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(Daily Mail)   Study reveals 1 in 12 parents will admit to having a child they love more than the rest, while 11 out of 12 parents lie through their teeth   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 152
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2013-02-22 06:45:39 AM
"Love" more, no I don't think so. "Like" more, yes absolutely.
 
2013-02-22 07:05:31 AM
Or 11/12 kinda hope they all die in an accident, that their spouse caused and s/he goes with them.
 
2013-02-22 07:06:11 AM
cats are so much easier to keep track of.
 
2013-02-22 07:07:39 AM
huh
 
2013-02-22 07:07:56 AM
There would have to be a fight to the end for me to choose. But already know which one it would be
 
2013-02-22 07:10:27 AM
My parents favoured my older brother and now
I am a 50 year old, unemployed alcoholic mess.

My girlfriend is a hell of a lot hotter than his wife though.
Although his wife is an heir to a fortune.

He wins I guess.

My parents sucked.
 
2013-02-22 07:10:49 AM
Don't tell your siblings but you're my favorite.
 
2013-02-22 07:15:13 AM
Done in one.
 
2013-02-22 07:18:39 AM
I only have one.  She has to compete with our dogs.
 
2013-02-22 07:19:34 AM
They ask which one I like more. I tell them I dislike them both equally.

/DA-AAAAAAD!
 
2013-02-22 07:24:38 AM
In my family, the youngest kid never did anything wrong.  Seriously, it didn't matter what she did, one of us got blamed for it.  To this day my father will drive 6 hours out of state to see her and her family but won't bother driving a half an hour to see the rest of us within a county of him.
 
2013-02-22 07:26:55 AM
As the favored child out of 3 I feel I'm going to let you slighted others in on a little secret.

The reason your parents never loved you more was because you were a constant disappointment.
 
2013-02-22 07:27:06 AM
I think that each of my kids have things that I like better. One is better at sports than the others. One is funnier. One is more academic. Things like that.
 
2013-02-22 07:31:47 AM

Earpj: I think that each of my kids have things that I like better. One is better at sports than the others. One is funnier. One is more academic. Things like that.


I was the smart kid but, I didn't have children so that's a drawback to potential grandparents.
 
2013-02-22 07:34:16 AM

SquiggsIN: In my family, the youngest kid never did anything wrong.  Seriously, it didn't matter what she did, one of us got blamed for it.  To this day my father will drive 6 hours out of state to see her and her family but won't bother driving a half an hour to see the rest of us within a county of him.


maybe you don't seem like you need the help as much as your siblings?
 
2013-02-22 07:36:11 AM
SquiggsIN:
I was the smart kid but, I didn't have children so that's a drawback to potential grandparents.

If one only has children b/c of potential grandchilden? That's doing it wrong.

My smarter one probably won't have children. She's full on Nerd Girl. She's good enough on her own. I don't require her to produce offspring for me to enjoy her company.
 
2013-02-22 07:38:08 AM

Lipspinach: My parents favoured my older brother and now
I am a 50 year old, unemployed alcoholic mess.

My girlfriend is a hell of a lot hotter than his wife though.
Although his wife is an heir to a fortune.

He wins I guess.

My parents sucked.


Maybe there was a reason for their favoritism. Ever think of that?
 
2013-02-22 07:41:01 AM
I don't love one kid more than the other, but I do have more in common with my son. My daughter is all frilly and pink and obsessed with dolls and hair and pretty things. The child practically bleeds glitter. My son is my little scientist, he loves math and computers and reading. The biggest treat I can give him is to bring him to my university classes where he looks at my profs the way some kids do their sports heroes. Neither is my favourite, but I definitely find it easier to connect with my son and have to put in a lot of effort to share interests with my daughter.
 
2013-02-22 07:47:12 AM
I'll always think I'm my dad's favorite.  He told me once that he always loved how he could pick on me and I'd just give him shiat right back and that he'd tell me what to do about something and that I'd nod quite respectfully and then go and do exactly what I wanted to do in the first place.  He said he couldn't do that with my siblings because they're too sensitive.

The boy was mom's favorite though.  Oh god how she wanted a boy.
 
2013-02-22 07:50:02 AM
 
2013-02-22 07:53:24 AM
I love all my kids 100% equally. However love is one thing, having a favorite is completely different, and there is nothing wrong with having a favorite child either.
 
2013-02-22 07:55:06 AM

libranoelrose: SquiggsIN: In my family, the youngest kid never did anything wrong.  Seriously, it didn't matter what she did, one of us got blamed for it.  To this day my father will drive 6 hours out of state to see her and her family but won't bother driving a half an hour to see the rest of us within a county of him.

maybe you don't seem like you need the help as much as your siblings?


Award for the nicest and probably most accurate reply of day. Take it to heart no matter how difficult it may be to swallow.
 
2013-02-22 07:58:15 AM
I wouldn't say loved less, just disappointed more.
 
2013-02-22 08:00:53 AM
Stupid babies need the most love.
 
2013-02-22 08:02:16 AM

Thunderpipes: Lipspinach: My parents favoured my older brother and now
I am a 50 year old, unemployed alcoholic mess.

My girlfriend is a hell of a lot hotter than his wife though.
Although his wife is an heir to a fortune.

He wins I guess.

My parents sucked.

Maybe there was a reason for their favoritism. Ever think of that?


Yeah, I may have given it some thought at 1 point but I really couldn't care less about it & never have.
The headline just made me think about it for a second so I figured I'd post something.
I haven't talked to my parents for a looooong time, my bro however phoned me yesterday & is going to fly me out to Las Vegas to hang out for a week in April. I harbour no ill will towards my parents, I just don't really care for them.
 
2013-02-22 08:02:36 AM

Yeeeeah, my mother never made a secret of how much of a disappointment I was to her and how much she favored my sister over me.  She and my sister would go drink wine and go to country music concerts and get makeovers together, whereas I had no interest in that stuff and spent my time reading science books and working on the computer.

It was her constant disappointment that encouraged me to actively seek a better career so that I could get out of her house and sustain myself without relying on her for anything anymore.

I'm now a successful engineer, and now that I'm gone she's suddenly realized how much she relied on her "failure" kid to do all the mundane home upkeep that she couldn't be assed to do herself.  She still calls me occasionally to come use my "engineer-y" skills to change a lightbulb for her.

/"failure" meaning I wasted money on college getting a BS rather than an MRS.

 
2013-02-22 08:02:47 AM
I like beer and I like pizza.  I like a cold beer after mowing the lawn and pizza makes a great meal after a long week and the two go together.  I have a son and a daughter, they go together but are different enough that you don't pick one over the other.
 
2013-02-22 08:05:18 AM
It varies. Which one just woke me up at 3am?
 
2013-02-22 08:07:40 AM
I have a few nieces (no kids) but I can say I luv them all absolutely ... BUT at this mo I definitely prefer to spend time with any but the oldest.

This will change ... the eldest is going through certain growing pains which thankfully (as an uncle) I do not have to get fully involved with.
 
2013-02-22 08:07:58 AM
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2013-02-22 08:08:55 AM

Thunderpipes: Lipspinach: My parents favoured my older brother and now
I am a 50 year old, unemployed alcoholic mess.

My girlfriend is a hell of a lot hotter than his wife though.
Although his wife is an heir to a fortune.

He wins I guess.

My parents sucked.

Maybe there was a reason for their favoritism. Ever think of that?


i dunno if thunderpipe's parents are alive or not, but i would imagine they would be embarrassed by his internet behavior.

thunderpipe's mom could have aborted him. and then we wouldn't have to read his awful posts. ever think of that?
 
2013-02-22 08:10:23 AM
after seeing how my friends fifth kid turned out,-she mostly raised herself, we followed the ideals of the worthless rich.  "Put all your eggs in one basket - and watch that basket."  We had one.
We might be po white trash but she's doin' okay.
 
2013-02-22 08:11:11 AM

Cheron: I like beer and I like pizza.  I like a cold beer after mowing the lawn and pizza makes a great meal after a long week and the two go together.  I have a son and a daughter, they go together but are different enough that you don't pick one over the other.


if your son and daughter "go together" perhaps you should refer to a recent article about sperm bank children.
 
2013-02-22 08:11:12 AM

SquiggsIN: In my family, the youngest kid never did anything wrong.  Seriously, it didn't matter what she did, one of us got blamed for it.  To this day my father will drive 6 hours out of state to see her and her family but won't bother driving a half an hour to see the rest of us within a county of him.


Maybe because you are only a half hour away and don't visit?  I always love when people like that complain.  "You never come and see me and I am so close"... well why don't you go over there?  Does the youngest have kids?  I know putting the kids into a car for a 6 hour drive would be murder for me to do and I would never wish that on anyone.
 
2013-02-22 08:13:25 AM
I'm obviously the favorite of both my parents. My grandpa I was his favorite, and my aunt/uncles. I'm pretty sure my grandmother favors my cousin in Arizona, but for the rest of them I'm not sure why I'm the favored one. Probably because I wasn't a problem child.
 
2013-02-22 08:14:18 AM
this topic is sure to bring on the deep seated issues.
I have only 1 child, she is my favorite.
 
2013-02-22 08:15:14 AM
Grew up with 3 sisters, I was the only son. To this day I don't think that any of us feel that our parents had a favorite, nothing in the way they behaved towards us then and now would indicate that. Perhaps they did, but they never behaved that way. I now have two daughters, and while my feelings for each of them changes from day to day and moves up and down as they move deeper into moody teenagehood, I couldn't say that one was my favorite as I love them both a lot. As much as I love them, they can be real assholes sometimes, as Louis CK can attest.
 
2013-02-22 08:16:23 AM
This is one of the reasons why Mrs_Fab and I had only one kid. It's easy to look like an awesome parent when you have her outnumbered.

/btw, I like that pizza/beer analogy
 
2013-02-22 08:17:59 AM

Earpj: I think that each of my kids have things that I like better. One is better at sports than the others. One is funnier. One is more academic. Things like that.


Yeah, but admit it, you have one you love more than the others.

My mom favors ,my brother over me, while my dad favors me over my brother. They make no bones about it.
 
2013-02-22 08:19:58 AM
Well, I have to say that I wasn't like my siblings and they hated me for it, and did a lot of bad things to get me in trouble, etc.  They always said that I was the favourite and it pissed them off to no end, and they all ended up with "daddy and mommy issues",

When I talked to my dad a few years ago (before he died), he admitted that yes, I was the favourite for a good reason.  Turns out it was because I was not an asshole like the other kids were.

My own kids.. love them all equally, they each have their places, they all piss me off tremendously at times, and they make me smile in others.

There are days that wouldn't want my life without them... other days, let's say not as much.
 
2013-02-22 08:22:46 AM
KingKauff:
Yeah, but admit it, you have one you love more than the others.

My mom favors ,my brother over me, while my dad favors me over my brother. They make no bones about it.


Hmm..I don't think so.
I know Christopher prefers Porter, but...they all have something that's better than the others.
 
2013-02-22 08:24:16 AM

TNel: SquiggsIN: In my family, the youngest kid never did anything wrong.  Seriously, it didn't matter what she did, one of us got blamed for it.  To this day my father will drive 6 hours out of state to see her and her family but won't bother driving a half an hour to see the rest of us within a county of him.

Maybe because you are only a half hour away and don't visit?  I always love when people like that complain.  "You never come and see me and I am so close"... well why don't you go over there?  Does the youngest have kids?  I know putting the kids into a car for a 6 hour drive would be murder for me to do and I would never wish that on anyone.


You know, sometimes, parents DO favor the last one for no reason at all. I've seen it happen, several times, parents who lavish the last id with gifts and praises that are never deserved.
It happens. People are not always rational.
 
2013-02-22 08:24:26 AM
True subby. So damn true. My oldest son is 23 and I've never connected with him. I love him, because he's my son, but I never really liked him. It's a sh*t thing to admit, but there it is.
 
2013-02-22 08:31:20 AM

indarwinsshadow: True subby. So damn true. My oldest son is 23 and I've never connected with him. I love him, because he's my son, but I never really liked him. It's a sh*t thing to admit, but there it is.


I like to think my business-like attitude towards my son makes up for the spoiling his mother is doing. Meanwhile, I'm completely dumbstruck by how much prettier and smarter than him his baby sister is.
 
2013-02-22 08:38:03 AM
I can honestly say I dislike all my children equally.
 
2013-02-22 08:40:48 AM
My grandma loved my Uncle Carl the most out of her three kids. And sadly we buried him yesterday. Pancreatic cancer is a biatch.
 
2013-02-22 08:41:15 AM
There's a third option: get other ones. My parents have two adopted sons. Their biologicals ones left home. I did it when I was 18 because it felt right and all we were doing was fighting. I've since had long conversations with my mother, mostly about my dumbass brother, but otherwise apologizing for being a teenager and trying to workout my mortgage. I don't visit much because I can't get away from work. He keeps coming back and letting his girlfriend try to take the whole place over even though her family is rich and she's an attention whore and neither of them can hold a job.

My adopted brothers, however, look eeriely like us (though I've begged my mother to get rid of that picture) and have similiar problems (and are biologically brothers and the older one knows that. I don't think either of them know their biological mother is really messed up) scolastically. The younger one hasn't diliberately given himself a concussion to impress the older one's friends yet.
 
2013-02-22 08:41:33 AM

Lipspinach


My parents favoured my older brother and now
I am a 50 year old, unemployed alcoholic mess.

My girlfriend is a hell of a lot hotter than his wife though.
Although his wife is an heir to a fortune.

He wins I guess.

My parents sucked.


At what point should you have stopped blaming your parents for your craptacular life and started blaming yourself?

I'm guessing it was somewhere in the mid-to-late twenties, and certainly no later than age thirty.
 
2013-02-22 08:42:25 AM
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2013-02-22 08:43:11 AM

EvilEgg: "Love" more, no I don't think so. "Like" more, yes absolutely.


Done in one.
 
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