You can’t avoid it. There are people and things that are your favorites. There are favorite movies and favorite colors and favorite hairstyles and favorite cars and favorite food and favorite television shows and favorite music and favorite children….
What? Wait a minute. Favorite children?
You’ve heard the line, “She is mom’s favorite”. Or “She’s daddy’s little girl” or the ever present “That’s my boy” at every gathering of parents.
Parents pride is a sibling’s challenge to achieve. More than birthday presents or the occasion praise, children listen and know who is the ‘favorite’.
Maybe the kid who is better behaved or has the most accomplishments or is the most successful or better looking, kids know their place in the pecking order.
As rude as that sounds, we all find our place in society …and family.