I’m the middle child. I have an older sister with a 16 months gap between the two of us. I have a younger brother with a three years and one month gap between the two of us. To some extent, I am your classic middle child. That is, if you think middle child is someone that is often forgotten, deprived of attention from both Mum and Dad, hates conflict, and an attention seeker (to some extent). Do I resent being a middle child? Nope. Not even a slight hesitation in my answer.
On Monday morning I read two things that inspired this writing; one, that middle child is going extinct (something that caught my attention back in January but never got around to reading the article), and two, measles outbreak in Europe. Wait, what? What does middle child going extinct have something to do with measles? Did measles caused the extinction? Not to my knowledge. Well, this was the story I was going to tell you.