~Middle Child~

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    Anyone ever hear of the middle child syndrome??
    Meaning...if you have 3 children, the middle child gets the least amount of attention, because you have the oldest child...then you have the baby of the family....so the middle child, feels left out.
    I was an only child till I was age 13.

    Which makes me my Mother's only daughter, which is just one of the many reasons we shared such a close bond :)

    But, Mother and my SF had a son when I was 13...and he's a fucking bastard...to this day.

    We have nothing to do with each other. I tried.....but he did some crappy stuff after we lost our Mother and Dad.

    I guess I should have made this thread more about how does everyone get along with their siblings.....but the middle child thingie has been brought up a lot in my life, so I was curious about that too.
     
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    yeah I wasn't as smart as my older sister aka the perfect child and I wasn't the baby who got everything she wanted because she was the last child. It had it's good points and bad points. I was always compared to my older sister even by teachers. However it was easier to fly under the radar so that was a perk on some things like grades,well until I got F's anyway. When the perfect child got a B instead of an A she freaked,sobbed and fell apart because she thought my Mom would kill her.lol I told her not to worry when Ma saw my F's she'd forget all about the B.

    My older sisters first dance she got a new dress and new shoes from my Grandma. I got nothing for my first dance,second dance,any dance. My first dance I wore a white blouse I already had, and a orange vest and skirt my mother bought for me at a tag sale for 50 cents. My younger sister didn't get anything from Grandma either but she did get three new gowns for all the proms she went to. I did get a gown for my 8th grad graduation but so did my sisters cause it was mandatory dress.

    OK i'm getting depressed now so I'll stop here.
     
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    I'm a middle child.

    Enough said. :)
     
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    I'm the middle of 7. And the only left-hander in the family LOL. I usually grouped up with my 3 younger siblings, as the older guys had their own friends and groups that they hung out with.
    The older brothers picked on me a lot, and when I tried to take out my frustrations on the younger ones, I caught hell from the parents. Add to that 8 years of being taught by nuns, then 13 years married to the bitch from hell.

    No wonder I drink.

    But I'll say this- when we lost our mother in '88 (dad died in '67) we all became closer than ever before. Kinda cool.
     
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    I am a middle child....and we are all as close as the poles. They can be forced together for only so long before they repel to their respective ends.
     
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    I was also a middle child but coincidentally, also my father's favorite. I guess I just got lucky.
     
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    I was the middle child, but I was also the only son. I think the attention was balanced pretty well.
     
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    Well, technically I'm not the middle child. My second oldest brother lived just under 24 hours.
    It was the 40's.
     
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    I'm a middle child, never had any problems....
     
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