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Friday, December 5, 2008

I read an article recently in a parenting magazine that really got me thinking. The article was about how almost all parents with more than one child has a favroite child. Now when I first started reading the article I thought two things; 1. How could someone actually admit that...and...2. Do I secretly have a favorite child? The article went on to say that you shouldn't feel bad for having a "favorite" and that as time goes on your "favorite" actually passes around to include all of your children.

Now I will be the first to admit that I thought the idea of actually having a favorite child was crazy, I mean we are talking about children not shoes, but the more I thought about it I realized that maybe we all do secretly like one or our children more than the other(s) at one time or another. I mean I know that the love I have for my son (since he's my only son) is completely different than the love I have for my three daughters, but why? Does that mean that I love him more? Of course not! Does that mean that he's my favorite? Well of that I'm not sure. I think I need some help with this one.

So let me know...do you have a favorite child? Or do you think the whole idea is just crazy?

1 comment :

  1. my mother had six kids and someone asked her that exact question and she said she did not have a favorite but there was surely a child that seemed to need her more.

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