Rachel has been out of the country for several days. She is leading a team from our Church on a mission trip in Belize. As other times she’s been away, I am humbled by the tasks required to parent alone.
And this is only for 1 week! And I have the incredible benefit of being married to a mom who has raised our kids in such a way that makes it a comparatively easy for me.
But let me make this as clear as I can: I am not babysitting. I’m a dad.
Sometimes taking care of my own children is part of the title “dad.”
Not a few people have asked me, “How’s the babysitting?”
I don’t know: I’m not babysitting, I am being a parent. Actually providing care to my children goes with the territory. It’s in the job description.