When you ask someone if they have a favorite kid, the response usually is, "Oh, I love all of them the same."  But what if you were asked if you have a favorite PARENT?

That might depend on what parent is with you at the time...

A new poll asked people just that and apparently more than half of us DO favor one parent over the other.

Around 4 in 10 said they like their mom more than their dad.  Only 14% said Dad's their favorite.

But even more interesting is a lot of us switch allegiances.  And not just once in our life.

We start out liking Mom more.  Then a third of us go over to Dad's side by age 13.  But that only lasts a few years, and a third switch back to Mom by age 20.

Also, 2 in 10 of men in the poll described themselves as a "mama's boy" . . . nearly the same ratio of women said they're a "daddy's girl."

And 13% of parents admit they're jealous, because they know they're not the favorite.

(Express)