Ohhhh. Yes. My Brother is their pride and joy. And my younger sister was spoiled rotten. They still are. I was left out of EVERYTHING.
They don't consciously out and say it but they do have a favorite child. My dad used to thrown her in my face all the time on purpose to provoke me. He would say..
"Why can't you be more like your sister? She cleaned all the time when lived here." He was being serious too, when we were in an argument. The my sister chimed in and said "Dad, that's because I was getting grounded all the time for being wild and cleaning was my punishment you gave me all the time." (I didn't hardly get grounded because I wasn't wild and didn't sneak out party, and have sex all the time like she did)
"Look at your sister! She is married to a man who makes money and has did something with her life." (She got knocked up as a teen and they got married and that's it). This was over me wanting to marry my husband who didn't have as much money as her husband does...
Him to my sister "I'm proud of you for going to college. You can make something of yourself." To me "I think you're stupid for wanting to go. You just don't have the will power to do it." then he spend the next hour trying to fight with me about it and lecturing me about how it was stupid and how I wouldn't. I didn't ask his opinion any way and my sister and I were about the same in school...
"Your sister loves me more because she buys me little gifts every birthday and you don't." I was really broke and struggling at the time and she has money. I didn't always get him something and that meant I loved him less according to him!
There were tons more awful things he said to me that he didn't say to her but those are just some. He even told me I shouldn't have been born once...
My mom didn't treat me like that but she does favor my sister too. She has more in common with her so they talk a lot more and have bonded better I guess.
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