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Here we are, exactly a week before Halloween, and I don't have a costume. It's the very first time that this has happened.
I'm 21 years old, so I don't really need a costume, but I'd really like to dress up with my siblings. To be perfectly honest, I don't think I'd really like to grow up just yet. Alright, so technically I'm a legal adult who is a college graduate and will soon embark on her first major job, but I'm still a kid at heart. I want to dress up and go trick-or-treating with my siblings and get a stomachache from eating too much candy when we get home. Unfortunately, I think that even if I put on a costume and went out, I'm probably too old to convince people to put candy in my Halloween bag.
Do you ever just wish you could go back to being a kid? The carefree life, the fun and games... Don't get me wrong; I'm happy with how my life is going and I'm proud of all that I've accomplished to this point. Yet there are times when I wish I could go back to my childhood to enjoy certain perks like getting free candy on Halloween. I especially would have liked to dress up and go out because it's our first Halloween here in Florida. It would have been fun to trick-or-treat in a new area and see how people celebrate the holiday in our new neighborhood.
Since I don't have a costume, I now face the dilemma of deciding whether or not I'm walking around with the rest of my family. I would love to still go with everyone and enjoy the night, but someone should stay home and pass out candy. Maybe I should be the one to stay home this year since I'm not dressing up anyway. I feel like this is probably a decision that every family has to make each year. Do you go out and enjoy yourselves and not worry about passing out candy? Does someone stay home to greet the kids that are coming to your home?
By the way, even though we're only a week from Halloween, my siblings were all in the pool today! I couldn't believe that they all went swimming in our backyard more than halfway through October. I was busy working on my book, so I didn't go in with them, but I thought that it was amazing that my brother and sisters could go in and enjoy themselves. Some of our friends and family back in New York already have their heat on! Even if the water was a little chillier than it was in the summer, they're kids and they don't care. They just had fun. One of the many perks of childhood...
So if you could go back to being a child for one day, what would you want to do? I'd probably want to be a kid again for a holiday, whether it was dressing up for Halloween or experiencing the magic of Christmas through a child's eyes once again. Tell me what you miss about childhood in the comments... Remember, email address is completely optional and you can put anonymous instead of your name!
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My family has been doing foster care since I was three years old. I'm the only biological child in my family, though I now have five permanent siblings. Having nineteen siblings over the course of my lifetime has been an incredible experience, and I'm hoping that by sharing some of the ups and downs of being the only bio kid in a foster family, other foster families or people looking into doing foster care will be able to learn a bit of what life can be like. I also like to share what life is like on my journey to becoming a published author, as well as where my schooling and career choice are taking me.