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    Campus ‘Cats: Having fun in the middle

    Victor Alvarado, business major

    What has been your experience as the middle of three children?
    My experiences as a middle child have been pretty fun. Having a younger brother is cool, because I could always hang out with him when we were younger. I still can hang out with him now that we are older, because he isn’t too much younger than me. Having an older sister has been a good experience; as we both got older, we found more things in common with one another and became closer as siblings.

    Since you are older than your brother, would you consider yourself to be a role model to your younger brother?
    I certainly try and be a role model to my younger brother. I try and adapt well to my surroundings so that he can see how I respond to new situations.

    Do you possess any of the stigmas associated with being the middle child?
    From what I have heard about stigmas surrounding the middle child, they’re usually the wild and rebellious one who acts out more, because they aren’t paid as much attention as the older or younger sibling. I wouldn’t consider myself to have those traits though. I am sociable though. Maybe being the middle child is the reason why I am as sociable as I am.

    If you decide to have a family in the future, would you consider having an odd number of children?
    Yes, I would have an odd number of children, because it leaves a lot of opportunities to interact with the family. It just makes it nicer as well. I definantely would like to have a large family. I think that larger families are always nice, because there is always someone to be with.

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