Sometimes on a quiet Thursday evening, I find myself staring at the United States map. After all, it’s the perfect thing to do while I wait for my laundry to come out of the dryer.
I’ll tell you how: Idaho has middle child syndrome.
Idaho was formed after all of the nearby states had already established their territories. Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana had already gotten together and decided what they wanted, and Idaho was left to just go along with them. In other words, Idaho got the short end of the stick.
Typical plight of a middle child.
I can just picture Idaho talking to his parents at night saying, “Utah, Utah, Utah!”
Oh well. I think what Idaho lacked in authority, it made up for in good looks.