Ok, so I need to branch off from the bad hair days of my adolescence (but hey, that never gets old does it?) and concentrate on YOU. Today in botany class we learned about cultivars, man-made variations within a species, joined by distinct characteristics. And I thought it might be fun to guess whether some of you are oldest, middle, youngest, or the only child in the family.
Birth order can include one of the following characteristics:
Oldest: Do you write in perfect 4th grade cursive? Are you bossy? Are you nurturing and bossy? Are you wealthy or at least constantly employed? Do you always want to find your inner-self, but fear you never will? Are you a tortured free spirit? Can you cook?
Middle: Are you a tortured free spirit? Have you been married more than twice? Have you ever been arrested, and did an older sibling get you off the rap with a slap on the wrist? Have you ever ghostwritten anything? Are you completely independent (except when arrested)? Is employment of any kind a problem? Can no one read your signature? Do you open a tin of refried beans and throw in some onions and call it a meal?
Youngest: Are you incredibly spoiled, yet deeply treasured and encouraged by all? Is employment any kind of a problem? Can you even sign your name? Are you a tortured free spirit? Does your mother send you cans of refried beans with instructions for using the can opener?
Only: Are you a bit of all the above?
So Atladenahiker X freud var. grandihair sez:
West Coast Girlie: Oldest
3 dot: Oldest (or nearly)
Miss H: Only
Vanda: Oldest or Only
Laurie: Only or youngest
PasadenaPIO: Oldest or youngest
Tash: Oldest or middle
Mr Earl: Youngest
Blue Kitchen: Youngest
How am I doing so far?