I wasn’t always a middle child. I was living the high life of being the youngest for three years – like Stephanie Tanner from Full House – before my sister was born. I don’t remember it, but I’m sure it was fabulous. Then, I became the middle child. If you’re with me, middies, these are the 20 signs that you know you’re stuck in the crossroads like I am.
1. You’re always compared to your older sibling, which makes you stronger.
2. You both want and don’t want attention, depending on the mood you’re in.
If you want it, you make it happen. If you don’t, you’ll most likely end up being the observant child and staying out of the way.
3. Anything you do is considered “rebellious.”
4. You usually get ganged up on by both your older AND younger siblings.
Let’s face it, middies; we’re a really easy target.
5. The only way you get to do something is if you take your younger sibling with you.
Do you want to go out? Sure, but take your sister with you to wherever she needs to go, and while you’re at it, pick up some eggs and milk before you go.
6. Odds are you’re bound to get your sibling’s hand-me-downs.
Spot a top at the mall? Forget it. Your sister has some great tops collecting dust in her closet that are begging for attention.
7. You know how to share EVERYTHING.
8. You do weird stuff, just because you can.
9. You never get first pick.
It’s almost like getting picked last for second grade kickball.
10. You have to run errands for your parents like, all the time.
11. You usually do more things with your mom than your other siblings.
She knows she can rely on you.
12. You get knocked down, but get back up again.
Just ask Keri Hilson. She knows.
13. When you don’t need to share something, you get way too excited.
Even though it probably isn’t exciting at all.
14. You’re often stuck between doing things with your younger siblings and your older siblings.
15. You find yourself liking the same things as your older siblings do, like sports and hobbies.
16. You aren’t closer to either of your siblings because you’re smack dab in the middle of their ages.
17. Not talking and just observing your surroundings is okay with you.
18. You’re fine with not being vocal and expressive sometimes.
19. You know you can rely on either your mom or dad when your other siblings don’t want to do anything with you.
20. Your family is always there for you and will listen to you no matter what.
Because after all, you are the favorite; and middle children will always be the coolest kids in our own unique, middle child way.