While eating banana bread Art popped up out of his chair and said, emphatically, "Do you know who I love the best?"
(long pause of silence)
"YOU!" and he points to... BEN. We laugh, naturally. And I kid, "What about me?"
He explains, "I love Papa and Mama the best out of everybody, but I love Papa the mostbest, NOT you! [pointing at me]. I love Papa the most best because he wrestles really hard and that's why," and he nods and sits back down.
So, don't kid yourselves, all you parents out there. Your children's love is conditional.