that a mother wants than to receive a note like this...I hope to one day receive one about my boys!

justmakingourway said...

Way cool. To echo what others' have said, I hope someone feels that way about my boy - and let's me know it - someday!

Oh yeah. And he is totally A-dorable!

Loukia said...

Nicely said!

rachaelgking said...

Awwwww. You are the best, lady. I hope somehow, some way, she sees this.

Maggie May said...

So generous and sweet

flutter said...

He is a doll. I remember spending a very large amount of time tweeting back and forth with him and he was gracious and engaging and FUNNY.

Good job, Mama Mann.

Formerly known as Frau said...

What a sweetie...and not bad to look at too....does he like older women? Just wondering....!

Anonymous said...

He's hot!

Everyday Goddess said...

Sounds like a great guy.
And honestly I would listen to him read the phonebook just to stare into those baby blues!

Boozy Tooth said...


{pulse quickening}

{palms sweating}

Yeah, he's okay I guess.

Ice Queen said...

He's definitely a looker =)

S3XinthePantry said...

What a great letter! I'm going to check out his blog (and teach my sons to be nicer to everyone so I get a letter like this one day) and maybe teach them to sing --- wait, hold on, they better not learn that from me!

Lynn said...

Thank you for introducing me to his music.
I love it.
Kind of Chris DeBurg (sp) DeBerg? and I am a fan of his too.

Lynn said...

Oh, and I can definitely relate to the burning pot on the stove.

AND. I loved the story about the spray cat.

Kat said...

Awww what a sweet guy. His momma did a good job.

Madge said...

i'm sure his mommy is very proud. and yeah, he's hot.

Christy said...

What a nice note - I'm sure his mom will be proud. I'll have to go check out those links. Bummer I missed him at Blogher! Oh well - at least I got to meet you!!

Counselormama said...

I can only hope my son turns out like that! How nice!

Nicole said...

He is going to make someone very happy someday (that is if he hasnt already)!

I could only hope that my boys turn out like that. Very well rounded.

Joanna Jenkins said...

His Mom's gonna love that letter.

Melissa B. said...

This is just soooooooo sweet! Some day I hope to get a letter like this after one of my girls makes a major impression on someone...

♥ Braja said...

I know why he spent all that time with you at Blogher. You're adorable....and if I'd been there? I woulda spent all my time with you too....xoxo

And I love Capt's comment...he's the MAN!!! :)))

Brian Miller said...

i know his moms heart swelled reading that one...to know that all the years add up to...one great guy.

Sprite's Keeper said...

I just hope he thanks you for writing. I'm a little dissillusioned that he said nothing to me after I wrote up our meeting and contacted him on Facebook to let him know. Kind of dissapointing, really, even if his voice is perfection.

Unknown said...

Awww...this is adorable, he's adorable... in a Kirk Cameron kinda way

And since I must be living under a rock..I have never heard of him.

Thanks :)

Peace - Rene

Malisa said...

Awwwwwwwwwwww! Such sweet comments to the mom who created such an awesome son! Thanks for giving the compliments to the right person!


Kirsten said...

What a great post. I hope she read it.

Whenever we have a particularly great babysitter or a playdate with a nice kid I always make a point to tell the mom what a great kid they have.

mo.stoneskin said...

Jeeze, a bit of name-dropping and you expect me gape with awe huh?


King of New York Hacks said...

awwwwwww...very nice VodkaCougar..LOL...I mean VodkaMom....all kidding aside, seems like his mom has a lot to be proud of..Captain D's remark was hysterical.

Beth said...

So nice! I hope someone says these kinds of things about my boys one day.

Stereos and Souffles said...

Holy hotness.

Adrienne said...

Sounds like his mama raised him right! Bet she appreciates that someone noticed.

BTW, I can relate to the burnt pan thing...why do those things have to backfire?

Lynn C Mama to 3 said...

Aww... I have no idea who that is, but now I really want to.

JennyMac said...

Awww....I would love to read something so flattering and fantastic about my own little son one day. Bravo.

Robin Dodd Photography said...

This is such a badass photo... I sent you an email regarding BOOKS!

This boy is too handsome...

LiteralDan said...

Not to selfishly steal the limelight, but Chris Mann owes everything he has to me, and me alone, as his mentor.

So how about throwing a little adoration over this way, everybody? Is that too much to ask?

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