I'm sure that all parents aspire to treat each of their children equally, love each of them equally, but how is that even possible? I feel like from the outside looking in, I can tell if parents seem to favor or "like" one child more than the other(s). Is what I'm observing actually true? I don't know yet as I have yet to have two children...soon... soon...
Is it that the parents seem to love one child more, or is it that one child is easier or connects better to one parent than the other? Is the more spoiled child, usually the youngest, always the "favorite"?
Is the little girl the favorite of the daddy and the little boy the favorite of the mommy or vice versa? What makes it seem to an outsider like one child is more special than the other? Do the children feel this favoritism, or is it imagined?
Any of these reasons are plausible, but what is the true nature of the parents' feelings? I'm concerned that I may have a favorite at some point, even though I hope that doesn't happen and that it isn't highly apparent if I do. However, what if my second is a pain in the arse? Leighton was easy peezy, and he's the cutest thing ever. What if the other is a holy terror and has a hunchback - just sayin'...? Not like I won't love him, but will others perceive that I like Leighton more?
If I had been blessed with a little girl as my second child, would I have favored her as I showered her with pink frills and anything she desired? I don't know. I will never know because I'm SO DONE having kids after this one vacates the premises.
I'm curious to know... you can stay anonymous... if you feel more connected to one of your children over another. I guess regardless of how much you have in common with each of your children, or how well your personalities mesh, or how often you fight, you still love all of your children, and can that love really be measured?
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!