My Mother told me today that they are thinking about going to Australia to see my brother in March.
Great, I said, then you can do a stop-over in Hong Kong.
Well, Mother replied...we talked about it, but we see so much of you as it is.
This confirms my suspicion that I have definitely fallen down the "favourite child" ladder. I was unbeatable for a while - married a boy she adores, bought a house in Sweden, great job, bought her presents etc. Now that I am "the divorced one" and with no grandchildren on the horizon, I am firmly back as favourite child number 3- overtaken by "Super Student" and "Golden Boy". Thank God my other sister is a lesbian and not likely rise above me in popularity!