Growing up with siblings, you may or may not have speculated whether your parents were secretly comparing and ranking you against the others. Parents are “not supposed to” have favorites, but in a 2005 study, 74 percent of mothers and 70 percent of fathers admitted to having a favorite — so maybe it’s time to confront your parents about it.
One TikTok dad is breaking this unspoken parent code and explaining to the world how and why he’s chosen his favorite and least favorite child.
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“People go ‘Zach, you don’t have favorites in your kids!’” the dad, who goes by @forrealb on the platform, says at the beginning of the video. “The f*** I don’t! Here’s the big difference about why I love the oldest the most.”
Zach’s favorite child is his oldest because she’s sensitive and responsible.
“She breaks an $8 lamp from Walmart, you would have thought she shot me at point-blank range. She’s shaking and crying and I’m like ‘Honey it’s okay, you were chasing the dog. S*** happens!’” he says about his eldest.
“My youngest, that little psychopath, comes up to me butt-ass naked and goes, ‘Dad I pooped behind the couch,'” Zach explains in the TikTok. “She’s a f***ing animal.”
“He forgot to read the terms and conditions when signing up to be a dad…” one person replied, referencing the fact that, yeah, parents have to deal with some gross things when it comes to young kids.
“She’s your least favorite because she’s the most like you,” one commenter replied.
But for the most part, people thought the clip was pretty funny and a reminder of how overwhelming parenting can be.
“TikTok parents are the best birth control,” someone else commented.
“I can’t wait until they see this when they’re older,” one user added.
“Why is this so relatable,” another person wrote. “I have favorite, I just don’t tell them that. Every parent has a favorite and if you say you don’t, you’re lying!”
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