This Candle Is The Perfect Present For Any Middle Child
With just 31 days until Christmas, the time has come to think about your shopping list.
Maybe you're one of the super smug folks who has everything boxed off by August... or maybe you enjoy the adrenaline rush of attempting to buy 19 thoughtful gifts in two hours on Christmas Eve; either way, someone has created the absolute perfect present for the middle child in your life.
The Middle Child Largely Invisible Scented Candle, by Whiskey River Soap Co, is ideal for the forgotten middle kid, who is used to seeing their older and younger siblings lavished with attention while they fade into the background.
For just $19.95 (£15.50) you can pick up this candle, which comes with the cheeky message 'go ahead and dye your hair purple. No one will notice'.
The candle features purple wax, is 'purple haze grape scented' and has a 60-hour burn time... of course, if you really wanted to play into the stereotype of the 'forgotten middle child' the best thing to do would be to not get them anything at all. Ahem.
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If you happen to be a middle child and are now considering buying yourself one of these candles to console yourself with your lot in life, then please don't feel too downhearted, because one researcher has suggested that middle kids 'are more likely than their siblings to be successful and enjoy strong social lives and flourishing careers'.
Psychology professor Dr Catherine Salmon, who has written a book about middle children, told Business Insider that during her research and countless interviews she found that being born in the middle can come with many benefits.
Dr Salmon went on to say that being a middle child also helps kids develop 'empathy, independence, articulacy and creativity'.
Adding: "As they get older [middleborns] recognise that they were given more space, and it makes them more independent and more capable.
"I actually think there may be an advantage being the one who is not as overly supervised, because I do think that the sort of excessive parenting that you see sometimes prevents children from developing that independence that they really need to function on their own."
Famous middle children include Bill Gates, Nelson Mandela and Julia Roberts, while a whopping 52 percent of US presidents have been middle children.
So there you go, now you just need to make sure you let your entire family know at Christmas, eh?
Featured Image Credit: Whiskey River Soap Co