Why do Dads think they deserve a KNIGHTHOOD for looking after their own kids?
Dads! It’s time you took your parental responsibility seriously. You do NOT BABYSIT YOUR OWN OFFSPRING!
I don’t care if conception occurred behind your local ‘Spoons as a two-minute knee-trembler, or was hours of gentle love-making, or indeed years of heart-wrenching ‘will it work?’ IVF.
Conception happened and if you think that your work here is done you are very much mistaken.
I don’t care if, during a labour that carried on for 48 hours you, ‘only popped out for four fags,’ or if you drove to the local McDonald’s to pick up her favourite McFlurry.
Even if she broke every bone in your hand, let’s be honest, you got off lightly.
The mother of your child carried your baby for maybe up to nine months, in some cases (like mine) longer (two weeks over-due since you asked *not bitter*).
It’s likely she gave up most pleasures, guilty and not so guilty – yes, unpasteurised cheese, I’m looking at you.
The least you can do is LOOK AFTER YOUR OWN FUCKING CHILDREN ONCE IN A WHILE AND NOT REFER TO IT AS ‘BABYSITTING.’
What the fuck Dude? What century is it?
If the mother of your child wants a well-deserved hour or two to herself (even if it is just to pop to Tesco *sigh*) you look after YOUR children.
You DO NOT deserve some kind of medal. Do not declare it to the whole of Facebook as ‘BABYSITTING’ or, another of my pet peeves, ‘DADDY fucking DAYCARE.’
It doesn’t make you some new-age father in touch with his feminine side. It makes you their fucking dad.
These days mothers can, and do, go out to work. I am willing to bet plenty of them work hours as long as the fathers – they might even also do the nursery runs or school drop off too.
If the children are sick or have an accident I suspect the majority of the time it is ‘Mummy Daycare’ that picks up the pieces.
And even if the mother doesn’t work, by heck she needs some time away from your little darlings.
So Dads, please, I implore take your share of parental responsibility without bleating on about it like you are some kind of fucking hero.