Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Parenting-vs-Babysitting

I get extremely irritated when moms say that their husbands, at home with the kids, are babysitting. They are not babysitting. They are parenting. A babysitter is someone you pay, who had nothing to do with the conception, when you need a break from your rotten little creations. A parent is one who, either by choice, or by default, or by both, is required to care for the child(ren) with no compensation except for their undying love and affection.




That being said, there are some exceptions....



Of course, who hasn't felt like doing this a time or two? Or, if you have actually done it, who is crazy enough to take pictures. I don't know this kid, by the way.

2 comments:

michelle said...

LOL! This is hilarious. I agree about the husband "baby sitting". I remember when my kids were young hearing myself ask my husband to babysit the kids and then rephrasing to him making the point that he wasn't baby sitting cause they were HIS children. It was always funny to me that something in the situation made if feel like baby sitting. Boy, am I glad those days are gone!

AswathiBabu said...

happy to see yr blog. I am also searching for tips to spend my time more productive. have a nice day