Friday, September 19, 2008

Is it Babysitting when they are YOUR kids??

My mom and I were talking and she told me that this guy at her work calls it babysitting when he watches his kids. This is always a discussion in our house because Jared calls it babysitting too when I tell him I am going somewhere and that he will have the kids. I tell him that if it is his kids it isn't considered babysitting. You don't get paid and you don't go home when you are done. Do your husbands do this or is it just mine and some other crazy husbands out there??

8 comments:

shawna said...

Totally there! I can't stand it when Chuck says that. Like he is doing some type of service I need to reimburse him for in some form or another. NO IT IS NOT Babysitting when it is your own flesh and blood!

Harward Happenings said...

I totally agree it's not babysitting but I've heard oh so many guys call it that. It drives me crazy!!! They are the guys kids to and moms don't call it babysitting when they are at home with them all day.

beth said...

Yeah, definitely not babysitting. I would say it can definitely be work. But babysitting - No. Does that make any sense?

Renee said...

But does Adam call it that??

Cathy said...

MY son corrected me the other day when I made a reference to him babysitting that day. "Uh mom, I don't think it's called babysitting, I think it's called raising my kids." Floored me, because I thought he did consider it babysitting.

Beth said...

No, Adam doesn't call it babysitting. I don't think the hubbys should get away with that. :) I like cathy's comment.

Maria said...

love my husband but Bob says the same thing.

Deanne said...

Not babysitting...parenting.