Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Favorites...

This morning on the radio they were discussing whether or not parents have favorite children. They mentioned how we all LOVE our children but deep down we have a special place in our heart for a certain favorite. I won't dispute this. I LOVE both of my children with ALL of my heart and would gladly die for either of them in a second but but for now Cannon holds the title for me. I feel somewhat vindicated in this because I know for a FACT that Brooklyn O.W.N.S her dad! I mean bat the eyes, flash the smile get whatever she wants straight up OWNS him! So I KNOW she is his favorite!

Case in point....
A few months a go I decided it was time to take the bottle away from Miss B. Cannon was done and off by the time he turned 1 and it was never a problem. Brooklyn NEVER took a binky and when I stopped nursing often times the only comfort she found was through a bottle. The girl CRIED ALL THE TIME for the first 6months of her life. Thus Cannon wins the title. (I am still not over the trauma of Brooklyn and what a hard baby she was.) For whatever reason food was a comfort to her. Yes I thought about the long term affects of food being a comfort but lets face it, if she wouldn't have had that comfort we both would have been in trouble. And turn me in if you so desire, I gave her a bottle in her bed with her naps and at night. GASP.....I know terrible parenting but I am still SANE and Brooklyn is alive, adorable and thriving! So the bottle won!

Anyway, full well-knowing I created a monster I knew it was time to take away the comfort. Besides I had run out of bottle liners and I only use drop-ins, so what better time to begin. I was on my 3rd day of no bottle and getting a little closer with each nap etc. One night she was so tired, I mean we had passed the breaking point. She had spent about an hour in her bed just crying hysterically. Break my heart? Yes it did but I was determined to hold strong. I got her out of her bed and tried to comfort her. She wants nothing to do with me, only her dad whom she knows will fall to her beck and call. She gets settled down. Brandon looks at me says I'll be right back. Leaves the house and comes back about 15min later with a box of BOTTLE LINERS!!! His comment to me, "All the poor thing wants is a bottle. Lets just give the girl what she wants." Oh so we did and here we are two months later once again weening her off the bottle. This time I made sure dear ol' dad was on board. I had to convince him it was past time, she is about to go into nursery and Cannon had been off for 6 months at this point. He finally agreed! That doesn't mean she doesn't get some serious cuddle time from her dad at night to help ward of those tears and "give the poor girl what she wants."

Now, I am sure I have a story or two about how Cannon has owned me probably even sweet Brooky B has a story or two. But lets be honest if you have seen Brandon with his daughter you know what I am talking about. The girl has him WHOOPED!!! Heaven help us because we are in big trouble with that big eyed beauty, but oh how we LOVE her!

So, you tell me do you think Brooky is a favorite in the eyes of her father? Better yet, do you have a favorite?

5 comments:

Jonathan & Bree said...

I go back and fourth, I feel like when Halle was first born I had this weird disconnect that I didn’t have with Addi. Almost like everything went so horribly I had this resentment I didn’t know was there until later I was like… “huh I was weird”. Then Halle was super baby and she stole the show, but became a hard one year old and it went back to Addi. I feel like whoever is easy at the time. I felt for a while like I more so couldn’t live with out Addi but only cause my life knew her in it for longer but now that would be a HUGE void either way. I think Addi has Jonathan for sure. Anyway you crack me up, I loved this post.

Tisha and Mark said...

Well, we all know who our parents favorites are! ;) I am not quite sure I have a favorite yet. I know that Kingston is easier right now than Mc in a lot of ways but Mc being independent gives her a special place in my heart :) Ok...are we doing a Thanksgiving craft? Maybe the Wood Connection Turkey?

Nick and Amera said...

I LOOOOVED this post. Thank you thank you thank you! Ditto. I'd gladly die for either of my kids, but because McCoy and I are EXACTLY the same in personality (stubborn, mean, angry, wears heart on sleeve, tender hearted, temper, hot headed) etc etc.... we DO NOT get a long at times. He was such a hard baby, and sometimes I wonder if I have issues deep down because he is such a hard infant. Not really on the outside, but on the inside, his personality can just irk me...because its like dealing with myself!!! ah!!! But Lavi....she sleeps well, has no temper, is easy going (like her father)...etc etc.... Over all, Lavi is easier to raise while McCoy is harder work for me. Not that I dont love him, but there is NO way in raising them equally. Does this make sense wiht out sounding like I have a favorite??? haahhaha. Its hard, its tough. McCoy has his good days and bad days and so does Lavi. But im glad you posted this because I needed some validation :) And for the record, McCoy has his DAD whoooped and Lavi has her mamma hanging by a string :) Its just how it goes...every child is different!! I do admire parents who can do things equally though.... which is why im sticking to 2 kids only cause im not good at this parenting equally stuff. WOW, thanks! and sorry for the novel. Did I mention how much I loved this post? And yes, I still stalk your blog :) Thanks.

Catey said...

I love all of my children.
Just sometimes I like some of them better. :)

Clements Family said...

I heard the teaser the day before but missed this on the radio. Great post. I think mine depends on the moment who my favorite is:)