#1- It seems like I am always 10 steps behind society's latest "outrage"
#2- Don't tell me what I know or feel. Allow me to elaborate...
I have little doubt that "this" debate has been going on for probably as long as men & woman have been having children. Do YOU have a favorite...child?
So, before you answer, you should know that according to recent "research" and stints on Dr. Phil, Anderson and with ALL the "wisdom" of Kelly Ripa HERSELF...apparently YOU DO!
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I can not believe that even if YOU DO have a favorite, that you would announce that and have it "accepted" in the family. Worse yet? Suggesting that in an emergency you'd likely save that kid before the others (Perhaps that was said in an effort to be funny. It wasn't.). Really? That's ok? No. That's abusive. Emotionally abusive.
Ok, so let's review. If people who are way more educated than me and people who are not so much, like, oh! I don't know...let's say, ummmm....Kelly Ripa, professes that every parent has a favorite child, that must mean that I do too! Right? Ya, Wrong.
Articles I've been reading are now trying to suggest that if you "justify" this question with an answer that goes something like this:
"I love both my kids as much as the other. However, I don't always love them equally at the same time. For example, when my son is screaming bloody murder because I have left his eyesight for 2.2 seconds and my daughter is happily feeding her baby doll breakfast, I love her more. When, my daughter is crying like the world is coming to an end because her brother has taken to playing with something she WAS playing with 2 hours ago, I love him more. When they are both sitting quietly or playing peacefully together...I love them both equally."
OR, you may be called totally delusional if you were to answer the "Which Kid Do You Favor More?" question like this:
"I don't favor one child over the other. I do however, favor different traits in each of them. I favor my daughters unconditional love and understanding yet, independent personality. She has this instinctual quality of knowing "what is what" that makes her wise beyond her years. I favor my sons ability to draw people in and he has a smile that melts your heart. His love of exploring the world around him is admirable and his kindness and forgiveness is unconditional."
If you think you might answer "THESE QUESTIONS" in a similar way to the examples above, it apparently means you are just fooling yourself. (In other words, dig deeper or your stupid...you pick. LOL!) That you DO in fact, have a favorite.
Ya, well I flip my nose and another small n' chubby apendage right up at 'em and say...WHATEVER!
(I welcome your thoughts and promise no "nose or appendage flips"...LMAO!)