For many years, I have known that I am my parent's favourite child. I am the first born, the best looking, I have the smallest nose and I am clearly my parent's most loved child. It is not their fault, it must be very hard not to have the child who is clearly so superior as your favourite child. My young brother Paul tries to claim that he is the favourite as he is the only boy and the newest of the children (he says you love your new stuff much more than your tired, old stuff) but I gently explain that I am the first born and you love the stuff you have had for longest the most. New shoes are nice but old comfy shoes are the best. The middle sisters (aka known as the ugly sisters) clearly have no chance.
In order to illustrate this, I often phone my parents and leave a message with the housekeeper to tell them that their favourite child phoned and they should call back. Oddly, sometimes the call back takes a while (no idea who they could have phoned first) but they always call back.
However, what has finally cemented the evidence that I am the favourite child is that the last of my competitors siblings has left the country, leaving me ALONE with my parents. Paul has been in London for the last 11 or 12 years, Nina left South Africa about 15 years ago and has lived in London, Lagos, Taiwan, Korea and is now living in Singapore. And sister Mel, my last remaining local support is buggering off to Singapore too! I told my parents they better make sure I have the biggest slice of the will after the other children have abandoned them. I also told my parents to stop acting like teenagers and stay home and play bingo or take up knitting, but nooooo, they insist on buying a camper van and fleeing from me touring the country and the continent.
Hmmm, I wonder if there is a message in that......
Anway, dear sister Mel is moving to Singapore soon and she has started a blog about her experience. She is packing up her life and her kids and is making the big move - very exciting and very nerve wracking for her. You can read the traitors blog here: http://singaporefling-mel.blogspot.com/ Please go and show her some love. Traitor.