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Dear Poll: Are You Your Parents' Favorite?

Dear Poll: Are You Your Parents' Favorite?

We’ve heard it a hundred times: parents love all their children equally. But let’s be real, anyone with a sibling or two (or more) knows that whatever they say, our parents do tend to favor one kid over the others. Maybe they just get along better with one or favor the responsible child more than the wild one. Sometimes parents even go through phases of attachment to different children. Whatever the circumstance, let me ask you, are you the family fave?


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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I'd say that as an adult I'm the favorite even though that doesn't come with any perks now. As a kid I was the good child but it didn't help then either.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 8 years
I love being an only child. I was lonely when I was younger, but now, I love monopolizing my parents' love.
emalove emalove 8 years
There's only me and my younger sister, and I honestly don't think my parents preferred one over the other. My sister had the tendency to make some bad decisions when she was a teenager and certainly caused my parents more stress, but other than that, I think we were/are on pretty equal ground. We were actually both pretty spoiled...and I don't just mean with material things. My parents have always been extremely loving and generous and they really have given us everything they could provide.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ignored middle child here...
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 8 years
Definitely not. I'm my grandparents favorite, at least they told me I was haha.
nina24 nina24 8 years
my mom straight up told me i was her favorite over my brother. muahaha!
shelleybaby32 shelleybaby32 8 years
i am an only but my husband is the youngest of three boys. My mother-in-law definetly has favorites. Her first born is her favorite ( he is still attached to her apron strings even thought he is 45 years old) he can't make any decisions without her. She tries very hard with the grandkids but she definetly favors his children. My father -in law favors my children and is very obvious about it so i think she sort of counter acts his behaviour. Its really sad when your are 45 years old and you have to have your mom and dad pay your bills because you and your wife blew all your money on stupid crap instead of being responsible. (i shouldn't care but i do)
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
In high school my sister got into a LOT of trouble so while I wouldn't say I was the favorite at that point, I certainly was easier and I think my parents appreciated that. Since then, my sister has calmed way down, and she lives much closer to my parents than I do (by about 2,500 miles) so I kind of feel like she's their "favorite" now just by default. Oh, and she has a baby now too, which moves her into the favorite category in terms of attention bestowed :) Plus, I feel like she put my parents through such total hell growing up, that they love her just that much more for being normal now. It's like hazing in a fraternity or something. You appreciate it more because of what you went through to get there :)
tweet-hotpants tweet-hotpants 8 years
my mom always told me i was the "easy one" - i took that to mean favorite. :-D
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Well I put "not the lucky one" even though I am an only child. Which is what happens when you are an accident.
stina829 stina829 8 years
I'm the only child... and the only grandchild on my mom's side... And I'm INCREDIBLY SPOILED. :) And my son is my only child, of course his grandparent's only grandchild and the only greatgrandchild on my mom's side and he's is spoiled stinkin' rotten!
snaphappy snaphappy 8 years
I was the least favorite when I was younger because I caused the most problems and was more rebellious, but now I think my moms tends to lean more towards me being the favorite since I have the only grandkids. Maybe when my brother and his wife start having kids that will change. :-P
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I am not the fav by a mile and there is no reason for it. I was an angel. :-D
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
I am my dad's favorite and my sister is my mom's.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
I am Daddy's girl all the way. Whenever I want something I ask him. He bought me a car and I can always talk to him about almost anything.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 8 years
I'm the youngest by about 10 years - I have 3 older brothers, and was the last attempt to have a girl - they succeeded in the end! I'd say they love us equally but tend to favor me.
gitwenty5 gitwenty5 8 years
I am my father's favourite, no doubt. He bought me a car and we converse regularly.
Lovaajn Lovaajn 8 years
I kind of get the best of both worlds: I'm my dad's only child, so I am his favorite by default. I have a brother from my mom and stepdad, and I think he is the favorite with them. But, he's younger, and so darn cute still, I don't blame 'em!
So-Fab So-Fab 8 years
It's only because my sister is so darn evil! lol I'm always smiling and laughing and she is always so quick to catch an can you not love me!?
ayuninur ayuninur 8 years
Well! Unfortunately, I’m not the lucky one. I'm the oldest and I always get the blame -sigh-
sunlandseagirl sunlandseagirl 8 years
I would say it varies between me and my sister.We each have had our moments of impressing our parents with acheivement and disgracing them with our mess ups. But all in all they love us equally and support us unconditionally.
Meike Meike 8 years
I think my parents love us equally but don't treat us equally. I'm the more responsible one and my brother is the babied one. Being babied is definitely not a good thing for adult life. Sadly, my brother isn't as self-reliant and sufficient as I am. For that reason, my parents consider me the smarter sibling and treat me as such. I'm not smothered by questions and advice like my brother is.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 8 years
My husband's mother dotes on him. She loves her daughter just as much, but *he* is her favorite beyond a doubt.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 8 years
Mom loves us all equally but differently (for real). I feel the same about my children -- I can sincerely say that my love for each of them is boundless and equal, yet I really do love them differently.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i was an only child too. i have 3 girls and cannot imagine favoring one over the other. my job is to provide what they need, and that's not going to be equal because their needs aren't the same at different times. my dh has 2 brothers and the middle one is obviously not favored by anyone in the family. one year the mom forgot his birthday! we were over at their house about a week after and someone said "hey this can be like bill's birthday dinner" and the mom was like "was it? oh yeah, i forgot. pass the peas and carrots". niiiice.
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