I heard one time on some talk show that all parents have a favorite. Not that they don't love all of their children, but they have one child that they relate to more. In some cases it's obvious favoritism, but in most cases it's more subtle.
I know my mom has a favorite; it's obvious to me, anyway. I know my Dad has a favorite, and all of my siblings seem to think it's me. I see other parents with multiple kids who show favoritism.
I, personally, have one DD and one SS. I could see where it would seem that I favor my DD over my SS in many ways. I love my SS don't get me wrong, but it's a different situation because he doesn't live in the home full time. So of course, I have to buy more clothes for her and such.
Thoughts? I think it's true, even if people don't want to admit it.