Yesterday (August 12) was National Middle Child Day... and I missed it. I'm one of three children, and I'm not the middle child, so by definition one of my siblings is. And I'm afraid I didn't call, or send a card, or even an email.
Today -- the day after National Middle Child Day -- I'm seeing all sorts of postings that people have ignored Middle Child Day, just as they ignore middle children.
Wait -- WHAT???
Talk about being ignored -- there is no such thing as an Oldest Child Day... or a Youngest Child Day. And what of the families with more than 3 children??? Are they considered to have multiple middle children? Well as it happens, this situation is covered by Siblings Day - which is April 10.
Oh. Darn. Siblings Day. Looks like I missed that one as well. But so did my siblings, so I guess that's ok.
And before you ask .. I looked it up, and yes, there is an Only Child Day. Only Child Day is April 12, and I guess you have to count on your parents to remember that one.
I've commented on this before -- I'm not sure who establishes all of these different day, or why, or even how...and with regard to National Middle Child's Day I wasn't even able to determine when it was established. And as long as people don't take them seriously, I guess it doesn't matter.
But just in case it does matter, I noticed that today is International Left-Handers' Day. And it just so happens that both of my siblings are lefties.. so to the two of you (you know who you are!)... and to all other lefties out there -- I say.......uhm..... Happy International Left-Handers' Day!
Whew... having dodged that bullet, I think it's time for a cup of tea!