I know I have way more pictures of Callum than I do of any of my other kids but I promise it’s not because he’s my favourite (in fact, he’s on the lower end of the ladder at the moment). And yes, parents do have favourites and if they ever tell you that they don’t, they’re lying. The thing though, is that favourites shift around. It’s never one favourite forever–oh no no no. Everyone knew I was the favourite for a long time and then when I hit the teenage years, I became one huge disappointment. My sisters would have church parties at the house when they were in high school while I was sneaking out my bedroom window to get felt up and alcohol poisoning. Then I got my shit together, married Jason, had kids, and went back to being the star. And well, I’ll have to save the rest of that story for my book, or a courtroom. Whichever comes first.
So, for anyone that’s new here, Callum is 3 years old and he’s hilarious. He just learned about private parts! Boys have penises and girls have vaginas. Except he was saying “peenjina” for a while until I got him to say “pajina.” My Instagram story from this afternoon is so funny! My friend Una sent Callum a conductor’s hat, a paint-your-own-train set, and some treats for me! She’s the best. Callum began painting his train set this afternoon and I love the look of concentration on his face. And notice his toy train peeking at him out the side. He’s never without a train!
Katie just finished her first year of middle school and she got the citizenship award! She totally deserved it. Katie is kind, thoughtful and empathetic. Her heart is pure gold. I am so proud of her. She’s my favourite right now. 😉
Does that bird on the wall in the background freak anyone else out? So weird.
Freddy just finished his first year of high school which is right next to the middle school that Katie goes to, where he went last year. I have no idea what Jason bribed him with to get him out of bed so early, but he came to Katie’s award thing yesterday too (and stuck his face right in front of my phone while I was trying to take a picture). He’s not my favourite for that.
Jake and his girlfriend came too, but the photos I have of them have Jason and his parents in the background and he’d take away my rights to the leftover Purdy’s chocolate Easter bunnies if I posted it. Jason is my ex-husband, and we get along fine. His parents are super nice and they came to support Katie too. It was cool that we could all be together for her!
My mom usually goes to bed at like 2am and gets up at 10 or 11, so for her to set an alarm for 7am is pretty much the equivalent to Jesus. She’s so cute. She brought flowers for Katie and everything!
I also have two step kids who I love so much. But for reasons that I won’t get into on here, my hands are tied as far as photos and such go.
Most of my kids are in school, or busy with work and friends, so that’s why Callum seems like the star of the show (and the new baby too!) but it’s not the case. I have a lot of stars. Sometimes it feels like a universe, especially when everyone needs money and rides. 😉 But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Okay, so who was the favourite in your house? Did it shift around? Why or why not?