Today is National Middle Child Day. Created by Elizabeth Walker in the 1980s, it was originally intended to be observed on the second Saturday in August, for the child that is left out. In fact it was called Left Out Day, but some felt it was offensive, so the name was changed to National Middle Child Day.

It is believed, by many, that birth order plays a pivotal role in the personalities of children. The “Middle Child Syndrome” states that the first-born is often the leader and the role-player while the youngest one is always considered the baby of the family, therefore, leaving the middle child without a special role.

I am the baby of the family, but I had to learn to fight for everything I had…My 2 brothers and sister would disagree. So if you are a middle child, this day is for you!