Favorite child

Favorite child (Sam Edwards, OJO+ Photography/via Getty Images / June 25, 2013)

Right now, she says, one of her children is definitely "the least likely to drive me to drink at 4 p.m.," but she fully expects that her preference will change.

"The tides will turn and they'll turn back," she says. "And that's the way it will always be."


Famous favorites in legend and life


Athena: Arguably the ultimate daddy's girl and Zeus' favorite child, the goddess Athena sprang fully formed from his head and was granted the right to use his weapons — even the mighty thunderbolt.

Joseph: The 11th of Jacob's sons, and his father's favorite, Joseph received the coat of many colors from his adoring dad and was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers.

John Quincy Adams: Groomed for greatness by his famous dad, President John Adams, he traveled to France at age 10 and became the nation's sixth president.

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.: The eldest of the charismatic Kennedy brothers and his flinty father's favorite, he died in World War II. Only then did Joe Sr. focus his ambitions on JFK.

Kim Kardashian: Family matriarch Kris Jenner said it on national TV and confirmed it with a lie detector test: Kim is her favorite daughter.

— N.S.