Are you middle child? Do you have “Middle Child Syndrome”? Do you care? I don’t, and I am the middle child. Yes, the older child is always considered the smartest (And they should be because they have more experience) and the youngest child is always the cutest (And probably should be because they are the youngest).
I am the middle child in my family and I never felt any animosity towards either the older or younger. Maybe my parents were different than others but they never treated any of us any differently then the other.
Yes there are a lot of hand-me-downs, that’s economical, yes we tended to be served food the older child liked, again… why fix food they don’t like? The fact is, the older kid gets all the mistakes their parents make while the youngest benefits from them. That’s called experience.
I am sure their are families that have had issues, there have always been and always will be. But speaking as the middle child in my family, I never suffered once from the so called “Middle Child Syndrome”. I am sorry for those that have because they are missing wonderful relationships with their brothers and sisters that they might otherwise have.
How to celebrate – Enjoy your family instead of finding fault in them. Find the benefits of being the middle child instead of the disadvantages. Enjoy who you are instead of who you might be.