I was never sure I believed all that birthorder stuff. Then I had children.
My firstborn is such a firstborn. He's a rule follower to the letter of the law.
"Mom when I'm at school if you pack me something that's kind of like dessert, I save it for last. I eat everything else first and then the dessert. That's what you taught me."
"Yes I did. That's good Eli."
The other day the other boys asked for some treat and Eli didn't, he just got upset and cried and I said, "If you wanted one, why didn't you just ask like the other boys?"
"Well, last time you said since I was bad I could never have one again."
"Oh Eli! I think I was just mad when I said that. Do you still want one?"
**Note to self-he's too literal and rule following for me to say things like never and use unrealistic ultimatiums. Which I shouldn't, but does happen occassionally.