Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Middle Child's Day - Postcard Friendship Friday #76


 
I was born the eldest of six.  Growing up, I never thought about what it would be like to be a middle child.  I remember one of Sissy's favorite books was The Middle Sister. Now that we are older, my middle sister is one of my very best Friends.  I like the idea of a holiday which gives a well deserved recognition to the wonderful and special middle child of the family. 

If you grew as up the middle child with both older and younger siblings, you know the feeling of the "middle child syndrome" from a from a very personal perspective.

It is said the first child is the first child. He, or she, has all of Mom and Dad before the second child comes along. The final child is and always will be the baby of the family.  Older and younger children tend to be more outgoing, or extroverted. The Middle Child tends to be more introverted, quieter, perhaps a bit of a loner--but with the amazing ability to get along with just about anyone.  Middle children tend to be wise watchers.

It is fair and fitting that we celebrate and place into the limelight, the middle child on this day.

So, my treasured Sissy, go out and enjoy this day to the fullest. You truly are a wonderful, talented, special person!   I am one of your biggest fans and I am so proud to be your big sister.  I have always deeply admired you and your vivid heart.  ((hugs))

Happy Middle Child's Day!

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7 comments:

Dorincard said...

Nice kids...The most confrontational are the hyena pups, who fight each other from day 1. Not play - fight.

Snap said...

Beautiful card. Love the faces on the kids. Happy Middle Child's Day to your sister!

Clytie said...

Ah sissie, I can't imagine what it must have been to be the OLDEST child either - so we're even!!!

It was very interesting (and still is) to be, along with our middle brother, the "filling in the sibling sandwich"!

I love the card, too, sissie. It makes me nostalgic for simpler times.

Aimee said...

I was the youngest of 3 girls. My middle sister blamed EVERYTHING on being the middle child! :) She'll be happy to hear there's a day just for her! :)

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Well, we didn't have a middle child in our family but I wish a happy day to all middle children. Being the eldest was hard enough for me. :)

DonyaBuding said...

I love the idea of this holiday - my brother and sister would be happy to know this :) I'm a first child, too, and I can understand the dynamics! So nice to see many first-borns here at PFF :)


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Heather said...

That is an adorable card. Love that type of image. I am a middle child of 4. Not much difference between me and my older sister as we are only 15 months apart. The youngest sister is much different. I think that we all treated her differently, but that is just fine by me.