Dad says he's 'not a babysitter,' sparks conversation about parental roles

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(ABC) - One dad's Facebook post that he is "not a babysitter" has sparked a conversation about the biases moms and dad encounter when it comes to parenting.

Jeremy Martin-Weber posted on his family Facebook page, Beyond Moi, as his wife, Jessica, was about to depart on a trip and he planned to be at home with four of his six children.

"Now to figure out who: will cook and feed my children, will get them to school on time, will pick out clothes for our youngest to wear, will respect their routines and help hold those boundaries for them, will hug them when they need a hug, and kiss their bruises, and tend to their scrapes."

And then he writes: "Who is going to do all that stuff while their mom is away? Me. That's who. Because I'm not the babysitter. I'm not just their playmate. I'm their dad. And looking after them and guiding them and caring for them is my responsibility. And I love it -- with all of its challenges."