Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
It's Friday night, but two of my traditions had to take a little break this week... there was no Chinese food tonight, and I also don't have a Foster Parent Friday interview to feature.
While I don't have an interview to share, I do have pictures and a story of a kindergarten field trip. This morning, I had the opportunity to help chaperone my little sisters' field trip to the local fire station. The kids were all so excited to explore the fire house and see the fire truck, and I was really glad that I got to go along and experience the wonder through their eyes. Of course, I was comparing everything to one of my favorite shows, Chicago Fire, but even though Taylor Kinney and Jesse Spencer weren't at this fire station, I still had a good time.
I loved interacting with my sisters' friends, and I was especially happy to meet their very best friend. The three girls held hands throughout the entire field trip, and even sat together when we had a picnic lunch back at the school. I was glad that they had already bonded with someone, because the girls made such amazing friends in preschool back in New York, that I was nervous about whether or not they'd make good friends as easily down here. I shouldn't have worried though, because there are some great little kids in the class.
The kids had the opportunity to see a fireman get all of his gear on, including his gas mask and oxygen tank. The fireman even showed the class how the alarms on his uniform worked, in case he needs help in an emergency situation. Then he took a picture with the whole class while he had all of his gear on and the firefighters answered some questions from the kids, like, "Do you get to eat dinner?" which had the adults laughing.
We also got a tour of the fire station, so the kids were able to see the kitchen and living room, as well as the bunk room where the firefighters sleep during long shifts. Then we went outside to see the fire truck, and the kids saw where the firefighters sit, as well as where all of the equipment is stored. We even got to go out back behind the station where each child had the opportunity to shoot water out of the fire hose. A fireman held the hose and let the kids turn the water on and spray it all over the place. They loved it!
The field trip ended with a class picture on the fire truck, and of course each child got their own little firefighter helmet. Then we headed back to the school to enjoy a picnic lunch. The class got to enjoy a special outdoor lunch at the picnic tables with all of the chaperones, and it was a great way to end a lovely morning. I'm so glad that I was able to go on the field trip with my sisters!
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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.