Happy National Middle Child Day, Y’all!Posted: August 12, 2013 Filed under: Miss Cheryl | Tags: are you a middle child?, being a middle child, middle children, national middle child day 1 Comment
Happy National Middle Child Day, Y’all Behavers! Here’s an awesome link I found! Some true, some not true–all HILARIOUS! Have a great Monday!
21 Signs You’re a Middle Child.
I Think We’re Alone NowPosted: June 18, 2013 Filed under: Miss Cheryl, Tales, Tips | Tags: alone time, Boss lady, captain awesome, date night, date nights, Doc, individual, middle child, middle children, nanny and children, one-on-one time, parents and children, princess, quality time with children, quality time with each child, Rebel 3 Comments
As much of a blessing as siblings are, there are times when children crave individual attention. I remember as a little girl I loved Tuesday and Thursday afternoons the years I was in PreK and Kindergarten. These days were much beloved because my mama would pick me up from school at 11:30 and we would have the afternoon alone, together. (My sister, Laurel was still in school, and my brother, Buddy was at Mother’s Day Out.) We’d go to lunch, then maybe a store or two, whatever I felt like. I loved having my mama all to myself just to talk to her (she is such a good listener), and to have special time that was just for us. Similarly I couldn’t wait for the annual Take Your Daughter To Work Day when I would get the whole day with my dad to myself, asking him questions, helping him with work, and of course lunching out in style, both dressed in our office clothes. I loved hearing about his job as a petroleum geologist. He is so smart and was very good at explaining things to me. Plus, before seismic computers, he filled in the geological maps by hand, shading the various layers in with map pencils, and would let me color some. (When Laurel was asked in a school questionnaire what our father did for a living, she answered, “He colors all day.” When I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up on one such quiz I answered “geologist,” mostly because I really liked to color.) I loved the alone time with both of my folks. As the middle child it was a rare and wonderful opportunity to have each of them to myself. Read the rest of this entry »