Life as a Writer, Disney World Cast Member, and
Big Sister through Foster Care & Adoption
Welcome back to Taylor Talks!
At the end of the day, when it was almost bedtime for my sisters, I was sitting outside watching the girls play on the deck. I told them that they had fifteen minutes before they had to brush their teeth, but since we were waiting for my mom to get home from running to a friend's house anyway, I was a pushover and let them play for quite a while. It was quite enjoyable for me to watch them.
Sitting there, watching the girls play with each other, I found myself being fascinated by their interactions. Sometimes I just think that they're so cute; my adorable little sisters are playing games. Sometimes I wonder if their twin connection influences their play; they often start a new game without any explanation of what they're planning.
Have you ever watched young kids play? Not participated or interacted with them in any way, but just sat back and watched them? The imagination of a young child has to be one of the most precious things in the whole world. My sisters were pretending to be cats, and when Twin B decided she was a human again, Twin A said to her in the sweetest little kitten-like voice, "Why could you be a human again? How did that happen?!" And a little while later, when they were planning their trip to Neverland, Twin B pointed to the sky and exclaimed, "Look up there! A thousand sapphires and a thousand pixie dust sprinkles!" I was part amused and part inspired by their play together.
Watching my little sisters play can get annoying sometimes; they can get whiny, or bother me when I'm trying to do something, or sometimes I just don't want to watch them. But those beautiful moments when I have nothing else to do and I can just sit back and watch the girls interact with each other give me so much joy. I wish we could just keep those moments forever and keep them this small and innocent. I'm so grateful for the way I've gotten my siblings, because it means that I have been blessed with these big age gaps that allow me to appreciate my younger siblings.
Do you like to sit and watch little kids play? What do you enjoy about the experience?
When I get to 150 likes on my Facebook author page, I'm going to share something about my first novel. I need 53 likes to hit that milestone, so I'd really love it if you would support my writing career by taking a few seconds and liking the page yourself.
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.