No, let’s call it a “serious aggravation.”
That thing: people making reference to “babysitting” their own child.
Isn’t that called “parenting?” Am I crazy, or is caretaking part of the gig when you opt to have a kid?
Not to throw dads to the wolves here, but I hear it most from them. “My wife’s getting coffee with her friends; I’m babysitting Jane today,” or, “I’m working full-time from home, (minus time for babysitting).”
I [gently] called out a male colleague on the latter this morning (response: crickets). Be mad if you want; but it’s a responsibility, not a part-time job.