Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It was another exhausting day here, filled with trips to the storage unit, yards of bubble wrap, sweat, aches, and dirt. We were all so dirty and filthy by the end of the day that it felt like we had to wash our hands four times before we could touch food. Everyone's back hurts, we ran over our own feet more times than I can count, and I think I even managed to bruise my butt somehow. It was wonderful, but we were so thankful to have our friends come to help us again, because we wouldn't have gotten half of this done without them.
One of the storage pods that I showed yesterday is now completely filled up, and I do mean stuffed to the brim filled up, and the other one is halfway filled. Half of the family is sleeping on airbeds tonight, and the rest of us will be joining them after we pack the other mattresses tomorrow. And the bedroom that was packed with boxes? It's totally empty, thank goodness! Plus, both of the storage units are now empty, except for one last thing that my dad needs to pick up. I feel like we got so much accomplished today!
I can't believe how much stuff each person in my family has. It's incredible how many boxes, bags, and pieces of furniture belong to a single person. Then you think about what a foster child has when they come to your home, and you really feel incredibly lucky to have to move so many things. A foster child usually arrives at a new foster home with a garbage bag of clothes, maybe a toy or two, and not much else. It's usually not even a full garbage bag, and the clothes are most often the wrong size or not for the correct season. I might feel achy and tired after moving so many boxes, dressers, and beds, but at least I'm lucky enough to have all of it.
Oh! I can't end tonight's post without mentioning a very important milestone in our family... Twin A lost her first tooth tonight! She looks so cute with a little gap in the front of her bottom row of teeth. I was so relieved when Twin B was genuinely excited and happy for her, because she doesn't even have a loose tooth yet. I didn't want her to be upset about that. It's funny though; for every big milestone the girls have hit (walking, talking, writing, etc.), Twin A has been the first to reach that point, but then she kind of steps back and lets her twin hit that milestone and keep going with it. So I'm wondering if Twin B will lose a tooth soon, and then lose a few more before Twin A loses a second one. We'll have to wait and see, I guess!
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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.