Do you let him participate in day to day caretaking, or do you consider it babysitting when he watches the kids? Do you allow him to do things the way he wants in terms of feeding, clothing, helping with school, or do you expect him to do things the way you do them, and if not, he's doing it wrong? Are there regular parts of your routine that are his responsibility, or do you handle all child care responsibilities and he's just there to play and threaten discipline?
Curious because of those answers from the other question about how they don't think it's "real work". Have they ever been allowed to actually DO the work to see it, or are they "not allowed" in your home?
Answer by Zoeyis at 8:31 AM on Dec. 2, 2010
Answer by rebeccadac at 8:32 AM on Dec. 2, 2010
I work part time so he has no choice!! He called it babysitting once... my reply... "When it's your child it's not called babysitting, it's called parenting!!" I even heard him saying that to his own mother once when she asked if he was babysitting!!! LOL
It took a lot for me to back off and not expect him to do everything thing my way. As long as the end result is the same I don't care how he gets it done now. He does homework with one b/c I work in the afternoon and some evenings. It has been good for him... he sees that it's hard, and sometimes says his (paying) job is easier. But, as a result he and the kids have a great relationship, and for that I am grateful ;o)
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