Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday Medley With A Capital I

I might be stretching my A to Z Challenge theme with today's post, but it's my blog so I can. We're on Day 10 and if I want to keep up and enjoy this month of all things wedding I need a smallish break thrown into the mix now and then.

I is for I miss my weekly hodgepodge peeps and am going to participate in The Wednesday Medley today, hosted by Terri. The medley replaced the hodgepodge and it seems I rarely have time to play along, but today I'm playing along.

Terri asks the questions and we answer. Today's post is all about National Sibling Day which happens to be April 10th, and I believe she found this week's questions here.

1. How many siblings do you have? Are you rivals or do you support each other in all you do?

I have three siblings and feel like we're all supportive of one another. We're all different, but we enjoy one another and we all get along. We're bound together by shared childhoods and strong family ties. We're not rivals and I sincerely and genuinely care about their lives and happiness. I think they would say the same about me. 

2. Have you heard of the Birth Order Book? What are your thoughts on the premise that your birth order affects everything you do in life?

I've heard of the book and I'm the third of four children as far as birth order goes. There's a 5-year gap between my brother and I (he's five years older) and a one year gap between my younger sister and I. In a sense I'm the middle child since my brother is the only boy. 

Mostly I think I fit the stereotype of a third/middle child. Adaptable, independent, people-pleaser, peacemaker. I also read where middle children tend to be attentive to rules and structure and that might describe me-ha! Also an age gap can skew your descriptors so it's possible I have a few first born traits in me too.  

As far as your birth order affecting everything you do in life, probably not. I'm sure it plays a significant role, but there are so many factors that influence who we are and who we become. Our parents and the circumstances we encounter along life's way, just to name two. 

3. Is there something you still do that drives your siblings crazy?

Probably, but you'd have to ask them. 

4. Would you dare to tell an embarrassing story about a sibling?

Not here, and definitely not without permission. The bonds of sibling-hood run deep and strong. 

5.  Tell us something random about your week.

In keeping with my A to Z Challenge theme of delight-

Less than three weeks til our precious little Miss becomes a Mrs!


  1. What a cute pic of the Miss about to become a Mrs! Have a great Wednesday!

  2. It was so good to see your blog in the linkup this morning. Three weeks away! Wow, you are definitely on the countdown, but I'm sure everything is in order and the checklist is up-to-date. We share the same sibling loyalty. Not telling!

  3. My brothers and I are all close to one another. The only problem is they still tend to treat me like they did when we were kids and protected me from everything. And I'm the oldest! Go figure. LOL We have 31 days to go and I think my girl is starting to feel the pressure so I think I'm going to head to Nashville even earlier than I thought. How's your girl holding up?

  4. Exciting days for you!! Your mention of structure and rule following dredged up a memory of being in the crypt at Canterbury Cathedral and wanting to take a photo. No service going on, no one there, no flash. But there was a sign that read No Photography. Sigh.

  5. Glad to see you linking up to the Medley this week, Joyce...such a sweet photo of you and your siblings. I know the wedding is going to be just beautiful...looking forward to hearing (and seeing) more about it! Enjoy the rest of your week and relax when you can! :D

  6. Thanks for joining in today, Joyce! It was fun getting a peek at your sibs!! Wedding day is nearly here! Gosh, the time has gone fast!!

  7. It is nice to see you here and I like the pic of your family all dressed up for church, I’m guessing. Will be looking forward to reading all about the wedding in a few weeks. Well gee, now I’m hoping my sister doesn’t mind I shared a couple of her embarrassing moments, although I think she would just laugh.

  8. I'm looking forward to seeing all the pictures of the upcoming wedding.

  9. It's interesting how many people do seem to fit the characteristics associated with their birth order

  10. Nice to see you here. Cute pic of your future Mrs.

  11. I also took part in Medley Wednesday. My mom was a middle child and they seem close as adults.
    Coffee is on

  12. Looking forward to wedding reports and pictures!!!!