"Babysitting"

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  1. Getson

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    When you're the father of the child, you aren't a babysitter. :finger:
     
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    It bugs me too.
     
  5. Elcoopto

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    The politically correct term is offpsring watching.
     
  6. 17

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    and people got all cranky when i sat on the baby.
     
  7. teal

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    :werd:

    Same goes for young parents. :pissed:

    However I have learned, after a talk with my grandmother, that some older people refer to it as babysitter anytime anyone is with a child. Even the parents.
     
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    You can learn everything you need to know about babysitting from this movie:

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    :kekeke:
     
  9. Shellie

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    MFW!! :bowdown:

    One of my biggest pet peeves.
     
  10. B!tch

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    I say it and as soon as it comes out of my mouth I want to kick myself in the face. I don't know why but it just comes out without thinking and so the past several years I try to think before I speak! :msnblush:
     
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    I always feel bad when I hear a wife saying that about her husband. It takes two and its his kid too.

    You have every right to be mad haha
     
  12. nb132

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    i keep meaning to start doing that but never get around to it.
     
  13. Beckins

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    I'm pretty sure I said this today.... lol. It's only because it's easier to say, "how's babysitting" than "how's it going looking after the kid". What can I say, I'm just lazy.
     
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    Well, in that case i'm a wonderful babysitter, drinking beer, watching hockey.
     
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    I've never heard an older person say this. Just practically-dead beat dads.

    Annoys the shit out of me. Babysitting is a job. Spending time with your child is not. Fathers (and moms too) aren't just "watching" their kid when they're home alone with them!
     
  17. CyberCX

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    I call it "mommy/daddy duty" or "parenting".
     
  18. Elcoopto

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    Anyone who gets offended by this is too easily offended.
     
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    I agree
     
  20. HairyAss

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    Anyone who doesn't get offended by this either isn't a parent or probably falls in the "deadbeat parent" category.
     
  21. Elcoopto

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    This:

    Is a typical hairyass response.
     
  22. HairyAss

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    This:

    Is a response by elgranto.

    I like to point out the obvious.
     
  23. Ed

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    :lol: way to generalize

    I just don't understand why calling it babysitting is somehow degrading
     
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    :mswerd: I have always considered the term to refer to the monitoring of children, regardless of who their fucking parents are.
     
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    agreed, I dont think a parent should say "babysitting" but its a common term. I am not going to think less of someone for calling it that
     
  26. HairyAss

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    So, it's OK for elgranto to generalize?

    I'm with Getson, Shellie, and Tanya on this one - I hate it when someone refers to me spending time with my kids as babysitting. Babysitting is something I hire the 15 year old girl next door to do.

    I dont "monitor" my kids - I spend time with them, educate them, play with them, and, in general, "raise" them. I'm not babysitting.
     
  27. Muricane

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    Main Entry:
    ba·by·sit Listen to the pronunciation of babysit
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈbā-bē-ˌsit\
    Function:
    verb
    Inflected Form(s):
    ba·by·sat Listen to the pronunciation of babysat \-ˌsat\ ; ba·by·sit·ting
    Etymology:
    back-formation from babysitter
    Date:
    1947

    intransitive verb: to care for children usually during a short absence of the parents ; broadly : to give care <babysit for a neighbor's pets>transitive verb: to babysit for ; broadly : mind , tend <babysit house plants> <police babysitting a witness>
    — ba·by·sit·ter noun
     
  28. Ed

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    :lol: okie dokie
     
  29. Elcoopto

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    I think Hairyass would argue that sea water tasted like chicken strips and dill pickle chips if I disagreed with him.
     
  30. Muricane

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    I do believe he will disagree with this statement.
     
  31. Shellie

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    Because it's typically referred to babysitting when the father is home with the child while the mother is gone out. It was never referred to as babysitting when I was home with the kids by myself. Do you consider yourself to be a parent or a fill in substitute for when the mother isn't home?

    Exactly! To take the annoyance one step further, my brother-in-law always said he was babysitting and it was his own kid.
     
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    My wife calls it babysitting all the time.
     
  33. HairyAss

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    You're 100% right. I am the only person in this thread who said they don't like being called a babysitter when spending time with their own kids. Therefore, I only have this opinion because you have a different opinion.

    I am running home right now to get some chicken strips and dill pickle chips for a picnic at the seashore to disprove your theory.
     
  34. Elcoopto

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    My dad calls watching the puppy babysitting, should I kill him?
     
  35. Shellie

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    When she's home alone with the kids?
     

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