Middle Child Archives

Middle Child Archives

Ever since I was little, I have been an extremely passionate, driven, and overall, outgoing person. I love to be surrounded by people and I love to entertain others– as expected, I love to be the center of attention.

I think I got this from my roots and basically my family situation. I was the middle child, with an older sister and younger brother. They often teamed up on me because I was the middle child… The middle child hardly ever gets anything they want!

I remember I wanted the biggest room upstairs but Joey, my little brother, got it because “he was the only boy” and the next person to get the room would be my sister because “she was the oldest.” I COULDN’T GET THE BIG ROOM NO MATTER WHAT! Seriously so stupid…

But, there has been something so much more significant for me since I am the middle child. I feel as though I am the balance in the family. When my dad passed away when I was 9, I took control of the family *in a way* and tried everything in my power to keep us as close as possible even after facing tragedy. Being in the middle, I took responsibility, I am what is the center of the kids and it got to a point in my relationships with my siblings that I was a confidant for both of my siblings.

Although it might sometimes stink being the middle child and oftentimes not being able to get the best thing because you are in fact not the first or the last, it’s pretty cool because you aren’t scared being the first one to experience things like college or high school or being an adult first, but you aren’t the last. You can help your younger sibling and truly guide them.

And even though I am not the oldest, there are occasions where I have had the opportunity to help my sister, give her advice, teach her things she didn’t even know. It’s so cool to be the middle child. Honestly, I can’t explain why… but it is so much fun and I think why I am so close to my siblings now.

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