Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
I’d like to discuss something that rules your life when you’re part of a large family like mine: SICKNESS.
You know when your sister gets sick at school, and then you start feeling sick, and then maybe your brother gets sick next? Well picture that in a family of nine. When one person gets sick, you can bet that every single other person is going to get sick as well. This time, it was Strep Throat. One of my four-year-old sisters said her mouth (she meant throat, of course) was hurting her. My mom took all three of my little sisters to the doctor and had them all tested. Well the four-year-old who had complained, and the two-year-old, both tested positive for Strep. Surprisingly enough, the other four-year-old tested negative. This was on Monday.
By Wednesday, the doctor had called my mom to say that the test for my sister that had originally come back negative had now turned out to be positive. So now all three of my little sisters are on medication and I really admire my mom for the way she can keep track of who gets which medication in addition to daily medicines that half of us are on for one thing or another. I can barely remember to take my Asthma medication everyday!
My throat was starting to get sore last night, but luckily, it has come to a stop on its own. I can’t afford to get sick right now… there’s too much going on at school for me to take time off (although, I would definitely love a day to just sleep and not worry about anything!!).
The family that gets sick together stays together. How often do germs get passed around your whole family?
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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.