Aurora - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 41 moms have responded )
OK, I have heard that most mothers who have 2 or more children tend to have a favorite. I want to know how many feel this way. A friend of mine admitted to me that her daughter is her favorite although she does not show it to her kids, but deep down her daughter is her favorite.
My mother always had a favorite and it was not me, she didn't hide it, it was very clear. My worry is this, that when my daughter, who is 8 months old, get older my mother will play favorites with her and my nephew.
I would like some advice as to how to deal with this as my mother still favors my sister over me, especially when she is asked to babysit. For my sister, my mother will drop anything at the drop of a hat, but for me, she is always too busy. Not sure how to go about resolving this, as I am close to 30 and my sister is older and nothing has ever changed. How do I make sure that my daughter never feels like that because of my mother?
Also, big problem when it comes to the decision of having more children, will I feel the same way and cause one of my children to feel less important that the other?