Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When You Are Third Born

you have to share everything
and fight for what is yours,
even if it once belonged to someone else.

you hide tiny treasures under your pillow, between the cushions, in the planters
you stock your crib with all your favorite friends
bite your brother when he's mean
and then wait for mommy to properly scold once she sees
and she always sees.

you draw lots of wild pictures on the walls
and wait for mommy to scold you
even though this time you swear she should be proud

you find old candy in your brother's disregarded party bags
and eat them instantly
because if you don't
you know bigger hands will appear
begging for their share

and you have to share everything.
all of the time.


  1. you hit the nail on the head!

    rex is so cute. yay! for #3's! hey, it is the magic number after all :D

  2. He looks like such a cool kid- fighting for your spot probably makes for some great character... And an adorable little tough guy :)

  3. Ha! I love how the photo series illustrates your point so perfectly. What an adorable little guy!

  4. AHHH - love it Jessica - gorgeous visuals and such true words. What a special little guy he is :)

  5. Best. Post. Ever. I loved this!

    I am interested to see how Emil (my youngest of 3) deals with all of this! Poor guy. But I swear, it makes them better. My husband is the youngest of 3 boys very close in age, and he is an amazing man.

  6. Loved this post! So true...and your littlest one is so cute in these pics!
    Also, congrats on Martha! That's awesome!


  7. When you are third have the freedom to live wherever your imagination takes you.

  8. Nice to read this, my third is due in 5 weeks.

  9. This is so very sweet, lady. So sweet.