A letter to … my parents, whose favouritism ripped our family apart

I was about five when I found out how deeply entrenched the favouritism in my family was: one winter’s day I was drawing pictures with my younger sister; we kept asking my parents whose drawing they liked best and they always chose her’s, so the very next drawing we did I asked my sister to swap drawings with me. When my father chose my sister’s drawing again, I proudly exclaimed: “That’s my picture.” He replied: “I’ve changed my mind – I prefer this one.” Words aren’t enough to explain how crestfallen I was. I couldn’t have been more hurt if I’d have been thrashed.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/may/13/a-letter-to-my-parents-whose-favouritism-ripped-our-family-apart

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