We get the questions a lot. "Can he watch your son by himself?" "Has he watched your son alone before?" A lot of people have a hard time believe that a dad can watch his child or children without some kind of assistance. There are many, many fathers that I cannot see taking care of their child alone. But there are also many who can.
If the dad is not involved, the task can be monumental but not insurmountable. If the dad is involved, like I am, it is routine. It is not "babysitting." It is simply taking care of our son. I take our son to activities without my wife when she has other obligations, the same way she does when I am not available. We like to take him together, but that is not always an option.
When I am with him at the house, at the park, or an activity my wife does not worry. She knows he is in good hands and will come home in one piece. And I enjoy the time I get to spend with our son. Every night its boys time for dinner, bath, and bed. But I also get to take him to the museum, to parties, to music class and all sorts of other activities.
I would not trade the time I spend with my son for anything in the world. And I would not call it babysitting. It is rewarding and fun. All dads should get the same opportunities I have.