Mom and Dad Loved You More!

Growing up, I thought that my parents loved my sister more than me.  I thought this because they were harder on me than my sister.  I thought my sister had it easier because it seem like my parents were lax as far as the things that she got a way with.  I thought to myself, "If it was me that did that, they would be all over me."  I thought my sister had more freedom than me.  If my class was going on a trip out of town, I couldn't go.  But a few years later, my sister's class had a trip out of town my parents let her go.  I could not understand why t...more

Admit It: You Have a Favorite Child

My 7-year-old read the cover of our copy of Time magazine to me: "Why Mom Liked You Best*. The Science of Favoritism (*of course she would never admit it)."The cover features three blonde young children, a boy and two girls. Just like our family. Favorite girl has a big piece of cake with an even bigger smile on her face, while non-favored younger children have small pieces and rather grumpy faces....more
I only have one child.  Problem solved.  :-Dmore