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Dad’s are not baby sitters

A mom recently thanked her partner for changing baby’s nappies, another made a public announcement about how brave her husband is for traveling alone with his baby. Still another sang her boyfriends praises for getting up at night for their sick little one.

Excuse me ! 

Did I miss something?

We live in a society that holds equal rights for men and women , where in most cases both parents work the same hour days , so  why do we look upon men parenting as such a huge shock and suprise?

Why are we thanking our partners for babysitting for us? Should they not , in fact be parenting along side us ?

Mom’s do it daily. We cook, clean , work , run after the kids and fill our days with a multitude of other tasks and activities. Surely dad’s can too ?

When did the role of parent diminish to a helpful hand as babysitter? I’m sure we should be looking to our men as leaders, helpers and strong role models for our children. How can they be this if we only allow moderate interaction with their offspring? 

I know a lot of men who have stepped up to the plate, share the load and parent effectively within their homes but sadly I also know a lot of babysitter dad’s.  Those who feel it a chore to look after their children and who want to be praised for a few babysitting moments.

To all the proud dad’s owning their parenting duties ….well done us mom’s value and trust you as much as you do us šŸ’–