Cue all the “notice me” jokes…it’s National Middle Child Day! Though I can’t personally relate (only child here), middle children are known for typical feelings of being left out or invisible, also known as Middle Child Syndrome.
According to the National Day Calendar, Aug. 12 recognizes the middle child of the family. “The ‘Middle Child Syndrome’ states that the first-born is often the leader and the role-player while the youngest one is always considered the baby of the family, therefore, leaving the middle child without a special ‘role’.” But it’s not all bad. The listing for National Middle Child Day goes on to say that studies have shown middle children to be artistic and creative.
Other characteristics of middle children, according to Psychology Today, include being great negotiators, powerful trailblazers and justice-seekers. In other words, don’t buy into all myths about middle children.
So here’s to all the Stephanie Tanners, Cory Matthewses, Jan Bradys, Lisa Simpsons, Bill Gateses, Jennifer Lopezes, Chris Hemsworths, Pippa Middletons (and many more) of the world. Today’s your day!
Twitter Celebrates Middle Children Everywhere
— Refinery29 (@Refinery29) August 12, 2016
— Britt Elise (@brittfavre22) August 12, 2016
— thank u, next (@breathinsteph_) August 12, 2016
Oh the one day a year we are acknowledged #NationalMiddleChildDay
— Alanna (@itsjustalanna) August 12, 2016
ironic how today is always forgotten… #NationalMiddleChildDay
— Mags (@madiganmags) August 12, 2016
Did you remember? Don't worry, no one ever does. pic.twitter.com/Y31amdZngz
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) August 12, 2016
#NationalMiddleChildDay omg. Dis my time to shine
— H (@ahoy_hannah) August 12, 2016
— Dexter Goad (@ShadowDogProd) August 12, 2016
— kylie (@kylielaurayno) August 12, 2016
Apparently today is #NationalMiddleChildDay, not that anyone would care or notice sorta like our existence in general
— siobhan diores (@8thHouseHoney) August 12, 2016
— MeTV (@MeTV) August 12, 2016
Happy #NationalMiddleChildDay congrats to you for being self sufficient, hope nobody ignores you today.
— kg (@KelsieGEmbler) August 12, 2016
— Despicable Me (@DespicableMe) August 12, 2016
Happy #NationalMiddleChildDay to my fellow neglected children ✊
— Katerina (@fankatstic) August 12, 2016
It's #NationalMiddleChildDay …. I'd make some sort of joke or announcement, but no one would hear me
— Jackie (@Jac_Ryan) August 12, 2016
— Scott McGillivray (@smcgillivray) August 12, 2016
#NationalMiddleChildDay … Wow finally some attention. Lmao thank you for acknowledging me, I don't usually get that.
— Sioux. (@JDInYourVeins_) August 12, 2016
As the youngest child I just wanna say my day better be tomorrow or this afternoon or I make a scene #NationalMiddleChildDay
— Kevin Flood (@FLOOKLYN) August 12, 2016
It's #NationalMiddleChildDay so I offer our rallying cry, "NOTICE MEEEEEEEEE"
— Kate (@katethewasp) August 12, 2016
— Kathleen (@kathleenkatkath) August 12, 2016
— Vic (@victoria__rosas) August 12, 2016
Happy #NationalMiddleChildDay we all come together on this day to recognize the significance we don't have
— Harleigh (@HWattinger) August 12, 2016
— sky ⚛ (@adashofrm) August 12, 2016
— Med Center Mazda (@MedCenterMazda) August 12, 2016
— NBC12 WWBT Richmond (@NBC12) August 12, 2016
— The Works (@TheWorksStores) August 12, 2016
— trash (@Ashtern_Irwern) August 12, 2016
"Being a middle child is like the middle of a Oreo, the best part" #NationalMiddleChildDay
— liz (@LizzieLiebert) August 12, 2016
— trash (@Ashtern_Irwern) August 12, 2016
— Fresh off the Boat (@FreshOffShow) August 12, 2016
— Marianne Wright (@mariannelitman) August 12, 2016
"Oh, you're _____ younger sister, right?"
"Aren't you _____ older sister?"
— Christa Ross (@ross_christa) August 12, 2016
— CARESHA ABEG (@mortalslut) August 12, 2016
— Roxy Striar (@roxystriar) August 12, 2016
Today is national middle child day so naturally no one is paying attention. #NationalMiddleChildDay
— Dana Weiss (@TheDanaWeiss) August 12, 2016
Are you a middle child? Share how you’re celebrating in the comments below!
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