Yesterday my five year climbed up on the arm of my chair while I was writing, cuddled against my arm, and said, "Mom, who's your favorite kid."
I smiled and said, "I don't have a favorite. I love all of you just the same."
"I know, but who's your favorite."
"I can't pick a favorite. What about you, who's your favorite, mommy or daddy?" I asked her this question to show her how impossible it would be to choose. She was supposed to say, 'I love you both.' 'I don't know' would've worked fine too.
Instead, she looked up to the sky for a moment, pursed her lips together, and then said, "Daddy."
Well, I know who's not my favorite now. :) Apparently using a rhetorical question on a five year old is not a good idea.