Today Is Middle Child's Day, Not That You Remembered

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As a middle child, can I just ask you all to please take a minute to acknowledge this holiday OK so sorry I won't bother you again.


Bruce Hopman — long-suffering middle child first and former advertising executive second — created the above membership card because "our whole lives, middle children crave attention, but we're always ignored, so it's typical that someone would give us a holiday just so they could ignore it."

I feel you, Bruce Hopman. I really do. Once, my family left me at a rest stop and didn't come back for a FULL HOUR. Like, it took them an entire hour to notice I wasn't in the car — and there are only five people in my immediate family. I knew then what all middle children come to know: You might be left for dead on a rest stop on the 5, but you can also basically get away with murder and nobody notices. It is a blessing; it is a curse.

Wearing my older sister's hand-me-down cardigan, I raise a glass of my younger brother's leftover beer to middle children everywhere!

[Sun Sentinel]



What about the oldest child????!!!! Stop whining middle children because at least you weren't the experiment child. Suuuuure, make all your mistakes on us and we don't even get therapy. Booo hooo. You didn't get dropped on your head and you h!ad your shoelaces tied. Not us, NOT US!