Daddysitting: national trend or urban legend?

As more Dads are staying home to raise kids, or at least spending more timewith them , a new trend has (allegedly) appeared, “DaddySitting”, in whichfathers can simultaneously hang with their bro-hams and half-watch theirchildren. The hosts of WDP are skeptical.

WDP17: Daddysitting by ChicagoParent

You know who is bad at watching kids and not letting them fall off of stuffor eat dirt out of houseplants? Dads. You know who is WORSE at it? TWO Dadswho are simultaneously trying to watch reality shows about crab fishing.

And yet, some magazines and blogs claim that “Daddysitting” is a trend thatis sweeping the nation – with Dads somehow lining up their babysittingschedules so they can high five about ESPN IV events in the middle of theday while their kids play with the stove together. Todd, Matt, and D.M.aren’t so sure this is a real trend, so much as an urban legend like huffing”jenkem” or “rainbow parties.”

Also, the whole situation smells suspiciously like that situation “comedy””Guys with Kids”, which many people ask the White Dad Problems hosts about -prompting them to lash out violently. (Keep in mind that the executiveproducer is Jimmy Fallon, who has practically made destroying laughter intoa science.)

Conclusion? Dads: Don’t watch your kids in groups, unless you hate yourkids. And, as always, Mamas: Don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. OrJimmy Fallon.

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Remember, it’s not for the kids to listen to, unless you want them to getsent home from school with a note about all the bad words they learned onyour new favorite podcast.

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