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Do You Want to Be Your Child's Favorite?

Heartbreak is guaranteed when a baby cries more for her nanny than she does for mother. Most mamas dread going back to work for fear their wee one will gravitate more toward her caretaker, but it is all normally for naught. Babies usually know who their mommies are and light up when they walk back in the door. But, how about when it comes to daddy? Many mums grin ear to ear when their tot fancies them over their partner. Do you prefer being favorite?

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kikidawn kikidawn 7 years
That's what I want lickety split. That's what my mom was for me. I always went to her and still do. I love my dad dearly, but there is a special bond between me and my mom. I want that with my kids.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
there is something called "the psychological parent", which is who the child wants when they are sick or hurt, like who they cry for in the middle of the night. that means more to me than being the fun one. to know that my children see me as a source of comfort would have meaning, knowing they thought of me as the one with no limit on purse strings, not so much.
Moms Moms 7 years
It's more important to me that my kids know they are both my favorites than them choosing me over my husband or vice versa.
NyckieRocks NyckieRocks 7 years
I think we are pretty even on a favorite level with our son. Since he is at home with me all day he gets bored with me pretty quickly and then his eyes light up the second his daddy walks in the door and he wants nothing else but to be glued to his daddy's side. But, I'm still the one he runs to if he gets hurt or gets in trouble, so I'm still the one to get a few more extra hugs and kisses...
cheersdarlin916 cheersdarlin916 7 years
I raised my first child on my own and I was always the favorite and the one he turned to for anything but now, after 13 years, I am having #2 and although my husband is wonderful and I am happy we are having a baby together I just wonder if I will have as close of a bond with this baby as I did with my son. I hope so.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I know it's childish, but I'm afraid my hubby will be the favourite. He's gonna be the cool daddy, who runs around and never says no...and it will drive me crazy. It's the same with the dog already...
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