I was listening to the radio on my way to work last night. They were talking about the Kardashians and the alleged favouritism the girl’s mother has toward Kim.
Then they threw out the question, do you have a favourite child?
I was shocked with the response.
And then I wondered whether it was shocking that I was shocked :/
Does that make sense?
Basically a bunch of parents called through to brag about the fact that they have a favourite child. Comments like this were thrown around:
“Number 3 is my favourite, he is just so much sweeter than them”.
“Think of it this way, if both of your children were in trouble and you could only save one, everyone would have one”
I just can’t believe that parents seriously feel this way. And they were laughing, like it was so funny, they’d had discussions with their other children and confirmed they had a favourite (which wasn’t them).
I can’t begin to imagine what this would do to one’s self esteem. I don’t know if it’s cliche but I don’t have a favourite, I love all my children beyond words.
And yes I have thought about what I would do if both my kids were in trouble, I thought long and hard about it when I read the awful stories of real life families in this situation when the floods swept through Queensland and I couldn’t decided. I couldn’t even weigh into the debate in my head.
What I do know is that I love all my children and I honestly believe equally. I do however believe I love them for different reasons. They are all individuals with their own personalities, and it’s the different things they say and do that has me wrapped around their fingers.
I love the fact that my son Tom is so affectionate, he will kiss me randomly and tell me I am the best mum and that he loves me.
I love that my baby Zander has a goofy smile that just makes you want to squeeze the crap out of him.
I love that my daughter and I are so much alike that we can do stuff together and really enjoy one another’s company without words, just by exchanging smiles.
I love them all, I hope I never have to choose between them, and I just can’t wrap my head around how anyone would have a favourite child.Tell me, Do you have a favourite child? How does this make you feel? How does it make your children feel?
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