Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Do You Have a Favorite Child?

Last week while ear hustling at work, I overheard a co-worker say that she had a favorite child. I was taken back because I couldn't imagine choosing a favorite between my children. Could you? I know that your children may have some charactaristics that you favor more than the other or one child may be more like you than the other. For instance, I was more like my dad. Even though he only had an 8th grade education, he was very creative and had a flair with words. My mom used to say that people thought he had a college education because of the way he communicated.

My oldest brother was more like my mom. He can clean better than most women. He is great with money-dare I say financially sound. He is someone that has a great credit score and pays his bills on time. He has many investments and a very stable and secure career. I think my mom saw herself in him more and he was her first born with my dad. I never thought he was her favorite because me and my mom were very close. As I reminisced though, I think other people thought  my older brother WAS her favorite.

My youngest brother was a combination of both my parents and he was the youngest so everyone loved the baby.

I had a former neighbor infer that Zaria was my favorite. Zaria is my youngest and she is the inspiration behind my business. Zaria and I hang out and talk a lot(mother/daughter bonding) but by no means is she my favorite child. I love my children the same. My son is older now so I don't think he needs me as much but he is my heart and soul, as well.

 If both my kids were drowning, who would I save? I would use both arms to save them both.

Do you have a favorite child? Why or why not?


  1. I've heard folks say that their favorite child is whichever one is not bothering/annoying them at the moment! LOL. I thought that was pretty cute.

    If I have another child, I think I will have a different relationship with each of them, but I highly doubt that I will have a favorite one.

  2. I agree, Alicia. A parent may have a different relationship with each child but choosing a favorite is something I don't agree with.

  3. I really like this post. I can relate to this on several levels. My Sisters and I always thought that my Brother was my Mom's Favorite, however. I sometimes deal with this same issues when it comes to my nieces and nephews. They all are my favorite, however, I tend to spend more time with Loreal because she works with my business, but I adore them ALL: Shanell, Cortez, Jamir, Heaven, Nevaeh, Loreal and Makiya! Great post, keep them coming!

  4. Thanks Sandy. I try to post as much as the topics come to me. I hope I get inspired soon :)