An article I recently shared, “Why Daddies Don’t Babysit“, struck a chord with me.
Because Kerry is choosing to stay home with Boy-Boy, she is often referred to as the “primary caregiver”. This is not to say that she is the only caregiver. I’m also his caregiver. It’s just that I’m not with him 9 hours out of the day. We often refer to it as “baby duty”.
So when I’m on baby duty and Kerry is out, I am not, despite what others may call it, babysitting. I’m not someone who has come from outside the immediate family to care for the child for a previously agreed fee. I am spending time with, and taking care of, my son.