Monday, January 11, 2010

Do You Have a Favorite?

I get asked that a lot.  I'm not sure why.  Is it because I have 5 kids?  Like mothers with only 3 kids can spread their love evenly, but since I have five...that's impossible?

Usually I answer, "Sure...and everyday it changes!"

Yes kids, 10 years from now when you're reading this...I do have a favorite!  And somedays...it's you!

Let's take today, for example...it was an EASY CHOICE!  Today's winner: Eli.  And not just because he was pathetic last night and cuddled with me while we watched the end of the Cardinals/Packers game (which was a great game, by the way.)



It's really just a process of elimination:
  • Ava...had me up 5 times last night between 1-2:30am and even ended up sleeping on my chest by 4am.
  • Cole...even though he gave me a run for my money at bedtime last night, he was still eligible for favorship until he started growling at 5a this morning.
  • Zoe...she lost eligibility when she climbed in my bed last night around 1:30 and forced Shane to take over 50% of my sleeping space.  Even when I put her in the sleeping bag on the floor at 2:30, she still managed to somehow return to my bed by 4a.  So this morning, when she woke up with a scowl on her face bossing everyone around and griping about everything, those didn't count against her, since, she really didn't stand a chance today anyway.
  • Then there's Ty...he was co-favorite with Eli until about 7:30a this morning when he stopped listening and started moving in reverse.  It was probably the fact that he let Cole dump out his tylenol cold all over the table and chairs 10 minutes after I'd handed the medicine to Ty and said "take this now so the babies don't reach it".  (You should know...the triplets LOVE medicine.  If I give tylenol to one, I have to have "fake" medicine to give the other two or there are MAJOR meltdowns.)

So Eli wins!  He slept through the night.  Woke up with a smile on his face.  Didn't pitch a fit that he didn't want all of his breakfast.  Didn't throw any breakfast on the floor.  Let me change his diaper the first time I asked.  Gave me hugs.  So...as of 9a this morning, Eli's my favorite!


10 comments:

Kmama said...

Stopping by from SITS. I just had to read this post. I love it, and your answer to the question. It's very honest, and practically the same philosophy that I have (though I only have two kids).

Happy Monday!

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Mommy Kennedy said...

Popping by through SITS!

I completely understand what you are saying; unfortunately, my daughter is my favorite on the least number of days! Most of the time, the boys win!

Salliann said...

LOL! Too cute! Good thing they're all so stinkin' adorable. :o)

Alexis Mullino said...

Haha, that's adorable. I'm sure your kids will laugh at this logic some day. :)

Helen said...

LOL! Love it!

Oh and we totally have to give fake medicine doses too... What is it with kids and drugs? ;)

Pyjammy Pam said...

oh man, mine are total junkies! "sed-cine? sed-cine?" linus gets a daily dose of singulair, which i dissolve in juice, and i have to give the other two juice in a syringe too, or they'll go insane.

Alejandra said...

I love this post! It's such a great answer and so much more honest than "they're all my favorites." I think it's the other way around too, in terms of parents (mom vs. dad) or really just anyone in life. Somedays, we enjoy 1 person just a little bit more than the others. We're all human! And I think given the evidence, Eli definitely won this round.

Kathryn said...

I love it! I use the exact same system here ;) Funny...I also have 5 kids! Maybe that's it!

Tina said...

HA HA HA HA!!!!! Most days I do have a favorite but I am NOT brave enough to post it. (It is usually the same child.....my bad)

Amy said...

hahahaha! never thought about it this way before, but that's SO true :)