Are babysitting and parenting the same thing?
Anyone who knows anything about these two things knows that they are completely different. You are considered to be babysitting when someone either pays you to take care of their kids or you do it because they are family. However, a father taking care of his kid is not considered babysitting. I am flabbergasted that I even have to say this but this is exactly what the world has come to. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that some people prefer to be homemakers and others like to work but when you decide to have children, you have to realize that it is your and your partner’s responsibility.
I have never understood where the misconception of fathers babysitting their own kids even comes from. I mean what does gender have anything to do with caring for your kid? If you have a kid, then no matter your gender, they are your responsibility. And if your partner requires a break, that shows that you are not doing enough to help them out. And just because one is a stay-at-home parent does not mean that they have it easy.
But apparently, this guy doesn’t understand any of that. So scroll below to read the whole story for yourself.
Right from the title, we can see what he thinks about the whole issue.
As you can probably guess, people were not on his side.
He apparently thinks taking care of his own child is babysitting.
And he thinks that since he provides for them, he doesn’t have to take care of these responsibilities.
What about the people who work and take care of their kids?
I am honestly surprised that this guy has to even ask this question. I mean did he not use his head before he posted it? Does he really think that taking care of his child is considered babysitting? It really does seem like he was the one getting the vacation. After all, he didn’t have to deal with his wife or the kid for a full week. If his intentions were pure, he would have asked her beforehand whether she wanted the kid with her or not.
It is not unheard of to see people doing both things so why is he exempt?
If he doesn’t like taking care of children, he shouldn’t have had one in the first place.
He can’t really overload his wife with everything.
This whole post reeks of entitlement and self-righteousness.
It is no surprise that she is tired and wants a break.
Taking care of kids isn’t easy so I understand where she is coming from.
And it can’t really be considered a vacation if she has to take care of the child as well all alone.
He does not understand what parenting really is.
And he doesn’t say that it isn’t possible for him to take a break from work.
He simply doesn’t want to take a break and that is it.
This commenter has it right.
He doesn’t sound like a great partner to me.
I am just worried about the wife in this scenario.
However, I wouldn’t really jump to the conclusions this person has in mind without any proof.
He could have asked her beforehand.
It really wouldn’t have been that hard for him to ask a simple question.
He doesn’t want any of the stress.
He thinks that it is his wife’s job to take care of the child.
So it is no wonder that she feels tired.
He might have had a break from work but we don’t know for sure.
I can only hope that this problem gets solved.
And he realizes his mistake but I am not holding my breath.
It is time for adorable doggo tax!
Okay, I can easily get lost in those eyes! Are we sure this isn’t photoshop? Because these are way too blue.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think the commenters are being too harsh on him and he just used the wrong word? Or do you think he simply doesn’t care and doesn’t want to take care of the kid? What would you do if your partner acted this way? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to share this story with your friends so they can join in the discussion with their opinions as well.