National Middle Child Day

Today is National Middle Child Day! Avery is the middle child in our family. She’s 18 months younger than Lauren and five years older than Hannah.

According to Well + Good, there are six traits that middle children share. The first is being able to keep the peace between her sisters. I don’t know about this one. Maybe it will get better when she’s older? The second trait is being creative at getting attention. She definitely has this one down.

The third trait is being known for being a tad melodramatic. Yep. She’s got this one too. the fourth trait is being independent. She’s always done things on her own, since she was really little. I try to help, but get told no every time. The fifth trait is knowing how important alone time is. She does spend quite a bit of time alone in her room. She’s usually drawing. I’ll have to see if I can share some of her drawings some time.

The last trait is having an easy time making friends. I think this is true of her. On her first day of summer school a few weeks ago, she made a friend on the first day. That’s something I could never accomplish!

This is a mural in downtown Brainerd, MN, done by the Crossing Arts Alliance.

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