Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Middle Sister

Inspiration for a blog post can strike at the strangest of times.

Today, for example, I was pushing my children in a cart at Target.  My son, strapped in the front, was being his usual quiet, observant self.  My daughter, in the back, happily sang “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” at the top of her lungs through the organizational aisles and had moved on to “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by the time we had reached electronics.

We were having our usual Target fun.

It wasn’t until I was nearly to the checkout that I saw it.  It immediately caught my eye. 

The Middle Sister.

What is the Middle Sister?

Well, logic suggests that it would be a girl that is born in the middle.

Second of three.

Third of five.

Experts may suggest that birth order plays a role in behavior and perhaps, just perhaps, middle children may exhibit some of the following characteristics:

  • More mysterious
  • Peacekeepers
  • Less decisive
  • Less connected
  • Independent
  • Secretive

Check, check, check, check, check, check. 

One might say. 

If they’re a middle child.

Or, for the purpose of this post, a middle sister. 

But how about a new set of characteristics?

  • Complex
  • Sassy
  • Luxurious
  • Peppery
  • Deep
  • Bold

I give you:

The Middle Sister

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Generally I leave the wine buying to my husband, but I just had to have this one.

Have some?  Why, yes I will.

Middle sister?  Why, yes I am. 

7 comments:

Norm said...

Now, that was cool!
love you
dad

pam said...

Very fun post!

blueviolet said...

Pull up another chair, I'm coming over for a glass! ;)

Three Js said...

dang, where is this fount of genius coming from? So jealous! :)

Roxy said...

GREAT line...and I was looking for some crazy things to detour me from having baby number 3...but of course it would be another boy.

AWESOME post...so now for the big Q,,,, How was it??? Let me know.

Target trip sounds successful...some can be really bad when melt down occurs.

Matt said...

Did you happen to notice if there was a Middle Brother in the beer section?

Megan said...

Haha Awesome! Love it! =D