Ah, it's Aug. 12, my friends. That means it's National Middle Child Day. If you're not familiar with the day, I'm going to assume that means you're either an older child, a younger child, or a middle child who doesn't have "the syndrome." You know the one I mean. If you're a middle child who's totally pumped for the big day, I'm right there with you — it's about time we got some recognition, right? I mean, we're the peacekeepers, the attention seekers, and as these middle child day memes prove, we're also the ones constantly getting ignored. Not today, y'all. Not today.
OK, so chances are we are going to be ignored. I mean, they expect middle children to practically raise themselves in most families, I can't imagine they're ready to bake us a cake or celebrate our birth order on the big day. But we can dream, right? That's what us middles have been doing our entire lives — dreaming about the day when we would get the first piece of pie, when we would get some milestone before anyone else, and when we would be treated like the "baby" of the family. I know, I know — I sound really intense right now. But you guys, it's tough being the cream of the OREO — until you realize that's the best part.