Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Big Wheel Keep on Turnin’

100_0912As young children, we often live in the shadows of our siblings. We tend to tag along with the older ones, mimicking their likes and dislikes. We dote on the younger ones, trying to play mom while tending to their wants and needs.

As the middle child, clearly suffering from middle child syndrome, I always felt part of the gang but clearly suffered from an identity crisis. I was Dana’s younger sister. I was Molly’s older sister. I was the middle one, the only one without red hair. In reality, though, I just wanted to be Shannon.

During a cool, fall day in 1980, I claimed my identity, my independence, and launched the first of many adventures that sparked the growth of my stubborn and precocious personality. Continue reading

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Blog, Reflecting, Teaching | , , , , | 6 Comments