Five Minute Friday ~ Middle
Today's word prompt for five minute Friday is middle. The rules are simple- just write for five minutes.
When I think about the word middle, I think about several things. One of the things I think about is the tv show called The Middle. Another thing I think about is my precious middle children. My son became a middle child at 2 years old and my daughter became a middle child at 5 1/2 years old. My son has not really known anything other than being the middle child. I grew up as the baby of the family, so I don't really know much about being stuck in the middle. I know that sometimes, for him, he gets pushed to the side or doesn't get to do something his older brother or younger sisters get to do. I try to remember to give my middle children the attention that they need. I have let my middle son come with me to the store without the others (even though I would rather go by myself). For my older daughter, it is a little different. She was the baby for over 5 years. She remembers what it was like not being in the middle. I also try to give her attention without her little sister tagging along. We have been out on a mother/daughter date of just the two of us and had a wonderful time. She needs to get away from her little sister (and older brothers) every once in a while. So, while I am not a middle and don't know what it is like to be in the middle, I still try to give my middles attention and love.