An Important Laughing Stork Public Service Announcement: Second Child Syndrome

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur.


  1. Newb

    Oct 5, 2011 at 5:42 am

    This makes me LOL! My poor son suffers from SCS; I cannot remember when he took his first steps, when he got his first tooth, what his first word was…I don’t think I have a single picture with just him alone. But as revenge I’m fairly certain he’s going to be living with me til I die so…well played, Jake!

    • Newb

      Oct 5, 2011 at 5:43 am

      And I only remember his birthday because it;s the day before mine!

  2. Mrs. Harrison Ford

    Oct 5, 2011 at 9:52 am

    My brother thinks suffers from Second Child Syndrome. He doesn’t, he’s just self involved.

  3. Gina from Oregon

    Oct 5, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Ha this is soooooooooo true! I have barely taken any photos of my DS compared to my daughter.

  4. Wordfiend

    Oct 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    How about *sixth* child syndrome? There was one baby photo of me.

    • Candy

      Oct 5, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Oh boy. That’s a whole ‘nother PSA, I imagine.

    • kittie

      Jul 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      I have *sixth child syndrome* too. There were only two baby pictures of me-and they were both with Santa 🙁

  5. Jessica

    Oct 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    as the oldest of 4 daughters in out hose I was the only one with a baby book. But! My mom did attempt to make notes on her second child, she just made them randomly in my baby book..on the edges of the

  6. Becky

    Jul 16, 2012 at 7:35 am

    There’s a subset of second child syndrome called Little Brother Syndrome. My Little Man has it and I bet Drew has it, too. Its hallmarks are being served dinner on Princess plates and drinking out of pink & purple sippy cups.

    • Candy

      Jul 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

      YUP! He also shares pink Dora swim diapers with his sister.