"My Favorite Child"

The first is my favorite
for he's the only boy,
full of puppy dog tails
and feelings of joy.

The second is my favorite
for she's the first girl,
the first to dress
in ruffles and curls.

The third is my favorite
for she's just like me,
she's her mother's daughter,
as anyone can see.

The fourth is my favorite
for she's like the sun,
with hair of gold
and a spirit for fun.

Each is my favorite
It's easy to see,
for each is a gift
from the heavens to me.

2004 Vicki Mae Schaffer