Asking a parent whether he or she has a favorite is a loaded question. Just thinking about it makes some parents uneasy. One woman seemed angry:
Sorry but you can’t have a favorite child. That’s not right!”
We’re not supposed to “play favorites”–treat one child better than the others. The mother who wrote this answer represents what I sense is the popular view:
Every child is special in their own way. You love one for the softness of her heart. You love the next for his strength. You love all your children for where they are.