Do your kids have a favorite parent?
Our girls don't but our boys do.
Our 15 year old prefers his father and our 4 year old prefers me.
My sister comes to dye my hair in our home. We don't like the toddler with us in the kitchen so I sent him to be with daddy. Dan put on his favorite show, gave him popcorn which he loves, and let him play on Nook. Still Patrick fought him and begged for me. Dan asked him what was wrong and he signed that he loves mommy best. Dan brought him downstairs and sat in the kitchen with Pat in his lap so he would stop crying. Pat was good about not moving but it bothered Dan.
I reminded him that Alex said the same thing to me when he was 5 years old. It's been 10 years but we both know that his dad is still his favorite. Alex is a great kid. I love him deeply and I know he loves me. But in the end he feels more comfortable with his dad. Thats ok with me.