My daughter doesn’t know, but I saw her. The theater was dark and her action was brief. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2- Rodrick Rules was onscreen. The main character, Greg, is a middle child. He gets picked on by a cruel older brother and favored less than an attention starved younger brother. Greg spoke about the resistance his parents gave him to his emotions . My daughter shook her head in agreement, pulled her long legs to her little chin, and stared intently. The movie spoke to and about her, 7 year old Lyla/Bug, the middle one of three sisters.
*blogger’s note* – This is my answer to @velvetverbosity ‘s 100 word challenge from http://www.velvetverbosity.com the one word prompt is RESISTANCE. This is a true story of last Saturday’s trip to the discount movie theater. I learned alot about my daughter that day. Being a middle is harder than it seems.
Today’s song was the easiest one I’ve ever posted. There’s a self reliance/do your own thing message behind Jimmy Eat World’s song . Singer/songwriter Jim Adkins is a middle child so I’m sure there’s some angst. Here’s Jimmy Eat World’s The Middle.