Well Christin, this is not the first time and I'm sure won't be the last we have extremely similar responses in the Q&A. I had already begun my reply mentally after reading the question. Then I read your answer and said, "That Christin again, reading my mind!" LOL
Overall, I have an overwhelmingly deep & unconditional love for all 4 of my sons. All married and Dads now, I share that same devotion with their precious children and their wives.
However, like you, I have a different relationship with each son. "Favorite," never enters the equation, but I do instinctively know which son plays which part in my own life at any given moment.
My eldest is my "rock." Always even-natured, sensible & a master at serious discussions. When I have a dilemma of most kinds, my first call is to him. He never fails to give great advice and calm my concerns.
2nd eldest is my talented worker bee, always there with a wrench and hammer to fix what needs fixing. He also does a fine job of keeping me on my toes about "maintenance"......so "things stop breaking down." LOL
The labor and LECTURES are free!
3rd son down.....Very laid back and ULTRA-talented at so much. He has a softer side and is not much of a "talker." I am in awe of his love and focus on his family......such a sweet, considerate husband and stellar Dad. I'm also proud of his U.S.M.C. service to our Country.
Last but certainly not least....my "youngest" He and I spend the most time together, based mostly due to location. We live less than 5 minutes apart. I've always said that I'll never be one of these old ladies that falls & breaks her leg & isn't discovered for days! My son must be in & out of my house 3 & 4 times a day!! We do a lot of things together and as a result know each other really well.....good & bad. He's my ear when I just feel like venting.
They are all loving, considerate and best of all, have a great sense of humor. They can all make me laugh till I cry!
So Marc....No favorite child. That concept alone, is for me, impossible. I adore them all equally and in all fairness, they can each annoy me at times in their own unique ways!!.......Ask any Mother! ...Peace, Paula