Now, no one likes to be put into a box.
But maybe some should be. Like maybe Lincoln. If I had a big box for him to play in today maybe he would quit screaming, jumping out of the stroller and transferring liquids.
He knows that he has not completed the "transferring liquids" competency. It is not in his file. I checked. Therefore he should not be doing that.
And no, I am not a firstborn, even though I am all about rules.
3 boys in a close line seems like a good situation in which to analyze birth order. You don't have those opposite sex stipulations thrown in etc.
And Deacon does have a lot of first born characteristics. He is pretty good with authority, likes to lead, can be emotionally high strung and a perfectionist. They say that older brothers of brothers are the strongest leaders, generally speaking.
Roman is secretive, tricky and independent. I wouldn't call him a peacemaker, but maybe with time he will become one. He comes up with a lot of ideas though, which Deacon is pretty willing to adopt.
And Lincoln? Yes, he thinks the world revolves around him. He is the clown and I do see him try to manipulate the older ones by who he "sides" with.
I am the middle of 3 girls. And we are all kind of like firstborns. And my husband, who is a first born male is only about 50% firstborn-like in personality (I think that is probably due to his younger sister. Apparently younger sisters of brothers are the only ones who can usurp the older brother. I believe it. I have seen it numerous times.).
What do you think? Obviously there are a lot of factors, but do you see birth order textbookly affecting your families?