Do you have a favourite child?
I read, and then saw on the news, that a Canadian DJ, blogger and father, Buzz Bishop, posted on his blog that his eldest son was more like him and therefore his favourite. He says he doesn’t love them differently, just ‘likes’ one more : “I admit it, my oldest son is my favourite because he can do more things. To me, he’s more fun. I don’t love either of my sons any more than the other, but I do like them differently. I’d be willing to bet you’re the same.”
This kind of stuff blows my freaking mind! I have 2 sons and I could not imagine liking or loving one more than the other.
Is it a man thing?
Before I get smacked, (tho I know no men read my blog haha) this is a real question. I ask it because about 2 weeks after we had our number 2 baby boy, I was holding him as he drifted off to sleep and hubby dumbfounded me by saying “They’re very different aren’t they? Which one do you think is cuter?” Ummmmmm!!!! “Say whaaaat …? They are both THE most beautiful child in the world! And if you ever ask me a question like that again I won’t be responsible for what may happen!”
I’m not a naive person. I realise we all have traits we are attracted to and things we don’t like in others.
But I seriously could not choose which of my two beautiful, intelligent, creative, imaginative, boisterous, cheeky babies I like or love more. Even if I had a gun to my head. I just couldn’t.
Could you …?
It takes me back a few years to an episode of Oprah (God how I MISS Oprah!!!) when an American woman was under fire for admitting she loved her husband more than her children. Again, for me this is a no-brainer. I love my husband, but I love my babies more. It could be because they are little and need me more, or it just could be because they came out of me and will forever be a part of me. 😉 At the same time tho, I know and understand that he loves them more than he loves me too. I am totally fine with that.