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?