Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I’m babysitting tonight, but luckily the job has been super easy. With a family this big, my parents have always had a rule since I’ve been old enough to babysit. If they need to do something, then I just have to suck it up and take on my big sister responsibilities. If they want to go out and have fun, then they’ll pay me like a regular babysitter.
It’s funny, because when I was in high school, I couldn’t wait to get paid for something. Now, I figure I borrow enough money from my parents that it doesn’t matter, and I don’t really care if I get paid or not.
Now during the day, yeah, I guess I could see why my parents would want to pay me if they’re going out just to have fun. But tonight? Like I said, it has been really easy. My mom put the little kids to bed right before they left, and then my sister stayed up for another hour with me. Now I’ve had the rest of the night to myself, and I’m getting to watch a lot of episodes of an old television series I recently started.
The only thing odd about this night is the fact that my parents are out having fun on a Saturday night, and I’m sitting home binge watching television. Seems kind of strange, but I’d much rather stay in than go out. In fact, my dad originally offered to stay home and babysit and told me that I should go out with my mom, but I decided that I’d rather stay home instead.
Hope everyone else had a fun Saturday night as well, no matter how you chose to spend it!
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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.