Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
The theme of today is exhaustion. Total, utter, complete exhaustion. Getting home after midnight last night because of the show meant that I got a little over six hours of sleep last night before getting up for student teaching today. Being in a zombie-like state all day has reminded me of what life was like for my mom when my twin sisters were infants.
Having raised fifteen children prior to the girls coming to live with us, you would have thought that my parents (and the rest of us) were prepared for anything and everything. But having twins is completely different from anything you could ever experience. When the girls were infants, suddenly my mom had to figure out how to do everything double the amount of times. While a parent of a singleton would wake up every few hours throughout the night to feed their baby, a parent of twins has to be up almost the entire night straight. My mom would feed, burp, change, and then lay back down one baby, then feed, burp, change, and lay back down the second baby. By the time she was done with the second girl, it was just about time to start all over again with the first one! It was crazy!
Life with twins is certainly different than everything else we’ve dealt with. We’ve learned so much, and I feel like everything that we experience is now twice as rewarding. Then again, it can also be twice as annoying if they’re in whiny moods! But I really love having twin sisters, even if it’s exhausting for everyone at times.
Do you know any twins? What’s your experience with twins growing up?
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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.