"I'm Mila Kunis with a very special message for all you soon-to-be fathers," she said, addressing Kimmel and the TV audience after hopping off the couch and grabbing a mic. "Stop saying we're pregnant. You're not pregnant. Do you have to squeeze a watermelon size person out of your lady hole? Are you crying alone in your car listening to a stupid Bette Midler song? No."
I hear you, Mila. I have always thought it sounded extremely hokey when people used the royal "we" to describe men's role in pregnancy. If you know how babies are made, you know that's not how it works. So it's cringe-worthy to hear it said aloud. It just doesn't sound right.
That said, I have to disagree with the star that future dads' role in pregnancy involves simply "roll[ing] over and fall[ing] asleep." Here's a small sampling of things it has involved for my own husband, especially as I enter into the late stages of the game while carrying multiples:
So, from where I sit, my kids' dad-to-be is very much steeped in the pregnancy — in a support role, yes, but also in ways that are very physical. For that reason, I'm totally OK with him applying the "we're pregnant" phrasing if he's so inclined.
Even though, as Kunis so poignantly noted, it is a little weird.
Let us know: How does it make you feel when men say, "We're pregnant?"