I'll Admit It, I Have Another Favorite Kid

me and charlieI absolutely promise this is the final time I will address this topic, but sometimes when you get in trouble in school, you have to write lines or an essay about the lessons you have learned.

While I will never take back the things I wrote in my post Admit It. You Have a Favorite Kid, I Do, I will concede some of the thoughtful commentary that came my way had me thinking twice and learning to balance the scales.

If you missed this webstorm last week, my post was picked up by everyone from Good Morning America to The Daily Mail to Fox and Friends to The Huffington Post to HLN to The Globe and Mail to Yahoo!

Much of the reaction was over-the-top and very negative. There were many calls for me to save money for my kid’s therapy, and there were demands my children be taken from me. The nicest name I was called was doofus (by Jezebel, no less).

While I consider much of the reaction a little much for such a mindless piece of “news” (I was actually bumped from Anderson by the kid who kissed Carrie Underwood), the reaction to the piece did have me purposely planning more one-on-one time with my youngest son.

This morning Norma left a great comment on my original Favorite Kid post. “You should write a blog about the things you love the most about your youngest boy and make it up to him ha! BTW your sons are absolutely adorable!

Great idea, Norma. The list of reasons Why Charlie Is My Other Favorite Kid follows after the jump.

  • Cute Overload 1 of 12
    Cute Overload
    Dammit, Charlie is pretty frickin cute. I'll be reminded of that every morning next year when he's the face of Cheerios - again
  • Storytelling 2 of 12
    Charlie is always tells a story with his Lego minifigs, puppets, cars, etc. His imagination is endless.
  • Puzzles and Books 3 of 12
    Puzzles and Books
    Never mind the tv, Charlie is happier with a book. "Read it, Daddy! Read it!" is a constant refrain in the living room after dinner.
  • The Chooch 4 of 12
    The Chooch
    I LOVE that Charlie has a bonafide nickname. He is The Chooch. It came naturally, he was a beefy kid that momma worked hard to feed. He looked like a chooch and it has stuck. I love that he has a fun and friendly rugby player-like nickname.
  • Me Go! Me Go! 5 of 12
    Me Go! Me Go!
    Charlie always wants to be included in the fun things and strives to reach beyond his abilities to catch up with the rest of the family.
  • Still Needs Help 6 of 12
    Still Needs Help
    While Zacharie is getting big and can do many things on his own, Charlie still needs a parent's help to reach a counter, put on clothes, and it makes us feel needed.
  • He’s Smart 7 of 12
    He's Smart
    While Zacharie is taking his time learning to read and write. Charlie has been eager to grab books, and pencils, and crayons.
  • He’s Tiny 8 of 12
    He's Tiny
    Our Chooch is a wee one, and I love that he can still fit in the crook of my arms when he's asleep. it won't be for much longer, but it still happens
  • iBoy 9 of 12
    Charlie is a digital kid. He's had an iPod in his hands before he could walk. He is of the digital generation and I can't wait to watch him embrace it even more.
  • Naps 10 of 12
    It's always easy to tell when I've done a good job with Charlie, as he'll crash in the car on the way home.
  • Copycat 11 of 12
    Zacharie didn't learn jokes until he was 5 - now, by being a copycat, Charlie tries to tell jokes and it always cracks us up.
  • Bangarang! 12 of 12
    I love that every time he gets in my car to go anywhere he immediately asks for "Bangarang" to be on the stereo. A 2-year-old that loves dubstep is ok by me (although it may soon be topped by his Gangnam Style).

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