Middle Child Day is Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014.
“Let’s face it, being the middle child sucks, right? You have an older sibling, who you have to somehow live up to; you have a younger sibling, who gets all of the attention, and you are left with no clearly defined role. In fact, ‘Middle Child Syndrome’ is a recognized concept and birth order is believed to impact upon various personality traits,” says Days of the Year, a website dedicated to odd, funny, and lesser known days of the year.
It adds: “Well, no longer. Middle Child’s Day provides a well-deserved day to celebrate those special children who were neither the first-born or the last-born. Finally, a day where you get some attention and love, at the expense of your other siblings.”
Being a middle child also a “syndrome” attached to it, although it’s been disputed.
“Middle child syndrome is a condition in which children born in the middle experience feelings of emptiness, inadequacy and jealousy. It is also characterized by low self-esteem and extreme introversion, sometimes even leading to psychotic behavior,” says middlechildpersonality.com.
On Twitter, some users commented on the day.
“I’d rather be the hated middle child rather then an only child anydaaaay,” one person wrote.
Added another: “Tomorrow is ‘Middle Child Day.’ Holy Stephen Hawking! The masses need a reason to celebrate. What’s next, ‘Take a leak at 10 AM Day’ ?”