I have a problem with the way people refer to middle children as if they are forgotten or left out. It may be funny to joke about middle children, but as a parent of three, I want all my children to know they are seen, heard, and loved.
It does just so happen that my second-born has an easy-going, go-with-the-flow personality. I can relate to him because I feel I also have a very accommodating, laid-back personality. This is why my grandfather's nickname for me was noisy because compared to my three other siblings, I barely spoke.
I am the second born in my family. Not sure if this is middle child status or not. I think it's just more personality makeup. I don't want my child to be defined as the middle child. Instead, this is what I want him to know.
You are just as loved and wanted as your siblings.
Your voice matters. Speak up.
Don't ever stop believing people are mostly good.
Your easy-going, peacemaking nature allows you to be a great problem solver, which is a superpower to be proud of.
Being born in-between your other siblings, you probably know more about what's happening in this family than anyone else. Both your siblings talk to you.
You have learned you don't have to be the loudest in the room and how to observe people's behavior before reacting.
You're the one in any situation that can be counted as level-headed and helpful.
I love that you love surprises and the twinkle you get in your eyes when you genuinely enjoy life. Yes, I notice that and I always see you.