Top Ten Worst Things About Being the Middle ChildI myself am the middle child of 5 kids. It can get tough, but we need to hang in there. Maybe others can relate to this list.
The Top Ten
Attention goes to the youngest because they're the baby, the last child your parents are going to have. Attention goes to the oldest because they will be starting their own life soon and were the first child your parents had. And you? You're just in your room eating chips and binge watching The Walking Dead for the past ten days. And you're parents? Maybe having dinner with the rest of the family. - Supernatural
That is so true. The only attention I gat is if I’m caught doing something wrong.
Yes it really does being the middle child is actually one of the worst my mum keeps telling me that she loves all three of us the same and she has no favourites but I can so tell that she is lying to me I know she loves my older sister more. And ever since she has left for university the lack of attention I get from her is quite low and the only things we talk about is how my day was at school what I've been learning so and so on.but I love my older sister to bits she is such an amazing person and always a great laugh - LivvieLivvieLiv
I get the most attention from my father but the least attention from my mom and mom is everything
Like really my mom always over looks my situation but jumps straight to my big brother situation and I always get in trouble
I never win a fight. My parents always think that the oldest or the youngest is right. It SUCKS. Unless you are a middle child, you will NEVER know the real struggle.
I can vouch for this. It sucks, especially when I AM right. - LarkwingFlight
I always win a sibling fight. That's not exaggerating because I don't have siblings. I don't win every family fight though but I know one thing. I want a brother or sister. - Ultron123
Wether it's clothes, toys, or devices, you're going to get stuck with hand-me-downs from your older sibling. Then after you receive it, it breaks or tears, and what does the younger sibling get? A new version of that thing. Then the cycle repeats. - Supernatural
I know it sucks but what's even worse is that the youngest kid gets toys and clothes that are NEW! Why?
Well, hand me downs don't have to be the middle child. I am the youngest of two, my mom never buys me ANYTHING new. - Cobra-Kraken
I'm the oldest child but I do get hand-me-downs from OLDFER COUSINS.
I've never shared a bedroom, but as a baby I was put in the smallest of three bedrooms, for reasons known only to my parents, and then my little brother got the second largest. Until the age of 11, I had to deal with a room with a small bed, small desk, and small wardrobe, before we got a loft extension, creating an additional, larger bedroom. Which was just as well because by then I was so tall, I simply couldn't fit in my own bed. Man, parents can be so inconsiderate. - PositronWildhawk
When you were young you shared a room with your older sibling. Then your older sibling started complaining that they needed their own personal space. So what happens next? You're moved into your younger sibling's room. Such fun... - Supernatural
You can get the oldest ones room as soon as he or she goes to college - Connor360
I have to share a room w my bro and he's alright
It's not all plain sailing being the oldest, though I admit, the oldest of 2. My brother would get away with most, if not all conflicts, because my parents took his side. They always give him the benefit of the doubt, because they imagine I'm automatically more understanding and responsible. The sad truth is, my brother's 16 now, and still very immature. Not much has changed. - PositronWildhawk
When something wrong happens, and it's one of your siblings' fault, they usually point the finger at you to avoid the grounding. And who do your parents believe when you try to tell them the truth? Yeah, I thought so... Don't worry friend, I relate too. - Supernatural
Happens to me a lot in every problem
Whenever my brother fights with me, my parents always so I'm 'provoking' him and I should go somewhere else. They also claim to be non-violent, and THEY GAVE MY BROTHER A WOODEN STICK TO HIT ME WITH. Wut. - TwilightKitsune
So what happens when your siblings go into war with each other? They want allies. They will pull you by the arms, telling you why the other is a stupid head and how they're the one that's right. You could care less, but you still choose sides at the end for some odd reason. - Supernatural
And then your parents have the audacity to get you in trouble for the whole thing
I agree the most
When I was little my big sister and little brother argued a lot but I was smart enough to know that taking sides is bad. I just take the side of the adults and say "guys don't fight" so then I get rewarded for doing nothing and then the adults say I'm "being peaceful and kind". HAHA. :D - Lunala
You: Mom, dad, I received this award!
Parents: oh that's nice honey.
Younger sibling: *builds messy mud cake*
Mom: Harold, get the camera! This is the best thing that's happened today!
Dad: GOTTA GO FAST
You: *looks into the camera like in the office*ಠ_ಠ - Supernatural
This also applies to oldest siblings
This is so true for me
The oldest gets punished for less because she has "more freedoms" and the youngest is like the angel baby. as a middle child, I'm not to my parents "old enough" for freedoms, or young enough to be treated like a child. I find this unfair because me and my sisters are all 2 years apart. (me being 13) I don't know. this just reeaally bugs me
Recently I've moved to my older sisters school from my old school and the amount of times someone calls me by sisters name is ridiculous I feel like no one really cares about me but about he fact I have an amazing older sister I constantly feel like I'm living in her shadow and I can't be my own person. All the teachers at my new school expect me to be just as amazing and smart and do just a as great as my sister but I really can't there is so much pressure on me that at times I feel like a complete and utter failure compared to her and I'm always referred to as Mariyas (my older sister) younger sister.
Though this applies more to the youngest child, it goes for the middle child too. Research has actually shown that the oldest kid in the family tends to be more academically applied than the others. This meaning that you have a lot to do to meet your older sibling's level of excellence in the class. Either that or prove that you're not the troublemaker/slacker that your sibling was if they didn't care much for school. - Supernatural
I would actually have liked to have had an older sibling. I could have learned from his or her mistakes, particularly in academic sense. With that said, my little brother accepts absolutely no advice from me. His loss. - PositronWildhawk
I'm in a family of four, but I will end up relating to this, middle child or not. I bet all my sisters teachers will compare me with her, especially if I get the one she hates, which I love - SeeU
Siblings get into a lot of fights. And sometimes picking sides won't help at all, so the best option is to try and resolve the problem, because you know, it's the middle of the night and you want to sleep! Though this may seem more like a con, it does help because it'll lead you to learn to resolve conflict between people. But still, it gets annoying after 50th time that night. - Supernatural
Yep. When my big sister and little brother used to fight I just tried to break it up or stay silent. Ha ha. Imi made a Smart move because then all the adults said I was being peaceful and mature. So NEVER step into a sibling fight or just tell them to stop. If they insult you the adult will tell them off and say you were only trying to be nice. - Lunala
I'm the oldest child in my family and I've learnt that when two people fight, NEVER get into it. - TwilightKitsune
This is so true I have to do all the work but when my brother just play games and I am cleaning my room my parents tell me to do something while I am busy but than I say what about my brother and my Dad said that they are busy playing games and my sister is hust sleeping
This is so true
so true - LivvieLivvieLiv
True I am treated Like Dog poop I Get things for Mom When its Literally 7 Feet away God. She Records Me singing
No wonder why I'm a devil worshipper and listen to black metal and death metal. I CAN'T WAIT FOR MY DEATH!
All the friking time
That’s is super true
For the most part they didn't have higher expectations more like unrealistic. Yeah I was great in sports but I HATED school. I knew from a very young age I had no desire to go to college. I mean really I skipped a ton of classes in middle school alone. High School well... I remember where the building was located.
Whenever we're going somewhere and my little brother gets to the side seat first my parents don't make him move but when I sit there and my brother wants to sit there they make me sit in the middle
The little one will be singing My Little Pony songs/ playing loudly with Power Rangers. The older one will be texting/ listening to heavy metal music. Middle child? In between the two.
The oldest can't sit in the middle because their legs are too long, and the baby seat for the youngest won't fit there. Hooray for cramped car journeys... - Supernatural
I hate the middle seat. And I always am forced to sit there because my figure is so small. My younger and older siblings are both taller than me. - Lunala
Yes it's always me my older brother and younger brother both make me feel awful saying stuff like your fat your ugly go dye I hate you. I wish they would stop
Too old to do what normal teens do. to just work around the house with no fun. and too young to decide where to go have fun and go out to eat
So true it always happens to me
Say when I like do the dishes or clean my older and younger siblings mess they don’t notice and even when I tell them they don’t really care but when it’s my older or younger siblings that clean up my mess they care what more and sometimes even gets mad at me for leaving my stuff for them to clean.
Welcome to my world.
Yeah it happens to me so my girl cousin and my brother were fooling around on the top bunk and they told me to go to the bottom bunk. They would do things without like I don't matter.
Yes so true I have an older sister who is 5 years older than me and a younger sister who is 5 years younger than me. Me and my younger sister don't really get on really well and me and my older sister don't really either so I really have no one to talk to and my older sister and my younger sister get on really well and most of the time do things without me so most of time I am just by myself and doing my own and then my mum keeps telling me off for not spending time with them like what they are the ones leaving me out
My older brother is 14, and my younger brother is 7 and they always leave me out and then my parents get mad because I am not spending "quality sibling time with them" - EGreen
Honestly this is so true when our family goes to family parties have my relatives are like "who the heck are you" or they like " your so and so's younger sister how is she you are so luck to have her as a older sister" and they literally never ask me how I am and tend to just ask me about my older sister. I hate family gatherings - LivvieLivvieLiv
When me and my family is always out and a family-friend crosses paths with us, first is parents, next is older sibling, next is younger sibling. You forgot someone. Hint hint me.
I meant in disputes amongst siblings. - 906389
We truly have it worst! The youngest and the oldest think they have it worst, but we have 3x as much troubles as them, youngest troubles, oldest troubles and middle troubles.