'I'm not the babysitter': Oregon dad's Facebook post goes viral

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One Oregon father's exasperated Facebook post is getting high praise from his fellow dads. Brian Taff reports during Action News at 4:30 p.m on May 22, 2017. (WPVI)

"I'm not the babysitter." That's the message an Oregon father put on social media for those who don't seem to think he can take care of his six children while his wife is out of town and now his message has gone viral.

As Jeremy Martin Weber drove his wife to the airport two weeks ago for a business trip, they joked about the comments people make when he stays home with the kids, reports KOIN.

"You get a lot of the, 'Wow, you must have your hands full kind of comments' or 'ah, so you're babysitting so you can go, so good of you to babysit,'" said Jessica Weber, Jeremy's wife.

As a dedicated dad of six children when someone refers to Jeremy as a babysitter, he says he gets upset.

Parenting is a job he says they both take seriously and share in every day.

"I'm not babysitting. I'm going to just take care of my kids," Jeremy Weber said.

So he posted about it on Facebook.

"Jessica the mother of our 6 children is boarding an airplane as i typed headed out of town, out of state for work for the next several days. Now to figure out who will cook and feed my children... 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," he wrote.



"It's not something that I need special praise for or special attention for. If I were to go out of town for a couple days, she would pick up the slack," Jeremy Weber said.

Jeremy's Facebook post about their shared parenting style has gone viral.

"And I love so much that he raised his voice to say how normal this is for us because I think if we see it more it's not a big deal, hopefully this won't go viral in like ten years and will so not be a viral thing," Jessica Weber said.

Jeremy's Facebook post has now been shared thousands of times.

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