Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The middle child SYNDROME

Middle Child Syndrome: "The middle or second born child or children often have the sense of not belonging. They fight to receive attention from parents and others because they feel many times they are being ignored or dubbed off as being the same as another sibling. The first born sibling is put on a pedestal and the youngest gets away with the most. And the middle sibling is just - there. There are the least number of pictures of the middle child, and the middle child has to work harder in order to be noticed."

Because my husband is the "middle child" (yes, I know this answers ALL kinds of questions for you) - he has opened my eyes to the fact that Tyler may feel left out sometimes. After looking over my blog here - I do tend to highlight the girls alot, so I can see his point.

So, the following is Tyler's HIGHLIGHTS over the last 2 weeks. Thanks to Grandma Kim for taking the soccer pictures - as I was too busy doing stuff for Eyli and Katie to go to the game................ No, seriously - I was........


Field Day - his team: THE WHITEY TIGHTIES - you'll never believe it - a team named after UNDERWEAR took first place.

Tyler's LAST EVER band concert (As I'm sure he will not choose BAND next year) - see

Notice the move his dad must've taught him - pull on the guy's arm till he falls over.



Now - these are the 2 WARM-UP songs - where he got to play the bass drum. You can't hear his part very well, but, you can tell by his foot, that he just about has the BEAT down.
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6 comments:

jesuschic said...

I'm sure Todd could agree, he is also a middle child....he was not treated the same as the 1st or the 3rd. But I love who he is 2nd child and all...:)

Aunt Juge said...

WAY TO GO TY!!!!!!!!!! Even if Ty will NEVER take band again.....he DEFINITLY makes up for it with his soccer skills!!!

SoulTattoo said...

I am the baby (of 3) and so is Steve (of 3) Isnt that funny how we ended up with two kids and there isnt a middle child...

Rudysboy said...

I agree 100% with the middle child syndrome. I am the middle child also. My sister(Tirza) is the baby, and always got away with everything. My brother(Mike) was the oldest and was always made to be the "disciplinary example". Even with an additional step-brother and sister, I'm still the "middle". I have 3 boys of my own ,and perhaps because I know what it's like, I sometimes find myself favoring Emilio(my middle son). He's my little clone.

SoulTattoo said...

Hey... For the record, I "got away with stuff" because i am good! Not because I am the baby (hahahaha) ~Tirza

~Kristie~ said...

Awesome! This is exactly what I need to spruce up my blog - A little sibling rivalry!!