Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peter Cottontail: Middle Child Friend or Foe?

Whose side is he on?
     Back in 1950, singing cowboy legend (and future L.A. Angels owner) Gene Autry had a huge hit with the whimsical “Here Comes Peter Cottontail.” It reached #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and became one of the most popular Easter songs ever. Until now.
     While Autry’s version tells the tale of a fluffy bunny, “bringing every girl and boy baskets full of Easter joy,” there’s a certain member of the family who might beg to differ. As expected, the Middle Child has another side of the story that needs to be told... err, uhm, sung.
     “There Goes Peter Cottontail” is the shocking account of what really happened after the happy hare hopped away and how, predictably, the Middle Child feels his basket came up a little short. (I mean, I'M the one who loves marshmallow Peeps. ME! Not my brother and sister! Why would they get more than me? It makes no sense!)
MY Peeps!
     But I'm not one to hold a grudge...
     Easter is a time for family, so grab your siblings -- okay, gently grab your  siblings -- gather ‘round the YouTube, and let’s all join together for the first-ever  Mid Kid Easter Sing-A-Long!


  1. I have a memorable Easter experience from when I was a teenager I'm sure you can empathize with. My older sister and younger sister both received baskets and presents from our father and step-mother, but I got NOTHING! You heard me. Nothing. And this was one of many childhood instances where I was clearly treated as the middle child!

  2. What's worse than being a middle child? Being a middle child born 2 days after Christms! How would you like a Christmas cake half-eaten, with Merry Xmas removed and a candle stuck in it? It's a real thing!


Middle Children need to be heard!