I have been thinking that .. since I manage different situations (middle school kids vs high schools kids) in different ways, sometimes I feel funny about myself. I feel funny because my birth order is so big that my much older siblings would not come to terms with the fact that I am an grown adult to have a conversations where I can give my view about things where they make gross mistakes (related to things that affect the rest of our immediate family). Half the time, as I am managing the kids, inside, I feel funny about how I am putting a face that is required rather than showing what I really feel which is the face they won't take me seriously because I'd be too nice. In fact, some kids figured that out and even said it. But, I always responded with "But, I am strict." so that they'd start goofing off. What about you?