Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
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It's Fourth of July weekend, which means that we've already heard fireworks going off in the distance tonight, even though there are technically two more days until the holiday.
People plan big bar-be-ques, family get-togethers, beach getaways, and vacations to celebrate July 4th. People will be celebrating all weekend, just because they can. What is my family doing for the holiday? Well, my dad's going to bar-be-que a steak for us, I think. Other than that, we've got nothing going on.
Even though we've been here for almost a year, we don't have good friends here like we did in New York. I mean, in New York, we did fun things with friends all of the time, but down here we just haven't made those good relationships yet. That's fine though, because we're happy just spending time together as a family. Plus, we can't really do anything on July 4th because it needs to be an early night for Twin A... she has to be up bright and early the next morning to get her hearing aids! So we'd all rather hang out around the house, and my parents and I will probably watch the Macy's fireworks celebration on television like we do every year.
I remember when I was younger, maybe around middle school or high school, my best friend's family used to have parties for 4th of July each year. They would be so much fun to go to, because we knew all of their neighbors and their extended family, so it was like a family get-together for us too. They always went all out, with volleyball, good food being grilled, swimming, jell-o shots for the adults... they even did a pig roast one year! It used to be such a blast!
In more recent years, we would just go out to the local fireworks displays, either just our family or with friends as well. There was always something fun going on, and it was great to get out around the community and enjoy the celebration. This year, my mom was trying to look online to see what would be happening in the area down here, because even though we can't be out late on the 4th, we can certainly celebrate on the 3rd. I think there were a few different things happening tomorrow night, so I guess we'll see what we're in the mood for and possibly go out at some point to celebrate. You never know with my family though, because even though the twins love fireworks, they're still six-year-olds who tend to get cranky at night, and no one wants to go out with cranky little girls! We'll just have to play it by ear tomorrow.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful end of the weekend and that you all get to enjoy July 4th, however you're celebrating! If you have anything particularly fun planned, tell me about it in the comments!
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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.