And then I got to thinking.
OH doesn't thank me when he's had a couple of hours in front of the TV on Saturday afternoon while DD and I paint
Or at dinnertime when I'm persuading DD to eat a mouthful of whatever I've put in front of her.
Or at bathtime when I'm chasing her round the house trying to get her clothes off.
Or at bedtime when I'm trying to ignore the new need a drink of water/need Bonjella/need new nappy delay tactics (impressive for a two year old I feel).
And I don't expect him to. That's just what I do. That's being Mummy.
We picked our roles traditionally when we became parents. I stay home and OH goes out to work. I'm totally fine with that, it works for us.
But raising a child is a joint responsibility regardless of the role that you play. I feel it's only polite to thank anyone for letting me have a little time out, but I'm left wondering... when a working partner babysits while the stay-at-home partner takes a break, is that babysitting or is that just, in fact, parenting?
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