I’m Sick and Tired of People Saying Dads Watching Their Own Kids is “Babysitting”

I say let’s abandon that notion that dads are these bumbling buffoons when it comes to parenting and give them the credit they deserve, as parents. So no, my husband is not “babysitting”, he is spending time with his kids, which he enjoys. While he is doing it he is probably making them a better meal than I would (he’s a far better cook than me), changing a bunch of diapers, drawing with our daughter, finding a movie to watch with our son, helping with homework and doing laundry. He is not “babysitting”, he is parenting, and he’s pretty damn good at it.

Although barred from the obvious parenting jobs like actually giving birth and breastfeeding, dads can kiss owies, have tea parties, remember school snack, wipe butts and noses, soothe little ones to sleep, and parent with the best of them. Let’s all give credit to the dads that are there doing an awesome job. xoxo

This post originally appeared at the author’s blog, Mamatoga, published with permission.

Jenny Witte
Jenny Witte
Jenny Witte is the creator of Mamatoga.com and Mamatoga Magazine, living in Saratoga Springs, NY with her husband and four kids. Writing since college, she finds parenting to be the most hilarious experience to write about yet. She strives to make Mamatoga a nonjudgmental place for all parents. You can also find Jenny on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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