I Am a Middle Child

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    Don't get me wrong I love my family

    but it really sucks being the middle child
    daisyjane17 daisyjane17
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    I'm A Middle Child And I Hate It

    I'm a middle child. I have an older sister and a younger brother. As a child, I remember my mom telling me that she wished i was a boy. I think I was only 5 or 6 at that time. But you dont forget such things. As an 11 year old, I heard my dad say that I was his least favorite...
    ash889 ash889
    18-21
    18 Responses May 7, 2011

    I was always playing by myself

    as a kid because my older sister and younger sister joined up. So in school I had a hard time making friends. But now as I approach middle age and a failed marriage, I'm not afraid to be alone.
    racerrex racerrex
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    Red Head In the Middle!

    I like to say that my red hair serves as a warning sign to the general public :)  It certainly did to my two sisters.  I was happily the youngest for 6.5 years, with just one older sister - a blond.  When my younger sister was born - also blond! - I was so jealous...
    pynkcobra pynkcobra
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

    I have a younger (very annoying) sister age 11

    and a older twin brother age 14
    jellybean0617 jellybean0617
    13-15, T
    Jun 14, 2015

    **sorry for the essay** sometimes i think i

    have middle child syndrome because i feel left out sometimes. i dont tell my family this because they'll look at me weird and have this impression that i'm trying to get attention and i'm not. A part of me doesnt want attention at all but another part of me does. i want to do...
    Aeril Aeril
    18-21, F
    Jun 13, 2015

    I was always 'wild and carefree' 'rebellious'

    'middle child syndrome'!! They bellowed. It made no sense to me, I was already programmed subconsciously to believe I was second best already. With neurotic drug fueled traumatized parents I was a shoe in for a personality disorder.... I'm floating now..... Besides that. He came...
    creepn creepn
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2014

    I'm a middle child...

    it's awesome in the only one with brown hair and the only one who wears glasses... anyway I'm like the bowl of porridge that's just right.. not too hit and not too cold ..same goes for beds and etc.
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    Dec 18, 2015

    the middle of twelve

    and the hated one the disabled one. the misake. the retard. the one with a brith deficit that never was able to control his bladder, the autistic freak the one not loved and not wanted.
    Thewingedwolfserpent Thewingedwolfserpent
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 18
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    I have an older brother,

    and a younger sister. Love them both to pieces <3
    Ag0405 Ag0405
    22-25, F
    Jul 22, 2014

    I am a middle child of 5,

    the other 4 are girls. Sometimes I am forgotten about being the only male in the house. My dad left when I was 5. My sisters would blame me for everything even if one of them did it. They all stuck up of each other, but my older sisters were protective of me when it came to...
    ChasLewTom ChasLewTom
    18-21, M
    Jan 21
    sh4274 sh4274
    18-21, F
    Mar 11

    Sometimes I forget that no one cares about the

    middle child.... Or just no one cares about me in general.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    I have an older brother

    and a younger sister n I sometimes hate it. I feel like im ignored n neglected n that no1 cares bout me jst cuz im the middle child.
    Louisaxxx Louisaxxx
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 5, 2014

    It totally sucks when people make fun of Middle

    Child Syndrome... People don't take this seriously. THIS SUCKS
    dwilson06 dwilson06
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 13

    I have 2 sisters. One is 12.

    She is annoying and rude. She doesn't respect my space, or anyone's for that fact. My older sister is 25. She is married, has 2 kids and is honestly very nice. But, she is also annoying. But, no matter how annoying they are, I love them, they are my siblings and wouldn't trade...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 14, 2015

    Middle child syndrome.

    ... I'm the best behaved and have the best grades, I'm even talented But it doesn't matter cause I'm the middle child...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 24, 2015

    i have two sisters and they seem to get

    everything handed to them. I have been wanting to re-do my room for months and my little sister just blurted out and said that she wants a new bed a few days ago. so my mom took her shopping and they order one today. my older sister just got home from the beach with her friends...
    megangibson megangibson
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    I'm just the second child.

    I don't matter as much as my older sister who I fight with everyday. She's 19, and does nothing to help with the family. All she does is spend money we're trying to save and go out with her friends. She acts like shes so angelic but when her friends aren't around she yells at me...
    ibzolib ibzolib
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2015

    I am the middle child of four(five) my mother

    had a miscarriage after she had me and I believe I will met him or her one day when I meet my maker. Anyways for me being in the middle absolutely stinks. I have two older sisters who are only a year apart I'm 5 & 6 years apart from them and a younger brother who I am 3 years...
    viviannec viviannec
    18-21, F
    Jun 9, 2015

    I'm also the unfavored child,

    I bought a movie for us to watch as a family with my own money and they paid me to turn it off. it's like I try so hard but can never accomplish anything
    sxvenfxld sxvenfxld
    13-15, F
    Jan 16

    I'm stuck with an older brother,

    a younger brother and younger sister. Hello black sheep. :(
    Riku007 Riku007
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2014

    I am a middle child and get ignored

    and left out a lot. I always do good and try my best but it does not matter in my family. My younger sister always gets treated the best and it shows so much. My mother shows a lot of favoritism to my younger sister. She calls her on the phone, will text her and do stuff with...
    wisdom26 wisdom26
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 18

    Im a middle child and growing up i realised i

    get the blame for most things always getting into trouble if something happened to my younger brother when he was a baby, im constantly being dragged into other peoples problems one things for sure i know out of all thee siblings we have been raised differently no matter how...
    CassidieH CassidieH
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 17

    My sister is 8 years older

    and my brother is 3 years younger. When I was born my sister was very disappointed I wasn't a boy so wanted nothing to do with me unless it was to make my life a misery with her practical jokes. My brother and sister sided with each other and I was the odd one out. Many times I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 27, 2015

    We have all had a hard life

    but on August 12th we have a whole day dedicated to us middle kids. I know it's far from now but on that day no matter what let's remember that middle children often are more creative and think outside the box.
    dwilson06 dwilson06
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 10

    Me...

    I'm the middle child... Not the first born, not the baby... The second one. I may or may not have "middle child syndrome" I don't know. All I know is I'm the best one! :-D
    Riff76 Riff76
    36-40
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2013
    whyacinth whyacinth
    31-35, F
    Apr 11

    So that means the child

    who is forgotten. :( Being a middle child made me a good peace keeper though.
    AphroditexD AphroditexD
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Dec 19, 2015

    I used to hangout with this person who's baby

    died and she seemed more like my mom than my mom...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Oct 24, 2015

    Even though you're not the oldest,

    or the youngest, you see, Being in the middle is a really neat place to be! The middle of a sandwich is the most important part, And in the middle of your body, you will find your heart. The engine in the middle is what runs a good machine; And our family wouldn't be the same...
    nivanvc nivanvc
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2014

    I know I have middle child syndrome.

    I always feel left out of family things but have no one to talk to. Of course, that could be because I isolate myself to prevent having anymore emotional damage done to me. I SUCKS being the dumbest when you're stuck between two genius sisters. I feel like at every corner there...
    ethai20 ethai20
    22-25, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    I have an older and younger sister.

    I'm stuck in the middle and I hate it. My parents treat me completely different. I'm the one who always gets yelled at. My parents even forgot my 16th birthday because they needed to go pick up my sister from school. Sometimes I think my parents forget I'm here. I'm now 19 years...
    ctrosch56 ctrosch56
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

    Being a middle child isn't easy.

    You aren't the oldest so you don't get all the responsibility, but you also aren't the baby, the one who gets all the good attention. No, I was lucky to get either of those. I was forgotten about often. I don't blame my siblings for being treated like I wasn't alive, I blame...
    TickleMeCell TickleMeCell
    18-21, T
    Apr 8, 2015

    As the middle child of three (brother 2 yrs

    older and sister 1 1/2 years younger), I have truly felt the middle child syndrome. My parents were loving caring and engaged parents throughout my childhood. Yet, i have always felt like the unnecessary child. They planned on having two, a boy and a girl. When I was born...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 3

    Being in the middle means planning around

    EVERYONE else in your family and being forgotten from time to time. But it also means that you help keep the peace because you are and older child AND a younger child. It's kind of a weird thing for me. I love and hate being in te middle at the same time :/
    Bongopanda Bongopanda
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 6, 2014

    The 5th Of 6

    I was born in a large family and I hate it. I'm the 5th child out of 6, the youngest daughter and I never got any attention or anything. Here's the order: Older brother: Age 31. Favorited by my mom for joining the Army and was her first kid (obviously) Oldest sister: Age 29 (30...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 6, 2012

    Not Complaining D;

    I’m the middle child.  I have two sisters, one is 22 and the other is 11 years old.  Being the middle one can suck badly because I don’t get to enjoy my parents’ attention as much as my other two sisters do.  Their needs always seem to be above mine and my parents admit...
    meme30 meme30
    70+, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2012

    I was born into a bad family,

    with abuse, and a very cruel father.. I had two brothers, one older, one younger.. When i was four we were brought into a children's home.. The relationship with my older brother was never easy, he has been old enough to understand what was going on in our family and he copied...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2014

    It can be a drag being the middle child you

    tend to suffer from mcs which can be a good and bad thing, my parents always expect me succeed more than my other sibling at school cos my parents called me the star I was suppose to be the one that was going to join the army or navy that was their plan for me to soo do well...
    Haze94 Haze94
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 18, 2015

    Smack Dab....

    ....in the middle. I have an older sister and a younger brother! I can relate to most middle child stories and I hate when people ask if I have "middle-child syndrome".
    SimplyLovely SimplyLovely
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 21, 2007
    dailyracingdadboy dailyracingdadboy
    26-30, M
    Feb 14

    Middle Child

    I'm the middle child, I have an older sister and younger brother. I have always been treated differantly by my parents then my siblings. My siblings get anything they want, I got hand me down clothes while both of them got new clothes. If my siblings wanted to go and do something...
    Baseball25girl Baseball25girl
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2009

    Middle

    Growing up in my family I was a textbook middle child, completely lost in the void of family. My sister and I were born in the same year, exactly 11 months and 5 days apart..shhh trust me, I've heard it all!! No, birth control was not practiced, yes we are close in age...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2013

    I don't know if it counts

    as middle, but I have two older brothers and one younger brother.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 14, 2015

    I'm a part of a very close family,

    but I still feel left out or the least when it comes to my parents. I guess I'm the unplanned child. coz my parents originally plan to only have 2 kids and they prefer it to be a girl and a boy. And because my sister is the first born child in the family she was the favorite of...
    jellyfrapp jellyfrapp
    22-25
    Mar 11

    There are 4 kids in my family

    but I am seen as the middle child. I'm number 3 but sometimes i feel like 0. I wish I could stay in my room whenever I'm home. Sometimes I think my friends and uncle care about me
    dwilson06 dwilson06
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 10
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