Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
Wow, can you believe that there are only five days left until Christmas? That's so crazy... it hardly seems like 2015 is almost over, and yet here we are in the last two weeks of the year.
It also seems like we just moved down here, and yet it's actually been five months already! So much has happened over the course of those five months, from my new job, to the way my mom has brightened up our house by putting out our photos and such, to the kids making new friends at school.
Shockingly, my mom and I also just realized that my littlest sisters have changed as well.... aside from the fact that they're growing and maturing as they learn more each day, their accents have begun to change! I never realized that it could happen this quickly, but sure enough, their New York accents are turning into Florida accents!
Sitting down at dinner the other night, we were all having conversation as usual. Everyone always speaks over each other at our dinner table, and there are always numerous conversations happening at the same time. But something caught the attention of my mom and I. Now, of course I can't remember what the actual word was, but Twin B said something that sounded unlike the way she used to say the word. We realized that it sounded different because she suddenly had a Floridian accent instead of a New York accent.
Well of course we had to test this and try to correct both of my little sisters... we can't have them turning into Floridians completely, now can we? So we went through a list of vocabulary that needed to be said with a New York accent.
Anyway, I can't think of all of the words now, but it was hilarious to get the twins to pronounce everything the way we wanted them to say it. Then at the end of it all, Twin B said, "Okay, say 'cat.' 'Caaaaat.'" As if there were really any way to change the pronunciation of that word!
I guess since the girls are so little, they'll end up growing up differently than the rest of us did. I just hope that they don't forget New York and the way we lived up there. I hope they'll find the best of both worlds.
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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.