When Parents of Twins Have Favorites

I confess: I am a parent to twins - 2 girls - and I have a favorite child
I admit: It's very hard for me to confess this out loud
Wait! It gets worse.
I think: I've always had a favorite daughter almost from the day the girls were born
I notice: That I let my favorite twin get away with a lot more than her sister
I over-compensate: My non-favorite child with hugs and kisses and extra mommy time
I panic: When I have to give both girls milk and one cup is fuller by a couple of drops
I react: By closing my eyes and handing out the cups so each girl takes one and I don't feel the guilt of giving my favorite twin the fuller cup
I'm OK: Because I don't have a constant favorite. It changes from month to month depending on... I don't know, the moon's position or something
I do know: That I love my daughters equally and this is one of the many emotional hurdles of being a parent to more than one child

Any mommy out there with a confession to make? Please share, I'm all ears!

6 comments :

  1. Great post- Im glad your favorite changes from month to month or you'd be in trouble when they read this!! I have a favorite twin too, the one thats not whining!!!

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    1. Amanda, truth be told there are days when my favorite child before dinner is NOT my favoritechild once the meal is over.

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  2. So much truth here, I think, for every mother of multiples!

    I find myself trying to give exactly what I think each needs at any given time, and that changes--minute to minute.

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    1. Yep especially as they grow older and more individualistic and more able to express themselves. Not a dull moment :)

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  3. I have a favorite too. And like you, my favorite changes all the time. I don't worry too much about it though. Like the other mom said, I just try to give them what I think they need.

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    1. I try Stephanie except at thetimes when what they need is two hours of watching the Cat in the hat. At that point, I suspect I'm not their favorite mommy either :)

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