As we have dedicated days for special occasions, we should also have a day to celebrate middle children. Because they truly are a blessing. Being sandwiched between the two people whom you love and hate the most at the same time is not fun. The perfect example of a middle child is Mrinmayee Godbole in the Marathi film Chi Va Chi Sau Ka on ZEE5. She has to keep juggling between the two siblings along with sharing her parents’ attention.
Watch the struggle of being a middle child on Chi Va Chi Sau Ka on Zee5
If even you have had to face such low blows of life like Savitri (just joking), then, here are things you can relate to!
1. Your needs ignored
This is a common situation seen in all the middle children. Your younger sibling is pampered because is he is the youngest one, while the oldest one is respected as he is the first-born. You are squished between the two. Savitri’s cries for getting a dog home are constantly overlooked because none of her other siblings wants it.
2. You are a middle ground between two siblings
The middle children are the most mature amongst the other siblings. They have to listen to the whims and fancies from both the sides, all the while ignoring their own desires and stepping into others’ shoes. Sometimes, you end up feeling bad for Savitri, since she has to give an unbiased view in their arguments.
3. You are the responsible one between you and your younger sibling
Savitri has to be the calm one between the two. She has to adhere to her sister’s screaming and her brother’s teasing. Then, she has to help her mother out with the house chores. And you thought your life is hard? You have no idea what the middle child is suffering through every second of the day.
4. Sharing is caring is a carnal rule for your room
You have to, of course, share your room. If you think your privacy is gone for a toss, wait, you will be tripping after knowing your phone is hijacked by your sibling. During ‘kande-pohe‘ session between both the families, Savitri’s phone is stolen by her brother. Whoops!
5. Your shoulders run under a lot of pressure
You are expected to make similar choices (in career and otherwise) like your older sibling. You always get the second hand (tried and tested) clothes from them, too.
After reading, all you middle children might want to gang up against your siblings. But, hold on! Before you do that, look at the brighter side, having your parents scrutinizing your every move may not be the best thing after all. It gives you the freedom to do things your way without interference.
On that note, what is your favourite part of being a middle child? Tell us in the comments.