Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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Today was a day of many little 'surprises' that put everyone, especially the twins, in a good mood.
While the kids were still at school, my mom and I put up some Halloween decorations outside the house. It's hard to see in this picture, but we bought this black cobweb type of material, and we put it up by our front door. There's "DANGER -- DO NOT ENTER" tape around all of our trees. I even found this cute little mailbox cover that has a witch hat on top of it, and my mom put this glowing bat sign in the window. It looks pretty good!
When we picked the twins up from school, we told them that we had two surprises for them, one outside of the house and one inside the house. They were so excited on the walk from the school to the car, and then the whole ride home. They were definitely surprised when we pulled up in front of the house and they saw all of the decorations. They've been asking if it's Halloween yet since it was still September. The girls got out of the car and immediately ran around to see each individual decoration up close. Their little squeals of excitement always make whatever projects we do worth the time and effort.
Then when the girls came inside, they saw the Halloween costumes we had purchased at the store today. They had mentioned what they wanted to be, and surprisingly enough, we actually found both of those costumes today! We also found a costume for my brother, which he was absolutely thrilled with when he got home from school. So everyone ended up really happy with their costumes.
Tonight, there was another surprise when Twin A lost her second tooth! Boy, what we went through to get this tooth out! This tooth has been ready to come out for weeks, and my sister could barely eat or talk because it was right in front on the bottom and got in the way of everything. But for some reason she was really scared and wouldn't let anyone even look at the tooth, much less touch it and pull it out. It just didn't look healthy anymore, and we knew that we had to get it out, so my mom was going to try to pull it, even though my sister was scared. As it turned out, my mom never even had to get her fingers on the tooth, because my sister pulled away and bumped her mouth against my mom's hand, and the tooth fell out all on its own! My sister was shocked, but so thrilled to see the space in her mouth where the tooth had been. It might have taken a lot to get the tooth out, but it was well worth all of the begging and pleading to finally see my sister's cute little smile with the gap in her teeth.
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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.