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We've all heard someone ask a mother who is out of the house, "Who is babysitting your children?" If she happens to say that their father is home with them, she might get the reaction, "Oh, it's so nice that he's babysitting for you."

While it seems like a simple word choice, there are a lot of issues happening here. First of all, a father cannot babysit his own children; they are his children, and it is his responsibility to be a part of the parenting process. Second of all, there's no such thing as a father babysitting "for his wife."

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