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I never wanted to be the favourite
I had heard the phrase so many times…’oh she’s a momma’s girl, he’s such a momma’s boy’ and felt very ambivalent towards the phrasing. I know that there are many mommas out there who feel a special twinge and a fullness that comes from being the ‘one’ their child needs to get through daily transitions but for me, 99% of the time I feel smothered by it. When my daughter was going from infancy to toddlerhood I remember being asked ‘so who’s the favourite?’ and I remember being