Why Do They Call It Babysitting?

@jahunt (1389)
United States
March 19, 2016 5:30pm CST
Currently, I am babysitting. Except, the baby is asleep so he is not "sitting." Also, he is not a baby, he is two. So, am I babysleeping then? Or possibly toddlersleeping? Also, more than not, a baby will not sit. Mostly cries and poops. And occasionally slobers and throws up on you. Okay, I give up. I have no idea what it is I am doing lol!
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@jstory07 (72506)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Mar 16
When I watched children I called it child care because I did not sit on anyone;s baby.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
19 Mar 16
LOL Hilarious!
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
19 Mar 16
Yes that is a much better term I think!
• Lenox, Georgia
19 Mar 16
Very good point! Right now I am toddlersitting. She is sitting down coloring so that fits!
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
19 Mar 16
I bought him a color book too. He likes to find blank pages and draw pictures. I think he is going to be creative!
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@cindiowens (4926)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
19 Mar 16
So....if your baby was napping,,, would you be babynapping?? Illegal I think. You better make sure exactly what it is that you are supposed to be doing there, lol.
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
19 Mar 16
Haha! Good point! Well I am sure when he wakes up I will be busy whatever it is I am doing. He is very active!
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
19 Mar 16
@jahunt He is a two year old for sure then.
@jahunt (1389)
• United States
19 Mar 16
@cindiowens oh yes definitely!
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@RussTeed (1503)
• United States
20 Mar 16
I am not allowed to use that phrase with my own kids. Instead of saying, "Dude, I'm babysitting tonight", I have to say, "Dude, I will be steadfast father and tend to my children's needs as my wife sees fit, tonight.":
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Haha! Well, it sounds more manly anyway! My two year old grandson has a tablet and knows how to use it. I don't have a tablet. What's wrong with this picture? Lol!
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@RussTeed (1503)
• United States
20 Mar 16
@jahunt Hilarious! But if you had one, would you know how to use it?
@cherriefic (4813)
• Philippines
19 Mar 16
Good for your that the toddler is sleeping or you will do baby running.lol.
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
I am doing this now! Lol!
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
@jahunt Well, that's toddlers.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
19 Mar 16
It's you that is supposed to be doing the sitting while an angelic child sleeps in your lap
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Haha! Yes but he has me running in circles right now!
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• United States
20 Mar 16
aybe his mom better think twice about letting you child-watch if you have no idea what you are doing!!
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
You may be right! Lol! He didn't want me to leave last night when his mom came back. That was a really good feeling!
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• United States
21 Mar 16
@jahunt I bet it was.
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• United States
19 Mar 16
You could call it poopsleeping? lolz
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Lol! Now that's funny stuff right there!
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• United States
20 Mar 16
@jahunt haha you are funny too my friend thanks
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
19 Mar 16
Babysitting I guess means you are sitting in front of the baby watching it. I guess that can't be it either. You're not aways sitting when you are babysitting. Especially if the "baby" can run from room to room. Maybe what you do for the most part is babyrunning. This maybe the most accurate since most of the time when you're done you're pretty doggone baby tired. Then you want to sleep like a baby. Oh, baby. What else can I say?
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
I think you have this figured out more than me. Lol!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
20 Mar 16
@jahunt I try to understand.
@rina110383 (24064)
20 Mar 16
Makes sense! That was funny
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Thanks! Lol! I think of strange things sometimes!
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@TRBRocks420 (86245)
• Banks, Oregon
19 Mar 16
lol that's too funny
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Thank you!
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@maezee (34589)
• United States
19 Mar 16
Are you telling me we dont call it that because thats not what we do - sit on babies? Ive been doing it wrong this whole time! Haha just kidding. I dont know why. What a strange thing when you stop and think about it
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Lol! All of the sudden I just found it to be a very strange word!
@UncleJoe (11450)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
19 Mar 16
You're sitting there dreading for him to wake up! THAT'S what you're doing! LOL
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Oh he's up now and it is anything but quiet here!
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@Hate2Iron (8165)
• Canada
20 Mar 16
lol... I just finished "babysitting" a four years old over spring break. Babysitting doesn't work either when you think about it. ;) I'm just as confused as you are! ;)
@Macarrosel (7535)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
Well, babysitting means your are sitting while carrying and taking care of the baby. Just my thoughts hahaha.
@marlina (80846)
• Canada
20 Mar 16
I always found it strange too to call it "babysitting". What you are doing is keeping an eye on a small child.
@epiffanie (10447)
• Australia
20 Mar 16
Yes, they should have called it child minding ..
@allknowing (73427)
• India
20 Mar 16
The expression babysitting has to do with the one who is watching the baby. Babysitting is watching.
@ShyBear88 (18618)
• United States
20 Mar 16
Well babies do sit normally around 6 months, them crawl, then walk which is them toddling. Haha babysitting is interesting when you think of why is it called babysitting. Is because you have to sit the baby somewhere to watch him or here and I'd that's the case woke to it for the first few months be babylaying.