Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
After a long day of work and going back down to Disney for dinner last night, I was exhausted all day long today. No matter how tired I am though, I'm still super excited to head back to work tomorrow and really start getting an understanding of the job.
There are so many things that I absolutely love about this job, but the one thing that I'm not going to love is missing out on bedtime here. Sure, it's a pain trying to get the girls to clean up the disaster area in the playroom every night, and hearing my brother moan about it being too early for bed is never fun, but I still like being here to give all of my siblings a hug and a kiss to send them off to bed. The nice thing about this job though, is that even on nights where I won't be home for bedtimes, I'll at least see the kids in the morning, because the restaurant I'm working in doesn't open until 11am and I don't have to leave until the kids are going to school. Although, I don't see my sister in the mornings because she leaves for school so early, so I may end up not seeing her some days, but since she's seventeen she won't be as devastated about not seeing me as my six-year-old sisters will be!
My little sisters never cease to amaze me, and sometimes I wish I could just watch them interacting with each other all day long. Of course, the whining and fighting can really get to you after a while, don't get me wrong, but they're just so fascinating. I don't know if it's the twin thing, or the fact that I'm old enough to appreciate the stages of development that they're going through, but I love observing their behaviors. They're pretty funny little girls, and they're always learning new things and coming up with ways to make me smile.
The twins watch this show on Netflix where the little cartoon princess is British or something, but she has a really odd kind of accent... they both end up using this accent all of the time, and it's hilarious to hear them asking for a snack in strange little voices. They never notice when their twin is using the accent, but if anyone else uses it with them, they are shocked that we're being silly. Like tonight, Twin B was using this accent, so I spoke back to her in the same way. She laughed and gave me this strange look, and then asked me why I was "talking French." She went on to explain to me that French means when you're saying something in a silly voice. It was so hard to keep a straight face!
If you've never been around twins, you're really missing out on something special. Their bond is unlike anything I've ever seen before, but they definitely disagree and argue sometimes. They were playing together tonight, and apparently they each took the toy that the other wanted to play with... you'd think they would just switch, but no. Twin B said, "I'm telling Mom," and Twin A said, "No, I'm telling Mom first!" They both raced over to my mom and started tattling at the same time, which was pretty funny to hear (although the tattling definitely needs to be stopped while we're ahead, so I need to learn to hold the laughter in). But their love for each other completely outweighs any bickering that the girls do. If one of them gets into trouble, the other will tell you to stop yelling at her twin. If one is in time out, the other will go talk to her to keep her company. They still hold hands walking into school every morning, and they would rather share a seat to eat their snacks after school than sit on two chairs right next to each other. I sincerely hope that their bond continues to be so strong as they got older and develop their own personalities more.
Tomorrow night is going to be the first time that I completely miss seeing the kids before bedtime, so it's going to be rough. I think my sister will still be awake when I get home, but the three younger kids will be asleep before I'm even in our town. If anything was going to keep me away from my siblings though, it could only be Disney. Speaking of which, I finally remembered to add Disney to my work experience on Facebook! It felt like a big milestone when I added it, so I feel all official now.... You've heard of Facebook official, right?
Alright, it's off to bed for me now. It's my first day working in costume tomorrow. I can't wait!
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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.