You can’t live with ’em and you can’t live without ’em (well, maybe you could…)
Being the middle sibling is hard. Not only do you grow up in hand-me-downs, but you also have to give away your own things to the next child who comes around. The sibling who comes before you get special treatment and gets to experience the “only child” treatment while the one who comes after you gets to be the precious little baby.
It’s especially the worst because you see them getting all the attention and treatment you used to get.
It can be fun being a big sibling, but it’s the worst not being the youngest anymore.
As the youngest, I’d like to apologize on behalf of all of us for taking your favorite toys, wearing all of your clothes, and basically ruining your childhood. But it isn’t all bad! When you’re the middle child you can get away with a lot more (and these funny sibling memes below prove it).
You have an older sibling to look out for you and a younger sibling to do your chores for $1 because they think that’s a lot of money.
If you have a huge age gap with your siblings then it can be even worse. You got to live as the youngest child in your family for 6 or 7 years, and then it all got ripped away from you. Let’s admit it, though. There’s nothing better than the first time you get to meet the newest member of your family. It is one of the best things in the world.
Just like anything, there are pros and cons of being in the middle age-wise.
As the middle child, you can get lost in the hustle and bustle.
This also means you can get away with A LOT of things your other siblings wouldn’t. Got a bad grade on a test? That’s okay, your older sibling got a speeding ticket that same week. There are so many negative things that people associate with being the middle child, but in reality it can be so much fun. Or at least that’s what they tell me…
Take a look at all the hilarious things that go on when you’re the middle child (or just have a bunch of siblings in general) with these funny memes about being a middle child and sibling quotes you can totally relate to.
1. It makes you ready for life.
“Being a middle child was the perfect training for being neglected at work and in relationships.”
2. His life is changing forever.
“The moment he realized he was now the middle child.”
3. This is insanely accurate.
“As if being the middle child wasn’t hard enough.”
4. Sorry, not sorry.
“Being the middle child. It sucks.”
5. Who do you think taught us to be crazy?
“If you mess with the big sister there is always a younger, crazier sister behind her… that you don’t wanna mess with!”
6. It’s true, I was a surprise.
“The middle child is the one your parents planned for.”
7. Those fights were vicious.
“How siblings actually fight, how Mom sees our fight, how WE see our fight!!”
8. Bad move.
“When a sibling tells on you in front of your parents.”
9. We’ve all been there.
“There can be only one.”
10. And mom never told us who it was so we could settle it.
“Arguing over who mom loved more be like”
“I’m smarter than you. I’m prettier.”
11. We’ve all done this.
“The real reason siblings are made.”
12. Sometimes siblings think they’re makeup gurus.
“Me: Are you wearing makeup?”
“Sister: Just a little.”
13. It can be a confidence boost scrolling through their Instagram.
“Sometimes I feel ugly…then I think of my sister and feel better.”
14. This is my whole life.
“When you’re the youngest and referred to as, ‘Oh, you’re ___’s little sister.'”
15. Does it ever happen?
“‘Let’s focus on our middle child for a while’ … said no parents ever.”
16. Poor Jan.
“Happy Middle Child Day!”
“Oh, you didn’t notice it was Middle Child Day? Of course not, no one ever does.”
17. Not fair!
“The face you make when you get in trouble for what your sibling did.”
“Mom! Dad! What the hell!”
18. When you hear your middle name, just run.
“The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.”
19. She’ll never know.
“When you’re mad at your sibling but your mom’s in the room.”
20. You never know what you’re going to get when it comes to siblings.
“Sisters: You can never decide if you want to hit them or hug them.”
If you’re searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) … look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we’ve got you covered.
Josie Fuller is a writer who studies Journalism and Women’s Studies at The University of Florida. When she’s not researching writing about astrology, love and relationships, she enjoys spending her time watching Bob’s Burgers and baking.