Thursday, November 03, 2005

Solo Parenting

I had always referred to my husband staying home to watch our kids as "babysitting." Just recently, I told a coworker of mine that my husband was babysitting for me so I could enjoy a scary movie with friends. Kelly sternly informed me that my husband was Solo Parenting NOT babysitting. I had never heard the term, but I instantly logged it into my vocabulary database. How did I not realize this before? I completely agree that the phrase "my husband is babysitting" is a misuse of words. Kelly said when she stays home with her kids, she's not babysitting, she's parenting. She added, "I pay the babysitter." I've been looking at this all wrong! My husband isn't doing me a favor, he's doing his job...just solo...parenting

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