I was listening an old episode of The Big Little Podcast during lunch, and one of the terms they used was a 'Middle'. Obviously everyone knows what a Big and a Little are, but middles were a new thing to me. Apparently a Middle is someone who likes to play an LK or even tween/teenager role, and act in a way where they can baby (or boss around) a Little, whilst also being under the control of a caretaker - meaning they operate in a twofold way, being in both a position of power and of vulnerability, often in the same instant.
Has anyone here had experience of being a Middle, or likes the idea of being that playful older kid who can look after the littles, but still needs/wants a caretaker?
I hadn't really thought about it myself, but the slightly older and more playful aspects of my little side include having a Baby Stella doll which I like to feed bottle to, dress in cute outfits and tuck up in her sleepsac. I find it nice to take on the traditionally caretaker role of doing the nurturing, whilst still having the vulnerability and mindset of someone much younger than my biological age.