“You treat me differently to him! I hate you!”
*sigh* and so resounds the war cry from my eldest child.
Sometimes, it’s a little more controlled, more a statement of fact or an enquiry into my aberrant behaviour; a calm “How come you let him get away with that? You’d never let me do that, you’d take my iPod for a week.”
When he asks in this more human way, it’s easier to a) see that, yes, I do indeed treat my kids differently and b) to understand, for myself, the reasons why I do.
I treat my kids differently because they are