FIRST THING this morning watching the news, there was a special interview with a Father of 7. The female news reporter said, To give the homeschooling Mom a break, he “BABYSAT HIS CHILDREN, being a heroic & miraculous Father by taking all 7 camping for the weekend BY HIMSELF!!!
OK, that was written the beginning of the week but it still ticks me off. The family was caught in a freak snow storm and did very well due to the fathers smart thinking ….but he was considered heroic because he “babysat” his children for the weekend ! BABY SIT???? Um, is that not called parenting!?!?
What a thoughtful husband and father providing a break for the mom & good time for the children. I thought it was great, something Mr.~Fix It would have done
Sorry for all the exclamation points but, it irritates the dickens out of me when I hear a father say he’s baby sitting his own children. Like they are some one else’s. It makes fathers sound stupid & selfish. There is enough disrespect to parents with out input from the newscasters. There were many TV programs touted as “family programs” we did not allow our children to watch as they referred to the Mom as clueless and the Dad as stupid or the kids would mock the parents & tell them to shut up.
Call me old fashioned but how about a few programs where parents not children run the home, show’s dealing with everyday families issues. Parents who say no to the children, Fathers who are portrayed as anything other than bumbling idiots!
Oh, That’s right, they were taken off the air!
5:30 am is to early to blog