Who is the favorite person to your parents?

United States
May 2, 2009 3:09pm CST
In your family,if you have any siblings, from your own personal perspective, who is the favorite person to your parents? Either you, or your siblings? Why do you think that?
4 responses
• United States
3 May 09
I am actually the youngest of 8 sibilings. And I actually am 1 of the favorites. My parents did an excellent job on not choosing a favorite child. But if they had 1 it would be 3 of us. There were me my brother and my sister who all lived with my parents all the time. The other 5 were my dads children, so my adoptive brothers and sisters. The 3 of us were all adopted. Anyway..I would have to say that we are the favorite 3. I talk to my mom on a weekly sometimes daily basis, and my brother and sister live quite close to my parents. We are all very very close. My sister was very sick growing up and my mom is very protective of her as she should be. My whole family is I think. But, my parents and I have been thru some really rough times, just like with my older brother, but we have all learned and grown from the experiences that we have had. That pretty much sums up why we are the favorite. Have a good afternoon!
• Philippines
3 May 09
we (my brothers and sisters) all wondered the same thing when we were younger. but everytime the question comes up, our parents will always say that they love the 8 of us equally. but of course as a kid, we only partially believed that. hehehe coz there would be one who gets more responsibility than the others... one who gets more freedom than the others... one who gets more than the others. in the eyes of a child, and growing up in a big family, we're bound to think that maybe... our parents have a favorite. yes, probably. all 8 of us has been a favorite at one time or the other... but i also think our parents did their best (oh, especially my mom) to treat us equally albeit differently in different stages of our lives. when we were all younger... the older kids get to have a bigger responsibility around the house that it would seem the younger ones have more freedom to play. but when it comes to going out with friends, the older kids get to hang out with their friends more than the younger ones... precisely because they were allowed to go out more being old enough to take care of themselves. when money was scarce, not everyone will have a gift on christmas or birthdays. not everyone will have a new dress or a pair of shoes for school. later we figured, that the ones who received the most gifts are the ones who probably need them the most. i'm the seventh child and the youngest of the 5 girls. when i was younger, i really thought that my mom was too strict on me. later i realized, she was like that with all of my sisters until such time that she can let go of us to stand on our own. so before, i used to think that i was not a favorite... and during the worst times, i even thought i was adopted. hahaha but now, i realized there really was no favorite, or if ever there was... we were all favorites. ;)
@crasks (49)
2 May 09
Im an only girl in the family, so maybe naturally, I know I've always been my mom's favorite. With my dad, he many times had a way not to show it until recently, someone really hurt me and when my dad heard about it, he came all the way and told the person, 'this is my only daughter and when she hurts, I do too.' I was suprised at his action and words because for a long time, I thought he wanted me to be tough, like the boys but this time around, he stood up for me. I thought maybe Im his favourite too but he wont baby me so the boys dont get jealous.
@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
2 May 09
I don't have siblings and I'm still not my mom's favorite. I think she always wondered how she ended up with me. Now that I have children she has finally found her favorite, my oldest son. He's like the son she never had. But as he has grown into an adult he no longer fits that perfect little mold she wants him in and she has been more and more withdrawn from him as well. I always wished for brothers and sisters but I think now I'm glad I didn't have any because I certainly would NEVER have been the favorite and what little self esteem I did have as a kid would have been gone as well.