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10 Things Only the Middle Child Can Relate To

TFW people forget you actually exist.
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Some people call it the middle child syndrome. Us? We know it's just the way things are. Heh. Don't get us wrong; we're happy most of the time. It's just that there are moments when we can't help but ask WHYYY because of these struggles.

  1. People actually forget that we exist sometimes.

Your dad loves spending time with your kuya/ate because he has to teach them the ~~**responsibilities**~~ of being the authority when the 'rents ain't around. Your mom loves your youngest sib because s/he's such a baby. And you? Uhm, you're just there. Inside your room. Spending some alone time. LOL!

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  1. You're a survivor.

Usually because you're left to figure out things on your own. See item #1.

  1. You get jealz sometimes of your siblings...well, sometimes it's most of the time. Teehee!

There are just moments when you can't help but wonder about a lot of things...like why this is the situation you're in.

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  1. You get most of the hand-me-downs.

Because of your older sib. But by the time you're supposed to hand it down to your bunso, it's too old to bury at the back of your closet. WHYYYY?

  1. You always find yourself being the mediator between your siblings...

That or you're the target.

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  1. You get creative.

Because you have to get your parents' attention most of the time, you get creative with how you do it. How? Through your awesome personality. Ya$$$!

  1. You feel lost most of the time.

Your older sib can get away with most things because s/he’s an expert, while your parents won’t let your younger sib take responsibility for their mistakes. Where does that leave you? Lost, that’s where because you don’t really know what you can get away with and what you need to take responsibility for.

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  1. People expected you to always be "kind" to your siblings. 

They tell you to let your kuya/ate go first because they're older. Aaand they tell you to let your younger sib go first because they're younger. WHAT ABOUT ME, YOU GUYS?

  1. The best part? You can get away with anything.

Coz you're not the center of attention. Sneaky, sneaky.

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  1. But in the end, you're just thankful to end up being the middle child.

Because you realize being the middle child made you the strong, independent, and fearless individual you are now.

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PRIMO.

First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.

The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.

There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.

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