For example, this is how she has handled two my of situations:
My husband broke his leg about 5 years ago. At that time, we had no savings (we were young and stupid) to cover him being off work. She would not give us any money stating "you need to learn a lesson". We ended up getting free food from the food pantry for about a month until I could find a better full-time job.
I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis two years ago, age 33. I was bedridden in severe pain. I was on multiple medications, including steroids. My mother said "Look, you had better get a handle on this thing because I am NOT watching your kids." I had two ages 10 and 8 at the time.
This is how she has handled my sister's most recent circumstances:
My sister is getting a divorce and needs to pay-off her husband for part of the house. My mother has already lent her a couple of thousand to help out with that - without any problems at all.
My sister getting the divorce is also having problems paying for day care expenses for her one child (age 4). My mother offered to watch the baby on her days off and help foot the bill for day care for the other days.
HOW UNFAIR IS THIS??? I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!! I only wish I was the favorite once in a while!!!