Middle child syndrome is real, y’all and sometimes nothing can say it better than a middle child meme. We start out in life as the youngest, the baby, the one who can do no wrong. While we never quite reach the Crown Jewel status typically reserved for the firstborn, we have the privilege of getting away with whatever we want and being coddled and fretted over. And then for some reason, mom and dad decide to have another kid, and BAM! Life as we know it is never the same. If you’re a middle child, you’re probably used to being overlooked, blamed for everything, and generally ignored in favor of your older and younger siblings.
So what’s a middle child to do?! Is it any wonder we resort to shenanigans to secure our rightful place within our family?
Life in the middle can be rough, and we’re sure that middle children everywhere will connect to these hilarious middle child memes about how it feels to be the messy filling in a perfect sibling sandwich.
1. Gee, thanks mom.
New number, who dis?
2. Self-expression, or cry for attention?
Gonna wash that middle kid right outta my hair!
3. Maybe if you were cuter?
Cute puppies>middle children.
4. Happy National Middle Child Day or something.
In a definitive ranking, National Middle Child Day is somewhere on the list with National Colonoscopy Day and daylight savings.
5. I don’t hear anything, do you?
We have good ideas! Sometimes!
6. Everything is our fault.
Middle children are almost always the fastest for good reason.
7. Group photo!
“Hey guys, can we take another one? You can’t even see me in this one.” “Um, no, this one is perfect.”
8. Mom and Dad don’t have favorites.
They just “forget” their middle child … a lot.
9. You don’t have a “spot”.
What’s theirs is theirs, and what’s yours is also theirs.
10. Nobody knows the trouble we’ve seen.
No one understands us and our struggles.
11. Oldest goes first, youngest goes second.
So do we just not get a turn?
12. Look at this amazing thing I just did!
Someone likely did it first and better.
13. You’re going to be a big brother!
Yay! Oh shit, wait a minute.