Babysitting?

The time I’ve spent on the internet has been good for my husband, although he probably wouldn’t admit that. I have long been of the opinion that he is a decent person, one whom I enjoy being around, and the tales I’ve heard on the internet about other husbands and fathers has only served to reinforce my appreciation of him.

For example, my husband has never once expressed irritation at being at home alone with his child. Nor has he ever referred to taking care of his child as “babysitting.” Apparently, there is a whole subsection of parents in the world who believe that, when a father magnanimously agrees to care for his kids occasionally, it is called babysitting. Funny, I call it parenting. And it’s not something you agree or disagree to. You agreed when you helped create the kid.

/end soapbox rant

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