Had this thought during the Easter weekend and it is something I’d like to explore.
Who is My Favourite child?
I only have 2 kids with number 3 due to arrive in Sept 🙂
Why did this thought come to me?
Because I am one of 4 girls in my own immediate family.
My parents spent the most time with me before my older sister joined us from Tonga and there’s an 8 year gap between me and my younger sister.
So those 8 years would be special for my parents and I because I was their sole focus.
I’m not saying I’m the favourite child but I think there’s time there where I was all there was.
Then my younger sisters came along and then my older sister joined us.
My parents had to divide their attention equally among us.
The only thing I see though is that I got an 8 year head start 😉
When I look at my own Family I would say that I treat my 4yo daughter differently from my 1yo son.
I love them both… so much.
There was almost 3 years from baby #1 to baby #2.
I had more one-on-one time with Emelina and Leki and I got invested in everything we did together with her.
I’m spending that same amount of time with Ky but I’ve found it’s not as deep given that I have to divide my time up.
And with a new one coming to join us in September this will become even more apparent with dividing my time among them.
There will be 18 months between baby #2 and baby #3.
Leki and I are trying to have 5 kids God willing and so the time we give to each of them is important and something we think about a lot.
I’m not sure if I favour my oldest child Emelina but I must admit everything we go through with her is ‘new’.
With the younger lot we’ve already been through tears, diapers, school and sport.
I think it’s exciting doing and experiencing things for the first time and that is special in it’s own way.
Regardless of how it appears or how we deal with adding to the Family – we love each of our kids unconditionally!