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Writers’ Blokke

My So-Called Middle Child Life

In the end, we’re all Jan Brady

Jan Brady looks upset
“What about me?!” Jan Brady on “The Brady Bunch”/Paramount

“No one ever listens to me!”

Anyone who grew up sandwiched between siblings will remember sobbing that sentiment. Our middle child status seeps like wet cement into the cracks of our lives. We may laugh about it, but whether we’re five, fifteen, or fifty, middle children are painfully aware of their familial pecking order.

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