Blogger creates ‘National Middle Child’s Day’

Blogger creates ‘National Middle Child’s Day’

Jan Brady, poster child for the world's neglected middle children.

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by KGW Staff

KREM.com

Posted on August 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 12 at 3:41 PM

One blogger has declared that Monday will be “National Middle Child Day,” due to all the attention that middle children lack throughout the rest of the year.

"You'll see a lot of middle children complaining that their parents forgot about them, ‘I've been waiting to be picked up for three hours. You forgot me you must be with my sister or brother,’" said holiday creator Bruce Hopman.

Hopman has dedicated his blog, "Smack Dab," to the problems plaguing those unfortunate enough to have been born after—and before—their other siblings.

He said research backs up the complaints. He’s found that middle children make less money, but their siblings ask for their money more often. He said middle kids are also more isolated and rebellious, and they have lower self-esteem.

His blog lists famous middle children and suggests middle-kid-centric movie remakes, like “The Middle Mermaid.”

Hopman has even created greeting cards to commemorate the Monday holiday. But these cards say things like, “Sorry we can’t be with you on Middle Child’s Day. We’re having dinner with your brother and sister.”

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