What was her name?

middlechildbrothersWas it Jan?  The middle child from the Brady Bunch?  All I remember is her whining Marsha’s name like a mantra.  Boo hoo hoo, you’re number two. It’s National Middle Child Day and as the Best Favorite Cousin of a middle child, I can tell you they really think this is a thing.  Not only is it a thing, there are subsects of being the middle child. Apparently, the syndrome and experience are different for males versus females and where you fall in the sibling line.  If you are the exact middle, such as 3rd of 5, that is different than being 7th of 9 or 2nd of 7.  I don’t get it.  Middle children get to be the oldest and youngest at the same time. It seems like the best of both worlds to me.

Celebrate today by giving a middle child some attention, PLEASE!!!!  If you are a mother, father, or sibling of a middle child, lay it on thick.  They only get this day once a year, so there is no such thing as too much.  Call them for no reason, take them to lunch, cook them dinner, send them “I was thinking of you flowers.”  Do whatever it takes, so you don’t have to hear their middle child grievances at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Pull out the gift card you got from work and splurge.  Have fun and…