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happy birthday, jo-anne

Today is my sister's birthday. She is my middle sister, and she comes with all the myriad sociopathic personality traits that befit the middle child of any family. We love her anyhow.

Anyone with siblings will find this familiar. We fought like cats and dogs when we were younger. We hated each other. She resented that I was older than her, I resented that I had to drag her around everywhere I went. Our parents would alway say to us "Some day you guys are going to be best friends." And we would laugh. And sneer. As if.

So here we are, adults and mothers both middle aged and presumably mature and our parents' prediction has come true. We are best friends. I don't know what I would do without her.

Happy birthday, Jo. You'll always be younger than me, but people will always think you are older.

[Nelson] Ha-Ha! [/Nelson]


Happy birthday, Jo-Anne!

Happy Birthday. I know your middle child pain.

awwwwww, aint that sweet? the oldest... the middle child... BAH! Aint nothing like being the youngest. wink-wink

Hippo Birdies Two Ewes, Jo.

It's just me and my older brother, but I know just what you mean. I grew up resentful of all his accomplishments, and nowadays I'm sad that I don't see or talk to him enough. Thank goodness he's visiting next week!

Happy birthday, Jo-Anne!

Happy Birthday to your sis.

I'm the baby of the family so I have TWO older sisters. Emphasis on the OLDER.


DAMN!! am I really middle aged? Thanks all for the good wishes! Giggles to Lisa!

Happy Birthday, Jo!

And, Michele? About that sociopathic middle child thing? Watch out. I'm one of them!

Happy belated birthday, Jo-anne.

We middle children never get a break do we? They run us down even when they're trying to be nice. They have no idea, do they? Cruel, nassssty hobbittses.