If you're a middle sibling, you grew up with a ton of pros, as well as some cons. You got the perks of being both an older and a younger sibling, but you sometimes had to fight for the spotlight with your parents, teachers, and extended family. Being the middle child meant that you had the best of both worlds, but also the worst of both worlds.
You likely have many positive memories of growing up as the middle child, but you probably also have a list of things that you hated hearing over and over again. You might have been compared to your older sibling, but were expected to take care of your younger sibling. People always referred to you as so-and-so's little sibling, but they would also say that you needed to take on more responsibility because you were, in some capacities, an older sibling, too.
I am a middle child myself, and though I sometimes hated it growing up, I've come to embrace it. I think that it made me closer with both of my siblings, and I'm so glad that I have the unique middle child bond with my siblings and my parents. Now, I can look back on all of these phrases that used to bug me so much and laugh, because I know that being a middle child is part of what made me the person I am today.
If you're a middle child and are tired of hearing all of these things, take it from someone who knows the struggle all too well: It totally gets better, and you'll be thankful for it later. Middle children are the best. (Not that I'm biased or anything.)