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Old 07-25-2008, 03:41 PM   #21
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I'm probably going to get flamed here, but NO, I do not let my dh babysit unless I'm in the next room. Not that I haven't tried to let him watch them. When my 2 dd was 18 monthes old, I left her with him while 1st dd and I went to the dentist. We came back to find him mowing the lawn with her on the riding lawn mower with him. It warns in bright red letters on the mower not to ride with children on the mower while mowing! Once I let him take oldest dd to his parents, the one thing I asked was that they not take her on the 4-wheeler, that was exactly what they did anyway. The next time I tried, dd's were 2 and 4. I took the baby with me to the grocery store for 1/2 hr. When I came back, I found dh asleep and dd's running around by themselves. Just last night, I asked him to watch ds while I ran a few baskets of laundry upstairs. Well he didn't watch him good enough, and I found him almost all the way up the stairs by himself! The kids would rather stay with me anyway, because he yells at them so much.

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Old 07-25-2008, 03:42 PM   #22
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yes, your DH needs to get used to taking care of him on his own. It'll be ok, really it will
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:43 PM   #23
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yes, dh stays home with dd when I work or when I want to go out with the girls occasionally. I have no qualms about it at all, I mean, he's her father. He's totally great at it! I trust him more than anyone.
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:44 PM   #24
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Yes!!! I think we both need some one on one time with the kids. That is how the important bonds are made between child and parent. My husband is taking my oldest daughter camping this weekend
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:49 PM   #26
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Re: Do you let your DH "babysit"?

My husband doesn't babysit. They are his children. Of course he watches them when I want to go out.
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My husband regularly watches our children.
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:23 PM   #28
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Um. No, he doesn't baby sit his own children. He watches his own children. I wouldn't think twice to leave my kids with their own Father while I went out...
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Old 07-25-2008, 04:28 PM   #29
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Oh please! Why the public humiliation over this mama's question?! I mean seriously... y'all know what she meant. Can we please just stick to the question and skip the drama?

OP, I totally "get" your question... personally, I'd let your DH have a shot at it. He offered and you'll have a cell phone right?

How much of the following depends on how comfortable your DH is... Is your LO taking any kind of solids at all? Leave some of those snacks on the top shelf of the fridge as well instructions for drinks. Make sure to put a daddy friendly dipe on him and leave the changing stuff where he can find them.

Have fun! I'm sure your little one and your hubby will be fine and have LOTS of fun without you.
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He always freaks out if I say that I'm going to leave Sean with him. Usually it's the diapers that he complains about, well I have sposies on hand so he doesn't have to use the cloth. I don't know what his problem is, it's not like he's never been around a kid before (he has others from previous marriages) I guess maybe he's just lazy and I let him get away with it. And I was the one who wanted to have a baby...I get that a lot.
He should pitch in and help out.

I don't know what I would do if I couldn't go out without the kids every once in awhile. I think I would go batty if I didn't get a break even if it is for an hour to get my hair cut.
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