From your friends at the International Middle Child Union.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
|As usual, the first born|
gets all the breaks.
|Skipper: No doubt|
she's a Middle Child.
Take Skipper, for example. First appearing on the scene in 1964, Skipper (a.k.a. “Malibu Skipper,” “Growing Up Skipper,” “Super Teen Skipper,” “Hot Stuff Skipper,” “Teen Fun Skipper,” “Pizza Party Skipper,” and “Teen Skipper”), clearly had issues finding herself. In 1965, she officially became a Middle Child when twin siblings Tutti and Todd enter the picture. Sadly, they both left us in 1971. Or did they? In 1991 Todd is reincarnated, and by 1992, he vanishes again. Very sketchy.
That same year the Roberts’ welcome Kelly to the family, although it’s questionable exactly how welcome she is because soon after arriving, she becomes Stacie. Oh, and then we’re told she's the twin sister of Todd! WTF!? No wonder he went missing. It’s like some surreal soap opera. And then things get really weird.
In 1995, we find out there’s another Kelly! While the first Kelly, now Stacie, is with us to this day, Kelly #2 is a goner by 2010. In 1999, little Krissy comes along, but not for long. She’s out of the picture by 2001. Sad.
|Tutti & Todd: Some Middle Children|
have it tougher than others.
So, what did my investigation reveal? Well, clearly there are some very shaky limbs on Barbie’s family tree. But yes, there are multiple Middle Children in the Roberts family. And I’m really glad I played with Lego growing up.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
|Does the name Elisha Gray|
ring a bell? Didn't think so.
On February 14, 1876, Gray went to the U.S. Patent office to file a caveat, a declaration stating his intention to apply for a patent for his version of the telephone. He should’ve got there sooner. It turns out another Middle Child filed a patent for the same invention a few hours earlier. Yeah, that Bell guy.
Gray’s lawyers accused Bell of stealing the invention by engaging in bribery and shady dealings with the patent office. In fact, one patent office employee admitted he was an alcoholic deeply in debt to Bell’s lawyer. But in the end, the courts upheld Bell’s patent, finding Gray’s argument didn’t ring true.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Pay no attention to that Middle billboard!
What every Middle Child hopes for.
Every Middle Child knows the feeling.
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Friday, March 2, 2018
Today we wish a Happy Birthday to Theodor Geisel. You probably know him better as Dr. Suess. Ted was the second of three siblings and the only boy -- a true Smack Dab Middle Child. Suess was actually his mother’s maiden name, which was also his middle name, and ultimately his pen name.
|CLICK HERE |
to see for yourself.