Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It has been another long day of baking here, and today I even got my brother involved! Alright, so he did like, one batch with me, but for a kid who doesn't like baking as much as I do, that was a lot. I was really glad that he offered to help me for a little while and spent some time with me in the kitchen.
If I counted correctly, we now have ten different kinds of cookies made. That's insane for just one weekend, and I couldn't have done it without the help from all of my siblings, especially my sister. She was my wing-woman for the weekend, and even though she may have complained once or twice, she pretty much washed everything we touched as I was working on the actual baking part. There's no way I could have accomplished half of this without her help.
My littler sisters were thrilled to decorate their sugar cookies today. In fact, they were so anxious to get started on the project, that I was woken up a few times before I was actually getting up out of bed this morning. Twin A decided to bring a singing gingerbread man toy into the room and turn him on right next to my head. Twin B decided to come in and throw herself on top of me. I'm not sure which was worse. And oh! The agony of waiting while I actually ate breakfast! What do you mean, we can't just pop out of bed and start working on cookies? We actually have to eat and brush teeth and walk dogs first? Sheesh.
What was nice though, was that in between batches of cookies, we got to watch some movies (Christmas and two Disney movies) as a family. I had somehow never seen Monsters University (even though my little sisters watched the movie twenty thousand times last year -- I avoided it because I somehow never caught the beginning), so we got to see that today... well worth the wait, because it was just as great as Monsters Inc. was, which we also watched today).
Now you'd think after such a long weekend of Thanksgiving, baking, having the kids home for so many days, that my mom and I would be looking forward to a relaxing day tomorrow. Wrong. We have a ton of errands to run (like getting new shoes for me before Tuesday... can you say 'last minute?') and we'll probably be out all day long until the kids get home from school. Then on Tuesday I have my orientation/training class for Disney, which lasts all day long, so I won't be able to finish with the baking until Wednesday.
I'd love to share pictures of all of the cookies, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. I need to finish loading the dishwasher and get to bed so I have some energy for all of our errands. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
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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.