I feel like when it comes to blog posting Lily and Silas steal the spotlight. And like a true middle child, Hannah gets way less of a mention.
What is odd is in our day to day life, Hannah probably gets the bulk of my time. Lily is in school full time and Silas still takes daily naps. And although Hannah is in school three full days a week, she is home with me two other days.
But Hannah flies a bit under the radar. She has never really been a challenging kid (except for when she was three, but I have yet to know a perpetually pleasant three year old). She is pretty much always in an upbeat and happy mood. She is thriving in school and making lots of new friends. She keeps us giggling with her sense of humor. She is, for all intents and purposes, the perfect middle child.
Lily has a much stronger personality. And because she is the oldest, every phase she hits is a first for our family. She has always challenged me more as a mom, but also is growing and maturing in ways that make me burst with pride. So she gets a fair amount of dedicated posts.
Silas is still growing and changing. Sometimes it seems like every week is something new. He is still young enough that there are cute stories aplenty about his development. Plus he, as a typical baby of the family, LOVES to get attention and will do what he can do to get a laugh or a smile.
But Lily is getting to the age where her stories are getting less and less mine to tell. And Silas is getting old enough that the cuteness will wear off as we get closer to the dreaded threes. Maybe that will be Hannah’s time to get volumes written about just here.
But in the meantime she will continue to be the perfect fit for smack dab in the middle of our family. She brings and incredible amount of sunshine to our family. So I want to make sure from time to time she gets recognized for it.
What birth order are you? Any middle children out there who get lost in the middle? Use the comments for venting therapy