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    What's The Deal With Middle Children?

    I'm a middle child of three and people take me for someone straddling between being eccentric/crazy. Sad life, I know. They tell me that I have "Middle Child Syndrome" but I refuse to accept the label. What's their deal anyway? Help press their case of my behavior.

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    Middle child *snort*
    What you need is a twin to be compared to for your whole life.

    "Which one are you again?"
    "We're fraternal for God's sake. I'm the one with the good hair and shapely legs."

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    middle? twin? pfft, single child gets so boring sometimes, you'd wish you had some siblings.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    single children are something else...

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    I refuse to accept that label...even if it is true.
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    Marcia! Marcia! MARCIA!


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    NO no no. It's the YOUNGEST child that is nuts. Trust me, I know.
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    twins are scary

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    Next time they say this to you, stalk them and hang the pelts of roadkill in their trees and shrubs. Write messages to them in ketchup on the windows of their car. Stuff like that usually makes them realize how wrong they were.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    twins are scary
    The clone kinds are; with their weird speaking-in-tongues-esque private languages, long distance mind-body connections, and the constant spinning the contents of their bedrooms around with the telekinetics.

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    Third of four here... I'm pretty normal.


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    Met a pair of twins once where one was called Damian. Run for the hills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Middle child *snort*
    What you need is a twin to be compared to for your whole life.

    "Which one are you again?"
    "We're fraternal for God's sake. I'm the one with the good hair and shapely legs."
    Yeah, that!! Not so much with the getting mixed up, since we're sister and brother, but...YEAH!
    Bonus: I always had someone to play with, so I didn't bother learning social skills or anything.

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    Running will not help. The creepy twin mind power can find you and kill you dead even in the hills. Especially if it is the really creepy "middle child" twin who has older and younger brothers and/or sisters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Next time they say this to you, stalk them and hang the pelts of roadkill in their trees and shrubs. Write messages to them in ketchup on the windows of their car. Stuff like that usually makes them realize how wrong they were.
    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Running will not help. The creepy twin mind power can find you and kill you dead even in the hills. Especially if it is the really creepy "middle child" twin who has older and younger brothers and/or sisters.
    Lordy, I find the South charming, verily.

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    Nothing to be done about it. Middle kids are just nuts. My sister--wacked. My wife's sister--wacked. Youngest children are perfect in every way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girljen View Post
    Bonus: I always had someone to play with, so I didn't bother learning social skills or anything.
    Big bonus. We still won't give the folks a straight answer about how Paul's eyebrows were burnt off.

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    Oldest are responsible.

    Youngest are rebels.

    Middle are AWESOME!

    I'm the middle of three spaced about 20 months apart. I have a lot of the middle child traits and they're not all bad. Sure we can be a little nuts, but usually in a fun way.

    Also, you can't be a middle child with an even number of kids in the family. Sharing the middle (say 2nd or 3rd of 4) is not nearly the same as being a true middle child.




    **Note: Me declaring that you can't be a middle child with an even number of kids is a middle child trait. I want the middle all to myself. I'm sick of sharing.. oh and pay attention to me.**

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    Nothing to be done about it. Middle kids are just nuts. My sister--wacked. My wife's sister--wacked.
    This is fitting my data for non-first kids in general.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    The clone kinds are; with their weird speaking-in-tongues-esque private languages, long distance mind-body connections, and the constant spinning the contents of their bedrooms around with the telekinetics.
    We have a pair of those across the street. One has curly hair though. Not sure if their grandma curls it every week (or straightens the other) or what if it's a single point mutation post-zygote-splitting.

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    My wife is a textbook middle child and it's GREAT.

    She is the most eccentric but also has it together the most of her other siblings. The older sister at 32+ still needs direction from mommy and daddy and the younger brother redefines "rebel."

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    twins are scary
    Try growing up in a town founded by twins, and every year there's the Twins Days Festival. Last year there were over 2030 registered sets of twins that showed up. It's a whole heap o' creepy.

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    I was an only, people try to tell me I act like I am an only....then I tell they act like jackasses.

    then I run away and play by myself with their toys in their sandbox while their mom dotes on me with presents

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    All twins are not creepy.



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    Well, I'm the oldest and was supposed to set the example - of which I was reminded of often when I got into trouble.

    And my sneaky little brothers would be standing behind Mom snickering ...

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