Guest blog by Kash
A few days ago, I had a conversation with a co-worker about baby-sitting and my interest in it. She said she’d been making good money babysitting after work, and that it’s a great job to have. The problem for me is I’m a guy so the possibility of someone letting me look after their child is probably slim to none.
My sister also has a babysitting job and during one of her sitting days, her boyfriend tagged along. The women asked my sister why he was there and to make sure he won’t steal or break anything.
She was very surprised because her boyfriend has money, and wouldn’t steal anything even if wanted it.
It just made me wonder if guys can ever get babysitting jobs. I mean seriously, why can’t I baby-sit? I’m a very responsible guy. I helped raise my younger siblings and nephews.
Plus if there was an attacker breaking into the house, wouldn’t it be better to have a guy watching your child, than a girl, who’s probably going to freak out and start screaming along with your child.
Someone told me it’s because women provide a nurturing environment and guys are more likely to be a pedophile. I don't think that goes for every guy. Many of us can take care of kids. Plus it's very easy to screen them but it probably won't matter. Guys look like we're never going to get a babysitting gig.
Would you ever let a guy baby-sit your children or future children? What are your reasons for choosing a girl over a guy?