Tuesday, October 26, 2010

30 day blog challenge- DAY 5

Day 5: Siblings
I kind of think I have the best sisters. If you're a regular follower, you've heard me mention them a time or two in nearly every single post! :) They're my best friends and a part of my everyday life, so it's rare that I go very long without talking about them.

I'm the middle of the 3, and when I say "middle," I mean the very middle. Kristen is 2 years and 2 months older, and Heather is 2 years and 2 months younger. Nicely planned on my parents' part, huh? (Although I can't imagine having 3 daughters:-a newborn, 2 year old and 4 year old-at the same time! It makes me wonder how you do it!).

If you know the 3 of us, you know that we don't necessarily look that much alike, and we most DEFINITELY don't act alike. Kristen's the typical "first born leader." She's loud, over-the-top, and thinks she can still tell me what to do. She's more giving than anybody I know and is absolutely one of the most fun people to be around. I don't know what I would do without my pretty big sister! I'm your "peacemaker." Growing up I never got into any trouble. I never broke rules and I just wanted everybody to be happy. I'm patient, sensitive, and find that I tend to stand in the background a little. I meet people easily and I think I'm a pretty good friend. And Heather, well, Heather's just the typical "last child baby." She's our little sister and even though she's a mom now, I still see her as my little sister. Growing up, Heather was the one who followed us around and wanted to be just like her big sisters. She is beautiful, sensitive, caring and absolutely hilarious! If you know Heather, you love her. My life would be incomplete if Heather had never been born!

I am fascinated by birth order and find that for the for the most part, my sisters and I are very similar to these stereotypes:

1st born children are typically: Overly confident, taken seriously, patient, organized, have strong powers of concentration, confidence to dream and plan, feel supported, and feel they will be respected for what they do.
Have an innate fear of being dethroned, perfectionists, overachievers, feel as though they are never good enough, tend to be selfish with possesions and attention.

Middle children are typically: Peacemakers, mediators, able to keep secrets, not spoiled, take risks, are realistic, get along well with others, read people well, independent, loyal to supporters, competitive, and imaginative. They hate confrontation, are stubborn, cynical, suspicious, and rebellious.

Last born children are typically: Outgoing, sociable, affectionate, caring, creative, empathetic, confident, secretive, sensitive,
spoiled, manipulative, immature, self-centered, and capricious.

So, here we are...

back in 1985ish...
....and now (standing in the same order as in above picture)

"A sister is one of the nicest things that can happen to anyone." Author Unknown

Today's question: What are you (first born, middle, last, only, multiple, etc)? AND according to what this site says, is your personality typical of your birth order?

Just curious.


Samantha said...

I also love reading about birth order. I am one of 2 and am the youngest - but I often fall into the personality of the middle child.

I want everyone to play fair, I am not socially outgoing but I have a good number of friends. I like to listen more than talking and I love boundaries and rules... I didn't get in much trouble as a child because I always knew my boundaries.

My sister encompasses all of the traits of the oldest child.

It's neat!

Ford Family said...

I am a first born but possess none of those qualities. Patient and organized have never been two words used to describe me. Middle and last child suit me best!

Jan Johnson said...

I'm the baby, and I don't agree with my description! Maybe at different points of my life I've shown some of those character qualities, but not now. And I love seeing you & your sisters now and hope God raises up my girls to be as special as you & your sisters! And the only way I do it is through Christ who strengthens me and covers over all my mistakes! :)

Kelli said...

Ha! Ode to the middle child! I think I fit all of the characteristics except imaginative! I have NO imagination, but I AM very realistic! Too funny. And, yes, you do have the greatest parents and sisters...just an all around fabulous family!

Heather said...

awww yaya. You are my favorite middle sister ever.

Thanks for being my friend when I wore glitter on my eyes, two-piece prom dresses and demanded the entire family watch as a praciced cheers.


Melita said...

Okay, as your mom, I can agree that all of you exhibit your birth order traits, almost exactly.

However, as the youngest in my family, I must take offense to this description: "spoiled, manipulative, immature, self-centered, and capricious." NO WAY!! ha!!!

Love all my girls!

The Andersons said...

Let's see....an only child (even though I have a newly acquired step-sister, I'm still an 'only child'): perfectionist, matured fast, gets along better with older people, prefer adult company, difficulty sharing,ambitious,trust their own opinion,worry too much...I think so! Just not attention-seeking--no no no!!!

Claire said...

I love it!!

I totally think I match my birth order description.

Especially the "taken seriously" part.


Claire said...

and ps. for some reason I think it's really funny that it says you are "suspicious."

"Suspicious yaya."


why is that so hilarious???

Nancy said...

I'm an only and a lot of the traits do apply to me but a lot don't as well!! I am definitely a type A personality however.

Ally Walker said...

This makes me happy!! I love the Tomlinson girls!! Ya'll were my big sisters growing up :)