While some parents secretly have a favorite child, they normally do not broadcast it all over the Internet.
Buzz Bishop recently wrote a blog entitled 'Admit It, You Have A Favorite Kid. I Do.' on the parenting website Babble, in which he admitted he likes his five-year-old son Zacharie better than his two-year-old son Charlie, reports the Daily Mail.
Bishop, a Canadian radio host, wrote: "Yes, I have a favorite son and I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’m guessing you could look deep in the mirror and admit you have a favorite too. I don’t let Zacharie get away with anything because he’s my first pick, I just..you.. know .. like him better."
"I admit it, my oldest son is my favorite because he can do more things. To me, he’s more fun. I don’t love either of my sons any more than the other, but I do like them differently. I’d be willing to bet you’re the same."
While some parents on the parenting blog praised Bishop for his honesty, many attacked him, which apparently came as a shock to the dad.
Bishop told the Daily Mail: "Perhaps I'm too naive to think that my words will not be one day read by my children, but if they do read them, I trust I will have a strong relationship with my kids that they will understand the context with which I write."
"I will concede that the open discussion and criticism I have received has caused me to re-evaluate the balance of time I spend with my kids. I am now consciously planning to have more one-on-one time with my younger son. I do not regret posting it. I will continue to write about my children, I will continue to write about the ups and downs in my parenting."