Friday, April 26, 2013

The Best of "MidKid Wisdom"

     If you follow me on Twitter (@MidKidMusings), you might have seen #MidKidWisdom Tweets from time to time. It's a collection of well known adages, proverbs, axioms, maxims, and other assorted pearls of wisdom, but with a uniquely warped Middle Child twist. If you follow me but haven't seen them, well -- you know what they say. (I actually don't know what they say. I was hoping you did!) Of course, if you don't follow me on Twitter, that's a whole other can of Middle Child worms -- but here's a chance to redeem yourself. And please, feel free to add to the list. Comment below, or email me at

MidKid Wisdom
- “Hell hath no fury like a Middle Child scorned.”
- "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others are Middle Children."
- "No man is an island unto himself -- unless he's a Middle Child."
- "The grass is always browner on the Middle Child's side of the fence."
- “If at first you don’t succeed, blame the Middle Child.”
- “Middle Children can’t be choosers.”
- “I gripe, therefore I am.”
- “Some see the glass half empty. Others see the glass half full. The Middle Child knows his siblings both had full glasses, and he got what was left over.”
- “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, still shame on you!”

Monday, April 8, 2013

The International Society of Middle Children is now the International Middle Child Union!

We've got a logo! That makes us almost legitimate.
     That's right, we've unionized! (At least we're calling ourselves a union. According to WikiHow, there's a lot of work involved in forming a real union, and quite frankly, who can be bothered? I have more important things to do with my time, like make logos and membership cards for self-created, un-certified unions.) Anyway, what's a union, real or otherwise, without a logo? Or an acronym, for that matter. Well, we've got one of them too!
     The International Middle Child Union, or I.M.C.U, is open for membership to Middle Children of all ages. After all, you never stop being a Middle Child -- even when you're no longer a child. It's the gift that keeps on giving! We also welcome  anyone who's sympathetic to the cause, because sometimes being a Middle Child is more than just a matter of birth order -- it's a state of mind.
     Joining the union is easy, but even more important, it's FREE. You can show your support by doing any of the following:
          - "Like" us on Facebook
          -  Follow us on Twitter
          -  Subscribe to or follow this blog
      If you're a real screwed up Middle Child, you can even do all three! And while you're here, make sure to find out about our upcoming Middle Child Strike. Hey, we're a union -- aren't we supposed to have a strike? Scroll down 7 posts for details, or use the handy Blog Archive. Once you've joined, remember to cut out the membership card below. (No cheating, you have to join first!) It will prove you're a card carrying Middle Child. As if you needed any more proof.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Just what the Doctor ordered!

The cure for Middle Child Syndrome...
*Side effects may include jealousy, mood swings and sore sportsmanship.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

What EXACTLY Does Being a Middle Child Suck? (Parental Guidance Suggested)

     In the early days of this blog, I had posted an analysis of the most often Tweeted Tweets from Middle Child Twitterers. Tweeters? Tweeple? (See "It's a Love (but mostly) Hate Thing.") While “I hate being a Middle Child” is a frequency frontrunner, “Being a Middle Child sucks” was far and away the winner. We had just met back then so I didn’t think I should elaborate -- I was trying to make a good impression -- but now that we know each other so much better, I feel more comfortable sharing all the gory details...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Middle Child Challenge: Questions 1 - 8

The Singing Seville Brothers
The "Other" Chipmunks
Think it's easy to spot a Middle Child? Take the "Middle Child Challenge" and see how good you are!
     Few performing chipmunks have achieved the worldwide popularity of Alvin & the Chipmunks. They are the most famous chipmunk brothers of all time, with the possible exception of Chip and Dale. The adopted rodent children of father/agent Dave Seville, this triple-threat trio starred in multiple TV shows, recorded chart topping musical hits, and even appeared in a trilogy of movies. While this isn’t the first time a famous animated Middle Child has been featured on this blog, (“The Simpson’s” Lisa Simpson and Chris Griffin of “Family Guy” fame were both subjects of a previous post. See “TV’s Greatest Middle Children”), this is the first (and only) animated animal Middle Child, and definitely the only animated rodent Middle Child. Do you know which of the three singing Seville brothers is the Middle Chipmunk?
Continue the challenge!!