Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Dad Does Not Equal Babysitter!

Just to get it off my chest, I would rather have the title actually have a "not equal to" symbol, and it is driving me crazy that I don't know how to put that in!

That aside, on to this post!

A while back I was making plans with a friend of mine; we were going to go "hang" (seeing as how we have already established that high school never ends). Her comment was, "Well, let me check with *name* because he will already have been baby sitting the kids the night before." You know, I am all about being considerate of your spouse in regards to the kid duty, but come on! Watching your own children is not babysitting! It is called being a dad and a good husband. Do you pay him when he is done? I don't think so! Be thoughtful of his need for free time as well, but don't degrade his being a dad...I'm just sayin'!

8 comments:

Sher said...

AMEN!!!!

Heather said...

totally agree...that term has always bugged me as we. well said.

Heather said...

that was supposed to say "as well", not "as we".

Motherboard said...

Amen! I totally agree! Dad's are not babysitters! EVER!



I'm just sayin! :0P

Lhone said...

Again I say, AMEN! That has bugged me for a long time. And when people have to negotiate and beg to leave the house! Rediculous. I must say, it was something that we have worked on, and Blaine is awesome right now.

Batistas said...

Um yes yes yes!! I love when women bring there kids to enrichment even though their husbands are home because they don´t want to ask them to babysit!!!! Or their husbands have to "study" and then they are playing bball at the church later!!
Just saying!!

James said...

Of course we are babysitters. I was babysitting yesterday. When I found Ethan, he had gotten an egg from the fridge, smashed it on his head, rolled around in it on the couch, and drew all over himself with a permanent marker. What mom would let her son do that? Only a babysitter.

Andrea said...

Point well spoken Jim.