I'm sorry to jump in with a nitpick, but it annoys me whenever I see this particular word choice as it seems to imply that only women can parent and that men spending time with their own children should be seen as somehow unusual.
Originally Posted by AnnabelMore
-- maybe she feels like she's been asking Eric to babysit too often?
Babysitting is something a non-parent does when the parent(s) have somewhere else to be. Bee is Eric's child. When he's looking after Bee he's not babysitting, he's parenting. Just because it's not the female parent doing it doesn't make it babysitting.